Increase productivity and efficiency with Inspiration® - and share files with Inspiration Maps for iPad!

Do you have trouble organizing your ideas and information at the beginning of a project? Use Inspiration, the ultimate thinking and learning tool to quickly brainstorm, clarify thoughts and plan written work. Switch quickly from mapping and brainstorming to outline with one click to begin the writing process. Communicate your ideas clearly with slides and easy to use presentation tools.

Export work created in Inspiration 9.2 to Inspiration Maps for iPad (separate app available on the iOS App Store). Import Inspiration Maps documents and continue your work on the desktop using Inspiration 9.2.

Inspiration is built upon proven visual thinking and learning methodologies in which ideas, concepts and other information are associated with images and represented graphically, so you are better able to:

• Quickly and efficiently develop ideas
• Clarify thoughts and think critically
• Analyze, organize and group information
• Plan and organize written work
• Communicate knowledge clearly and effectively

For visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations, use Inspiration, the ultimate thinking and learning tool. Brainstorm ideas, structure your thoughts and visually communicate concepts to strengthen understanding with the Diagram and Map Views. To take notes, organize information, and structure writing for plans, papers and reports, use the integrated Outline View to focus on main and supporting ideas and to clarify thinking in written form. With Inspiration's Presentation Manager, transform your diagrams, mind maps and outlines into polished presentations that communicate ideas clearly and demonstrate understanding and knowledge.

Use visual thinking to help you focus your work and increase productivity. Build concept maps, webs, mind maps, idea maps and graphic organizers in Inspiration to:
• Brainstorm
• Plan
• Organize
• Think
• Outline
• Present

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What’s New

Version 9.2.2

Fixes problems with importing some Inspiration Maps files

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
Momofrose ,

Mostly works

While it’s helpful for organizing thoughts on any subject, it’s limited in power. I would like to see a way to design a cycle chart, not just web or tree. Also, would be great it if didn’t crash mid-typing. Not sure what’s causing the crash, but it’s only started recently, while working on one of my biggest files. The auto-arrange feature could be more intuitive, like making room from text on links between bubbles.

Y'all better hear ,

Great for organization and planning

I used this as a teacher to help my kids learn flow structure for writing; I use it myself to plan software I am writing and also book flow for textbooks I am writing. It is the best out there.

My kids in school (gifted though they were) loved its ease of use and ability to jump from a flow sheet to an outline and back.

thmtutor ,


I just bought this app, ignoring the comments about it being heavily pixelated. I’m feeling such buyer’s remorse! I had no idea that in these days of high tech and excellent graphics, a company could get away with such a terrible product to look at visually. For visual learners, especially those with dyslexia it is difficult to look at. Words look slightly blurred. This is a lot of money for a product with such poor visuals.


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132.8 MB
OS X 10.6.6 or later
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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