An amazingly powerful note taking, mind mapping, brainstorming tool

Curio for Mac

Curio for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Curio 28.0.2 LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.14 Mojave or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Zengobi Inc / External Link

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Curio for Mac 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 for macOS, new tools and features are at your fingertips so you can truly master your productivity.

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.

In Curio for Mac, 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 the tool’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 the app 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.

Features and Highlights

Mind Maps
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 Cards
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.

Note: 14 days trial version. Requires 64-bit processor.

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What's new in this version:

- Wikilinks and the Jump Popup. This was an extraordinarily popular request. With the help of Curio’s new Format > Jump (⌘J) popup you can now easily assign a jump action to a selected figure or, if editing a figure, insert a jump link as a rich text link, markdown wikilink [[wikilink]], or markdown link [title](link). You can also use wikilinks to create new idea spaces when they are clicked.
- Backlinks. Curio now tracks all inner project backlinks created via wikilinks, markdown jump links, and rich text jump links, as well as jump actions.
- Resizable Shelf. You can now resize the shelf wider to give your inspector, Search, Library, Sleuth, and Status more room to breathe. This is especially handy when using AI Sleuth sites, like ChatGPT.
- Finding Figures Used As References. While you’ve been able to Quick Find or Search for all items that have references of a specific reference types, you can now search for items that are references of that type.
- Quick Find / Search Organizer Labels. Added Organizer Labels to the Quick Find and Search keyboard button popups so it’s easier to create queries with the label pseudo tag.
- Query Language Group/Sort By Tag Set. The Quick Find and Search query language now supports grouping and sorting based on the ordering of the tags in a specified tag set such as group:#gtd and sort:#/.
- Query Language Figure and Organizer Kind. The query language now supports kind=figure and kind=organizer if you want to restrict the results to only showing figures or Organizer items.
- Status Sort By Tag Set. The tasks are of the Status shelf can now be sorted based on the ordering of the tags in the selected tag set.
- Smarter Markdown Button. The state of the figure markdown inspector button is now more clear. There are now three button states: markdown rendering enabled, markdown rendering disabled, or markdown autodetect enabled.
- Better Markdown Table Import. Markdown tables imported into Curio now look much better.
- Sleuth Zoom. Sleuth and Sleuth shelf support View > Zoom In (⌘>), View > Zoom Out (⌘ Actual Size (⌘0).
- Sleuth Google ImageFX. Sleuth now includes Google’s experimental ImageFX image generator.
- Clearer references popup menu
- Several markdown improvements
- Smarter curio:// hyperlinks

Plus loads of other enhancements requested by our amazing customers! :hugs:
- Plus a bunch of bugs have been squashed