Curio 11.4

We've got another free update for Curio 11 customers! Curio 11.4 is here!

It includes several key features and improvements:
  • PRO STANDARD Prefix Calendar/Reminders synced tasks with collection name.
  • Curio now supports iThoughts file and image attachments!
  • You can now disable inherit resources in your lists or mind maps.
  • New support for variables in idea space titles.
  • Better support for older projects including read-only viewing.
  • Convert index card to list or mind map.
  • Numerous other robustness updates, tweaks, and fixes.

The complete details are in the Curio 11.4 release notes so be sure to check it out.

Curio 11's built-in update checker should spot the new release or you can force a check via the Curio > Check for Updates menu item.

Enjoy!

Curio 11.3

Curio 11.3, a free update to Curio 11, is here!

It includes several key features and improvements:
  • PRO More powerful master stencils.
  • PRO Default master styles.
  • New HTML export lightbox template with swipe support.
  • Performance enhancements.
  • Better list and mind map automatic styling.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Numerous other tweaks and fixes.

The complete details are in the Curio 11.3 release notes so be sure to check it out.

Curio 11's built-in update checker should spot the new release or you can force a check via the Curio > Check for Updates menu item.

Enjoy!

Curio 11.2

Curio 11.2, a free update to Curio 11, has been released!

It includes several key features and improvements:
  • PRO STANDARD Sleuth: DEVONthink Pro Office integration.
  • PRO STANDARD Sleuth: YouTube & Vimeo searching.
  • PRO Status shelf: Live HTML, RTF, and CSV exports.
  • PRO Status shelf: Ignored projects.
  • Focus On shortcuts.
  • Print enhancements.
  • Percent complete from resources support.
  • Inspector bar improvements.
  • Tons of other tweaks and fixes.

The complete details are in the Curio 11.2 release notes so be sure to check it out.

Curio 11's built-in update checker should spot the new release or you can force a check via the Curio > Check for Updates menu item.

Enjoy!

Curio 11.1

Curio 11.1, a free update to Curio 11, has been released!

It includes several key features and improvements:
  • The Search shelf now allows you to control whether asset contents are searched.
  • If content searching is enabled, and the new Curio 11 Pro external project library feature is active, then Spotlight will now be used to search asset contents. Spotlight supports 3rd party importers so you can search within a much wider variety of document types.
  • New Format > Highlight Text menu item and ⌃⌘H keyboard shortcut.
  • Major performance optimizations especially for larger projects.
  • More compact idea space preview images on disk.
  • Several robustness, memory, and Evernote issues fixed.

The complete details are in the Curio 11.1 release notes so be sure to check it out.

Curio 11's built-in update checker should spot the new release or you can force a check via the Curio > Check for Updates menu item.

Enjoy!

ScreenCastsOnline Curio 11 Video

The very popular ScreenCastsOnline service has produced and released an excellent, comprehensive, 47 minute Curio 11 overview video. They did a phenomenal job on this video and touched on many of Curio 11 Professional's major features. Considering how feature-packed Curio is I applaud the team there for this outstanding production.

ScreenCastsOnline is a subscription service so existing members have immediate access to this new video. If you aren't a subscriber you have a few options:

  • You can begin free 14 day trial membership and watch it on their website. They have monthly, quarterly, and annual subscription plans if you'd like to sign up.
  • You can purchase a downloadable version of the show using the SCO Showcase App for iOS and watch it on your iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV. The app itself is free but they charge for each screencast. The Curio 11 overview video is US$1.99.
  • The show will also appear in the April edition of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine published on April 1st. The app is free but you pay for a month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription. Looks like they give you the most recent issue for free, so keep that in mind since the Curio 11 video will be in April's issue.

The ScreenCastsOnline service has a huge variety of excellent tutorial videos covering popular Mac and iOS apps so be sure to check them out.

Thanks to ScreenCastsOnline for contacting us and producing this fantastic video.

Happy 13th birthday Curio!

Curio 1.0 was released to the public 13 years ago today: February 17th, 2004! 🎉

Work began full-time on Curio in October of 2002. What an exciting time in the Mac's history. It's almost hard to remember Apple as a financially lean underdog with a small audience. But you could feel the energy around the new Macs; you could sense that Windows was stagnating. It was definitely a time for disruption! It was a true gamble to create a new business and product for the Mac but it was also incredibly exciting and fun!

I dug around the archives (on CD!) to see if I can find some old screenshots. Sadly I can't run Curio 1.0 anymore because I don't have a PowerPC-based Mac sitting around!

