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Inspiration is a well-established and popular concept mapping software product, aimed largely at the education market. See also Kidspiration and Webspiration Classroom.

Price: US$69



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2 Responses to “Inspiration”

  1. Cindy K. says:

    How come I don’t see more people using Inspiration for their mind maps and other visual organizations? We have a copy of it that I have wanted to teach to my boys to use for school, but wondered why, in the mind-mapping world, it seem little-used? Is it more difficult to use than the more popular products out there? Or is it more expensive?

    • Vic says:

      Two things contribute to this, in my view:
      – there are so many capable software mappers now available free (see
      – Inspiration’s appearance looks a little old fashioned.

      Inspiration does have strong support in US schools, I believe. And something in its favour is that it isn’t limited to the tree-branches hierarchical form of mind maps, but can construct concept maps as well.