The Magpie acts just like any good magpie should; it collects the things that inspire you, storing them as future reference for your design decisions. We often need to express the things we like, by storing these memories we have a great wealth of visual language with which to explain our design needs to others.

Where do ideas come from?

“I was very lucky to have been taught by a wonderful scupltor called Eduardo Paolozzi and he said to me ‘Collect as many ideas into your brain as you possibly can, go round museums, go round markets, go round shops. Pick up all these ideas and store them away, becuase you'll be able to use them later in your life'.” Sir Terence Conran.

You can collect photos, videos, audio clips or make notes.
Simply collect your findings in the app or output them by emailing beautifully organised PDFs that share your personal mood boards with others.

Look through and organise your collections. Select the one you wish to view, you now have the option to add new items, edit (remove and reorder the items) or output – allowing you to email a PDF of the mood board

What's New

Version 1.3

- fixed retina ipad issue

Ratings and Reviews

Copy and paste?


Is there a copy and paste function to this app? It would be much more useful for me if I could add photos already stored on my camera roll or from other sources.


Oil Productions Limited
1.7 MB
Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Conran 2011


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