We wrote about Curator for the first time back in November, when they launched their “Pinterest for Productivity” app into beta. After getting some solid feedback from a panel of VC’s at a #sthlmtech meetup late in 2013 – founder Daniel Nordh has been heads down, and making some impressive progress.
Curator has today released version 1.5 of their productivity tool for iPad, a complete redesign of the popular app described as ‘visual notes’, mixing the best from Evernote, Pinterest and Powerpoint. They also announced that the app that enables visual thinkers to go from idea to presentation with one creative tool has now seen more than 100,000 downloads of the so far iPad only app.
Curator was originally launched in November 2013 and quickly got picked up by Apple as one of the ‘best new apps’ in the productivity category due to it’s unique hybrid take on the process of collecting, organising and presenting your ideas in a simple and beautiful visual interface. It has been continuously featured in the App Store, including on the US front page, as well as reaching the Top 10 Productivity apps in 76 countries all over the world.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Curator has now been downloaded over 100,000 times and has received such great feedback from our users in the art and design world, and unexpected professions such as sales people, writers and teachers.
It’s proof that people really do want to use their iPads for work and want to mix different types of content in a workflow that doesn’t require you to switch apps in the middle of the creative process.” – says Daniel Nordh, Founder of Curator
Curator enables you to mix websites, images and text together in a visual grid where content can be reordered by simple drag-and-drop or viewed and presented full screen. It also lets you pick content from your Dropbox, Instagram, Facebook, Google Drive and other cloud accounts to counter the increasing fragmentation of digital content on mobile.
“Curator was born out of the frustrating experience of trying to collect, organise and present ideas on mobile devices, so clearly the ‘notebooks of the future’. Tools like Evernote, Pinterest and Powerpoint only cover parts of the storytelling process and your content is scattered in multiple proprietary cloud services. Curator aims to become the best tool for communicating ideas succinctly, from idea to presentation.’’ – says Daniel Nordh, Founder of Curator
Curator is being rolled out to other platforms in the autumn with an iPhone version launching with iOS 8 followed by a desktop version later in the year.