Turn the iPad® into a Knowledge Creation resource with Inspiration® Maps


 Inspiration Maps


On iPad® and now iPhone®, too!

Welcome to Inspiration Maps, the most intuitive and powerful visual thinking and learning app on your iPad and iPhone. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease! Getting organized has never been this simple. 




Create concept maps, cause and effect diagrams, process flows, family trees and more! Getting started couldn’t be easier: Simply double tap a blank space on your canvas to create a new idea symbol. Start from scratch or from one of the many built-in templates in language arts, history, science or thinking & planning!



Harness your own creativity - there’s nothing like using Inspiration Maps’ quick-brainstorming tool RapidFire(R) to capture your ideas as fast as they come to you. Never lose track of a great idea again!



Simply drag and drop to organize and categorize concepts and ideas. Establish connections with links and connecting phrases. Structure is automatically generated for you when you use Arrange or when you view your diagram as an outline.



Use proven visual thinking and learning techniques to brainstorm ideas, explore and explain relationships, and integrate new knowledge with what you already know. Inspiration Maps encourages deeper, more critical thinking and that improves creativity, comprehension and retention.



Use visual diagrams or written outlines to take notes and add details. Inspiration Maps turns static outlines into dynamic, rich writing structures. Expand on your work in Diagram View or Outline View, then export to a writing app to complete your projects.



Your diagrams and outlines are entirely customizable - change background colors, line colors, link styles, fonts, add more! Add graphics from the built-in symbol library, the internet, or your own camera roll.


- 1500+ searchable graphic library
- Create unlimited diagrams & outlines*
- Record & attach audio
- Diagrams transform to outlines and back again
- Personalize with images, colors, shapes, arrow styles, and backgrounds 
- Refine layout with align, nudge, spacing controls or auto-arrange
- Use images from the web or the iPad camera 
- Attach notes to any item
- Add hyperlinks 
- Diagrams save instantly 
- Built-in templates support subjects across the curriculum
- Create your own templates*
- Add written or audio instructions to any document
- Import & export documents between Inspiration Maps & Inspiration 9.2 for PC/Mac*
- Share files with other apps on your iPad* 
- Share files with other iPads via Dropbox, AirDrop®, iCloud® or iTunes®* 
- Additional templates available in French, Spanish & UK English 
- Localized in French, Spanish & UK English 


*Feature available upon purchase of Inspiration Maps VPP. In Inspiration Maps, features is available after using in-app purchase to upgrade to full function. 


What’s the difference between Inspiration Maps and Inspiration Maps VPP?

‘Inspiration Maps’ allows you to create up to five documents to test the functionality of the app for free before using in-app purchase to upgrade to full, unlimited function. ‘Inspiration Maps VPP’ gives you all the features available in the Inspiration Maps upgrade without having to use in-app purchase to access them. ‘Inspiration Maps VPP’ exists to simplify the process for educators purchasing through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Education.


Use for classroom, school or district

Inspiration Maps is ideal for iPad deployments since it can be used across grades and subjects. Inspiration Maps can help every teacher use iPads to enhance classroom instruction. With Inspiration Software's 30 years of experience and focus on K-12 education, we understand and are ready to support your classroom, school or district implementation.

Inspiration Maps VPP is avaliable at a 50% discount in Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Education, when you purchase 20 copies or more.

Try Inspiration Maps for free!

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Inspiration Maps VPP is available for volume purchase through the Apple Volume Purchase Program for Education, find it here.

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