Developer: Inspiration Software, Inc.

Current Version: 9.2.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 132.8 MB - Download


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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Release Notes:

Fixes problems with importing some Inspiration Maps files


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 9.1
Review by joelheffner

Yes, Inpiration is for you! - I started using Inspiration software more than 10 years ago. Without question, it was and is the best mind mapping software available. Unfortunately, the Inpiration folks have usually billed it as something for the educational market. The secret is that it is useful for EVERYONE! It's easy to use, has lots of nifty graphics, and can be used to create your next (business) presentation. At this low price, you gotta get this software.

Found helpful by 21 out of 25 people
Version 9.2.2
Review by Scotzee

Crashes all of the time. - This application crashes all of the time on OS X.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 9.2.2
Review by By Jonny Q star

Disapointed - Usefull in english but won't work in other languages. Fonts will noy display properly. Older versions worked but not the new.

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people
Version 9.2.2
Review by kikokat1

pixelated - All the icons and fonts are pixelated and very hard to read. I can’t imagine a presentation would look good on screen. Is there a way to fix this?

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 9.2.2
Review by 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.

Found helpful by 3 out of 7 people
Version 9.2.2
Review by thmtutor

educator - 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.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 9.2.2
Review by a.czarnik

Pretty good but could use an update - Ive been using Inspiration now for almost 8 years now, and its still the best mind-mapping software out there. While this version is amazingly pixelated and is in desperate need of an update, it still fundamentally works well and continues to be helpful.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people