Here's a screenshot of Curio 1.0:


And here's an old movie introducing Zengobi to the world:

According to CLOC, Curio 1.0 had about 60,000 lines of source code (not including comments). In contrast, the recently released Curio 11.0 has about 230,000 lines of source code.

Curio has certainly come a long way since that first initial release. I sincerely thank you all for your continued support and emails. Keep the feedback coming... more exciting times ahead!

2016 review

What a year! 2016 has to have been one of the busiest years in Zengobi's history! Let's begin our 2016 review and a brief 2017 preview... illustrated with a few helpful emoji! 😀

2016

Curio 10

Throughout the year there were several Curio 10 updates including a whopper Sierra fix in September (which was even regressed back to Curio 9) due to a change Apple made in Sierra's text framework which broke text editing on idea spaces (thanks, Apple). 🙄

Curio 10 is a huge success and I'm glad everyone has been enjoying all of its new functionality! I love getting emails from customers describing how Curio is key to their ability to truly get things done. Yay productivity! 🚀

Kagi

On August 1st, we had an out-of-the-blue surprise with Kagi's sudden shutdown. 😱 For those that don't know, Kagi has been Zengobi's primary payment handler since day 1. They've been a wonderful company to work with but, unfortunately, the terms of their closing necessitated a sudden midnight shutdown with no prior warning.

Sadly this occurred while I was on the first day of a 5-day family trip in the remote mountains. So much for a relaxing vacation.😭 Fortunately I was able to work out a fast solution with the awesome folks at Paddle so that the day I returned I was able to get an impromptu store in place to resume sales. 😘

Looking at the bright side, this was a perfect, if unexpected, time for me to massively upgrade our sales processes and back-end infrastructure. 🛠

Zengobi.com

Backtracking a bit, in 2014 I moved Zengobi from a super old WebIntellects-hosted server to an incredibly fast, self-managed Linode server. This has been a wonderful experience. I can't say enough good things about Linode. 💯

A couple of months later I ditched the old phpbb forums software for the slick, new Discourse-based forums. We love Discourse! 👏

Over the months that followed more security and firewall tightening was added to the Linode server to make it more robust.

Most recently, just a few months ago, I upgraded our Linode server from 14.04 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS and enabled automatic system updating so we're always up-to-date with emergency patches. 💪

I also got Let's Encrypt installed and working on the machine so we could switch over to secure https for general site browsing and downloads, including Curio updates. 🔒

Next, I need to get our Discourse forums onto https as well. Sadly our Blogger-hosted blog can't be switched over to https, yet.

Payments

Now that we're on Paddle's payment system I was able to make a number of major, long-needed improvements. 

Previously order processing was handled with local AppleScripts and a decade-old FileMaker database. It worked but was not robust to say the least. 😳

Now everything is hosted on the server. No more FileMaker as everything is in super-speedy MySQL. New php scripts have been created to handle everything from lost license keys, to upgrade handling, to order processing via tight integration with Paddle's order processing API's. 🙌

2017

Let me touch briefly on 2017 since a number of related events have occurred in the past few weeks.

Curio 11

Well, obviously this is the biggest news of 2017. Thirteen years after Curio 1.0's public release we have now released Curio 11. I'm so proud of Curio, in general, and of Curio 11, specifically, with all its new features and functionality. There's a related blog post here with all the details. 🎉

Website

With Curio 11's release we also rolled out a brand new website design. Much cleaner, with a greater emphasis on what Curio's all about instead of bombarding visitors with an overwhelming number of screenshots and slideshows. 😇

(Instead of screenshots, we guide the user within Curio itself with our fantastic new Welcome to Curio project -- a massively improved version of our old Getting Started project with integrated user documentation and sample gallery. Very slick!🌣😎)

Next Steps

Next, I'd like to create a gallery of short video tutorials perhaps even opening it up to user submissions if anyone out there would like to contribute videos showing off how they use Curio. 🎬

I'm also contemplating other user-contributed content such as styles, stencils, and templates. Still mulling this over.

Plus there are number of additions to Curio 11 coming in the next few months. Lots of awesome new functionality I can't wait to add. I'm super excited about 2017! 😃

Introducing Curio 11

We thrilled to announce that Curio now goes to 11. 😉

Back in late 2002 work first began on Curio and version 1.0 was released to the public in February 2004. I'm so proud that Curio is still going strong 13 years later with the release of Curio 11.

