Terrific Mobile Apps For Idle Periods Of Creativity

Terrific Mobile Apps For Idle Periods Of Creativity
The mobile phone can be either a productivity tool or a distraction depending on who you ask.

Here, we are going to look at how to fill those little pockets of idle time with creative activities. All three of these applications are available for both Apple and Android phones.

Idea Generator

idea generator mobile appThe first app, named “Idea Generator”, has a large circular button that looks like it will play a video. Instead of playing a video it shows a random picture in the top half of the screen and a random word at the bottom.

This combination of a random image and word appears only for a second or two, then moves on to the next one.

The concept is that with an association can be made between them. It can become a prompt for a new idea.

One such example is when a clown is ahown in the top half of the screen and the bottom half of the screen has the word “sport”.

If the goal is fundraising for charity, then a possible combination of these two may result in several clowns playing soccer. In this case, proceeds would be donated to a predetermined charity.

Idea Generator for Apple IOShttp://apk4ios.com/APK_Idea-Generator-Idea-Generator_iOS.html

Idea Generator for Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.designtop.generator&hl=en

A Plus Writing Prompts mobile appA+ Writing Prompt

Another idea generation tool, called “A+ Writing Prompts”, has many capabilities built into it. One of the tools includes scene descriptions.

The app indicates where a scene takes place, the mood, and a writing style. The user is then tasked with writing about that topic to flex their creative muscles.

Another feature of “A+ Writing Prompt” is that it will display random phrases within a word cloud.

It is like the idea generator app described above, except that the user only has to combine words.

Such a combination may result in the creation of a new invention!


A+ Writing Prompts for Apple IOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a+-writing-prompts/id474140368?mt=8

A+ Writing Prompts for Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.writing.apwritingprompts&hl=en

Haiku Jam

Haiku Jam mobile appThe third app that can help with improving creativity skills is called “Haiku Jam”. It helps the user write a three line poem.

Except, instead of drafting the entire poem themselves they work together with others. A user can either start a new poem or add to an existing one.

The initiator writes the first line; a second person writes the next line, and a third person writes the final line.

After writing the last line they can then choose a theme. Available themes include romance, controversy, news, among others.

The final poem is shared with the rest of the HaikuJam world to be voted on and posted onto social media. The result is a collaborative community of creatives working together.

HaikuJam for Apple IOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/haikujam-write-haiku-poetry/id727512858?mt=8

HaikuJam for Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.herokuapp.haikujam&hl=en

Try Them Out!

All of these applications are perfect for busy people on the go. There will always be idle time whether it be while waiting in line at a restaurant or riding the train to work. Quick runs of these three applications can help pass the time.

Be sure to use either the sharing options or keep a pen and pad paper available to capture new ideas. It improves the chances of acting on those new ideas at a later time.

About The Author

This guest post was written by Frank Laughlin. An innovator and adventurer at heart, Frank is committed to providing unique ways of inspiring ideas, sparking creativity and encouraging problem solving. As creator of ideas2apply and Proven Habits Reveal New Types Of Solutions, Frank encourages creative thinking via the exploration of topics from multiple angles. When not generating new and unique ways to help young minds explore and grow, Frank enjoys theme parks, sports venues, and instrumental music performances.

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37 Comments on Terrific Mobile Apps For Idle Periods Of Creativity

  1. Wow. These sound really great. I plan to try some of these idea generators out to see if they help me spark some new short stories.

  2. What great apps! I love the Idea generator the best. There are many times when I’m writing something and want a different edge on it. This looks like a perfect fit. Plus it seems like it is quick and that’s how my mind works. I just clicked the link and will have to go and download it.

    All the rest seem like fun too. I love to generate ideas all the time. I usually wake up in the morning and mastermind with my husband/business partner and generate ideas like wild. The app may replace him lol.


    • Deborah says:

      LOL – I’m glad you liked the Apps, Donna – but please, DON’T replace your husband with Idea Generator! 🙂

  3. Mandy Allen says:

    Excellent information, I love the idea of these. I am about to design a creative writing weekend for a bunch of friends and these will be great starting points, I’m sure, thanks so much for sharing!

