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To add two things to my earlier review: 1. Curio's developer recently released version 8.6.3 of Curio to coincide with the public release of Mavericks. What the release notes do not reveal is that the developer made Curio fully Mavericks compatible within one or two days of the first Mavericks developer preview. As usual, utterly impressive commitment from the developer. I have had no problem in committing my entire professional document base to Curio as I know that the developer will always be there to ensure that Curio continues to work, come what may. 2. I have recently started to use Curio as a fully-fledged task management application. It has replaced my previous dedicated to-do app (which I won't name directly for the moment). It's a little too much to describe in this short review, but trust me, one can use Curio as a complete to-do manager which makes other dedicated to-do apps look weak by comparison. The chief advantage which Curio has in this regard is its flexibility, its ability to interlink with other Curio projects on which one might be working, and its seamless integration with iCal (oops, "Calendar" and iCloud) and Busycal (and with the Reminders app). Curio has a dedicated to-do pane which lists one's tasks with their due dates, and simply by clicking on any entry listed in this view, one will be taken directly to the task as it appears either in one's dedicated "to-do" project, or in any other project in which one created the task in the first place. Fantastic.
Here's a suggestion for all the guys that want a dark theme: 1. Use Flavours and apply the "Calcium" theme; 2. Run Nocturne, switch to night mode, invert screen, tint colours and adjust white to blue-black and black to white (according to your preference), "invert hue", and disable shadows 3. use the "Nocturne" extension for chrome (although this makes all images black and white instead of properly inverting their colours) 4. and a final cool effect - use Isolator to fade out background windows (using an inverted background colour to make windows in the background fade into the shadows).
Curio version 8.5 is out. I have been using Curio all day, every day in my practise as a lawyer since a few months after switching to Mac - about three years ago. This is hands down the most powerful program available for the Mac. Despite its incredible power, it is incredibly simple to use. Curio provides the best, and in my view, the only way to properly organise and work with PDF documents and has allowed me to run a completely paperless practice, both in court and in the office. Even more importantly, George Browning, the developer, is incredibly approachable and regularly incorporates suggestions and reported fixes into regular point releases of Curio. I have never encountered a developer who is more helpful and engaging in this regard. If your work, or hobby, involves collecting, organising, linking between and manipulating PDF (or other) documents (and much else besides) you owe it to yourself to try out Curio. Thank you, George, for creating Curio.