updated 04:10 pm EST, Tue January 31, 2006
Curio 3.0 released
Zengobi today announced Curio 3.0, the latest version of its brainstorming and document management application. Version 3.0 features a new Project Center for one-click access to categorized projects; an advanced Search Bar for fast, easy-to-use searching on text, tags, ratings, flags, asset types, and dates; support for searching asset contents; and an interactive full-screen presentation mode. Curio 3.0 also features project properties with custom tags and timestamps, freeform shaped text figures, instant web archive creation, and support for LinkBack and iCal objects. Curio is available in several editions including Professional ($130), K-12 ($50), Home ($80), and Basic ($40) versions. It requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or above on PowerPC Macs with Intel Mac support forthcoming.
"Creativity shines with Curio where you can place anything anywhere on the page, creating freeform collages of text, outlines, checklists, images, files, and movies. Even create brainstorming diagrams right on the page with Curio's flowcharting and mind mapping shapes. Include content from web browsers or from Sleuth, Curio's integrated research assistant. Pressure-sensitive brushes allow you to sketch out your ideas, and Curio's dossier helps you define your project goals. Curio's Project Center, Search Bar, flexible exporting and archiving, and built-in asset manager further round out the Curio experience."
Curio Professional Edition is designed for project-based brainstorming and document management environments and can be used by designers, workplace professionals, higher academia, and advanced thinkers. A single-user license key sells for $130.
Curio K-12 Edition, priced at $50, is bundled with templates and safeguards appropriate for young students, while Curio Home edition ($80) features a full brainstorming environment without the workplace extras. Users can download and use Curio Professional, K-12, Home, and Basic Editions as a full-featured trial for 15 days.