Writer's Hat is an ideas generator to inspire creative writing, oral literacy and imaginative thinking. Whilst aimed at classroom teachers and educators, it could easily be used for family fun, camp activities and party games.

Do your students need help generating ideas for creative story writing, storytelling and interesting sentence and paragraph construction? Then use the Magic Writer's Hat to generate ideas. Often students are asked to write a creative piece of work but are left scratching their heads for ideas. The Writer’s Hat app allows students to have four basic elements of their story selected randomly for them. They will be provided with an idea word for What, Where, Who and When to include in their story. Often it is a springboard of random words that can be all it takes to allow the mind to think creatively.

Not inspired by the options presented? Simple, just press again, or reset to start from scratch.

Use the random 'Word Box' for creative writing as well as other imaginary thinking activities and creative thinking tasks. The application randomly uses nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to help students generate ideas. Use the words to help take learning to another level.

Creative teachers will develop many a great use for this app.

What's New

Version 3.0

- Content Import export feature added
- New sound added with on off feature
- Performance enhancement

Ratings and Reviews



This app is perfect to help my students generate a story. Even when they don't have difficulty writing, the idea combinations create a reality they hadn't considered. It also is great for a laugh when they just want to play with the possible combinations.

There are two things that would make this app even more fantastic. There needs to be an option to delete or edit a word on the list. When you add a word and a spell checker changes your entry there isn't any way to go back unless you delete the entire modified list. It would also be a tremendous help to be able to alphabetize the list while adding new words so that nothing is repeated.

Writer's Hat


Total waste of $0.99. Do not make the same mistake I did by purchasing this. As you click on the tab that says "who," for instance, it fills the field. Then you can move onto "what," and fill that field. That's it. Doesn't show how these choices make up a story. Similar to a "Mad Lib" that has the fields pre-filled in -- then without he paragraph to read afterwards. Dumb!!

Useless Sound Effects


This app does what I need it to, but there is no way to turn of the cartoon sounds. Even when my iPad is on mute it still make those noises. This needs to be fixed.


Linda Amos
31.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Linda Amos


  • Family Sharing

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

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