If you’re anything like I am, your phone is constantly by your side. We use the apps on it to check emails, browse the web, keep up with social media, play games, and more. It’s a tiny computer in our pocket, and while that may sound like the perfect tool to work on the go, it’s usually just a distraction.
So, let’s fix that! Below are some of my favorite apps to inspire creativity, keep you on track, and help you stay productive throughout the day. Most of these apps are free, but some come with a small price tag. It’s worth it, though!
If you do any writing, you need google docs on your phone. It’s free, easy to use, and uploads everything into Google Drive so you can access it from any device you may need.
I use it to create and store my podcast scripts, keep my workload organized, and jot down any poems or ideas that may strike. Then, I can easily log into my computer and edit away!
Alternately, if you already have a subscription to Office 365 (or you feel more comfortable working with Word), then you can get Word on your phone and use it like you would on a computer. I have both, but I find myself preferring Google Docs over Word.
Microsoft To Do
This free little app is PERFECT for anyone who likes making to-do lists, checking them off, and getting that rush of adrenaline whenever you finish the goals. You can create lists about everything imaginable- in fact, I have my grocery list on there, as well as a list of ideas for new poems. Plus, the goals ding when you complete them, and that makes me super happy. It’s like a celebration!
Remember the poetry magnets that your mom had on the fridge in the early 2000s? I used those a ton as a kid/teen, and my mom still has some on her fridge today.
Well, now you can have it on your phone!
Move the magnets around to create unique poems, sentence starters, or lines of gibberish- whatever your heart desires!
If you use the free version, be ready to make do without some words. You’ll also have to screenshot your poems because they won’t save. The paid version saves your poems and allows you to add new words, so it depends on how serious you want to get with it.
I just started using this app, and it’s quickly becoming a favorite. It guides you through the creation of a story with prompts, challenges, and timed exercises- and you never know what you’re going to get!
The one downside (or upside!) is that you need an alternate platform to write the story. I like to use pen and paper, but you could use whatever makes you comfortable.
At $1.49, it’s well worth the creativity and challenge!
Sometimes, all your creativity needs is a break. Antistress is full of mini-games that have no purpose other than to relax your mind. The free version lets you break glass, play pool, mow the lawn, power wash a sidewalk, create fireworks, and more. If that’s not enough, you can pay $1.99 to get more games and find something that suits your needs.
These apps have helped lure me away from the distractions and back into my creativity, and I hope they will do the same for you!
Do you have a favorite app that sparks creativity and keeps you focused? Let me know in the comments!