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Posted by Jerry
Aug 13, 2012 at 03:20 PM

 

Inspiration 9 outlining and diagramming software is on sale for a limited time at 50% off new licenses and 30% off upgrades. Inspiration has been mentioned frequently in this forum as a capable single-pane outliner.

Jerry

 


Posted by Peter
Aug 13, 2012 at 03:42 PM

 

Thanks Jerry! Does anyone have any experience with Inspiration 9 they’d care to share? I was struck by its ability to shift between outline view and mapping views - something which I find useful in my own workflow. The interface is just a bit ugly for my taste but I love the rapid fire function. I’m wondering how well it integrates with more establish apps like DevonThink, Scrivener, Word, etc.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Aug 13, 2012 at 04:05 PM

 

Inspiration is an interesting application and has been around a while. I think it suffers some from its main focus on the school market.

In my recent comparison of Windows outliners (it is available for Mac as well), it surprised me by having the highest score—and I’m not really sure yet if it deserves it. Nevertheless, it is a pretty good outliner.

The ability to switch between outline and diagram is nice and interesting, but not always functional. What makes for a good diagram structure sometimes leaves you with a muddled outline.

It does a very nice job exporting outlines to Word.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Cassius
Aug 13, 2012 at 04:50 PM

 

Stephen Zeoli wrote:

>The ability to switch between outline and diagram is nice and
>interesting, but not always functional. What makes for a good diagram structure
>sometimes leaves you with a muddled outline.
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Diagrams can be more complex than an ordinary hierarchical outline.  That is, a diagram can include things (such as feedback loops) that cannot be expressed as ordinary outline items.

I’ve used Inspiration (for Windows) for years.  The interface is a bit “clunky” but it’s easy enough to learn.  Personally, I never use diagrams for myself, but when I had to create a fairly complex flow chart for a class I taught, I had no trouble using Inspiration to create it.

I’m surprised that the 50% discount price is so high.  Inspiration must have raised its prices.

For comments in Inspiration use the search feature on this site. 

The “sale” can be found at http://store.inspiration.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=38 ,

-cassius

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Aug 13, 2012 at 04:56 PM

 

Cassius,

The price listed on the page is the full retail. It takes 50% off at check out.

SZ

 


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