Idea Spark is a tool for sparking your creative fire. Photographers, authors, painters, cooks...all of us sometimes get stuck coming up with new ideas. As with most things in life, the hardest part is getting started. That's where this app comes in: the short phrases you generate are seeds for your own creative interpretation and exploration.

Everyone is creative, not just those of us who call ourselves "artists." Whether you are exploring a medium for the first time or looking to shift your experienced perspective a bit, this app is a tool available for you to come back to, again and again.

With 85,000+ unique ideas, Idea Spark will ignite your creative fire to get you started on your next project. Generate ideas at random or, if you have an idea but need to hone your focus, customize the experience by choosing one of the available themes and/or contexts. From people and emotions to nature and light, Idea Spark will help you zero in on just the idea for you.

Hand drawn illustrations are coupled with a clean and simple design, meaning that the Idea Spark app doesn't look like all the others. This design embodies the very thing this app aims to inspire within you: to create something unique and individual in a world where much is the same.

Favorite features:
-85,000+ unique ideas (and growing!).
-Use filters to customize the idea generation algorithm by theme and/or context.
-No internet connection required - spark an idea in the middle of nowhere if ever you need!
-The Idea Spark app is universal! Just one purchase and you can use it on your shiny new iPhone and iPad, or any other iOS device you might have lying around.
-Hand drawn, notepad-esque design.

Helpful tips:
-Doing a 365 project? Consider setting a theme in the Filters panel and exploring different, but related, ideas over a stretch of time.
-Imagining a character to fit into your new book, but are experiencing writer's block? Try generating different emotions in the context of people:
eg: "A child who is delirious"
-Stumped for inspiration on what to make for dinner? There's a "food" context for just that. Pair that with the "perception" theme and all sorts of meal ideas will start rolling through your mind:
eg: "A taste that is quiet"

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What’s New

Version 1.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

-Added filters to History page (you can now filter the ideas that are listed by status or date range)
-Added more than 10,000 unique ideas
-iPad bug fixed: If the filter entry selector on the main idea generation page was visible when "Reset to defaults" was invoked, the selector was not visibly changed to match the default values that were reset


David Quiring
12.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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