Inspire 3.12: Ataraxia The Export Style

Good day, fellas! How your week starts off great!

Today I’m introducing my personal all-time favorite style – Ataraxia. If you haven’t already, update Inspire Writer to the latest version directly from within the app or download the 10-day free trial version from here: https://www.inspire-writer.com/inspire-app/inspire_windows_setup.exe.

Ataraxia is the latest export style we have in Inspire Writer, a distraction-free markdown writing editor. It’s simple, refreshing blue-and-white base color gives you a sense of calm and soothe, just like waves surging above the sea, decorating the big light blue with a handful of white.

Before we add a new feature we add to Inspire Writer, we would ask ourselves: will it help our users write better? Will it contribute to the distraction-free writing environment that we’re building? Will it make writing more elegant?

Ataraxia ticks all the boxes.

Find me hard to believe? Behold and see for yourself:

This is what you’ll see when you export your Inspire Writer sheet to the Ataraxia PNG style. It’s clean and soothing, and you would only find yourself hard to get distracted if you are determined to produce such beauty.

The Ataraxia image file works well everywhere too – social media platform, your personal blogs, forums, you name it.

You can also change the font of your work to make yourself an eye candy:

If you want to export your sheet to Ataraxia style, simply hit the Export button on the left, and select Ataraxia, and there you go, all set and done!

We’ve also updated the rendering support for exporting images to PNG files. Download the free trial version of Inspire Writer and have a try at the clean, refreshing Ataraxia style now!

Inspire Writer 3.11: Word Count Session – Track Your Word Count and Progress

Howdy, fellas!

The world hasn’t been a very nice place in the first two months of 2020. Hopefully, everything gets better from the beginning of March!

Annnnnyway, back to the business here. We’d like to introduce you to the latest newly added feature in Inspire Writer – the session word count. If you haven’t updated already, download the latest version of Inspire Writer from here or update it directly from within the app.

Session Word Count

Just as how its name goes, session word count tells you how many words you’ve added or deleted in a period of time.

The period of time is decided by when you edit your work with Inspire Writer. If you want to see how your word count changes starting from right this second, just hit the Reset Session.

How to use Session Word Count

To invoke Session Word Count in Inspire Writer, just fit the F8 button.

Or click View > Session Word Count: 

There it is! Go nuts! 😉

Use Session Word Count Together With Goal

To better track your working progress, you can use Session Word Count together with Goal (see more  detail information about Goal here).

Set a word count as your Goal, and then see what changes you’ve made in Session Word Count.

Other updates

We’ve also improved the cloud syncing feature and fixed some minor bugs. Please feel free to let us know if you see any problems when syncing or using Inspire Writer.

That’s it for today! Let us know how you think about the session word count, and how it becomes another driver to your distraction-free writing in Inspire.

Inspire 3.10: New FWW Novel Submission Style

Howdy, all! Happy Valentine’s eve! 😉

It’s been quite some time since we talked, how’s it hanging?

If you’re already falling behind with your writing plan, don’t fret, it’s not the end of the world. And we’re here to help you pick up the pace.

A big thumb-up to those who are well on schedule, or even ahead of the schedule. You’re admirable rare species you know. Still, we have something that can make you feel even better about yourself.

Doubt if that’s even possible? Well, how would you say to a novel submission style that won’t require you to adjust the format setting yourself? Surely it’ll cut down your time with all the formatting.

Don’t just take our word for it, let’s check it out in Inspire Writer 3.10 (Download it from here or update it directly from within the app) together.

We added FWW Novel Submission style when export to DOCX files

In Inspire Writer 3.10, when you export your sheet to a DOCX file, you can choose the FWW Novel Submission style.

FWW novel submission style inspire writer

It’s a typical standard for novels:

  • double spaced
  • 12 point Times New Roman
  • 0.5 inch first line indents
  • no padding between paragraphs

This is an example of what you will see:

FWW novel submission style when export

With this new export style, you no longer need to manually change your novel format while keeping all the above-mentioned indexes in mind. All you need to do now is a single click on your mouse and that’s it.

Fire up, novelists! Write your heart out and make the most of the novel submission style.

We also improved all the other styles when export to DOCX files

Apart from the additional FWW Novel Submission style, we have also improved the other style in DOCX – Default, Modern, Formal, Elegant and Traditional, all updated and with better looks.

See for yourself what will the new looks of these exports do to drive your efficiency by downloading Inspire Writer version 3.10 from here: https://www.inspire-writer.com/download.

