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System Specification

Operating System Compatibility: Windows 7, 8 and10

There are two editions available:

Inspiration 9 - with built-in US English spell checker and thesaurus (choose US region to buy)

Inspiration 9 IE - with built-in UK English spell checker and thesaurus (choose all other regions to buy)

For volume/ site licences installation instructions, please refer to this guide.

Please note:

*Inspiration 9 for Windows has been updated to remove the necessity to install the QuickTime player for specific functionality within the application for embedded video and sound. Instead this new version uses Windows Media Player.

+Inspiration 9 for Mac is not compatible with Mac OS Catalina. If you would like to continue using Inspiration 9, we recommend you do not upgrade your operating system. Alternatively if you have a Windows partition on your Mac or have access to another Windows PC, you can transfer your licence across, to continue using Inspiraton 9.

Inspiration 9 Updater

If you are user of Inspiration 9, make sure you have updated your software to the latest version - 9.2.4.

This free update adds:

  • File import from and export to Inspiration Maps for iPad.
  • Windows version replaces the problematic Quicktime for Windows with Windows Media Player.


  • Download updater for the International Edition (Inspiration 9 IE)
  • Download updater for the US edition (Inspiration 9)

Installation Notes

  • Save all custom libraries, templates and documents out of the Inspiration directory before updating. 
  • Mac users should uninstall their current version of Inspiration 9 before running the new installer.
  • You may need your serial number (installed from CD, volume licence or site licence) or activation code (download version) to complete the installation.

Inspiration Presenter

Inspiration® Presenter is a free stand-alone application that enables playback of presentations created in Inspiration 9 on computers that don't have Inspiration 9.  

Please note: Inspiration Presenter is NOT required to view presentations on any computer that has a licensed copy of Inspiration 9 already installed.  

Running Inspiration Presenter 

There is no installation required to run Inspiration Presenter. The application can be copied and run directly on any computer, or run from a removable device such as a flash drive. When you start Inspiration Presenter, a dialog will prompt you to open your presentation. Simply navigate to your presentation file, select it, and click the Open button.

Download Inspiration Presenter – it’s free and convenient!