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Zengobi Announces Curio 2.0Ultimate idea development environment only for Mac OS X (October 05, 2004)
Zengobi today announced Curio 2.0, the latest version of their highly-regarded environment for brainstorming and idea management. Curio 2.0 features new support for outline lists and to-do lists which can contain any type of information including text, images, and movies. It also features user-definable flags and ratings; a more powerful integrated asset library; support for instantly embedded external documents; and grouping and locking of figures. In addition, Sleuth, Curio's talented Internet research assistant, now allows users to create their own custom search sites.
"With this release, Curio has become a complete idea development environment," said Zengobi co-founder Greg Casey. "Curio 2.0 is the most sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, professional brainstorming application on the Macintosh."
Curio presents users with a truly flexible and powerful project-based environment for gathering and shaping their ideas. Unlike notebook-style applications, Curio's idea spaces let users place anything anywhere on the page, creating freeform collages of text, outlines, checklists, images, documents, and movies. Users can easily drag over web links, images, and content from web browsers or from Curio's integrated Sleuth research assistant. Support for graphic tablets and pressure-sensitive pens allows users to sketch out their ideas when the keyboard won't do. Curio also includes an integrated dossier feature with creative brief support that will help users more accurately define their project goals. Advanced searching, archiving, and a built-in asset manager further round out the Curio experience.
In addition, Curio 2.0 now offers a new autosave feature so all data entered by the user is saved automatically. A new Mini Mode feature arranges the Curio windows to be out of the way but still accessible for note taking while conducting research in another application. Curio's asset library includes a new Scrapbook component ? a repository of images, web links, and documents which can be accessed from within any Curio project.
Pricing and Availability
The Curio 2.0 release is available immediately for download from the Zengobi web site, www.zengobi.com. A single-user license key sells for US$129. Academic and volume discounts are available. Registered users of Curio 1.x can upgrade to Curio 2.0 for US$49. Users can also download and use Curio as a full-featured trial for 30 days. Full system requirements and more information on Curio can be found at www.zengobi.com/curio.
About Zengobi, Inc.
Zengobi produces amazingly innovative software for creative thinkers and design professionals only on the Macintosh.
For more information about Zengobi, visit www.zengobi.com.
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