Inspiration got an update

31 08 2018

The app Inspiration is for both, creating mind maps and concept maps.

What’s the difference?

Mind Maps are captured visualizations of fairly independent objects gearing for extensions and loosing much of their relevance for people who weren’t involved in the creation process. The tree limb is just connected to the bole.

Concept Maps visualize knowledge of whole systems with interacting elements and logic operations. In contrast to a tree limb objects are connected with basically all other objects like the orbs in the solar system where the gravity and the magnetic and electric fields define the interactions.

Features of Inspiration for iOS

(Inspiration Software Inc., USA)

• Brainstorm new ideas and capture insights
• Analyse information
• Understand cause and effect
• Organize projects
• Organize thoughts and topics for writing
• Take notes

The pros …

• Simple usage because of a perfect UI on an iPad as well as a Plus model of an iPhone
• Diagrams are easy to build and saved instantly
• Diagrams transform to outlines by just a single tap
• Personalization with images, colour, shape, arrow style, and backgrounds
• Using images from the web or the camera roll
• Notes can be attached to any item
• Hyperlinks can be added as floating shapes
• Templates are available after installation

The image shows a concept map I created with Inspiration on my iPhone 6s Plus.

If you’re interested in mind/concept maps read more here

Mind Maps and Concept Maps

The post contains links to step deeply into the topic.


This app is just one example for a subtle difference between Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Lots of really great apps aren’t available for Android and if they are there iOS versions are often more powerful.

Thanks for reading.

OK Google+

16 07 2017

I use your mobile app for iOS since years on my iPhone and wrote many Feedbacks and Reviews but you didn’t give me what I need as a moderator in a big, a very big community.

So I’m back again with an updated view on the issues hampering to do a great job. We mods do the work in our leisure time. We are not on your payroll although we are working hard for your image.

You don’t want us to mutate into John Doe or A.N. Onymus for our beloved ones, don’t you?

So my request is to support us by adding reasonable features which let us extend our leisure time.

Your members add value, your moderators do it also so now it’s your turn to massively improve your app. I’m waiting for some of my mentioned flaws since years.

To be fair, you gave us some useful features in the 2017 updates but it’s still annoying to not have all features in the app which are available in a browser.

Feel free to download my concept map as a PDF from my BOX account

I’m a mod and I feel sad

Thanks for 💧ping by.

Visualized Technology

27 01 2016

You already saw some octopus-like images here? They are called Mind Maps.Mind mapping is a widely used powerful technique to visualize information particularly suited to visualize technological topics.
If you look on a mind map you see that one central topic is connected to subtopics with an underlying hierarchical structure. Scientific studies validate that mind mapping improves learning, understanding, planning, and with it the development of personality and knowledge.

Roots of Visual Mapping

This impressive overview from Porphyry of Tyre in 3rd century C.E. to the legendary BBC TV series by Tony Buzan in 1974 shows us:

The devices changed from a pen to a computer but the basic idea to connect topics like cells in our brain are connected by nerves remained the same.

With the introduction of Apple’s iPad in 2010 Steve Jobs gave us a device which solely can be controlled with our hands. So using a mind mapping tool on the iPad is like a rebirth of the old handcrafted mind maps.

Mind mapping on an iPad supports this kind of learning processes in a specific way.
It’s because a touchscreen is much nearer to human activities than any other device or textbook could be.

What we do is mostly what we do with our hands. It’s our first approach to new things. Creating artworks, modeling new devices or writing down all the ideas leading to the E=m c c equation on a sheet of paper while walking through the room and reflecting our thoughts is almost always done by hand.
Feel free to download the map shown in my image.

Apple Pages/Microsoft Word


Further examples …

Cupertino’s Spaceship

Apple Watch

Apple SWOT Analysis

iPhone Sensors

iOS Compatibility

About Innovation

The Kernel


More than 100 maps on Biggerplate’s Apple group

Apple Group on Biggerplate, UK

Thanks for taking your time.