Curio 10 now available with helper app Curiota

Curio 10 is now available.

Curio 10 is now available. (Image courtesy of Zengobi.)

I got word today from George Browning of Zengobi Software that a new version of Curio is now available. According to the press release, Curio 10 features these improvements:

Zengobi today announced the availability of Curio 10, a major update of their professional brainstorming, mind mapping, and note taking application for the Mac, as well as a new free companion app, Curiota, which integrates with and extends Curio’s functionality and connectivity with always-available note taking, file collection, and extensive OS X scripting and integration features. New features in Curio 10 include support for stack collections for visual task management; powerful mind map & list sorting; iMindMap and updated MindNode import/export support; tag emoji support; numerous table, pinboard, and list enhancements; new Local library shelf for custom watch folders, fast file searching, and Curiota integration; stencils shelf for more efficient diagramming; interface refinements; plus dozens of other features and enhancements.

While I have long been an admirer of Curio, I have not used it much, only because I tend to use more focused apps for note taking and organizing. But I have used it in the past for building and making a presentation. And I am currently using Curio to manage the research I am doing for a book project I’m working on. The helper app, Curiota, is especially intriguing to me, because it may help extend my usage of Curio.

Curiota. (Image courtesy of Zengobi.)

Curiota. (Image courtesy of Zengobi.)

Within the past year, Zengobi released a “lite” version of Curio called Curio Express, as well as a free reader app, which allows colleagues to view your Curio projects without the need to buy the app. Here’s pricing, requirements and how to download/buy the Curio family of apps:

Curio 10 requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and is available immediately for download from http://www.zengobi.com/curio. New licenses can be purchased for US$129.99 (US$79.99 for academia, upgrades are US$49.99) from www.zengobi.com/store, volume discounts are available. Downloading Curio will begin a full-featured, 2-week trial. More information on Curio can be found at www.zengobi.com/curio and detailed Curio 10 release notes can be found at www.zengobi.com/support/articles/AR100000.html.

Curiota requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and can be downloaded at no charge only from the Apple Mac App Store. More information on Curiota can be found at www.zengobi.com/curiota.

Curio Express requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and can be purchased for US$29.99 only from the Apple Mac App Store. More information on Curio Express can be found at www.zengobi.com/curio/express.

Curio Reader requires OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan and can be downloaded at no charge only from the Apple Mac App Store. More information on Curio Reader can be found at www.zengobi.com/curio/reader.

I have not yet tried version 10, but plan to purchase the upgrade today. I’ll get back with a more in-depth commentary soon.

Advertisements

2 comments

  1. Agreed that the price is on the high side (though I have to add that back in the day, software regularly cost twice what Curio costs). It’s a terrific multi-tool that can serve as a task manager, project manager, brainstorming space, planning, and much more. So, if you find that it works for you in all those areas, the price seems more reasonable. The problem, as you say, is that it’s hard to know if it will work in all those areas (or at least some) with a two-week trial. I did an extensive review of version 8 for the now defunct Mac Appstorm three years ago. If you haven’t seen it, the review may give you some better idea of how it will work for you — keeping in mind, of course, that we’re now two versions removed from that review:

    https://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/productivity-review/curio-8-the-ultimate-project-workshop-gets-better/

    And, by the way, you’ll find a link in that review to an even more extensive review of version 6.4.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s