Curio is an intuitive, freeform notebook environment with all the integrated tools you need to take notes, brainstorm ideas, collect research, and organize your tasks and documents. A single, incredibly powerful application where you can be more productive and focus on getting things done. And, with Curio 11, new tools and features are at your fingertips so you can truly master your productivity.
In Curio, create a project to represent a real-world project that you’re working on. Next fill it with everything related to that project including notes, images, PDF’s, documents, web links, multimedia, and much, much more.
You can place this information anywhere on Curio’s freeform idea spaces. Or use Curio’s integrated mind maps, lists, tables, index cards, albums, pinboards, and stacks to organize your data into powerful collections.
Anything placed into Curio can be associated with meta data such as tags, flags, checkboxes, priorities, ratings, resources, and start/due dates and durations for easy searching and task management.
We invite you to join the thousands of customers around the world who use Curio for information gathering, brainstorming, and creative exploration. Download Curio and begin your 2-week trial with our bundled Welcome to Curio guided tour, documentation, and sample gallery to learn how you can be more productive with Curio.
Writers brainstorm plot and character development Students take notes, annotate handouts, and collect research Parents organize the next family vacation Scientists gather lab data results and images Web Developers collect ideas and create site prototypes Videographers plan shots and scenes Teachers demonstrate how to collect notes, images, and videos Product Managers gather competitor images, features, and notes Gardeners lay out the spring garden Project Leads track tasks, timelines, and feature checklists Programmers plan new product features, sketch prototypes, and track competitors Entrepreneurs mind map ideas and plan new companies Musicians develop song lyrics and collect inspirations Professors create and present lesson plans and assignments
What will you do with Curio?
Full-featured mind mapping with styles, arrangements, boundaries, and more.
From simple styled lists to complex hierarchical lists, numbered or bulleted.
Create styled collections of photos or documents with optional captions.
Index and note cards are perfect for organizing and shuffling ideas.
Styled tables with full support for row and column headers and footers.
Made for brainstorming sessions, collect ideas into freeform groupings.
Track your tasks, Kanban-style, either manually or automatically sorted.
Curio 11 requires macOS Yosemite, El Capitan, or Sierra.
Once the trial expires, Curio will enter into a simplified Reader mode, allowing you to continue using Curio for read-only browsing, printing, presenting, and exporting of Curio project files and contents. At any time you can still purchase and enter a license key to enable functionality. Friends and colleagues that don't own Curio can take advantage of Reader mode to view projects you share with them.
Discounted upgrade licenses are available to current Curio customers who have previously purchased a license key from the Zengobi store. (Lost it?)
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A figure or idea space style private to a project that, when changed, is reflected to all uses of the style throughout the project. For instance, tweak the coloring or font for a heading figure style and every use of that style is instantly updated.
Like master styles but for stencils. Create a figure stencil — perhaps for a website prototype or a gardening or floorplan element — and then modify attributes of that master stencil to instantly broadcast those changes everywhere.
The ultimate. Create a master idea space template, styled as you wish with figure content including boilerplate items. Then use that master to create idea spaces. Change anything on a master and all uses refresh. You can even base a master on another master for nested inheritance.
Let Curio automatically handle periodic backups of your projects, as well as its support and personal repository folders.
Curio can now store a project’s assets in an external folder which sits alongside the project file which allows Spotlight to search your project’s asset library.
A mini Sleuth readily accessible in the shelf for quickly finding images, definitions, or inspiration.
You can now view and manage collection stencils in the Stencils shelf such as mind map and index card stencils. In addition, Pro users can see their master figure stencils.
A project Trash which holds deleted Organizer idea spaces and other items until you close the project which allows for quick and easy recovery from accidental deletions.
A special section in the Organizer for long-term storage of idea spaces, with optimized searching and memory management.
Set figures so they dynamically move and resize themselves when the idea space dimensions change.
The Search shelf can now search within a specific section or section hierarchy, an idea space or idea space hierarchy, or the new Archive and Trash sections.
The Library shelf can now display assets within a specific section or section hierarchy, an idea space or idea space hierarchy, or the new Archive and Trash sections.
Curio 11’s new project file format is more compact, more efficient, more robust, and more compatible with sync services such as Dropbox. Please note that older versions of Curio cannot open this new file format.
Project categories that you create in Curio are now automatically mapped to Finder tags. This allows Finder searching and organization of categorized projects.
Vastly improved multipoint orthogonal line drawing, plus better left/right arrow shapes.
New typeface popup for choosing a specific weight, a font size stepper for quicker size changes, and a handy capitalization popup that will transform text into various capitalization schemes right before rendering.
Support for the new iThoughts v4 file format, plus support for MindNode’s zip file format.
More flexible line spacing options, a new line prefix style, and smarter paste as list.
Change page orientation on the fly in the Print dialog and a new Fit with Auto Expand option for better scaling of large idea spaces.
Easier access to work schedule options plus new internationalization support for automatic date calculations.
Improved ability to search a project for changes based on specified project milestones.
Curio now supports more convenient in-project relative hyperlinks, plus other new hyperlink features.
New versioned application support and personal repository folders establishes a more robust and protected structure for major version upgrades.
Curio now includes a fantastic new Welcome to Curio project with a revised guided tour to Curio’s major features, the complete user manual, and sample gallery.
Numerous other improvements including code updates and updated 3rd party frameworks.
Check out our video gallery to see the new features in action!
Upgrade prices range from US$29.99 to US$109.99.
You can now add, delete, and modify figures contained within grouped master figure stencils.
The Status shelf now supports RTF, CSV, and beautiful HTML exports that constantly update as tasks change.
The Search shelf can now use Spotlight to search your embedded assets.
Set specific master styles as defaults for a project.
Curio now supports iThoughts image and file mind map attachments during import and export.
New HTML export template with lightbox and swipe support.
Use Sleuth or the Sleuth shelf to search your DEVONthink Pro Office databases and drag links into your idea spaces.
Use Sleuth or the Sleuth shelf to search YouTube or Vimeo and drag resulting videos directly into your idea space.
Personal and master idea space template titles can include variables which are filled in when added to a project.
Several major improvements have been made, particularly for those power users with large projects. Plus several drawing improvments for faster rendering.
New shortcuts to set focus, perform quicker text highlighting, bring a figure to the front, and more.
Curiota is our free, out of the way, always available, menu bar app that allows you to quickly jot down ideas or take notes when inspiration strikes.
Curiota also supports macOS Services, the macOS Share button, Save PDF to Curiota, a browser bookmarklet, and even AppleScript so you can easily send information from anywhere into Curiota.
It can be used even if you don’t own Curio. However, combined with Curio you have a powerhouse combination since you can view, search, and access all your collected Curiota data from within Curio.
Learn more or download Curiota from the Apple Mac App Store.