Adrenaline Junkie Satisfaction 5/5
Well hot dang. I’ve spent the last semester wasting hours each week with writer’s block on one stubborn repeating assignment that I struggle to wrap my head around. Like, literally *hours* each week (maybe 8?). In any case I’ve been suffering.
As a perfectionist, I was shocked to see my initial note disappear before my eyes as I paused to go back and correct a typo. Oops. Not accustomed to failure, I tried again and on the second attempt had enough workable material from free flow thought to finish this week’s paper. Altogether I spent less than seven minutes in the app to get unstuck. Those seven minutes just saved me the next seven hours this week and many more for the next several weeks.
As an adrenaline junkie, this met the threshold of registration for me. I can see this turning into a game with friends to see who can beat the clock with the best story.
Thank you Danger Notes.
a HUGE help 5/5
I suffer for major writer’s block and this app has upped my word count tremendously! Helps get you out of the mindset of every word having to be perfect!! Highly recommend!!
So good for a quick creativity boost 5/5
I usually use DangerNotes whenever I have a chapter due, or when I need to think of a quick plot. I often pass the five minute time and write for twenty minutes instead, writing for 15 minutes even after I’m no longer in danger of losing all my work. I love it. It’s great for my creativity. It’s also great for ranting, writing about things that bother me and I always feel better after.
What fun 5/5
As a song writer this is a fun way not only to make a song it an amazing way to get over a block because you lose it all of u stop
Feature request 5/5
By Micah Gatley
Love this app! Really helps me with my struggle of not knowing what to write.
It would be awesome if there was a setting that sends you a daily notification to remind you to write today. That way you could build up the habit of writing every day!
A Wonder 5/5
I have been using Danger Notes for two years and this app ‘delivers!’ Probably some of my ‘breakthrough’ writing has been the result. Thanks so much.
Super fun! 5/5
Motivates you to keep writing! I’ve had trouble in the past when I pause in writing I start to get down on myself causing me to leave my work unfinished. This helps me keep moving and be inspired! Great way to pass time
i love this app. 5/5
i have been on Danger Notes for a while now. i honestly think this game is a fun way to be creative and set goals for yourself. it’s fun to just let your creativity flow, but also be timed. it’s a really cool and unique app that i think every young and experienced writer should use! your mind will sharpen and your imagination will grow, along with your writing skills. i also love how this app is detective. it will know if you are wasting your time just sitting there, doing your own thing without actually typing for a few minutes. this app is fun to practice or just take notes in general. as an author, i believe this helps me with my writing because i am creatively typing quickly and efficiently. i would definitely recommend this to anyone. thank you so much!
I can’t save the notes 5/5
I like the idea, it’s very encouraging to write but why I can’t find the notes saved when I finish my 5 minutes challenge.. sometimes I finish and right even more than the limit, then I get get a call or something interrupts me and when I’m back it’s GONE!!!! And I never can remember how it was to do it again.. PLEASE FIX THIS 🥺!! thank youuuu 💕
Really good! 5/5
By Quetzal mata
Ii use it to begin paragraphs and kick off my writing spree! Only thing I would change is it needs a better darkmode
Such an amazing app! 5/5
I love this app. It really makes me focus on adding lots of details and I never finish my thought before time runs out. I love this app and I only have one recommendation: I wish you could set a timer for how long you continue on another note. But if that does not happen, I could still write a chapter book by making the first line chapter 1, chapter 2, or really chapter____
Please add a function to remove ads 5/5
App works exactly as advertised but I wish there was a way to remove ads. Payment is not a issue. Seriously, enough to buy dinner, none of this coffee nonsense.
Otherwise it functions exactly as advertised and helps tremendously when you catch yourself overthinking. Perfect for when you need to step it up a notch at the beginning of a draft or project.
This is fun 5/5
It feels intense but it keeps your mind and hands connected.