Feel free to let us know how you feel about it, or what you think we can do more to help with your distraction-free writing – we’re always ready to help.

Stay tuned, we’ll be back before you know it!

Inspire 3.8 & 3.9: The Search function in External Folders and More

Howdy, fellas! It’s been looooong. We know, it’s on us: we got side-tracked lately, and haven’t had enough time for Inspire updates.

Annnnnnnyway, we’re back! And coming back with us, are the latest updates, versions 3.8 and 3.9, we have for Inspire. Download the latest version of Inspire from here if you haven’t already. Read on and find out more info about the updates.

Added the support for the search function in the External Folders

In Inspire 3.9, we’ve added and updated the search function to the External Folders, so now your search scope expands to both your local sheets and your external folders.

Just a recap: the External Folders allows you to sync your files, so you can edit your work on both Windows and macOS, without having to install an Inspire for Mac, or a Ulysses for Windows, for instance. In other words, it’s what makes file syncing between two different operating systems possible. See more of how you can do it here.

Updated the preview for the PNG export

We’ve also updated the preview when you preview your sheet exported to the PNG form. We’ve also fixed a minor bug when exporting your sheet to PNG file as well.

So that’s about it! They aren’t major updates, but each of them counts when it comes to making Inspire better.

What more do you want to see in Inspire? Feel free to tell us what you think, and we’ll see what we can do from there. 🙂

Inspire 3.7: Export Sheets to Images

Howdy, dear friends! Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

We’re excited to let you know that we have updated Inspire Writer to version 3.7. Feel free to download the latest version from here: https://www.inspire-writer.com/inspire-app/inspire_windows_setup.exe or just update your Inspire directly from within the app.

In this version, we’ve:

  • made it possible for you to export your Inspire sheets to images in PNG format;
  • optimized the lists; and
  • fixed a minor bug with the cloud syncing.

Read on to find more details.

Export sheets to PNG images

In this version, you can easily export your Inspire sheet to a PNG image. To do so:

1) Click the export button on the left side of the editor window, or use the combination keys Ctrl + 6, to invoke the export window.

2) You can choose to preview your sheet first, or just directly save it as a PNG image.

3) All done. Easy as a cake, isn’t it?

Optimization & bug fixed

Apart from the above new feature, we also optimized the lists performance, and we fixed a minor bug with the cloud sync. Trivial, but worth mentioning, since they’re our efforts in making Inspire better.

So, are you tempted to have a spin of the latest version of Inspire? Download it from here, or just update to the latest version from within the app, whichever way suits you the best.

As always, please feel free to let us know what you like or dislike about Inspire, so we can make it better serve your writing needs. Look forward to your comments. 🙂

Inspire 3.5: Export Table in PDF Files

How are things, dear deaf friends!

In the latest update (download and update Inspire from here), we made exporting tables created in Inspire to the PDF format possible. Read on and you’ll see.

In Inspire 3.4, we added the support for added the table feature in Inspire, and made exporting tables to different formats possible. And in Inspire 3.5, we updated the export format, i.e. now you can export your Inspire sheet containing tables to a PDF file with absolutely no problem.

Here is how you can do add a table and export it to a PDF file:

1) click Markup > Table, or use the shortcut keys Shift + Ctrl + T.

Press Shift + Ctrl + T to add a table, or click Markup > Table.
Press Shift + Ctrl + T to add a table, or click Markup > Table.

2) Change the table properties on the top right corner, and add your table content in the columns as you need.

Change the table properties in Inspire the markdown writing app
Change table properties

3) There you go, your table has been successfully created!

<id> Name Age
1 Mike 26
2 Tom 18
3 Jerry 19

4) Click the export button () on the right side of the editor, then choose PDF from the drop-down menu, and choose whether you want to preview or export your sheet to PDF:

How your table looks like when exported to PDF
How your table looks like when exported to PDF

How do you feel like it? Do you think adding and exporting a table will help you better organize your writing? In what situations will you choose to add a table to your work?

Feel free to let us know what you think in the comment section, and we’ll reply the minute we see it. Love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

Inspire 3.4: Tables & Export to GitHub

Howdy!

It’s been long since our last update release, miss us yet? We sure do miss you. 🙂

There are a few shining points in Inspire 3.4. How about updating Inspire to the latest version directly from within the app, or downloading the latest version from this link here, and us checking out the latest features one by one? C’mon, let’s go.