Curio 11 is a massive update so let's go over some of the highlights.

Editions

The first big news is that Curio 11 is now available in Professional, Standard, and Core editions. For those that remember we had an identical tiered arrangement prior to Curio 8 but moved to a consolidated, single edition -- simply called "Curio" -- from Curio 8 through Curio 10.

The reason and the key advantage was that a single edition was simpler to create, maintain, and market. However, a key disadvantage was that we no longer had a strong, low-cost edition for those that wanted basic functionality nor a version that could cater to the power users that wanted higher-end, professional features.

Fortunately we came up with a great solution. For Curio 11, Zengobi is still creating just a single application, just like Curio's 8, 9, and 10, but its interface can dynamically change based on the license key purchased and entered.

Downloading Curio 11 will begin a 2-week trial with all Professional features fully enabled and includes a bundled “Welcome to Curio” guided tour, complete user documentation, and sample gallery.

Enter a purchased Professional, Standard, or Core license key and Curio’s interface will dynamically change to reflect that edition’s features. You can even purchase a crossgrade from Core to Pro, for example, and once the license key is entered you instantly see the new functionality. You don't have to download a different app or anything like that.

Reader Mode

On a related note, once the trial expires, Curio will enter into a simplified Reader mode for read-only browsing, printing, presenting, and exporting of Curio project files and contents. This means we no longer have a separate Curio Reader application either.

So, one Curio 11 application can offer Professional, Standard, Core, or Reader functionality. Nice!

Note for Upgraders

For those coming from Curio 8, 9, or 10 you essentially have a Professional edition of Curio since all features are available to you in that release. If you decide to upgrade to Curio 11 you can choose whether you want to continue with Professional features or perhaps move to Core or Standard's functionality.

For those coming from a Curio version prior to Curio 8, we had Professional, Standard, and Core editions back then so you can maintain that same level or cross/upgrade to a different edition.

New Features

Now on to the new features!

Masters

Curio 11 Professional now has an ultra-cool new feature: masters! Specifically, master figure and idea space styles, master figure stencils, and master idea space templates.

These allow you to create a style, stencil, or template that is private to a project with the super ability of allowing changes to be broadcast instantly and dynamically to all uses throughout a project.

For example, create a master figure style and use it hundreds of times in a project. Decide you want to tweak the coloring or font and, with just a click, update the master style and instantly broadcast the change to all other uses throughout the project.

Same idea with a master figure stencil -- perhaps for a website prototype or a gardening or floorplan element -- which can be dynamically updated whenever you wish.

And master idea space templates are incredibly powerful. Create a master idea space template, styled as you wish with figure content including boilerplate items. Then use that master to create idea spaces. Change anything on a master and all uses refresh. You can even nest masters, or change an idea space to use a different master.

Auto Backups and Stencils Shelf

Curio 11 Professional can now automatically manage project backups for you for peace of mind. It also supports storing project assets in an external folder which sits alongside the project file which allows Spotlight to search your project’s asset library.

Sleuth Shelf and Stencils Shelf

In Professional and Standard, Curio now sports a slick new mini Sleuth shelf for quickly finding images, definitions, or inspiration. An updated Stencils shelf is also available with more functionality.

Tons More!

New features available in all Curio 11 editions include Organizer Trash and Archive for smarter temporary and long-term storage; figures with autolayout that can move and resize themselves when the idea space resizes; a new faster and more robust project file format; automatic Finder tags for project categories; improved Search and Library scopes; vastly improved multipoint orthogonal line drawing; text typeface and transformations; support for iThoughts v4 and MindNode zip mind map file formats; plus dozens of other features, interface refinements, and enhancements.

Please check out the Curio 11 What's New page for a great overview of all the new features.

Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra

One important note I wanted to add is that Curio 11 supports the same macOS (aka Mac OS X) versions as Curio 10. For those still on Yosemite or El Capitan, don't worry, you can still run the latest Curio on your Macs.

Enjoy!

Check out the Curio 11 overview for more information. This is a massive code release so I'm so happy to finally make it available. 😀

Curio 10 updated for macOS Sierra

Curio 10.3.2 has just been released with some major macOS Sierra compatibility fixes:

  • Apple made a significant change in Sierra's low-level text editing system which broke the method Curio has always used to allow the editing of text figures on the idea space and will instantly cause a crash instead. This release now uses a new technique which resolves this issue.
  • This release is compatible with Sierra's new security feature called Gatekeeper Path Randomization. Read the release notes for the nitty-gritty technical details.
  • Changes were made so Curio is now compatible with Sierra's native window tabs.
  • Several important robustness fixes are also in this release.

