Improve planning, writing and studying with Inspiration 9



September 2012 - Inspiration 9.1

With Inspiration 9.1, you can now move your Inspiration diagrams and outlines between your desktop and your iPad!*

  • Use your existing Inspiration documents on the iPad
  • Continue working even when iPads are not available, but a laptop or desktop is.
  • New “Export iPad Inspiration Maps…” command allows you to export Inspiration documents into a format that Inspiration Maps on the iPad can read
  • New “Import iPad Inspiration Maps…” command allows you to import Inspiration Maps documents into Inspiration on your desktop

*requires Version 1.2 of  Inspiration Maps for iPad, available in the App Store.

If you already have Inspiration 9, download your free update to 9.1.  


February 2010 - Inspiration 9

Visual learning support for reading, writing and thinking across the curriculum

In every subject and across a wide spectrum of projects, Inspiration® 9 provides an essential framework for thinking -- helping students achieve more as they comprehend, create and communicate knowledge successfully.


Symbol Pallette

  • Customising a document helps increase retention of the information. Select from even more symbol images to create the most effective diagram for your learning style.
  • Pick the visual map that's right for you - webs, diagrams and mind maps are all included in Inspiration 9
  • Use Linking Phrases to easily explain relationships between ideas while creating concept maps.

Visual Learning

Explore more organising, outlining and writing capabilities now available in Outline View

Visual Learning example

  • Make visual connections in Outline View by showing or hiding symbols and Linking Phrases.
  • Take multiple topics and make them one topic using Combine Topics.
  • Use Break Apart to divide one long topic with multiple ideas into separate topics.

NEW Presentation Manager to develop presentations and present your knowledge

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  • Develop slides from content and snapshot graphics automatically generated from your Diagram, Map and Outline Views.
  • Add, duplicate, reorder and delete slides and talking points to expand your presentation and communicate your message effectively.
  • Use ready-made professional background themes, colours and font styles to create visually appealing presentations.


  • Communicate visually by adding graphics from your computer and the Internet. Create your own snapshots from your diagram or mind map.
  • Add impact to your talking points by including videos and sounds that play directly from your presentation.
  • Link to and access online resources directly from your presentations with hyperlinks.
  • Print your slides in various formats (with or without speaker notes) for handouts including 3x5 and 4x6 cards.

FREE Inspiration Presenter, available on the Inspiration 9 install CD and downloadable online:

  • Play your presentation directly from Inspiration 9 or from any Windows® or Macintosh® computer.
  • Present using a single screen or take advantage of speaker monitor support that shows speaker notes and other presenter information.

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