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Inspiration 10 for Windows

Be Creative. Be Productive. Be Knowledgeable.

For Windows 10 & 11

Simple to use, but powerful in the impact it has on users, Inspiration 10 is the ideal visual thinking tool for creating mind maps, concept maps, graphic organizers, outlines and presentations with ease! 

Our visual mapping tool makes it easy to quickly capture your ideas and visually organize them to communicate concepts and strengthen understanding.

Transfer your visual diagram to a written outline in just one-click, perfect for structuring writing plans for papers and reports.

Plus, effortlessly transfer your diagrams and outlines to Word, PowerPoint, PDF, HTML or as a graphics file. Or use the Copy to Clipboard feature to export to Google Docs, OneNote and other apps.

Inspiration 10 encourages strong critical thinking skills, supports the writing process, and helps you build conceptual understanding to map out your knowledge.


Inspiration 10 in 2 minutes:


Single User, Volume and Site Licences Available.

Popular features include: the RapidFire® tool for brainstorming ideas quickly; adding notes to symbols; recording audio notes; text-to-speech; spell checker; thesaurus; hyperlinking; embedding videos and importing .rtf and .txt files. 

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Export to Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF, HTML or as a graphic file.

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5 ways you can use Inspiration 10


Create mind maps, concept maps, webs, idea maps, graphic organizers, flow charts and other diagrams for thinking, organizing and writing. Use these proven visual thinking and learning techniques to brainstorm ideas, explore and explain relationships, and integrate new knowledge with what you already know. Inspiration encourages deeper critical thinking, improving creativity, comprehension and retention. 

Inspiration 10 diagram on Henry VIII
Inspiration 10 mind map for packing school bag
Business plan mind map
  • Brainstorm by capturing ideas quickly with the RapidFire® tool. 
  • Represent information and trigger memory with symbols and images. Choose from Inspiration’s 3000+ images, or import your own.
  • Show relationships between ideas with linking phrases – choose from a list of common phrases or write your own. 
  • Jumpstart the writing process by adding notes to symbols.
  • Add multiple references and hyperlinks to symbols using the Citation tool. These will then be alphabetically organised into the Bibliography section at the end of your outline.
  • Organize ideas effortlessly using the Arrange tool to create various tree charts and webs.
  • Use colour to highlight key concepts and group information.
  • Access 150 templates: thinking skills, education and workplace related.


Outline View in Inspiration 10

Effectively organize and structure your ideas for projects using Inspiration’s Outline View. Keep track of research information, create essay outlines and develop a logical flow for written and oral communication.

Outlining allows you to quickly develop hierarchical ideas and add detail, ensuring you write with purpose. Outline View synchronizes with your visual view, so you can move seamlessly between visual and written expressions of your thinking to expand and refine ideas and produce quality work.

  • Transform diagrams and mind maps to outlines with one click. 
  • Continue the writing process by adding topics, subtopics and notes text. Diagram View and Map View update automatically. 
  • Organize ideas and information with power outlining tools.
  • Keep visual connections intact with the option to see associated symbols and linking phrases from Diagram View in Outline View. 
  • Meet word and page count requirements with the Word Count tool.


Improve communication and share what you’ve learned with Inspiration’s Presentation Manager. Use the content you’ve developed in Diagram, Map and Outline Views and expand your work into more compelling presentations and final projects. Inspiration provides all the tools to create organized, polished, formal presentations that clearly convey your knowledge. Simply present in Inspiration 10, or export to PowerPoint or PDF.

Inspiration 10's Presentation Manager view


  • Transfer your work to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to streamline and support project completion. 
  • Use the Copy to Clipboard feature to export your diagrams and outlines to Google Docs, OneNote and other apps.
  • Style headings will apply to Inspiration 10 outlines when they are transferred to Microsoft Word or copied to clipboard.
  • Save documents as PDFs.
  • Print your diagrams, maps, outlines and presentation.  
  • Use the Site Skeleton® export to transform diagrams into HTML web sites. 
  • Export diagrams and mind maps as .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp or .wmf files to insert in other documents.


Import & export documents between Inspiration 10 and Inspiration Maps.

Inspiration Maps is a visual thinking and learning app for iPads and iPhones. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease! Getting organized has never been this simple. 

Learn more about Inspiration Maps


Helping users overcome barriers to study and work

Inspiration is DSA approved and regularly recommended for Access to Work

Inspiration 10 is designed to be used by everyone, but is particularly beneficial for users who:

  • Have difficulty with short term memory, retaining and processing information.  
  • Get distracted when there is too much text to deal with. 
  • Find it challenging to express ideas in writing.
  • Struggle with the structure and layout of essays. 
  • Often have to take extended recovery breaks from working to alleviate symptoms (e.g. mental health difficulties). 
  • Have difficulties organizing ideas and remaining focused long enough to get ideas written down (e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder or mental health difficulties).
  • Find it hard to develop and deliver presentations.

Needs Recommendation Guide: this guide outlines how Inspiration addresses different user needs.


VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template): Inspiration Accessibility Conformance Report to accessibility standards set by Section 508 in the US.

View Case Studies: read our case studies on how users are utilising Inspiration on and off campus and in the workplace.

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