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Conquer the Glaze Dragon With INSIGHT Glaze Chemistry Software
The PDF Manual.
Modified: November 19, 2016
Right-click here to download it.

Desktop Insight is now free!

Download it from the Files panel in your account (it costs $15 for 6 months access). Current downloads only include the program file, starter recipe, materials, overrides data is built in. It functions as level 2, without need of a key. No features have been removed. It will never expire.

Do you really need Desktop Insight now that Insight-live is here?

No. Insight-live has a much broader scope and is far superior, it is the future (it still does the chemistry but is much more about data and access-from-anywhere). We still support desktop Insight for users who need to convert data for import to insight-live or who must work off-line.

Learning Desktop INSIGHT

Click the manual above. Or visit the Help Web App (phone and tablet friendly complete help system for all our products). Our Video Tutorials has a section on desktop Insight. There are videos on how to formulate, fix and adjust glazes at the same time.

Desktop Insight is About Glaze Chemistry

Insight FAQ, Why choose Insight over other desktop products?

There is a direct relationship between the way ceramic glazes fire and their chemistry. Insight is a calculation tool anyone can use to learn and harness the power of glaze chemistry.

Without glaze chemistry you'll never really have control and you could be a slave to your suppliers or the trafficing in recipes that never work.

A desktop application for Windows, Linux, Macintosh that you download and install.

Insight was first released in 1979 and has been used world wide since. It is an excellent teaching tool for demonstrating the principles of formula/analysis/unity, limit formulas, LOI, and material-oxide relationships.

Overwhelmed by glaze chemistry? Try starting here.

What People Have Said

"Having a good time with a glaze program for the first time in my life. Thanks for being there. There are still things I don't comprehend about the whole thing, but I'm gaining ground."


"Thank you for all the work ... good info that you have put into Insight. It is well worth the money. I like your philosophy, you come highly recommended."

"I have recently taken up hobby pottery after a career as a lecturer and software engineer. I was looking for a disciplined way of dealing with glazes and was disappointed by the lack of explanation in glaze recipe books. I stumbled over your site which does hold out the promise of being able to develop a principled understanding of what is going on."

"I ran the first of the video lessons on Insight, and I'm very impressed. It continues to be my favorite calculation program, and it keeps getting better. I especially like the SiB:Al ratio idea. It helps explain a lot of stuff."

"I've used Insight for years. It's been a indispensible tool for what I do. Thanks very much."

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