6 apps to boost your creativity & capture ideas

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6 apps to boost your creativity & capture ideas

Have you ever struggled to organize your thoughts? Has your creative spirit ever been in a dire need of external stimulus? If the answer is yes, welcome to the club of creative mortals!

We serve ideas for every meal. Creativity can take you anywhere you imagine, but sometimes it needs extra fuel to take you places. Luckily, in the 21st century, we are equipped with enough tools to effortlessly boost our creativity and capture ideas, before they slip away from our heads. Technology is a wonderful ally in our creative pursuits if it’s used wisely, so here’s the list of 6 apps that encourage creative thinking and brainstorming!

1. Brainsparker

Brainsparker’s already one of the Apple Store’s hits, and its Android launch is planned for the next year. It's your own creativity coach that boosts your creative thinking with a series of prompts: questions, quotes, images. Designed to encourage innovation, unleash new ideas, and break beyond what's familiar, Brainsparker is a great tool for creatives looking for their daily dose of inspiration. Important note: although the app's Android version is still in works, Brainsparker offers a free daily newsletter with creativity cards to ignite creativity and innovation.

If you enjoy the lively noise of cafés and it helps you work better, you'll definitely enjoy Coffivity. It recreates the sound of a café, and it also works offline. It's a great way to make your home office seem more exciting!

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3. Notability

Available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, Notability is a great tool for creatives, who like to have digital notebooks, and organize their information in various ways. It combines handwriting, typing, and photos and allows you to add and annotate PDFs. One of the app's superpowers is that it enables collaboration, letting others leave written and verbal comments that you can easily review.

4. Mural

Innovation is a team project, and with the help of apps like Mural, online collaboration has never been easier. It is the ultimate tool for sharing visual information, allowing you to create lists, flowcharts, diagrams, frameworks, and drawings to easily organize ideas. Equipped with shared workspaces and integrated with productivity tools, it is a great digital workspace for creative teams. It is available both on iOS and Windows.

5. Behance

Owned by Adobe, Behance is the space where designers can showcase their portfolios, browse the latest design projects, follow their favorite designers, and find their new jobs. It is a fine mix of creative networking, design inspiration, and personal branding, delivered in the form of handy iOS and Android apps (a desktop version is also available!).

6. Pocket

Have you ever stumbled upon something interesting, vowed to return to it later, and completely forgotten about it in the end? We've all been there, which is why Pocket is a lifesaver! It lets you save information from any website and review it when you have free time. With Pocket, no inspiration is ever lost. Available for iOS and Android, Pocket is always at your disposal. Seize the inspiration!

The creative process may be unpredictable and chaotic, but with the help of the right tools, it's possible to better organize your thoughts, seek inspiration, and capture ideas before they fade away. Befriend technology on journey adventure towards creative greatness and you may reach your destination faster!