New feature 1: Markdown Tables

We understand that creating and exporting tables could be a common writing task for some, and markdown tables weren’t supported by Inspire. But that’s the history now.

From today on, you’d be able to create and export tables created in Inspire fast and easily! Read on and see how you can do it.

How to add a table in Inspire

To create a table in Inspire, just click Markup > Table, or use the shortcut keys Shift + Ctrl + T.

Add a table to Inspire the markdown editor
Press Shift + Ctrl + T to add a table, or click Markup > Table.

Change the table properties on the top right corner, and add your table content in the columns as you need.

Decide your table propensities in Inspire
Set your table properties.

There you go, your table has been successfully created!

First Header Second Header
Content Cell Content Cell

The table will look different if you choose to export it to different formats. For instance, this is how it looks like when exported to Medium:

How your table will look like in Medium
How your table will look like in Medium

Speaking of, we should also note that adding tables to Medium is only made possible by Inspire, which is something we take pride in.

New feature 2: export to GitHub format

We don’t need to spend more time on how big the user base GitHub has nowadays. This is why we add the GitHub export format possible in Inspire.

To export your work to GitHub format for your later use, just do what you usually do when you want to export your work: click the Export button ( ) on the left side of the editor, then choose HTML, and GitHub Markdown.

How to export your work from Inspire to GitHub Markdown format
Export your work to GitHub Markdown format

Simple as a cake!

So what do you think? Do you like what you see in the lasted version of Inspire? What more features that you think would drive your writing efficiency? Please feel free to let us know. We’re always here.

Inspire 3.3: Launched The Czech Language Interface on App and Its Site

TL;DR: Update to Inspire 3.3.0 to see the brand-new updated Czech version of the Inspire interface. Please also seethe Czech version of the website for Inspire.

The full story:

John made our day.

He’s insanely generous with his time in helping us with the localization of Inspire when he finds that “Inspire is very helpful for writers”. To all of which, we’re so grateful.

It is with his help that we’re able to roll out Inspire 3.3.0 today: it comes with the Czech interface, with the Introduction Group included, and we also launched the Czech website: https://www.inspire-writer.com/cs-cz.

To view Inspire in Czech, please go to View > Language > Čeština.

We couldn’t have gone this far on the road to localization without warm-hearted users like John, nor could we thank them enough for all the little and big ways that they’ve pitched in. But please think of this post as a start.

Once again, thank you!

Inspire 3.2: Better Manage Your Sheets as Favorites

Hello! How time flies, last time we talked feels like yesterday. 😉

We have tags and notes already for your attention, now we take one more step forward by adding the Favorites folder to Inspire 3.2.

By adding your sheets as “favorites“, you’re staring some of the most important ones to a single folder, so you can have a much faster access to them all.

The Inspire Library holds everything you ever write, but there are times when you need to shift your focus to some of the work for the time being, so having easier access to them would be quite a time-saver and distraction-eliminator.

Here is how you can add your sheet to favorites, simply with just two clicks:

Select the sheet you want to prioritize your attention to, right-click it and click Add to Favorites.

You’ll then see a Favorites folder listed in Library.

That’s it. Easy as that.

Update your Inspire to the latest version directly from within the app, or download the latest version of Inspire from here to have a try. And please feel free to let us know what you think, or what more you’d like to see on Inspire.

See you soon. 🙂

Inspire 3.1: Set, Track and Achieve Your Goals

We just can’t stress enough the importance of setting goals: they build a bridge to get you from where you’re right now to where you want to be.Moreover, they reduce as many distractions as possible from outside, holding us accountable. These are also true when it comes to writing.

On Inspire 3.1 (download the latest version of Inspire here), we added the goal setting feature that helps you keep track of your writing progress by the following metrics:

  • characters
  • character (no spaces)
  • words

Let’s take a closer look at how to set a goal for your writing sheet:

1) Click the paperclip button top left in the sheet to open attachments, then click Goal.

You can also click View and Goal to invoke the goal setting, or faster with the shortcut key, F5.

2) Now you can specify the detail of your goal. Do you want a minimum, maximum, or just a vague guidance? Do you want it to be based on characters or words? Whatever it is, fill in the fields respectively to get things started.

How do you find this new feature? Have a try at it by updating to the latest version of Inspire, or download the latest version from here.

As always, we’re all ears to what you think we can do more, so feel free to fire up. We’re listening. 🙂