One of the #1 creative app for writers. Just open to write and follow the prompt suggestions, it's that easy.
More than 300,000 unique writing starting lines and creative writing prompts to inspire you and give you ideas for creative writing. Whether it's poetry writing, journal writing, storytelling, or anything else! All using a patented technology.
The app even reminds you to write a little every day, and shows you progress on your writing goals as you go.
Whenever you sit down to write, Prompts suggests a few words to get you started. And if you ever get stuck while writing, Prompts is there to give you advice on how to keep going without leaving the app.
"Getting stuck with writer's block is a huge pain. Prompts provides inspiration." - Mashable
Prompts is great for students in the classroom, amateur writers, or professionals who want to free write more often.
** Part of the Apple Education program, so teachers and schools get a discount when buying this app! **
• Prompts gets you writing, even when you don't know where to start
• More than 300,000 unique starting lines and creative prompts like that of Brian Eno
• Set a custom, daily writing goal and use the app to hit it
• Backup and sync your writing to iCloud
• View custom writing stats like how often you write, how long you write, and more
• Set daily writing reminders to keep yourself motivated
• Categorize your writing with custom, color-coded tags
• Auto-save so you never lose a word of writing
• Write in either landscape or portrait view, on your iPhone or iPad
• Adjustable font size and styling
• Share your writing by email, Twitter, or Facebook, and more
Why use Prompts for creativity writing?
• Prompts is full of unique writing prompts. Feeling stuck or creatively blocked? Press the lightning bolt at any time and you'll be presented with a prompt to help inspire you.
• Even if you don't know where to start writing, just open the app and press the plus button to get a random and totally unique idea in the form of a starting line. There are hundreds of completely original ideas to start from.
• On the bus, in the break room, anywhere you are, Prompts helps you become a better writer and build a writing habit with just a few minutes a day.
• Share your writing by email, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, or Day One
Write full screen and swipe down to bring the menu back into view. It's a great way to write without distractions, using as much of the screen as possible!
Set daily reminders to keep your writing habits healthy, bookmark the projects you're working on, and even monitor your writing stats to see which days and times you're at your best. Adjust font style and size to match your writing style, whatever style that is for you.
Whether you want to write more just for fun or if you write for a profession, you are going to love how Prompts helps you write.
Prompts is perfect for writers, bloggers, journalists, educators and students (college or kids), copywriters, marketers, or anyone who just likes to write. Built for writers who love apps like Bear, OneNote, IA Writer, Grammarly, and other creative writing prompts apps.
The applications Prompts for Writing was published
in the category Productivity on 2013-06-19 and
was developed by Tanner Christensen.
The file size is 2.40 MB.
The current version is 1.8.4 and works well on
9.0 and high ios versions.
Important: Autosave has temporarily been disabled. The feature will be re-enabled in a future release.
New! Customize what types of starting lines Prompts shows you! Choose from thousands of prompts for journaling, novel writing, poetry, and more, all from the Prompts Settings screen. With many more prompt categories coming in future updates.
New! Accessibility mode. When this mode is enabled writing prompts will be displayed in an alert rather than an in-screen animation.
It’s simple and easy, and helps me get past the hardest part of writing: The very beginning. But my initial impression was that it gives actual, full prompts. Not just half of or one and a half sentences. In my opinion an option for a couple sentences giving extra guidance as a prompt would be a plus. Along with the ability to underline, bold, italicize, and highlight, a folder option would making using the app a breeze. Or at least an option to organize how you see what you’ve written instead of it being one long list. It’s a very useful app for practice but it would be nice if it was more than just for that. I do love how it shows the to-date word count, probably the neatest feature.
The app deleted all of my writings that I had over the years and the newer ones, but it also won’t save any of my current writings—giving me a bunch of error codes. When I look for options to help me, it’s nothing but promotion for the app rather than instructions or support. I’m just extremely disappointed.
I think this app is great for typing little things or some short stories that come to mind.it is great for writing and shows a clear view of all the stories created. I just wish there was some more options like the ones on computer writing softwares. I.e underline, bold, italics And most of all I wish i could use TABS
This is Brittany Daniels. For this app to be useful for me it first needs to ask me what I am going to write. Then it needs to give me prompts along the way that are adapted to the writing assignments I currently get and will get in the future while I am working on getting an A.A.S degree in Design and Media Production from Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, GA. This is coming from a part time working low income adult college student diagnosed so far with autism, generalized anxiety disorder and dyspraxia who has a very hard time getting her thoughts onto a blank Word Document, because thoughts go so fast to my brain, by the time I go to do whatever writing assignment my professor has currently assigned, I forget what I am going to write. Not many or any apps out there to help me with writing, especially when I am a visual learner who needs prompts along the way of any writing assignments to be given to me to help me get my thoughts down. Also being able to export to Microsoft Word & PowerPoint and other software, like any software under the Adobe CC 2019 collection is going to be very useful for me. Any help will be needed.
