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Matchstick is a random word generator to help spark creative ideas.

Choose up to three different categories to create unique, spontaneously generated phrases. Save and share your favorites. Shake to randomize everything!

Use it if you have writers block, need a creative prompt, or have ever wanted to ponder what a silver umami lemonade would taste like.

Word collections with more to come with future updates:
Accessory, Adjective, Adverb, Alphabet, Animal, Architecture, Art Medium, Art Movement, Astronomy, Autumn, Baseball, Basic, Basketball, Beach, Beer, Bird, Body of Water, Body, Bowling, Boy Name, Camping, Cat, Chord Progression, Christmas, Clothing, Cocktail, Coffee, Color, Compass Rose, Conjunction, Container, Cooking, Country, Design, Dessert, Dice, Disaster, Dinosaur, Dog, Drink, Element, Emoji Activity, Emoji Flag, Emoji Food, Emoji Nature, Emoji Object, Emoji People, Emoji Symbol, Emoji Travel, Emoji, Emotion, Exercise, Fabric, Facial Hair, Faction, Fantasy, Flavor, Flower, Food, Football, Fruit, Furniture, Game, Genre, Girl Name, Government, Greeting, Hat, Holiday, Honorific, Housing, Improv Game, Insect, Interface, Interjection, Internet, Kitchen, Landform, Language, Last Name, Legal, Many, Maths, Meal, Monster, Music Chord, Music, Musical Instrument, Nationality, Nautical, Number, Object, Occupation, Onomatopoeia, Participle, Pattern, Person, Photography, Physics, Place, Playing Card, Pronoun, Rhyme Scheme, Road Trip, Room, Said, Scene, Science Fiction, Shape, Shoe, Skateboard Trick, Solar System, Spice, Spring, Sport, Street, Summer, Superpower, Texas, Theory, Time, Tool, Transport, Type Class, US City, US President, US State Capital, US State, US Vice President, Vegetable, Verb, Virtue, Weather, Winter, Wood

Matchstick was designed to use offline to create with or without an internet connection.

What’s New

Version 1.3

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

Added collections: Game, Sport, Improv Game, Scene, Disaster, US City
Updated collections: I've updated most of the word collections.
Fixed a few bugs
Updates and changes for iOS10

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Laura1031 ,

Message To Developer

I love this app. I have used it for years. There is no way to contact you but through FB and I am not on that. Please make this app compatible for the iPad. The description says it is but it is not.
I do not want to keep using it solely on the iPhone. Please!

Kamilah R. ,

Best random prompt app. Worth the $.

I'm kind of obsessed with randomness. I draw a random sketch daily. My paintings are based on randomly selected elements. I love random prompts. This app pulls together up to three random prompts at a time from over 70 categories, including foods, animals, countries, names, even emoji. Best $1.99 I've spent in a long time. What is "silver umami lemonade"? How about a "violet mayfly garlic press"? If random is your jam, get this app. #random

stacey s ,

What a great idea!

As someone who often works within others' parameters when creative, I sometimes have a hard time starting my own personal projects. I think this is such a great way to help get the creative juices flowing; a handy tool to spark some subject matter when you just want to free draw. (And as a side note - props on the "dice" category too, that's a nice touch!)

App Privacy

The developer, Christopher Cacho, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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