The Brainstormer is kindling for creative minds. A tactile tool to randomly combine a plot, a subject and a setting or style, the Brainstormer provides a moment of inspiration for writers, painters, or any creative mind. Combat creative block, spark new ideas and summon up quick subjects for doodling, sketching or journaling.

NEW! Find Inspiration anywhere. The Brainstormer now supports the Apple Watch!

The Brainstormer has three spinning wheels featuring plot/conflict, theme/setting and subject/location. By manipulating the wheels -- or do a random spin -- you generate combinations that make fantastic creative prompts for writing, sketching or any creative activity. Edit the wheels: tweak the built in lists or create entirely new scenarios from scratch.

More Wheels! The Character Builder wheel combines of archetypes attributes and backgrounds, and the World Builder combines theme, mood and place to create one-of-a-kind settings. NEW! Sci-Fi Brainstormer generates ideas with a science fiction flavor.

Please Note: The "Classic Brainstormer" wheel is included in the purchase price as always, and you can add the bonus "Creature Builder" wheel for free! Additional expansion wheels are available as in-app purchase, or you can share and get more wheels online!


"The Brainstormer is a very attractive app that spins wheel to randomly combine plots, subjects, and styles. It's great for quick prompts or a new impulse."
-- Jurgen Fauth, Huffington Post

"The Brainstormer app provides a cornucopia of ideas for creative minds"
-- Kelly Hodgkins, TUAW

"Next time you're fresh out of ideas, give the wheels of Brainstormer a spin."
-- Mike Rankin,


• Time-tested and artist-proven, featuring the carefully curated ‘Classic Brainstormer’ lists.
• Circular ‘Wheel Mode’ and linear ‘Slot Machine’ mode provides two views into the nearly endless combinations.
• Shake your device or roll the dice for “Random Spin”.
• Lock any of the wheels to fine tune your spins.
• Fully editable: Tweak the ‘Classic Brainstormer’ or create your own wheels entirely.
• Export and Share your wheels with others via email, AirDrop and more.
• Supports International Characters and Emoji!
• Found the perfect combination? Send it via email or share it on Twitter and Facebook.
• Apple Watch support for ideas on the go!
• Edit your wheels in your browser over Wi-Fi.



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Original Concept, all Art and Design by Andrew Bosley
Software Development by Joel Davis

What's New

Version 2.0.0

- Supports all iPhone screen sizes!
- Apple Watch support for ideas on the go!
- Export and Share Wheel Sets
- Improved Word Editor
- Use International Characters and Emoji!
- New Sci-Fi Brainstormer
- Edit Words from your desktop Browser

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Very Inspiring

Mapmaker 007

Once in a while a really great, fun, useful and completely amazing app comes along. The Brainstormer is exactly that and so much more. The free and extra spin wheels are amazing in themselves. But what really makes the app so much more powerful is the ability to edit wheels and even create new ones from scratch. I can't say enough good things about this app. I would give it 100 stars if I could. So I will just say thank you to its creators. You have given creative people a wonderful tool!

A Timeless Classic


I’ve owned this app ever since it came out and have reinstalled it on any new iOS device I’ve owned. To anybody with a creative bone in their body, this is as essential as a lead pencil and a doodle pad (whether digital or not). It is my go-to whenever inspiration is needed. Frankly, the designers deserve a medal! The ability to make your own wheels makes it endlessly useful.

One of the greats.


This app helped me get out of one hell of a writer's block. I've tried so many app and they just did virtually nothing for me. I was skeptical to buy it, as I was just reaching out into shadows before buying it, taking my last chance, but it is worth all that I paid (which isn't much now that I know how great it is!) and then some. I wish I could meet the creator of this app and shake his hand, for saving me.


Joel Davis
31.4 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2015 Tapnik
In-App Purchases
  1. Character Builder $1.39
  2. World Builder $1.39
  3. Sci-Fi Brainstormer $1.39


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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