Take notes. Organize files. Collect research. Brainstorm in mind maps. Track tasks with a to-do list. Drop in an equation. Sketch out an idea. Get more productive! Curio’s intuitive, freeform notebook environment provides all the integrated tools you need to be more productive and focus on getting things done.
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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 Kanban-style 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.
And, now in Curio 14, your project can include a daily journal for meetings or class notes, all neatly organized and sorted automatically.
We invite you to join the thousands of customers around the world who use Curio for information gathering, brainstorming, and creative exploration.
Available as a traditional license or a low-cost subscription, begin your free, 2-week trial with our Welcome to Curio guided tour, documentation, and sample gallery to learn how you can be more productive with Curio. Download Curio to learn more ›
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 Lawyers gather information, organize ideas and prepare cases 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?
While Curio’s license agreement allows an individual to use a single license key on multiple machines, such as a home and work Mac, if you have multiple users that want to use Curio, then a discounted multi-user license should be purchased. These discounts are automatically applied during checkout.
Discounted upgrade licenses are available to current Curio customers who have previously purchased a license key from the Zengobi web store. (Lost it?)
If upgrading from an old purchase of Curio 7 Core or Curio 11 Express from the Mac App Store then follow these instructions.
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⌛ Once the 2 week trial expires, you can request an extension to your trial if you need a bit more time.
📖 Otherwise Curio will enter into a simplified read-only mode for browsing, printing, presenting, and exporting Curio project files and contents. At any time you can still purchase and enter a license key to enable functionality once again. Friends and colleagues that don’t own Curio can take advantage of this read-only functionality to view projects you share with them.
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Search your DEVONthink notes and files from within Curio.
Hook includes support for creating bidrectional links with Curio items.
Within Curio, browse, search, and drag in your notes directly from the cloud.
Sync your Curio tasks with macOS Calendar & Reminders.
Import and export mind maps with this cross-platform app.
Import and export tasks with support for special TaskPaper tags.
Of course Curio supports Curiota, our free note and file collector.
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Requires macOS Mojave, Catalina, or Big Sur on Intel or Apple silicon.
Curio 14 has been updated for macOS Big Sur!
Curio 14 is now compiled as a universal binary to natively support the new Apple silicon Macs, as well as existing Intel Macs!
Curio's new integrated journalling feature allows you to log meetings, make class notes, keep a journal or diary, and much more! All neatly organized, sorted, and managed by Curio with automatic year and month groupings.
Curio comes bundled with several journal templates plus it's incredibly easy to create your own.
You can append a custom title to your Journal entries, which comes in handy if you have multiple entries for the same day, like entries for multiple meetings or classes, or for periodic "Weekly" or "Quarterly Goals" entries.
Your journal entries can contain anything a normal idea space can contain including text, markdown, images, links, mind maps, lists, videos, etc; checklist tasks, GTD-style tagging, start/due dates, etc; links and references within your project or between projects...
And, since the journal is a part of your project document, it's always accessible and integrated with the rest of your project. Now all your notes, research, brainstorming, and more are all organized together more effectively in one complete document package for easier tracking, storage, and archiving.
You can now insert a Table of Contents as a native Curio list or mind map collection which dynamically updates if changes are made to your project's Organizer hierarchy.
The collection is comprised of idea space link figures, displayed in icon mode, to all Organizer items after the idea space that contains the Table of Contents itself.
Clicking a link will jump to that idea space in your project. If you export your project as PDF, then clicking a link in the exported Table of Contents will jump to the appropriate page within the PDF.
You can use any list or mind map style to change its look, and fine-tune its contents using the new Table of Contents inspector popover.
Professional customers now have a much more sophisticated layers popover providing new capabilities.
Drag and drop ordering, locking and visibility, and new restrictions such as hiding certain layers when printing or presenting, along with interactions such as swipe to delete make it easier to work with figure layers.
In addition, new idea space and presentation mode context menus allow you to easily move figures to specific layers and hide or show layers during presentation mode.
At long last, by extraordinarily popular request, Curio can now automatically scoot figures down or up as figures above change size!
For example, adding, changing, or removing items from a list can now move figures below the list either down or up... automatically!
And this automatic shifting of figures can automatically propagate down the page as figures bump into, or pull back from, figures underneath.
The new text figure minimum height feature, mentioned below, can assist with laying out auto-spaced forms.
You can now spread selected figures across the idea space, then down the idea space, creating a collection of columns and rows, each showing a different page of the PDF. You also have control over the spacing or gap between the columns and rows.
The result is a matrix of PDF pages for you to annotate and take notes on.
Markdown lists now render with more accurate alignment of list numbers and spacing due to more precise prefix calculations and more consistent line spacing, regardless of font size or style.
In addition, the markdown renderer adds new support for unindented lists for lists without titles.
Plus contents of markdown code blocks will now ignore symbols that may look like markdown syntax.
A new circle base shape allows for easier construction of certain figures and opens up possible styles such as the new Circles mind map org chart.
Numerous figure enhancements such as completed tasks displayed with strikethrough and dimmed; neumorphic shadows; automatically updated Idea Space Link Figure titles and faster preview renderings; personal figure styles can now include default sizing; image alias icon overlays; and lots of other improvements.
Tons of collection figure enhancements such as automatically adjusting table row heights as contents are changed; table cell margins; "transparent" selection mind maps; shortcuts to expand/collapse mind maps and lists; easy parent node creation; and lots more!
Curio's sketching tools now has a new enhanced color picker with a much better spread of hues on the inspector shelf and inspector bar.
Enjoy fantastic new support for tablet scribbling via an iPad connected to the Mac using Catalina's Sidecar feature. Sketching using your iPad with Curio's pressure-sensitive brushes and pens is now much more comfortable and easier to customize.
This combination of Mac+iPad+Pencil via Sidecar really is a wonderful way to sketch directly into Curio, without having to purchase a dedicated graphic tablet.
The Local Library shelf now supports searches for DEVONthink data via Spotlight, instead of our old Sleuth-based technique with required DEVONthink Pro Server.
That's right: the normal DEVONthink product will suffice; DEVONthink Server is no longer required!
Master templates now include support for custom inner figure stylings. This means any figures within a collection, such as these stylized table header cells, remain intact and continue to reflect the custom stylings of those inner figures from the master even if the figure content is changed.
Curiota is our free, out of the way yet always available menu bar app that allows you to quickly jot down ideas, take notes, or collect files when inspiration strikes.
You can also send text or files into Curiota via macOS Services, the macOS Share button, the print dialog’s Save PDF to Curiota option, a browser bookmarklet, and even AppleScript.
While Curiota can be used even if you don’t own Curio, when combined with Curio you have a powerhouse combination since Curiota helps you collect notes and files outside of Curio. Then, when you’re back in Curio, you can view, search, and access all your collected Curiota information directly using Curio’s Library.