Zengobi on Tuesday released
Curio 2.2, an upgrade to its brainstorming tool that breaks the software into four editions: Professional, K-12, Home and Basic. It also introduces such new features as one-click publishing to a .Mac account, sticky line endpoints for easier flowchart creation and an advanced grid with new styles, such as legal and engineering, as well as control over vertical and horizontal grid snapping.
While the advanced grid and flowchart features are found in all four versions of Curio, .Mac publishing is available in all of them except for Basic, which has no sharing functions, including export capability. The Professional Edition is unique from the others in its inclusion of such pro-level Web sites as stock photo agencies and font foundries in Sleuth, Curio’s Internet research assistant, which is available in all versions except Basic. K-12 and Home include academic and family Web sites.
The project dossier, which users employ to define their goals and objectives, is available only in the K-12 and Professional Editions. Both include templates for academic projects, including lesson plans and science experiments, while Professional also offers templates for essays, grant proposals, screenplays, video productions and more. A
complete chart of the differences between the four versions
is available on the Zengobi Web site.
Current Curio 2.x users can upgrade to Curio 2.2 Professional for free, while those still using version 1.x can upgrade for US$49. The full versions of Pro, Home, K-12 and Basic are $129, $79, $65 and $39, respectively. Volume discounts are available for the K-12 version. Mac OS X v10.2.8 and Safari are required.