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: 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


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:

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. 🙂

Inspire 3.0: Sync Your Files on Both Windows and macOS

Howdy, dear friends. It’s been long. 🙂

Truth to be told, we’ve been working on this major update of Inspire, 3.0, and it’s taken quite some time before we’re ready to present you.

And on that note, let’s jump in and get started!

1) Edit .md files imported from external folders.

In Inspire 3.0, you can import .md files from external Windows folders for later editing. In other words, you can save your .md files with cloud services, such as Dropbox, and sync-edit them on Inspire.

That is to say, the restriction between different platforms, such as Windows and macOS, no longer exist. You can edit your .md files on both Windows and macOS, whether you have Inspire installed on the device or not. All you need is a reliable cloud service provider, and that’s it for syncing your files in different places. Exhilarating!

2) We also fixed the compatibility problem with the SSL versions when connecting to WordPress.

Syncing among multiple platform has long been the ideal feature for many users, and we truly believe that it’d be of great help to people writing in different environment. Thank you for your patience with us so far.

Excited as we are, we’re taking our next step to provide your with a better Inspire. See you soon. 🙂

Inspire 2.25

Howdy, friends! Here’s our update of the week: Inspire 2.25. Download it here or just open Inspire on your computer to get it updated automatically!

Here is what’s new on Inspire 2.25:

1) Now you can import the MD (Markdown) document into Inspire for further editing. To import a .md file, click File > Import… and then choose your file to import.

You’ll find not only the content is imported, footnotes, images, links etc. are also imported as well. In other words, it’s our one step closer to use Inspire on multiple platforms. Excited? We sure are. 🙂

2) We also updated the Italian version of the intro in the app:

This won’t be possible without the help from Peter, one of our users who keeps providing us with great suggestions. There are no enough thank yous that can show our appreciation of your help. Thanks man!

If you also want to see features or improvements you like on Inspire, just holler! 🙂 We’re always here listening.

Inspire 2.24

Howdy! Happy Earth Day!

We just launched the latest version of Inspire, version 2.24. Update Inspire to the latest version directly from within the app, or download it from here if you haven’t had it already.

Here are what’s new about the new version:

1) You can now add a note for a sheet by pressing the F4 key, or click the paperclip icon on the left side of the editor.

You’ll see the note indicator on the sheet list and the note on your editor:

You can change the color of the note to make it pop or drag it to where works for you the best.

2) We also updated the Japanese version of the introduction in the app.

Update to the latest version of Inspire and have a go at the above two new features: You’ll love them. 🙂

What more do you want to see on Inspire? Feel free to give us a shout out and let us hear you. We love nothing more than constructive suggestions that make Inspire better.