Curio 7.3 Release Notes

Release Date

January 28, 2011


Curio runs on OS X Leopard (10.5) or OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on PowerPC or Intel machines.

New Features

New Evernote Shelf Table View[ProStandard]

By popular request, Curio now adds a new table view results list to the Evernote shelf. This table view should look similar to the results found in Evernote's Mac, iPad, and iPhoto clients.

You can click the button next to the zoom slider to switch back to the icon browser view.

Like the image browser view, you can select an item and press Spacebar to view a Quick Look of the note. Or double-click the item to use the Finder to launch the note in the appropriate application.

Simply drag a note from the Evernote shelf to your idea space to add its contents. Hold Option while dragging the note to automatically delete the note out of Evernote when the drag is completed.

New Idea Space Export Options: Plain Text and RTF

Via the new File > Export As > Text or File > Export As > RTF menu options you can now export one or more idea spaces as plain text or rich text files, with the contents of each idea space going into a separate export file.

Curio will choose a logical text representation for all the figures on each idea space, even automatically grabbing a text outline of a list, mind map, or index card or tabbed-delimited text for tables.

In the case of rich text exporting, Curio will make sure all export text which is colored white is instead colored black during the export so you can see it on the resulting page. Otherwise, it leaves the figure╩╝s colors and other font attributes as-is.

New Asset Feature: Swap File

There's a new Swap File function under the actions ("gear") menu found in the Asset Info inspector.

The swap function allows you to swap out one document associated with an asset for another document. However, the document should be of the same type, although not necessarily the same file extension. For example, feel free to swap a .jpg image for a .png image, or a .mov movie for a .mp4 movie, or a .doc document for an .docx document.

Swapping is a handy way to change the underlying file without disturbing asset figure instances scattered throughout your project. For instance, if your professor re-distributes a PDF with typo fixes that you have already Spread PDF'ed throughout your project then you can just swap it out without re-spreading the PDF.

Mind Map Enhancements

List Enhancements

Table Enhancements

Index Card Enhancements

Evernote Enhancements[ProStandard]

Autosave Enhancements

Autosave has been given a thorough work-over to make it much more robust and fail-safe.

Curio's autosave system is optimized to minimize disruption. When you first begin to modify your project, Curio starts a 30 second timer. At the end of that time period, but before performing the autosave, Curio will wait for a 2 second idle period where you aren't busy moving the mouse or pressing keys on the keyboard. Once you're idle for that brief moment it will then quickly perform the autosave. As a safety measure, Curio will now force an autosave even if you're not idle if it's been more than 60 seconds since the project was first modified.

Of course, you can also force a save at any time by choosing File > Save on your own.

In addition, Curio will now autosave Untitled projects using the same timing mechanism.

Note that Curio will not perform an autosave if you attempt to close the project or quit Curio. Instead we ask if you would like to save before closing or quitting. This way if you accidentally do something catastrophic which is not undoable then you can quickly quit Curio without saving and not lose any data.

New Mail Client Support

New Styles

Documentation Changes

Notable Fixes