    Enjoy the journey!

    • Deborah says:

      Hi Mandy! I’m so glad the article was of immediate assistance to you! I’d love to hear how using the apps worked out for you all!

  4. ikechi says:

    Hi Deborah

    This is just so awesome. I never knew such apps exist to boost creativity. The issue now is choosing the one that resonates with me. Thanks for sharing. Take Care

  5. Ravi Chahar says:

    Hi Deborah,

    Nowadays, people are using the mobile apps a lot. Due to the evolution in the mobile phones, people are enjoying it a lot.

    The apps for the creativity are amazing. I am glad to know about all the apps you have mentioned above. I am sure people would love them.

    I am going to give few of them a try.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Have a great day.

  6. sazia says:

    Hi Deborah mam, Great informative post, Nice apps with maximum features. Thanks forsharinf

  7. Wow!These are really awesome.Would gladly like to try some of those wonderful apps.Thank you so much.

  8. I definitely fit into the ‘busy people on the go’ category. I may check out a couple of these apps; however, I have come to enjoy being idle during idle time…no longer interesting in turning all of my idle time into productive time,

    • Deborah says:

      Rachel, I believe it is SO important to to disconnect from the world on a regular basis. That in itself is the once of the best ways to fill your creative well!

  9. Hi Deborah,

    These are awesome apps to utilize when you have some free time on your hands! As marketers and business owners, these will help with improving creativity and skills as well 🙂 Great post and awesome share!

  10. Sonal Talwar says:

    Hi Deborah
    A very informative post!
    Great apps! I love the Idea generator. Will definitely try
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Emi says:

    Hi Deborah,
    Thank you for sharing, this is great information.
    Always good to know helpful apps that we can use to improve our creativity 🙂

  12. Mary Sloane says:

    Thanks Deborah for this very interesting guest post…

    I never considered b my smart phone as an idea generator, but now I have some Apps to choose from to get those creative juices flowing.

    I particularly love the idea of Haiku Jam collaborating on a poem


    To Great Success


  13. Hi Deborah ,
    I did not know about apps for creativity 🙂
    I may suggest them to my grandkids ,they can get more
    creative ideas with it .
    Thank you for letting me know about them.

  14. Hi Deborah and Frank,

    I love these apps! I think my favorite is A+ Writing Prompts. I like the word cloud, to me that gets the juices flowing seeing the words altogether.

    Thanks so much sharing,

  15. Naman Kumar says:

    Hi I’m first time here on your blog. Its a great blog with lots of interesting stuff. Those were quite good and interesting apps. Thanks for such a great share.

  16. Adrienne says:

    Deborah, these apps all sound great! I like the writing prompt one – there are some times you just need help describing a scene! HaikuJam also looks like a fun way to write and share in the creative process. ~Adrienne

  17. Such nice tools you herein mention, Deborah.

    Who doesn’t love a burst of ideas, at least I know I like it! 🙂

    I have used Idea Generator a few times and can beat my chest to tell you that I enjoyed using them as I always end up with so many ideas for my posts.

    Thanks so much for sharing your findings ma’am.


  18. This is awesome.

    It’s true what you say. Mobile devices can be used for a lot of good. Especially when it comes to learning and creativity. Great spin on that concept!

    I learnt a lot about this type of creativity using technology! Thanks for the value.


  19. Amaka Adindu says:

    Thanks you Deb. Mobile power it is. I did not know about these apps. Thanks to you now I do. I just downloaded them as we speak. Mobile device is the future of all things handy.

  20. Interesting post, great ideas.. more toys to play with! I get great ideas just by visiting other blogs! Like yours! These apps I have not heard of so I’ll explore them .. Thank you! And wonderful to visit you too

  21. Sue Bride says:

    I now have three more apps to install when I finish here. They look excellent for providing inspiration. Thank you Deborah.

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