Spark: Focused Work 4+

Get Things Done in Record Time

Grillo Technologies LLC

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Spark helps you organize your life and stay focused on what matters most. Create notes, tasks, to do lists, reminders, and hand written notes with the Apple Pencil. Think of Spark as exercise for the mind. Focus on your work to stay on track and accomplish your goals.

Spark is feature rich, yet easy to use. Perfect for everything from class notes and grocery lists to tracking intensive projects.


Spark is designed to help you get things done. Each task you create can be timed to help you understand how long it takes to get your work done. Click the focus button on any task to track your work.

Estimate the time you expect a task to take by changing its difficulty. Keep track of how well you’re performing against your targets.

Use Spark as a simple checklist or a full fledged project manager. Add descriptions, subtasks, due dates, and reminders to your tasks.


Each Note Page has a preview widget that can be customized to fit your needs. Choose from a variety of styles and metrics, including:

Tasks remaining in a page.
Average velocity (i.e. number of difficulty points completed).
Average focus time by week.
Tasks due today.
Words written.
and many more.

Spark also features an Insights tab that shows your overall productivity across all of your tasks. Hit your daily goals to keep your streak alive!


Craft notes in style with our powerful note page. Spark sports a rich text editor to help your work stand out. We use a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor to help you craft clean and beautiful notes.

You can also write handwritten notes on the Pencil Page. Use an Apple Pencil to take notes and draw on your iPad or try out your best finger painting on the iPhone.


All of your work is saved in pages. These pages are assigned to a notebook to help you stay organized. Use drag and drop to rearrange your tasks and notes however you like.

When you create a page you have the option to choose from a variety of templates to help you find the perfect tool for the job.

Important pages can be bookmarked for easy reference. These will show up in the At a Glance tab.

We also have a powerful search feature to help you track down your work. Search for pages, notes, and tasks in a single search.


Spark was designed to be used wherever you are. Craft notes and jot down tasks off the grid.

Your notes will be automatically synced to your other devices when you’re back online. Spark is available on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Your work is automatically synced with your iCloud account to help you work seamlessly between all of your devices.

Spark is private. Your personal information is not accessible by our team. Your data is owned by you and stored in your personal iCloud account.


Widgets have landed on your Home Screen! The new Spark widget is designed to help you stay focused on your work outside of our app.

Our widget provides a 24 hour graph to help you visualize your productivity throughout the day. Keep tabs on your productivity goals right from the widget and get real time updates about how long you've focused today.


Thank you so much for your support! Stay tuned for all of the exciting new features we’ll be sharing soon. Please reach out to us if you have any feedback or requests. Please consider leaving a review if you’re enjoying Spark.


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What’s New

Version 2.0.3

This update addresses a bug fix when creating a new page on macOS. Please feel free to reach out if you have any feedback or requests!

New in 2.0:
- FlipNotes is now Spark.
- All new design for a variety of views/screens.
- Customize your Notebooks and Pages by adding a background image.
- Browse images and use images from Unsplash.
- An alarm has been added to help notify you when your focus session has ended.
- Page previews have been replaced by customizable widgets. You can now choose from a variety of metrics and styles to help you track what’s important to you. New metrics include:
-- Average focus time by week
-- Average velocity (i.e. number of difficulty points completed).
-- Tasks remaining.
-- Tasks due today.
-- Words written.
-- and many more.
- Quick add tasks, pages, and notebooks from the At a Glance tab.
- New view for setting reminders and due dates
- Pages are now better organized in a Notebook detail view.
- All new app icon.

- Title pages were not value added and have been removed from the app.
- The “FlipNotes” concept has been removed and replaced with more streamlined navigation.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Ilikecoffeeandthings ,

Great concept ! Great potential !


I think this is exactly what i’ve been looking for all in one place . I’ve tried sooo many apps before and just end up either deleting them or with a bunch of clutter and wasting my time. It also syncs with macbook and imac .

I hate other apps because most of the time they have to much going on for me to handle .It has the minimalistic feel of minimalist but with a lot more functionality ( I hate jumping from app to app) I love the dashboard because i can clearly see what I’m working on before jumping into new tasks, and that you can see how long you spend doing what .

Still debating between purchasing, I love the app but it’s a bit pricy for a todo list app, especially since I do see a few bugs and lag with syncing .

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great feedback! I’m happy to hear that FlipNotes has been easy to use and feature rich.

I appreciate the information surrounding bugs and pricing. I’d love to get your thoughts on how we can continue to improve the app and pricing structure.

If you wouldn’t mind, please reach out to me to discuss further. You can reach me at:

bet422 ,

Can’t be beat!

This app has been great in helping me get focused and stay focused on important work projects! I tend to overthink and spend way to much time on one task at a time, but with the focus timer it’s helped me knock projects out way quicker. It’s amazing how just having a visual really can help motivate me! 10 out of 10 RECOMMEND!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great review! I'm glad to hear we've helped you to stay focused. Please feel free to reach out if you ever have any questions or feedback.

Tangwystel ,

Love this planner

For a brand new app, this thing is slick and does exactly what I want it to do, which is to be a combo time tracker, Pomo timer and task manager. Maybe it’s my settings but I would like a persistent alarm when the timer is done. Love it and I’m thinking it might be my fave for a good long time. Plus it will replace my hallowed Notes app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the kind feedback! Great suggestion on hearing an alarm when your focus session is over. I'll make note of this request for a future release.

For the time being you'll receive a push notification when your session is over, along with a chime if your device is not silenced. Hopefully this provides a sufficient temporary solution while we work on integrating alarm sounds.

Thank you for the review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions or feedback.

App Privacy

The developer, Grillo Technologies LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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