Top 7 Apps to Inspire Creativity

Phone Apps
Avator By Jonathan Owen
Marketing Manager
Published 4th February 2020
Last modified 5th March 2023
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Top 7 Apps to Inspire Creativity

The month of January wears many different hats – from Veganuary to Walk Your Dog Month to National Mentoring Month. However, you may not be aware that it also was International Creativity Month! Even though January is gone, you can still continue to spark creativity in the rest of 2020.

Now, anyone who has ever worked in a creative capacity or taken up an artistic hobby understands that more often than we would like, inspiration becomes sparse. So instead of seamlessly creating an innovative piece of work, we sit with a loss of ideas and inspiration – meaning projects are left untouched and behind schedule.

As a result, it’s imperative to have a number of tools and resources to push us through these slumps – and with the ever-evolving technology of today, we’re not limited for choice.

So, here are the top 7 apps to spark creativity in 2020:


Whether you’re a writer, artist or innovator, Brainsparker could be the app for you.

Designed to help you overcome those pesky ‘blocked’ moments, Brainsparker provides you with virtual prompts to get you back into the creative zone – so you’ll no longer have to suffer through hours of idle frustration.

The premise is simple; shake your phone and you’ll shuffle a deck of cards before the application selects just one. The card might present you with the start of a sentence or a direct instruction to kickstart your creative process.


You’ve no doubt heard of Ted, widely known for their TedTALKS, but you may not be aware that they also have app!

The platform brilliantly shares all the notable ideas of today – bringing the big thinkers directly to our phone screens. So if you’re every suffering from a lapse of creativity, you’ll be able to login and get some input from some of the worlds best and brightest.


Being gifted with musical talent is something that many of us would dream of, however, getting your own work heard can be hugely challenging.

SoundCloud provides a platform for you to directly upload your own music – allowing you to have complete control of your own career. With music streaming becoming more and more popular in 2020, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to get your music in front of real-life listeners. The app is also filled with young, up-and-coming talent, which you can always use for inspiration.


Inkflow is a must for any visual thinker!

The platform acts as a virtual notepad so that you can write or draw or scribble to your hearts’ content. However, that’s not all it does. The application also offers fantastic features that allow your notes to evolve alongside your thought process. For example, you can rescale and reorganise your notes so that they remain flexible. You can also import external media into your notes through the copy and paste function. If you choose to zoom in on your work, you can also be sure to maintain the resolution quality.

Just a line

Just a line is an up-and-coming photography experiment that is taking standard images to a completely new level.

With the help of AR technology, the app allows you to overlay simple drawings over digital images and videos – making your work entirely your own and shaking up standard expectations.


Sometimes, inspiring our creative tendencies isn’t the issue.

Instead, the problem can lie in getting our work seen and appreciated. That’s why Daisie is such a pivotal application for any aspiring creatives – creating a social hub

specifically for you!

The app allows you to share music, art, videos, design or any other number of art forms with likeminded people.


Completing a project is always the overarching goal for any creative person.

However, it’s not always easy. Sometimes to move forward we must first go back and identify how our ‘block’, as it were, came to be.

Unstuck is a brilliant app that offers support in tracing our thought process back to the root problem. In doing so, many individuals are then able to find a new way to proceed – making that overarching goal attainable and enjoyable.


Whether January has sparked a newfound love for a creative pastime or has offered no inspiration at all, these apps can be the helping hand needed!