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.
Curio 12 requires macOS Sierra or High Sierra.
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.
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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?
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.
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Once the trial expires, you can request an extension to your trial if you wish, otherwise 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.
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Curio text figures now support dynamically rendered markdown rich text syntax. Edit in markdown, then when editing ends it is rendered into rich text on-the-fly by Curio.
New support for markdown inline lists! Our #1 most popular request since Curio 12’s release.
New support for markdown's monospace (inline code) syntax: `monospace` → monospace.
Smart detection of numbered vs. bulleted lists during markdown list import.
Using a markdown style file you can instantly broadcast attribute changes to markdown heading elements found in text figures throughout your project. Super powerful!
You can now export your project, idea space, or selected figures as markdown! Any markdown you enter yourself is exported as-is, however Curio will also automatically generate markdown syntax as needed for the export.
Your Curio text figures export as markdown rich text; your Curio lists, mind maps, and stacks turn into markdown lists; Curio tables into markdown tables; Curio image figures into inline markdown images; asset figures into markdown file links; link figures into markdown links; etc. Your export can optionally include figure notes, as markdown footnotes, as well as figure meta like tags, dates, checkmarks, and percent completed.
Drag markdown files into Curio to import as lists, mind maps, tables, or rich text figures. Import meta info like tags, dates, checkmarks, percent completed, and resources, as well.
Generated PDF’s now have an embedded, PDF standards-compliant table of contents for easy navigation.
Generated PDF’s now have clickable PDF links for weblinks, figure actions, idea space links, jump actions, inner-project links, and more.
Search now supports boolean expressions plus numerous other search-related improvements.
For Pro users, Search allows you to enter regular expressions.
New markdown live exports, tag emojis, and more.
You can now include figure meta, such as start/due dates, tags, and percent complete, when copying or exporting figures as text or markdown.
Special meta text tags are now parsed when importing or pasting text or markdown lists, mind maps, or tables.
When you copy or export figures as rich text, Curio can now include image figures in the results.
Exporting multiple idea spaces as text or markdown now generates a single export file, instead of one per idea space.
Lists can now be sorted in ascending or descending order.
Mind maps now have more compact radial maps, better looking top-down and bottom-up maps, new MindNode file format compatility, and can be sorted in ascending or descending order
Stacks can be set to autosize, and can now be sorted in ascending or descending order.
Holding Shift key while clicking the number of rows or columns stepper will allow the table to grow or shrink as needed, instead of keeping its dimensions constant.
Tag sets now support an only one active attribute reflecting a tag state, like active vs. pending, and permitting adornment cycling and popups. You can also now choose a tag via figure right-click context menu.
The Projects popup and galleries have been improved.
You can now filter by project milestones.
New keyboard shortcuts during video playback so you can easily set start, stop, poster times and more.
Select a idea space link figure and press spacebar to see a popup Quick Look preview.
Supercharged performance with major rendering optimizations, smarter loading of asset figure previews, and stored video figure previews.
Asset and jump target alias resolutions now occur only as needed instead of during project load.
A new modernized toolbar, plus many other UI tweaks.
Curio’s entire codebase was overhauled making it more robust, more optimized, and more future-proof than ever!
Dozens of other miscellaneous tweaks, optimizations, and fixes make this an amazing release!
Existing customers can purchase a discounted upgrade for US$29.99 to US$109.99.
For example, upgrade from Curio 8, 9, 10, or 11 Pro to Curio 12 Pro for US$69.99 (US$49.99 academia).
Curio 12 requires macOS Sierra or High Sierra.
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.