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!



Regularly featured worldwide by Apple 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" for over a year in 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.

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*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 3.2.1

Thank you for being a brainsparker app user! To improve data transparency and comply with GDPR regulations, we have updated our Privacy and Cookies Policy. These changes come into effect for all app users as of May 24, 2018. You can view our updated policy at

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
337 Ratings
337 Ratings
Omaha oasis

I love this app!

This app will be great for practicing writing in the future. However, I would greatly like to see an AI that you can submit Word documents, or something along those lines into to see the quality of your writing. When I downloaded this app, I was also expecting an in-app writing system. So if you ever added an AI to judge essays based on each individual prompt, it would be cool to also have a writing tool within the app, so we wouldn’t need Microsoft Word, etc.
Overall though, this is a great app that I look forward to using to further improve my writing skills.

Developer Response

Thank you so much for your feedback and great ideas to improve it. You've certainly got our brains sparking! Good luck with your writing. :)


Magic 8 Ball

Wow! This is terrible. Sad, overused clichés like “think outside of the box,” “ask a child,” and “go outside” are about all this app can do. A magic 8 ball would serve you more than downloading this app. Perhaps this app is for children but I would hope we would give children something with more substance.

**Update: the app developer responded to me quickly. Kudos! They reiterated the basic instructions, “think of a problem and then use the app.” I did think of a simple problem, originally. I even changed to a more basic version of my “problem” to give the app a fighting chance. Instead, the app developer insinuated I was using the app incorrectly. Thanks for the insult, Brainsparker. My earlier review still stands.**

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback. Brainsparker works best when you have a clear challenge or problem in mind. Then you pick a card and see what new thoughts this sparks in relation to this problem or challenge.


Great but I want more

I think this app is a great start. Lots of options lots of inspirations but I think there should be more! I would love to see a card pack of just pictures. Amazing high quality and interesting perspective photos! I also would like a pack where, as the user, can make our own inspirational cards. I think this would be a good touch. I would use the app more if it had this

Developer Response

Thanks so much for your feedback. We do have a picture card pack on the development list, so let's see if we can bring that forward. And we're definitely looking at user generated cards. So we'll keep you posted!


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. words pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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