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
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
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
Idea Generator for Apple IOS – http://apk4ios.com/APK_Idea-Generator-Idea-Generator_iOS.html
Idea Generator for Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.designtop.generator&hl=en
Another idea generation tool, called “A+ Writing Prompts”, has
many capabilities built into it. One of the tools includes
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
A+ Writing Prompts for Apple IOS – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a+-writing-prompts/id474140368?mt=8
A+ Writing Prompts for Android– https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.writing.apwritingprompts&hl=en
The third app that can help with improving creativity
skills is called “Haiku Jam”. It helps the user write a three
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
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 IOS – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/haikujam-write-haiku-poetry/id727512858?mt=8
HaikuJam for Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.herokuapp.haikujam&hl=en
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