More details can be found in the release notes.

This is a free update to all Curio 10 customers. Curio should notice the new update automatically or you can choose the Curio > Check for Updates menu item to force a check, or download Curio 10.3.2 directly if you wish.

Curio 10.3

We just released Curio 10.3 with new features, enhancements and fixes:
https://www.zengobi.com/support/articles/AR100300.html

  • More intuitive automatic styling for figures dropped/pasted into collections
  • New Organizer features: new folder from selection, copy as image, double-click to open docs, auto-refresh.
  • New Evernote features: attribution line, source URL.
  • New Notes window features: keyboard shortcut, background color, inset.
  • New Sleuth features: stay on top, transparency.
  • Support for Curiota 2.5's "source" URLs in images.
  • Latest Sparkle for app updates.
  • Right-click duplicate figure along with a duplicate of its underlying asset.
  • Smarter hyperlink path resolutions for easier project sharing.
  • Loads of robustness, El Capitan, import/export, meta, and pinboard fixes along with several other notable fixes.

This is a free update to all Curio 10 customers. Just do a Check for Updates or wait for Curio to find it automatically.

Enjoy!

Curio 10.2

Curio 10.2 is here!

Loads of really great new features and tweaks are in this release:
https://www.zengobi.com/support/articles/AR100200.html

  • Updated version of the Sparkle framework plus new https support at Zengobi's server means Curio product updates are now super-secure.
  • Curio's Curiota integration has several improvements including custom collection support, "All Collections" scope, plus smarter web link handing and library refreshes.
  • New style handling for geometric shapes. Definitely read the release notes for details.
  • Meta enhancements: new quick date adder buttons, start today vs. now, priority text overrides, mini percent complete tweaks, plus more.
  • Pinboard enhancements so they are a more friendly freeform collection.
  • Handy align and distribute buttons on the Arrange inspector panel.
  • Loads of improvements to movie figure handling.
  • Lots of Sleuth updates.
  • A nifty way to access future preview releases of Curio.
  • A fix for the notorious El Capitan "new untitled project" flakiness.
  • Plus tons of other tweaks, fixes, and improvements.

This is a free update to all Curio 10 customers. Just do a Check for Updates or wait for Curio to find it automatically.

Enjoy!

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is safe, warm, and well.

Last October began Zengobi's 14th year in operation! It's amazing that Curio has been so well received and I truly appreciate everyone's support, feedback, and comments.

I'm currently working on a fantastic huge update to our free Curiota app available at the Mac App Store. Hopefully I'll get that wrapped up very soon.

I've submitted updates to Curio Express and Reader... just waiting for Apple to give them the okay.

Time for another periodic reminder: please keep backups of all important data! A customer wrote just the other day who had a catastrophic hardware issue that resulted in data loss. I personally keep a Time Machine backup (to an OWC external drive), a Carbon Copy Cloner full drive nightly backup (to another OWC external drive), and a BackBlaze off-site backup. The Time Machine backup has come in handy numerous times. I've fortunately never needed either the CCC or BB backup, but I sleep better knowing they're there. All are relatively inexpensive especially compared to potential loss of data.

Back to coding!

Curio 10 and Curiota

Today marks the 10th major release of Curio! This is a huge milestone for an application we started back in late 2002, over 13 years ago! It's amazing how far it's come and what an fantastic personal experience starting Zengobi and creating Curio has been for me.

But, enough about me, let's talk about Curio 10!

Curio 10 adds loads of new brainstorming, note taking, and task tracking features I know you'll enjoy. Check out the What's New section on the main Curio site to learn more about all the new features including a new Stacks collection, interface enhancements, mind map & list sorting, mind map import/export improvements, table enhancements, tag emoji, and much, much more.

One of the big new features is actually a separate product that extends Curio 10's functionality. We've had lots of requests for more ways of getting notes and data into Curio, ideally even if Curio isn't running.

We've solved this with Curiota, our new, free app available at the Mac App Store. It runs all the time, takes up very little memory or CPU, and provides a menu bar icon for you to quickly take notes or drag in files. You can even bring in notes and files via Services, Share, Save PDF, bookmarklet, and AppleScript.

The items you collect with Curiota are stored in an open, easily accessible format that Curio 10 can search through and display using its new Local library shelf for easy integration with your Curio projects.

