Curio 7.3

Friday, January 28, 2011

Curio 7.3's out with lots of new features, tweaks, and fixes.

First up, by very popular request, a new Evernote shelf results view. Lots (and lots and lots) of customers wanted a view which looked more like Evernote's official Mac, iPad, and iPhone clients. Ask and you shall receive.

Plus, you can still see the previous "image matrix" view if you want via the little button next to the View label.

Curio 7.3 also includes new idea space exporting options, a very slick Swap File feature (where you can swap out the underlying file tied to an asset without having to reconstruct all your asset figures scattered throughout your project), plus lots of mind map, list, table, index card, and Evernote enhancements.

Curio's autosave system has been rewritten in several key areas. It is now more robust and reliable and will even work with Untitled projects.

Oh, and for you Office 2011 users, Curio now supports mailing projects and PDFs via Outlook.

The infamous but thankfully rare body-less index card bug has been squashed.

And I finally tracked down an elusive thread-timing bug which can cause a thrown exception which, in some cases, could then cause a corrupted undo stack. Yippee!

Read the release notes, do a Check for Updates, and enjoy! :-)

Video: Using Curio as a lab notebook

Friday, January 28, 2011

Great overview video from pharmaceutical scientist John Harrold detailing how he uses Curio:

Curio + Evernote tip

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I don't know how I missed this earlier but it turns out you can email notes, attachments, and images to a special unique email address tied to your Evernote account.

I just tried this out and it worked perfectly. Within seconds the email -- which included text, web links, and an image -- appeared as a new note within my Curio Evernote shelf.

I frequently find myself in an iPhone / iPad app which supports emailing an interesting article or link. Likewise I sometimes stumble across an image that I'd like to reference. Now I can email those kinds of items directly to my Evernote account for easy access from within Curio. Sweet!

Way to go Apple!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

From Apple's earning's report summary here at Macworld:
The 23-percent growth in Mac sales was eight times the 3 percent growth predicted by research firm IDC for the entire PC market, Oppenheimer said. That marks the 19th consecutive quarter that Appleā€™s Mac business has grown faster than the PC market as a whole.
I'm so happy to be a Mac developer! :-)