Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox. Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and much more! Whether you are working on a creative writing project, a short story, an essay assignment, National Novel Writing Month / NaNoWriMo, or your next fiction book, this app helps get it done.

NEW! Support for multitasking on the iPad!

Shuffle and search features! You can now search any list as well as randomly shuffle lists and search results!

Includes dictionary support so you can look up most words without leaving the app.

Includes a Notepad feature where you can collect any interesting list items for your writing, edit them, and email or print your notes.

Featured in Slate magazine and The New York Times!

* * * * * "perfect to browse for inspiration" - Cult of Mac

Lists included:
* Character - Naming
- First Names (male and female)
- Last Names
- People/Roles
- Nonhuman Characters
* Character - Physical Characteristics
- Body Types
- Facial Characteristics
- General Physical Characteristics
- Skin and Complexion
- Hair
- Clothing
* Character - Occupations
- Modern
- Archaic
* Character - Milestones
- Anniversaries
- Birthstones
- Birth Flowers
- Zodiac
* Personality - Thoughts
- General Characteristics
- Phobias
- Philias
- Obsessions
- Wisdom
- Belief Systems
- Emotions
* Personality - Behaviors
- Character Traits
- Bad Habits
- Hobbies
- Super Powers
* Plot
- Seven Basic Plots
- Thirty-six Dramatic Situations
- Conflicts
- Issues
* Setting - Geographical
- Cities (U.S. and World)
- Landforms
* Setting - Countries by Continent
- Africa
- Antarctica
- Asia
- Australia
- Europe
- North America
- South America
* Setting - Other
- Forms of Government
- Encounter Locations
- Archaic Locations
- Futuristic Locations
- Modern Locations
- Weather
* Genres
- Fantasy, Myths, and Magic
- Divination and Fortune Telling
- Ecclesiastical
- Holidays
- New Age
- Nautical
- College Teams
- Sciences and Studies
- Scientific Instruments
- Military Terms
- Military Acronyms
- Animals (Domesticated)
- Animals (General)
- Animal Sounds
- Colors
- Color Values
- Foods
- Vehicles
- Feeding and Eating
- Textiles
- Halloween
- Thanksgiving
- Christmas
- Forms and Shapes
- Units of Measurement
- Carriages and Chariots
- Fighting and Combat
- Dance Styles
- Bearing
- Causation
* Words - Grammar
- Action Verbs
- Dialog Verbs
- Nouns
- Prepositions
- Adjectives
- Adverbs
- Verbs
- Common Misspellings
- Transitional Words and Phrases
- Word Terms
* Words - Fun
- Rhyming Words
- Gadzookery
- Nonsense
- Triples
- Aussie Slang



Lists for Writers:

- Does not collect or share any personal data
- Does not contain any ads
- Does not contains in-app purchases
- Does include links to the Thinkamingo web site, Facebook page, and Twitter profile in an information page

What's New

Version 2.2

Support for multitasking on iPad
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Best app to use.


If you're a writer, this should be your go-to app. For someone who has been writing stories for nearly five years, this saves so much time. It gives vague ideas that could turn into anything. If helps describe nearly every feature on a person, and has a perfect list of names.
This app is more than what it says, I promise. It has helped my stories be written faster by giving creativity and also helps with forming a storyline.
I love and support this app so much, I've always recommended it to all my friends, and have even gifted it to a few. This app is definitely worth buying and underrated.

Absolutely amazing for writers!


My experience with this app have been phenomenal! I struggled with names for characters, often resorting to names I've already used. But with this app, there's hundreds of male, female and last names to choose from. I highly recommend this app for any writer, and has many other features. One thing I wish they had but it enough to effect the rating is the lack of names for non-human characters. I think adding a section for that would be great! When would you name an alien Robert? 🤣

Soo worth it!


I have had this app for a long while, and I've never written a review on it! To put it simply, it's one of my favourites. There was clearly so much time put into this application, and whether youre a writer or not, it's actually pretty useful for ideas or anything else to get you going! I definitely suggest downloading it


Thinkamingo Inc
8.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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