We have lots of great plans for Curiota with more amazing features coming very soon.

Anyway, check out the new Curio and thanks to all of you for an amazing 13 years. :-)

El Capitan

This morning we released Curio 9.4.8 which fixes all reported OS X El Capitan (10.11) issues including a handful of crashes that occurred for some customers. The release notes go into all the details.

Curio should notice the new update automatically or you can choose the Curio > Check for Updates menu item to force a check, or download Curio 9.4.8 directly if you wish.

On a related note, El Capitan seems to have some low-level issues with its font handling. Please make sure you use Apple's Font Book app to validate your fonts (select a font, Edit > Select All, File > Validate Font) and disable or remove any "serious error" fonts marked with a red X. If you're using a 3rd party font manager then make sure you're on the latest version as they update their products to be compatible with El Capitan.

Back to school sale!

Get ready for school with Curio! For a limited time, purchase a new license to Curio 9 for just US$79.99 or Curio Express for just US$29.99.

Curio is hugely popular with academia -- both professors and students -- for taking class notes, collecting research materials, preparing class lectures, and much, much more.

This sale ends Saturday, August 29th, 2015 so don't miss it!

Curio and El Capitan

The next version of Apple's OS X, El Capitan (aka 10.11), is available for beta download before its official release this fall.

Unlike more recent OS X major releases, this release appears to trend towards fixes, performance, and robustness versus introducing major new features (à la Snow Leopard over Leopard and Mountain Lion over Lion).

We have a few customers running Curio 9 full time with El Capitan and no issues have been reported, nor have we noticed issues here.

However, it should be emphasized that El Capitan is indeed a beta release. You will experience OS  X bugs and crashes. It should not be installed on your primary machine or used with important data. The El Capitan codebase will change many times before its fall release as improvements and fixes are made.

If you decide to install the beta, preferably on a second machine with copies of your Curio project data, please let us know if you experience any issues with Curio.

Curio Express and Curio Reader

I'm thrilled to announce two new apps in the Curio family, available only from the Apple Mac App Store.

As everyone knows, Curio is our premier note taking, mind mapping, brainstorming, and task management application for Mac OS X used by thousands of customers around the world. These customers create incredibly rich notebooks filled with notes, brainstorms, tasks, and much, much more.

However, we realize that not everyone wants to create a notebook of ideas, and they don't want yet another mind mapping, flowcharting, or outlining app. What they want is Curio's intuitive, tightly integrated, freeform idea space for use as the ultimate brainstorming "whiteboard".

Curio Express

So, with that in mind, we proudly introduce Curio Express.

Within a Curio Express document, you have a single, spacious freeform idea space where you can use Curio's incredible features including mind maps, outlines, tables, index cards, image collages, tasks, video recording, Sleuth, and so much more. This gives you an environment which is richer, more integrated, and much more powerful than a simple, single-purpose app.

Curio Express can also open, in a read-only mode, project notebooks containing multiple idea spaces created using the flagship Curio product. You can even use the built-in presentation mode to view notebooks as a slideshow.

In short, if you want an amazing, world-class brainstorming environment, choose Curio Express. If you want to super-size that functionality and create notebooks filled with brainstorms, research, and notes then choose Curio.

Learn more about Curio Express and check out our technical document regarding certain App Store-related limitations imposed on sandboxed versions of Curio.

Curio Express can be purchased at a limited-time launch price of just US$39.99 only from the Apple Mac App Store. Please note that Curio Express requires OS X Yosemite.

Curio Reader

Next, we realized that Curio customers were creating project notebooks that they wanted to share with colleagues who perhaps didn't already own Curio. Thus, they were limited to sharing HTML, PDF, or image exports of their notebooks where the results were not as rich or as interactive as within the Curio environment.

We're solving that with Curio Reader, a free app available for download only from the Apple Mac App Store. Curio Reader requires OS X Yosemite.

With Curio Reader, colleagues and friends that don't own the full Curio product can view existing Curio projects. Curio Reader offers a simplified, read-only environment, where users can browse projects with full support for searching, printing, mailing, exporting, and presenting as a slideshow.

Learn more about Curio Reader and check out our technical document regarding certain App Store-related limitations imposed on sandboxed versions of Curio.

Spring update

Greetings everyone!

Hopefully all customers on Curio 9 have grabbed the very latest -- 9.4.7 -- which was released a few days ago. Just a few little tweaks to the larger 9.4.6 release but I strive for perfection. ;-) Choose the Curio > Check for Updates or wait for Curio to check automatically.

