Feeling stuck? Need a boost of inspiration? Whether you’re facing a challenge at work, in life or with your creative projects, now you can trigger an endless supply of fresh ideas in one easy-to-use app. Hundreds of thousands of people are already using our random prompt cards to overcome blocks, boost creative thinking, brainstorm new ideas, inspire creative writing/journaling and spark innovation.

Developed by our creative thinking & innovation experts at the brainsparker academy, it’s just like having your own creativity coach on call 24/7!



As featured by Apple twice in their "Today" section as a top app for writing and beating writer's block.

As recommended by Apple as a top "Writing & Journal App” in over 25 countries.

"Go ahead and try it. Who knows what you might come up with." (FOX NEWS)

"Get rid of the brain rut and polish the creative side of your brain." (ENTREPRENEUR.COM)

"Sometimes you need a bit of randomness to generate the right creative ideas."

"Use it to tickle your brain early on a dreary Monday morning with a random interesting idea." (NEW YORK TIMES)

"...ignites the corners of the brain into creative action and inspiration." (DESIGN MILK)

"It has so many different applications that it can be used by everyone from coaches and teachers to writers and business managers." (APP ADVICE)


Brainsparker works just like a pack of cards. If you’re feeling stuck or facing a creative challenge, just call up brainsparker, shuffle up the cards and then tap on your screen to pick a random prompt. Then sit back and see how it helps to unblock your mind and spark fresh ideas.

- randomly select from over 250 creative thinking prompt cards
- spark new ideas from a mix of trigger words, quotes, images, actions and questions
- plus you can add more card packs to your collections via In-App purchases

- every day life : to help you find better solutions to solve life's daily problems
- creative writing : to overcome blocks, trigger new plots and prompt your warm-ups
- journaling : for when you get stuck about what to write today
- art & design : to move past blocks and inspire inner expression
- coaches: to challenge beliefs and assumptions and create compelling goals
- business people: to brainstorm new concepts for products, processes and services

- think creatively every day by scheduling a daily brainsparker
- download our free creativity workouts, journals & templates
- share your brainsparker cards with friends, family and colleagues

- have fun brainstorming new ideas in groups and teams
- spice up your group activities in classes, workshops and trainings


Brainsparker is a global coaching and training organization with a range of online courses in creative thinking and innovation.

Visit us at


We value your feedback and questions so please email us at
We do listen, and we will get back to you!



*VIP PASS: Ideal for the "power user" giving you access to all our existing and future In-App Packs.

*Character Pack: 150 writing prompts ideal for developing your characters

*Writer’s Pack: 150 story starters to spur your creative writing

*Words Pack: 150 trigger words for focus and clarity

*Journal Pack: 150 self-discovery prompts ideal for daily journaling

*Coach's Pack: 150 probing questions for powerful change

*Innovator Pack: 150 trigger questions to inspire new products and services

*Blogger's Pack: 150 great titles for crafting blog posts

*Quotes Pack: 150 creativity quotes to shift your perspective

And more packs coming soon!

What's New

Version 3.2

You asked for it, we listened. Landscape mode is now available on the iPad!! Special thanks to Geoff, our developer, for fast-tracking this feature. If you have any other suggestions or comments, please email us at We do listen, and we will get back to you.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Brilliant app


Really thoughtful app. Would definitely be tempted to pay for more cards but still going with the free ones.

Developer Response

That's great! Really glad to hear you're enjoying it! :)

Pretty but a bit useless


It's basically a few decks of virtual cards with platitudes on them, such as "Challenge conventions" and "Less is more" (literally the first 2 I saw). Didn't spark anything but the desire to delete the app.

Developer Response

We'll be adding more card packs in the near future, and we'd love to get your input so drop us an email with what would work for you. Plus check out our free ecourse!

All style and no substance


What a terrible app, there's no interaction involved and hardly any screens to navigate

Developer Response

Hi there, thanks for your feedback. We have deliberately kept it sleek and simple, so it's easy to use and great for giving your brain a quick zap. Also, check out the "app" page on our website for our free kickstart* course and templates which might challenge your creativity more. :)


Goddard International Limited
28.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2018 Goddard International Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. vip pass £2.99
  2. writer’s pack £0.99
  3. coach’s pack £0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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