Fun challenge 5/5
This app is a great way to get yourself focused on just writing and not overthinking it. I love the way it's gamefied so that if you stop writing for too long you lose what you were writing. It really helps get the free flow stream of thought going especially for creative writing or just getting your thoughts out. Once you get in the habit of just 5 minutes a day you'll look back and not believe how much writing you were really capable of doing!
Is great 5/5
Is great I did a story in no time
I was skeptical at first, but after a week of using it, it has helped so much. I put on some music before hand, listen to 2 or 3 songs, it sets a mood I’m aiming for, and I hop in to writing. You don’t have time to think of “the perfect word” or phrase, or get distracted with looking information up. You get the most raw idea out and down and that’s the most important step. You can edit and revise later. I’ve gotten more writing done this past week than the entire past year.
You have maybe 3 seconds you can stop, if you absolutely need another few, then just keep hitting space. But don’t rely on that as it defeats the purpose.
Amazing exercise for developing writers. 5/5
By hannah from missouri
I am 14 and I love to write and this helps me practice
Exactly what I was looking for 5/5
By No it wasn't good
Love this app and it works wonderfully. It’s similar to the website Fighter’s Block, which is basically what I was looking for in a writing app, except that the motivation to keep writing is stronger with this since you don’t want your work deleted. I also appreciate having a time goal rather than a word count goal, so that you can more easily commit to a writing session knowing how long it will take (and you can adjust the amount of time too, which I just learned recently!!!)
Does not fix procrastination, though (hence me writing this review instead of using the app :P )
100% recommend to writers of any level 5/5
By i im vety shirt
This app is both infuriating and incredibly helpful. It really boots my creativity and the fear of losing my progress makes me really productive lol. It helped me get through weeks long writer block.
500 words in 5 minutes 5/5
How clever not allowing people who are typing to se what they are typing. After typing for 5 minutes I think I know how to write a review.
Love it 5/5
By obiiiiiii canoby
Love this wpp
PLZ READ THIS 5/5
I love this app because it lets me type freely and it’s morning so I need to get my fingers ready for lots of texting!! 😂😂
I loved this app—but where are the rest of my saved notes???? 2/5
I recommended this to all of my friends. However, in scrolling to the past notes icon, the only ones listed are 1/3 out of what I’ve actually written and saved (well past the five minute danger zone).
Where are my notes??!!
I had some good stuff in there!!!
Why are they missing?
If I don’t get an answer soon, then bye bye danger notes. You were a great idea but this is an unacceptable outcome.
If and when you fix it, and I get my saved notes back, I’ll gladly buy you a coffee.
But until then—you are not to be trusted.
Definitely work! 4/5
It does as it say. Now, I only wish I could donate just to get rid of the ads and maybe get extra features, such as customizable background, text colors, and different fonts. Sizing too. The current one is a bit hard to read for my lousy eyes and if there’s a way to enlarge the fonts, it’s not very obvious to me.
I also would like to have an option to ‘save’ once word count goal is hit rather than depending on time. Ex. Keep typing until you hit 500 word count, or all of your words will get eaten!
A star is dropped simply because of incapability to adjust the font size for us blind as bats folk. Otherwise, definitely recommend to any aspiring author!
Wonderful app!! it definitely helps a lot with my writer's block it helps if you're being truthful about what you saying.
Works well, motivates you to write 5/5
I have not encountered any problems with this app so far. It is pretty basic, with a place to store notes and a place to write them. If you don’t write for a few seconds then a red bar shows up on the top of the screen (I have yet to lose any work, it is quite motivating :)) For those of you worried about losing work, you can also just type random letters/ words. The important thing is it gets your creative juices flowing. It defeats writers block because it takes out the procrastination. Even if you think you don’t have any ideas, you suddenly do as soon as you start typing. I also like that it displays your word count while you are typing. This app had very few ads (although it does ask for a “tip” at some points to help cover the cost of making the app, so they won’t have to overrun the app with advertisements.
