Released: September 12, 2016
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: http://www.zengobi.com
Brainstorming and project management app
Curio is the premier brainstorming and project-management application designed to promote visual thinking. Using Curio's innovative freeform interface and tools, you can intuitively gather, associate, and recall your ideas, while easily managing all the notes and documents associated with your project. The heart of Curio is the idea space. Think of idea spaces as your whiteboard, notebook, and sketchpad all wrapped up into one. Within a Curio project, you can create an unlimited number of idea spaces where you can place anything anywhere on the page. Brainstorm or organize your notes with freeform collages of text, images, URLs, documents, Mail messages, movies, and sounds. Give the idea space a note paper or graph paper style, or perhaps a linen paper texture. This is your idea space, with your notes and ideas. Make it the way you want it to look.
The Real World
You have work projects and home projects, school classes to manage and book reports to research, vacations to plan and novels to write, web sites to design and lab results to organize. You currently use a collection of notebooks, your office whiteboard, scraps of sticky notes, oodles of browser bookmarks, and multiple documents scattered around your hard disk. You're juggling it all, but organizing this information should be easier.
A Better World!
In Curio, create a project to represent your real-world project, then fill it with everything related to that project including notes, images, documents, web links, and much, much more. Use Curio's integrated collections, such as lists and mind maps, to organize all of this information or just place it anywhere on Curio's freeform pages, which we call idea spaces. Anything placed into Curio can be associated with tags, flags, checkboxes, priorities, ratings, and start/due dates and durations, for fast and easy searching and task management. The best part is you are in complete control over your idea spaces. Make them sloppy or organized, freeform or in a grid—this is your project notebook. This is called visual thinking and perfectly mirrors your real-world notebooks and whiteboards so you are instantly comfortable in Curio's intuitive environment. Thousands of customers around the world use Curio in a surprisingly diverse range of occupations. We have students and professors, engineers and designers, lawyers and writers, entrepreneurs and filmmakers, all using Curio for information gathering, brainstorming, and creative exploration.
What's New in Version 10.3.2:
This release fixes an urgent issue introduced in macOS Sierra. Apple made a change to the Mac's internal text framework in Sierra beta 5 that broke the technique that Curio has always used to allow the editing of text figures on the idea space and causes a crash instead. This release of Curio now uses a new technique for text figure editing which resolves this issue.
Gatekeeper Path Randomization
macOS Sierra introduces a new security feature called Gatekeeper Path Randomization which introduces some issues. When you download the Curio application it appears in the Downloads folder. When you go to launch it, Gatekeeper will notice that you haven't manually moved it since the download so, as a security feature, it will do the following:
• Create a randomly-named directory deep in the file system.
• Copy the Curio application from Downloads to that random directory.
• Mark the directory as read-only.
• Launch this copy of the original application.
So? Well now Curio is located in a read-only directory which means checking for updates and updating itself via the Sparkle framework can't happen, because updating itself would require write access. Plus, even if it had write access, it'd be updating that copy of the application in the random folder anyway, not the one in Downloads. Thus, Curio will no longer check for updates if it notices it's in a read-only location. If you choose the Check For Updates menu item then Curio will politely ask you to manually move it to the Applications folder so updates can occur. Hey, wait, you say, doesn't Curio support the nifty Lets Move framework which will ask the user if Curio should move itself to the Applications folder? Yes, but sadly that won't work with Gatekeeper because the user has to manually move the application. It can't be done programmatically. Thus, Curio will no longer offer to move itself to Applications if it's running on Sierra.
To reiterate, How to Install Curio...
Drag Curio from your Downloads folder to the Applications folder. Installing in this manner will allow update checks to occur.
• Fixed project gallery issue where deleting a custom category would refresh with an empty list of categories instead of refilling it correctly. (The remaining categories were not actually deleted, it just appeared to look that way which was confusing.)
• Fixed issue where renaming an asset figure that represents an alias to a file would lose the connection to the file until the project was re-opened. Now renaming works correctly. A similar issue was fixed with the Info inspector's Swap File feature, as well.
• Fixed issue where copying an idea space as a hyperlink then immediately pasting into Curio could cause a crash due to a malformed URL string.
• The Open With menus will now only show applications from /Applications or ~/Applications, ignore those in various backup folders or drives. You can show all apps with the Open With Show All Apps advanced setting.