Really love the app but it would be great if one could download it for Mac computer. Just saying
This app has great potential for those who need a helping hand to inspire you to write, but those who use Voiceover may find the experience a little less than enjoyable. First, let’s look at its positive notes. For the most part, the app is easily navigable with voiceover, so those who are blind won’t have too much difficulty getting around the app. The button labeling is a bit off, but it’s very easy to understand what the buttons do. With easy access to the text fields to type notes, it’s certainly easy to write to your hearts content, and the starting lines can be quite interesting, and may even take you down an entirely different path than you’d expect. Those in my mind are a huge plus for this app, especially the daily reminders. We could always use that little motivator to get us going. Here’s where the app falls short for blind users, however. First off, developer response is lacking. I have been struggling with writer’s block, and need to finish a few pieces of work, as well as get a short story published for a local magazine, so when I began my research, many sites kept recommending this app. I was excited and desperate to buy the app and give it a go, but of course, before I purchase any app, I either turn to applevis.com to look up the ratings, or I email the developer to ask if the app supports voiceover. My email generated no reply, but with all the positive things coming out of this app, I finally decided to take the plunge and download it. While I was thankful for most of the features to have full functionality with voiceover, there is one that is a huge show stopper for me. Every now and then, we need that extra spark of inspiration, and that’s one of the things this app claims to help out with, but the bolt button simply isn’t useful for those who use voiceover. Pushing this button didn’t pop up a dialogue box where I could read the idea, nor did it give me an element on the screen that I could easily navigate to in order to read what information the bolt had provided. From what I’ve been able to understand, it seems like the text quickly pops up on screen, then disappears, most likely to give you room to work on your project, but for voiceover users, this is a huge problem. When text comes up on screen, such as an alert or otherwise, we can usually navigate to it with voiceover gestures, or if it is implemented, voiceover will read the text that pops up aloud. With this app, we do not get any audible information, nor can we navigate to the text that comes up as a result of pressing the bolt button. That was a disappointment for me, because that was the main reason I purchased this app. I have other note apps, and even Scrivener on my Mac, so writing projects and saving them could have easily been done. It was the bolts of inspiration this app provided that led me to the interest in this app. Sadly, that is the one function I am unable to make use of. If this app were to ever get updates in the future, my only hope is that full implementation of voiceover will be considered for those among us who have a visual impairment. I’d love to get full usability out of this app, and my only hope is that our voices aren’t being ignored, because so many people could benefit from this amazing program. Thank you.
Hands down the most innovative and creative prompt app. The prompts range from simple to super abstract and different, exactly what I was looking for. Especially great for poets too — one of the only prompt apps that are good for poets. Would love if this app could be updated for iPad.
I can’t believe I didn’t find this app years ago! I’ve been using it for three days and the prompts really cater to how I write and gets my brain jogging. However, the reviews had me a little skeptical about losing all of my work :(. So I just downloaded Google Drive and copied and pasted everything there in a document so I know my writing is truly saved. I think something in future development should be able to sync to something like Dropbox or Google Drive if you’re able to work with them. Thank you!
Makes you think which this world needs a lot more of.
An update was released a few months ago. That update added a really stupid and inconvenient tagging and filtering system that just makes it harder to find stuff u just wrote. But not only that, the update erased EVERYTHING I had ever done in prompts for like the past year. Literally everything was gone. I contacted prompts support and got no response. Months later I tried to contact them again, and each time I pressed the email Button the app would crash. Better customer service and support and also, find a way to retrieve all my notes.
Someone has finally come up with a simple and easy-to-use antidote for writer's block! I literally use this app every single day to get my imagination into gear.
Prompts provides an interface that is uncluttered and clean. One press takes you takes you to an almost blank screen with keyboard for an immediate writing start. An incomplete phrase is presented as a "prompt" to kick start the creative juices, hence the name of the app. The prompts are predominantly meaningful and inspirational so they achieve their advertised purpose. Additionally you can request additional prompts at any time during the writing process (swipe down on your page for the menu).
I love it!!! The best app I have ever downloaded for writing. No more wondering what topic to write about or blocked thoughts. Prompts has improved my writing immensely.
I've been using Prompts for a couple of weeks. One prompt per day. It's exactly what I needed - a simple jumping-off point for a daily writing habit. The prompts are diverse and stimulating. The app itself is a competent and beautiful text editor. The word and goal tracking features are great for building a habit.
This is a wonderful, intuitive, easy-to-use application. The prompts are imaginative and can be used for a variety of genres of creative writing as well as poetry, prose and essays. The simplicity of the interface means that the user focuses on their creative flow rather than being distracted by the application itself. The application also features ways of tracking writing output as well as completing the prompts within the programme itself. The choice not to use these functions but this does not limit use of the programme. In short, it's a clever, simple programme which does what it promises and is well worth its very small price.
It still won't work. It crash again!!
Gotta feel bad for the developer of this app. App still does not work even after the update that declares the crash bug has been fixed.
I appreciate that the developers attempted to fix the crash problem in a timely fashion, however I am still having the crash at the same spot and haven't been able to write anything yet. Still very eager to try this out. ^_^ keep working on a fix please. I look forward to the next update.
AGAIN!!!!!!! It still wont work. When I tap "Press Here To Start Writing" or the + button, it crashes. This needs fixed A LOT. If it helps, I use an iPod 4G.
After update, still crashes upon starting a new entry. iPad mini with retina, iOS 7.0.4
There is nothing worse than your brain being sparked to pour emotion out just to have it disappear. The app force closes every time I get a decent amount typed out. When I open the app back up it's gone and so is the inspiration. I'm done.
Very promising app but it crashes whenever I try to start writing
Every time I open the app up and push for a new prompt, it crashes. I have never used the app before, and it will probably be good once it works, but it is literally unusable.
I rate the app a three, because I have mixed feelings. The iPad version shuts down as soon as I try to do anything other than simply open it. The iPhone version works without issue, and I very much enjoy it. Is there anyway that I can sync the two so that my writing shows up in both? I'm assuming the glitch will eventually be fixed.