This is just a suggestion, but in the future I would like to be able to change minutes to word count. For example, instead of writing for five minutes, you could switch the settings to 300 words or something like that. I think that would make it easier for people writing, say, an essay that had to be 500 words or something like that. Again, this has nothing to do with the value of the product, I just think it would be a good idea to add to further versions of this app. It is a great app and I would recommend buying it.
INDEED A DANGEROUS NOTE 2/5
So, I give 2 stars instead of 1 because I still want to appreciate the unique and creative idea of wiring a note in 5 minutes NON STOP and be able to survive the ticking bomb.
However, this is indeed a dangerous note. I just realized after I switched to iPhone 11 and now I’m used to swap everything closed because I hate apps working on background. I forget that one of the apps was the Danger Note. I was working on a story I have been writing for a few times. I swapped that app closed, not realizing it was the Danger Note. I opened the app again just to check if the changes I’ve made was automatically closed. In my horror, THE CHANGES I’VE MET WERE NOT AUTOMATICALLY SAVED.
So, this is why it’s 2 stars. Comparing this app to Note app from Apple (I can only compare to other app that I use). Note app will ALWAYS automatically save whatever you put into the note. Even when you don’t save it and just close the app. But that app is VERY RELIABLE.
Conclusion: I don’t feel save using this app because of what happened above. It’s a very horrible experience to lose your note especially when it’s ideas and stories you’ve put your words into it. Yes, the raw idea is still there in my mind, but when you rewrite them, it will be different than what you initially written.
Love the concept; could use some work 4/5
I love the concept of this app. However, I was a little disappointed in reality. I feel like it’d be easier if the app offered options of writing prompts (fiction or nonfiction) and you tried to write a short story on that thing within the time. That feels like it’d sharpen my writing a lot more than just typing for five minutes without stopping. Again, I love the concept of the app. If prompts could be added, I’d definitely try to do it at least once a day. Unfortunately there aren’t prompts right now, so I’m hoping I’ll get a notification if you choose to update with those.
I got this app, not only to help my writing schedule, put to also have a place to write my thoughts. It works amazingly, and has little to no ads. Keep up the great work!
Simple concept, Effective 5/5
I download this app to sharpen my writing skills and help establish a writing routine. So far the app has done a great job motivating me to keep up my game. Thank you so much.
By Da queen707
So I didn’t mean to get this and now it says purchased👁👄👁. It sounds cool, but I can’t use it lol. Idk what to do
Promising app 4/5
I got Danger Notes a little while ago, and the app is very cool, and is exactly what was promised in the description.
There is a grey bar that shows progress in your set time, and when you stop typing, a red bar goes across the screen to show how long before everything you wrote would be deleted. As soon as you finish the time, you can save.
Although it is promising, I think it would be beneficial if there was either a website or software that could be downloaded onto a laptop, as I feel that is where most people do their writing. (At least that’s where I write for the most part)
Another thing that could be done is to put a “pause” button of sorts for if the user can’t continue typing and needs to immediately stop. That way, they don’t lose what they had written as a result of stopping. And then after, they could “unpause” and continue from where they left off in their timer.
Otherwise, I love the app so far and can’t wait to see any updates that get written in the future.
It’s good... ish 4/5
By 𝙿𝚎𝚛 𝙿𝚎𝚛
it might seem annoying at times, but at the end of the day, you get stuff done. The thing that I don’t like, is that you can’t set a timer on a note a second time, but other than that it’s great.
Cool app! 5/5
I love the idea behind the app! It really helps me to write at least anything down. Although I think it would be cooler if the notes on the iPhone app and the iPad app were interchangeable.
I NEED A MAC VERSION OF THIS 5/5
This is a fantastic app, I’m a professional procrastinator and this is getting me to work like nothing ever did. However, I am writing this on an ipad and I will pay a s—t ton of money if I can have this on my mac (also preferably a windows version or a website version for my friends who don’t use apple computers). I’d like to be able to adjust the grace period but im not fussy about it, it’s doing its job as it is. My biggest problem is I need this on my mac. Please, please make a mac version of this (or a website version, anything that can make it work on my laptop).
