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Curio 5.0

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Posted by Daly de Gagne
Oct 20, 2008 at 02:05 PM

 

Stephen, just looked at the product web site, and Curio brings out the CRIMPing instinct.

CRIMP appears to be a well conceptualized program elegantly executed.

Now all I need is a Mac!

Daly

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>Back in April I bought a MacBook for my personal use. I had been a long time PC user, but
>some of the applications I had seen recently for Mac OS had made me envious—
>particularly DevonThink and Scrivener. So I took the plunge, and have bought several
>applications—a whole new domain for my CRIMP fever. And I have tested many
>more.
> >Overall I am very happy and impressed with my MacBook. It starts up fast and
>turns off even faster. It returns from sleep mode in a snap. I also like the integration
>of many of the applications. The fact that I can print a PDF into many of the information
>managers is very advantageous.
> >So, as an environment, the MacBook is great.
>However, I haven’t been as impressed with the software as I expected to be. They are all
>competent, but I really haven’t seen much that is not available in the PC world.
> >That
>is, until now. Curio 5.0 is a really exceptional application. In its “idea space”
>approach it is a little like OneNote—that is, you have a page on which you can combine
>several different types of elements. However, one of the item types that you can
>insert into any page is a pretty sophisticated mind map, also incorporated
>full-fledged project management functions.
> >The other important element type you
>can add to an idea space is an outline box. You can also add a text box or URL or even live
>web pages.
> >I’m still exploring the features of Curio, but I feel I’ve finally found
>the perfect planning application for me—no, it isn’t a database, and can’t serve
>that function. But Curio is the perfect place for brainstorming, then expending on
>those ideas with whatever material you need! At $149 for the pro version, Curio isn’t
>cheap, but it is less expensive than most mind mappers in the PC realm, and it does
>more.
> >It’s definitely worth a look, even if it is just to nurse your CRIMP
>desire.
> >http://www.zengobi.com/
> >Steve Z.