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.

Inspire 2.23

Howdy, buds!

As promised, we’re releasing the third updated version of Inspire within the week. The latest version available now is Inspire 2.23. Update Inspire directly from within the app or download it here if you haven’t already.

Let’s take a look at what’s new in the latest version. Spoiler alert, the list is long.

1) We added 5 styles that you can choose to export your work to with the DOCX format. Not only that, we also improved the export and preview support when export to DOCX.

We said that this feature was not yet perfect, but this change is a big step ahead.

By exporting to the Formal style of the DOCX format, you will see this:

Have fun trying the rest of the 4 styles and choose the one that looks the best for your work.

2) Apart from exporting to DOCX files, you now can import a DOCX document into Inspire for further editing. Just go to File > Import… and select your target file. Simple as that.

3) As promised, on Inspire 2.23, we updated the German version of the introduction.

We owe it big to Peter, one of our warmed-hearted users who has devoted his time and effort into Inspire. Thanks mate!

What more do you want to see is us? Feel free to let us know, and we’d be in touch real soon.

Inspire 2.22

Hey y’all!

Didn’t expect to see us just a day after the previous release, huh? Just kidding, you might have already gotten used to our frequency in launching updated versions of Inspire. Well, we sure hope you do! 🙂

We just released Inspire 2.22, adding the German language interface. Update it directly from the app or download it from here if you haven’t already.

We couldn’t say thank you enough to Peter Nathschläger who has helped us with the localization and translation with amazingly awesome efficiency and quality.

Peter is actually more committed than localizing the interface for Inspire: He also offered to translate the introduction sheets on the app. And with his devotion and efficiency, you can expect to see the German version of the welcoming message real soon.

See you soon! 🙂

Inspire 2.21

Hey old friends, so happy to see you again! Wish you a lovely week ahead!

We’ve worked hard on the latest version of Inspire, 2.21. To be honest, it took us more time than planned, but we managed to nail it, well, almost. ??

We understand that it’s not yet the perfect version, but we’re working to make it better and better.

Update Inspire directly within the app or download it from here if you haven’t already.

Here’s what’s new about Inspire 2.21:

1) We updated the DOCX export support. So now when you export to DOCX document and view the file with Microsoft Word, you will see the style you have on Inspire matching with the outline on Word. And you can choose how your work will look on Word by selecting its styles.

For example, this is what you’ll see when selecting the Traditional style:

And this is what you’ll see with the Formal style:

Update Inspire to the latest version and find the style that works for you the best!

2) We also updated the export support to DOCX and PDF document. Your work now comes with nicer looking fonts and better encoding.

Big, warm thanks to our users for suggesting us to do better on these two fronts. And if you have anything to say to us, or you think there are more that you’d like to see on Inspire, feel free to give us a shout out, and we’ll see what we can do from there. 🙂

Inspire 2.20

It’s been long, old friends!

We just released the latest version of Inspire, 2.20, feel free to download it here  and see the new features we have added to Inspire!

1) Tag is the first new feature that we’d like you to have a try. By clicking the paperclip button on the left side of the editor, or pressing Ctrl+4, you can add whatever tags to your sheets to mark their status, making them stand out from the crowd.

This is how your sheet looks like when you add the tags:

If your WordPress website share the same tag, like you have a “marketing” tag here on Inspire and one on your website, the tag on Inspire will be automatically applied to your WordPress post as well.

2) Thanks to one of our users’ generous help, we add one more language interface to Inspire, the Brazilian Portuguese:

3) We also updated the introduction on Inspire.

Inspire is built to grow and adapt, and we’ve been updating it almost every week over the past few months. So the old intro falls short a bit. So we got it updated to serve you better.

Go ahead and update to the latest version of Inspire and take a look at what we mean in this post.

Or, if you haven’t installed Inspire yet, click here to download and enjoy the 10-day free trial.

Inspire 2.19 – More Changes After The Logo Change

One more step ahead to the refresh of our look: We redesigned the icons on Inspire in the latest version of Inspire, 2.19.

Here is a screenshot for you to have a glimpse of the new icons:

In a nutshell, we changed all the icons on Inspire, and you’re more than welcome to check each and every of them out and let us know your thoughts.

In addition, we also optimize Inspire for higher resolution display, so it looks more fabulous on screens with high resolutions such as Surface devices.

Open your Inspire and update to the latest version and you’ll see the changes for yourself. Or you can download Inspire from here and enjoy the ten-day free trial where you have access to all features in the paid version.

Moving forward, we’ll roll out more features that you’ll find helpful for your distraction-free writing. And always feel free to let us know how you think we can make Inspire better to serve your needs. We’re all ears.

Say hello to the new logo

TL;DR: We changed the logo for Inspire.

We launched our new app logo a couple of days ago, as we start to refresh our look in general.

You’ll see the new look anywhere we’re out in public, like our website, Facebook, and of course, our app, Inspire, as well.

We believe the new look better matches what we’ve become today: a simple, clean distraction-free writing environment where you focus on nothing but your writing itself. It’s also a symbol of our dynamic future.

We’ll not bore you with the design thinking and the meaning of every angle and curve of the new logo, you’re smart, busy people. We just want to let you know about the change, so you won’t be too surprised when the icon on your laptop/desktop/tablet look different. It’s still us. We’re still Inspire.

We hope you like this new look and feel for Inspire! Update your Inspire to the latest version and tell us how you feel about it.