I've been working with the fine folks at Apple to get some goodies into the Mac App Store. "Under Review" and my fingers are crossed so we'll see how it goes. Many more details later as this progresses.

Of course, I'm primarily working on Curio 10. Yes, 10! It's still a very long way out... think much cooler temperatures, but now's the time to send me your big requests.

Happy holidays sale!

It's our last big sale for a long time so act now if you'd like to save some bucks during this holiday season. All Curio 9 new and upgrade licenses are 30% off! Perfect for that new Mac you're receiving or gifting for the holidays. This sale ends Sunday, December 28th, 2014 so don't miss it!

www.zengobi.com/curio

Stay warm inside and I hope everyone has a happy holiday!

Charity results

When we launched Curio 9 back in June I decided to try an experiment and get some feedback from our customers regarding charities they like.

From the launch through the end of November, when you purchased a Curio 9 new or upgrade license you could select up to 10 charities that you think are deserving of a charitable donation from Zengobi. Your selections would act as a guide in our eventual distribution.

Of those purchasers that selected at least one charity, here are the results. As a note, to keep it fair each purchase is casting a single vote divided between that purchaser's chosen charities.

The leading charity by far is Doctors Without Borders (aka Médecins Sans Frontières) with about 33% of the total. Then the following are the remaining charities in decreasing popularity: Cancer Research Institute (~15%), Save The Children (~13%), American Red Cross (~8%), Environmental Defense Fund (~8%), Sierra Club Foundation (~6%), Animal Welfare Institute (~6%), Pet Smart Charities (~4%), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (~4%), and Conservation International (~3%).

I sincerely appreciate your suggestions. I've long been a huge admirer of Doctors Without Borders and hoped they would be near the top, especially due to their heroic effort in leading the fight against the ebola outbreak. I'll cut some checks before the end of the year. Thank you for your feedback!

Huge Holiday / Black Friday Sale!

For a limited time, Curio 9 new and upgrades license are 30% off! This means a new license is just $69.99 USD and upgrades are only $34.99 USD. This sale ends Saturday, November 29th, 2014 so don’t miss it!

Curio 9.4 and a new app icon!

Curio 9.4 is here with a bunch of features, tweaks, and fixes (including a Yosemite fix!). Check out the release notes for all the details.

We've also updated Curio's application icon in this release to match Yosemite's new styling guidelines. Interact with the nifty before/after in the release notes and read the design notes.

Curio, Yosemite, and OS X updates

Apple has released the first Yosemite GM (golden master) candidate which means it's official final release is coming in the next few weeks.

Curio 9, of course, works wonderfully on the Yosemite GM as we've kept it up-to-date throughout the Yosemite Beta period with frequent tweaks and fixes. Curio 9 requires either Mavericks or Yosemite at a minimum and has an updated interface which looks absolutely fantastic with Yosemite's new design.

For those still on Curio 8, this morning we released Curio 8.6.4 which brings a bunch of Yosemite compatibility fixes to those customers as well. Make sure you update your Curio 8 before upgrading to Yosemite as the older Curio 8 releases won't launch correctly under Yosemite. The update check should happen automatically but you can use the Curio > Check for Updates menu to force a check. If you've already upgraded to Yosemite you can download and install the latest release of Curio 8 manually.

On a related note, the other day I was checking out The Omni Group's very handy Update Statistics chart. If you haven't done so visit the site and click on the Major Version link under the Overall heading.

A shocking 80% of their overall install base is already on Mavericks, almost exactly one year after Mavericks was released to the public. Not that long ago, it would have taken several years before even 50% of an install base was on the latest OS X release, so this is incredibly interesting news.

Obviously this is in large part thanks to Apple making these OS X releases free. But it also shows that customers are more willing to keep up with OS X releases, much as they are in keeping up with iOS releases.

This is wonderful news for us devs, as it means we can take advantage of newer OS features more quickly in our own products. Although it also means more work for us trying to keep up with Apple. ;-)

These are very exciting times!

More cool additions in Curio 9.3

I'm on a roll... I've just released Curio 9.3 with even more requested features, tweaks, and fixes!

All the details are here:
http://www.zengobi.com/support/articles/AR090300.html

Keep sending in the feedback!

Curio 9.2

I just rolled out Curio 9.2 which has oodles of nifty features, tweaks, and fixes.

Read all the details here:
http://www.zengobi.com/support/articles/AR090200.html

Enjoy!

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