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!

(APPLE) “This app encourages you to think creatively on a daily basis.”

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

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

(APPLE FEATURE) Recommended in “Today,” and as a top “writing and journaling” app in over 25 countries.

Brainsparker works just like a pack of cards. If you’re feeling stuck or facing a creative challenge, just call up brainsparker, shuffle the cards and tap on your screen to reveal a random prompt. Then sit back and watch how it sparks new ideas and unblocks your creative mind.

- randomly select from over 250 creative prompt cards
- spark new ideas from trigger words, quotes, images, actions and questions
- add specialist card packs via in-app purchases

- creative writing: to overcome blocks and stimulate your writing
- journaling: for when you get stuck about what to write today
- photography, art, and design: to explore fresh ways to express yourself
- coaches: to challenge beliefs and create compelling goals
- educators: to challenge your students to think differently
- business people: to brainstorm new ideas for products and services
- everyday life: to help you find better solutions for life's daily problems

- 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

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

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

(CREATIVE BLOQ) "Sometimes you need a bit of randomness to generate the right creative ideas."


*VIP PASS: Ideal for the "power user" giving you access to all our current 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

*Dialogue Pack: 150 prompts for writing interesting conversations

*Words Pack: 150 trigger words to find focus and clarity

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

*Photo Pack: 150 prompts to inspire your photography

*Positive Pack: 150 affirmations ideal for when you feel blocked

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

*Innovator Pack: 150 trigger questions to brainstorm 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!


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!


What’s New

Version 3.3

We're excited to announce the launch of three new in-app packs! The "dialogue pack" has 150 prompts great for writing conversations. The "photo pack" has 150 prompts perfect for inspiring you on what to photograph today. If you're an Instagramer, then this will make your life easier! And the "positive pack" has 150 affirmations ideal for when you're feeling stuck or blocked. We really value your feedback so email us at We do listen and will get back to you. Happy sparking*!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
395 Ratings
395 Ratings
Future Author! ,

Some suggestions, but overall good app!

This app is good. First of all, people in the reviews said the cards were dumb and didn't have any thought or creativity put in them. Maybe they don’t, but it helps me so much!! Just taking my mind off of things and reading cool quotes and looking at pictures of reality puts me right back into a writing mood. I also love that I can download the pictures to my Photos so I always have them right there. I do have a request though. I think it would be awesome if you could submit your writings to the app and get constructive criticism back, or you could submit it were anyone could read your writing. Being open to the public’s writing I think would also provide tons of inspirations for stories, so if you did that it would just expand your app. I understand it would be difficult to make such huge updates like my suggestions, but like I said they are just things I think would make the app more fantastic. Thank you for taking the time to read!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback and we're glad that brainsparker is helping you to get into a writing mood. And thank you for your great suggestions too. Good luck with your writing!

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. :)

NoontideHeat ,

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.


Goddard International Limited
30.1 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. character pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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