ProfessionalBearWrestler's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
The basic wheel works great, exactly what I expected and paid for. But the "free" creature wheel won't download/open on my phone at all, which is frustrating to say the least. Also, I wish I had known that the world building and character wheels are $1 extra a piece before I bought this...learned my lesson; always check what they mean by in-app purchases. I'm going to wait to see if I can get the creature wheel working before I blow more money on this.
GrimSentry's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
Great app, even with the in app purchases, of which I gladly paid for. Then realized I had to pay for it again to put it on my iPad Air. Not acceptable to me. I have paid for 1 dollar apps and 10 dollar apps that don't require a new purchase.
Shark Beast's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
I enjoy the idea behind this, especially that you can make your own customized wheels, but I found it a little hard to get things going. Creating a wheel seemed to take a while to "take" -- you had to go to another wheel then come back before your customized list would actually appear on the wheel. Also, the buttons get confusing -- a cleaner design would have been preferable. I found myself constantly ending up on pages I didn't want to be at. And -- a real app pet peeve of mine -- I hate the click sound (or any unnecessary noise) that you couldn't turn down every time you spin a wheel or roll the dice -- even when you pressed your iPad volume all the way down. (Though eventually I found you could turn off "lock" in Apple settings. There was no "sound off" button in the Brainstormer settings, which was, for a while, really annoying.) But, if that doesn't bug you, it's a fun thing, and then ability to make your own wheels makes it worth it. A really great idea that works well now, and could really be great with a few tweaks. Fun stuff!
Emmachette's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
I can usually get at least a few ideas going for my stories with this. Works perfectly on my iPhone 6s +.
MachWerx's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
I read bedtime stories to my five year old but sometimes he asks me to make up a story. Brainstormer is great for coming up with creative ideas for that. Check it out!
SpaceLana's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
Needs in-app purchases to be useful as more than a teaser. I deleted it for that reason and because I find not being mutable to be unacceptable in an app.
P-tosh's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
I'm seriously blown away by this app. I downloaded it last night and I already have a number of spec scripts written up based off what the app generated. It's incredible how simple and effective it is. Not to mention addictive. Some of the combination's that came up were hilarious, leaving me rolling on the floor at their comedic potential. Buy it. Now.
kylekane's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
It still needs a few things before can really consider it 5 star. One, it needs the ability to move wheels so you could mix different wheel sections together. I would rather see them deal with individual wheel subjects and let you select which ones to put together at any time. Second, I would like it to backup to iCloud so I don't loose my custom lists in a crash and also can sync my lists between devises.
mmafc's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
I've been following this app from the beginning and it just keeps getting better. This idea-sparking tool packs laughs and insight into any creative process. The developer's dedication is a rare and welcome bonus. Wish there were more like this.
Blue Pine's Review of The BrainstormerReviewed on 12/19/18 12:39 PM
I love this! I've been goofing around with it, and the surprising combinations are really fun to think about! Some have made me laugh with delight, some brought serious thoughts and memories to mind, others suggested quirky, funny ideas. I'll be relying on this when November rolls around, and National Novel Writing Month comes back to the top of the calendar!