Inspiration for Mac

Inspiration for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,489
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2010
  • Price:
    Update; $69.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    145.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"The upgrade I have been waiting for"

March 07, 2006  |  By Martin Turner--2008

 |  Version: Inspiration 8.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
In version 8, Inspiration introduces true Mind Mapping for the first time.
I've been using Inspiration for mind mapping since version 4 - but always with a degree of compromise from the true Mind Mapping format as defined by Tony Buzan.
I have suggested a proper implementation to Inspiration a number of times, but, until now, they have been moving steadily away from business implementation to education.
I was actually considering moving away from Inspiration to one of its two competitors. However, what held me back was that i) both were far slower and ii) neither produced true mind-maps, although there were much closer than Inspiration's.
However, all my aspirations are satisfied in this new edition: the mind-mapping is superb, and it is fast.
Added to that, font-smoothing has now been implemented, along with much better page controls.
This is by far the most significant upgrade to this product that I have experienced. And the price is kept mercifully low, especially for quick deciders. An added bonus is that I was able to download a fully functioning 30-day trial while my boxed copy arrives.

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3 stars

"A missed opportunity"

February 05, 2006  |  By markford3_dotmac

 |  Version: Inspiration 8.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It is a pleasure to return to a familiar set up - I last used Inspiration in v6 - but that's simply nostalgia!

I guess that sums up my feelings.

This application could be so much better and as this is a major update I guess the chance has been lost.

I was disappointed that features of MacOSX Tiger that I have grown used to were not included such as:
* Spotlight for searching
* integration with the iLife Apps [particularly iPhoto],
* horizontal scrolling from the trackpad of laptops,
* few keyboard shortcuts, [particularly for such basic activities as RapidFire]
* no option to export to Pages, Keynote or dotMac,

The developers say that they will be producing a Universal version so thats something. I suppose.

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5 stars

"The very best outline program for Mac"

September 15, 2004  |  By Skooks

 |  Version: Inspiration 7.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using Inspiration almost since it began. It has evolved into the very best outline and brainstorm program for the Mac that can be found... I've tried them all. It has all the flexibility that you could ever want in a program to lay out ideas and put them together. I outline lessons with Inspiration day in and day out. I set up templates for different styles and then choose one that suits the situation. You can control every aspect of the outline and make it look just like you want it. It is a very stable program, also... I've never had any problem since it was brought into Mac OS X.

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4 stars

"Love this program"

October 09, 2003  |  By macdmcg

 |  Version: Inspiration 7.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using OmniOutliner and OmniGraffle for some time and then discovered this program that combines the two together. I am impressed and plan to purchase this product after using the trial for about three weeks now. Here are my comments on some issues that irritate finicky Mac users like me.

1. The close window command does not use the Mac standard as command H, but a different one for some reason.
2. The graphics are not up to par in quality with Omnigraffle. It looks too much like a Windows generated program...Yeck!
3. The font selections between the outline and the flow chart do not sync properly. For example, bold fonts end up as regular fonts when changed either in the outline or the flow chart.
4. Unlike OmniGraffle, the alignments are not visually helpful. Boxes use different sizes and are not easily standardized. Also, the flow chart visuals do not align automatically or intuitively as in Omnigraffle.

All in all, however, I do like the way the program transports automatically into Word and makes flowcharting very easy and semi attractive. I guess OmniGraffle's Cocoa based programming looks much more visually powerful for presentations in PowerPoint or Keynote and now expect other programs to follow the same standard.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0
Throughout Inspiration 9, dozens of new features and enhancements help you better comprehend, create, communicate and achieve more. These improvements include: More ways to engage and learn visually New Presentation Manager. Use the content you've developed in Diagram, Map and Outline Views and expand your work into presentations and final projects. Inspiration provides all the tools you need to create organized, polished presentations that convey ideas clearly and demonstrate your understanding and knowledge. Play your presentations directly from Inspiration or from any Macintosh® or Windows® computer using the FREE Inspiration Presenter. Diagram View updates Inspiration 9 provides more visual learning support for reading, writing and thinking. More symbols. Additional symbols in the symbol libraries give better support for curriculum content. Linking Phrases. Label concept map links using Linking Phrases to easily explain relationships. Select a link in a diagram, then choose Link>Linking Phrases and choose the phrase to insert. Lock items in place. Keep elements of your diagram from being moved or deleted. Select one or more items, then choose Lock Item from the Symbol menu. Outline View updates In Outline View there are even more organizing, outlining and writing capabilities. Link text. You can see all of the connections you've made in Diagram View by displaying link text in your outline. Click the Show Link Text button on the Formatting toolbar.
General
Publisher Inspiration Software
Publisher web site http://www.inspiration.com
Release Date February 11, 2010
Date Added February 11, 2010
Version 9.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher
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    File Size 145.91MB
    File Name index.cfm
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,489
    Downloads Last Week 2
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    License Model Update
    Limitations Not available
    Price $69

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