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Published by Diagramming Apps, LLC

Inspiration Maps for iOS and Macs is an intuitive visual thinking and learning app for your iPad, iPhone and Mac. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organisers and outlines with ease! Getting organised has never been this simple.  

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

Inspiration Maps in 30 seconds:




BUILD DIAGRAMS & OTHER GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS WITH EASE 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 english (language arts), history, science or thinking & planning!  

BRAINSTORM IDEAS 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!  

GET ORGANIZED 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.

Inspiration Maps Example

STRENGTHEN UNDERSTANDING & BUILD RETENTION 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.  

  WRITE, TAKE NOTES & PLAN 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.  

  PERSONALIZE & BEAUTIFY Your diagrams and outlines are entirely customizable - change background colors, line colors, link styles, fonts, and 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, 10, or 11*.
  • 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 UK English, French & Spanish.
Inspiration Maps Outline View

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

Download the paper: Why Inspiration Maps is transforming how students visually map their ideas.


Download the case study: use of Inspiration Maps in two primary schools.

Diagramming Apps, LLC makes intuitive and powerful visual thinking and learning apps for the iPad, iPhone and Mac that help students of all ages improve writing, understanding and retention. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease! Capture ideas as quickly as they come to you and make sense of them with the tap and swipe of your finger. Getting organized has never been so simple.