Welcome to Inspiration Maps™, the most intuitive and powerful visual learning app on the iPad. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease! Getting organized has never been this simple.

What’s the difference between ‘INSPIRATION MAPS’ and ‘INSPIRATION MAPS VPP’?

‘Inspiration Maps’ allows you to create up to five documents to test the functionality of the app for free before using in-app purchase to upgrade to full, unlimited function. ‘Inspiration Maps VPP’ gives you all the features available in the Inspiration Maps upgrade without having to use in-app purchase to access them. ‘Inspiration Maps VPP’ exists to simplify the process for educators purchasing through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Education.

With Inspiration Maps, you can...

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 language arts, history, science or thinking & planning!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Your diagrams and outlines are entirely customizable - change background colors, line colors, link styles, fonts, add 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 for PC/Mac*
- 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 French, Spanish & UK English

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

To receive the discount available to buyers purchasing 20 apps or more through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education, purchase ‘Inspiration Maps VPP’ (NOT ‘Inspiration Maps’).


“Easy and fun to use. Highly recommended for students and teachers.” - Toni Krasnic, edShelf

** 2013 CODiE Finalist ** **2012 Tech&Learning Award of Excellence Winner**

What’s New

Version 3.1

-Templates in English, Spanish, French and UK English are now available inside the app.
-Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

EarthSea-Keeper ,

Blended Visual Learning with InspMaps Ver#3.0

Beta testing Inspiration Software mind mapping products since 1992 due to its highly-effective interoperability between Mac & PC microcomputers:

This iPad2 iOS 12.1 App (Build 558) almost meets my high expectations for integrity, reliability & usability. It interfaces well with desktop products plus WebspirationPRO cloud computing.

New personal templates empower higher education teaching & learning by enhancing blended visual learning anticipatory thinking skills.

During my ongoing Adult Lifelong Learning (ALL-Win4CQuest) experiences, prior versions of this versatile mind-mapping toolkit have been in my Eco-Futurist (UI) software portfolio.

Narsim3011 ,

Awesome Brainstorming Tool

I have been a longtime user of iMind Map on the Mac in particular their last two versions which brought in bubbles based fast brainstorming. I recently purchased Inspiration Maps VPP and then the Mac app. I am blown away. In particular, the iOS App can actually do everything that iMindMap for Mac can do and faster. It has become my first port of call whenever I need to come up with ideas. A brilliantly designed app with fantastic flexibility. The only area where it can improve is in printing - large enough for reading and review. Awesome folks, keep it up!!!

@gilly1965 ,

Just what I needed

I have been using inspiration for 24 years. As you might guess it's my favorite tool for concept mapping and for mind mapping. I've been waiting for an iPhone version and I'm very happy with your new offering. I need about 15 minutes to figure out the software on the phone.

The more I use the app the better I like it.


Inspiration Software
283.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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