Our latest app: Name Dice

Name DiceWe are happy to announce our latest release: Name Dice!

This free iOS app makes character naming easy by providing nearly a million unique names at your fingertips!

How does Name Dice work?

Name Dice randomly generates a first and last name pair from lists of hundreds of names.

Basically, Name Dice makes names. It does NOT make you more creative, write your story for you, make sandwiches, refill your glass, clean your room, or knit you a sweater.

If you are stuck on getting a story idea, or ideas for a main character, Name Dice can help you. Maybe you’re a spy and you need a new identity. Maybe you and your friend want to pretend to be someone else when you go out to lunch. Maybe you are having a sleepover and you and your friends are going to pretend to be celebrities and you need help coming up with a good name. Maybe you are a writing a novel about your mom and you want to publish it under another name so she doesn’t find out about it.

Whatever the reason, Name Dice can give you some ideas for just the right name!

Give it a try! It’s free!

True Confession of a Distracted Writer

“One reason I love this app is that it just feeds my imagination! I roll the dice, see the name, and my mind is immediately buzzing with activity creating a life story for the name. If I don’t like the name for whatever reason, I just roll again! Voila!”

How do I save my favorite name?

The easiest way is to take a screenshot by holding down the home button and the power button simultaneously. It’s a good idea to practice this before you need to use it. After you take the screenshot, you can find the photo in your iOS device’s Camera Roll. You can share the photo on Facebook or your blog.

We hope you enjoy this fun little free app! We’d love to connect with you on facebook and twitter and hear stories about your alter egos!





Celebrating Children on June 1

Children’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on June 1!

Today also marks Moms With Apps’ first Global kickoff party for App Friday! In honor of that, we’ve included many different translations of the words “story” and “dice” in our featured graphic. My personal favorite is the Icelandic translation – Saga Dice! Love that!

You do not want to miss this event on the App Friday facebook page! The Global kickoff is at 10am Paris time (4am EDT), and the big Download Party is at 10am San Francisco time (1pm EDT). I’ll be there if you’d like to talk to me about Story Dice, Lists for Writers, or anything else!

To celebrate, we are offering Story Dice app in iTunes FREE on June 1, only!

Pour fêter ça, nous offrons Story Dice app dans iTunes GRATUIT sur Juin 1, seulement!

This app can be used in any language because it is completely picture-based. There are some hints and tips in English inside the app, but the app itself crosses all language barriers. Roll the dice and make up your own story in your own language! Find out more about Story Dice!

Cette application peut être utilisée dans n’importe quelle langue, car il est tout à fait à base d’images. Il ya quelques trucs et astuces en anglais à l’intérieur de l’application, mais l’application elle-même traverse toutes les barrières linguistiques. Lancez les dés et de faire votre propre histoire dans votre propre langue! En savoir plus sur Dice histoire!



Countries that celebrate Children’s Day on June 1 include, in no particular order:

  • People’s Republic of China
  • Ecuador
  • Russia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Germany (formerly East Germany)
  • Kosovo
  • Laos
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Tanzania
  • Yemen
  • Myanmar
  • Nicaragua
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Portugal
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Macau
  • Cape Verde
  • East Timor
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • São Tomé
  • Príncipe
  • Vietnam