No way to remove ads 3/5
Great simple interface that's genuinely helpful, but uninstalled because no way to pay to remove advertisements. Makes it a bit disruptive moving from note to note, and detracts from the UI experience. Would also be great to support the developer.
Useful Little Tool 5/5
This app is pretty cool. I’m not sure how much I’ll use it to be honest. I downloaded it not knowing what it was. When I first saw that it would delete your work, I felt anxious. It’s not so bad. It gives you time to pause. There is a red bar that moves from left to right on the screen letting you know when it’s about to delete your work. It has a dark grey bar that shows you how much time is left. You have the option to save your work when you’re done, and you also have the option to keep typing.
This may be good for a brain dump or free write. It may also be good if you want what you write to get deleted.
I’m going to give it 5 stars as it follows through with what it says it will do, and I’ve had no issues using it.
This is very helpful!!! Im trying to become a rapper when Im okder & this is a good way to tell myself to not stop writing & dont give up. I request this for artists or writers that hit a block.
I LOVE THIS! 5/5
By Charlie McCoin
I LOVE THIS! It forces you to write, and it’s a great way to flush ideas to get to the good stuff! That redline is terrifying when it starts running across the bottom of your phone.
Amazing app 5/5
I absolutely LOVE this app. It’s absolutely amazing! The low amount of adds it awesome! It’s really gets me racing to type words!
At the beginning when you first start to type, you think that the time is going by really slow. But if you actually focus on typing and not worry about the time, the amount of time will go by really fast.
I personally use 2-3 minutes maybe even 4 or 5, but it just depends on the person. I use that amount because I don’t want to loose like 10 minutes of writing when I just have a brain fart.
And there’s the time. Wow. I stoped worrying about the time and focused more on typing and the time went by really fast.
I think it’s a really good app and it really gets you typing to make sure you don’t loose you work. I just got it, but I actually started writing a bit more now.
It’s just an amazing app. I love it.
This is beautiful! I’ve been struggling with writers block forever now! You see some people complain about how this app is annoying and it shouldn’t force people to write and put them under pressure. That’s not entirely true, while I see what they mean and how it can cause stress (I have anxiety but I felt sorta of fine), I entirely disagree! You need an app that forces you to write or you lose progress if you struggle with writers block! It gets your juices flowing. This is going to sound really really weird but like people who struggle with writers blocks, we’re like sinks. Our water (ideas for books and how to start them, etc) has stopped flowing and we need someone to turn the handle to get our water (ideas, again) flowing. In this case it isn’t someone, it’s this app. I can’t speak for everyone but I highly suggest this app!!!!
Man I sound weird.
By T dog123ty
What a stupid concept. I believe writing requires a clear head and a stress free environment. So having to write NON STOP for a period of time and having all of your work deleted and “fail” if you stop to think for half a millisecond is just ridiculous. All in all? It’s not a good writing tool in anyway, shape, or form.
Written in haste, but the copy got to a draft in no time! 5/5
This review was my first Danger Note and you’ll find I’ve come around to the idea and the app over the course of using it briefly. My first note and an app review follows.
This is a bit stressful to have to write or else the copy gets deleted; however, it’s also advice I’ve give young writers who are unsure how to become unblocked.
The best feature of this app is that it removes the preciousness of each line of copy. Sure, lines still matter, but it forces you to write a draft first and avoid the common pitfall of switching into editor mode well before you have your draft down.
While I can see this app being helpful for that purpose, and as a way to force considerable focus, I’m not sure if it’s an everyday tool for me.
What is interesting about the app is it’s status bar, at least I think that’s what I’ve almost filled up at the bottom of the window. That gives you a bit of piece of mind and I like that there’s a built-in word count. Both are additive, which gives you the sense of moving towards a goal, and building, not trying to hit a particular word count and racing. Steady writing yields results.
Ok, I got a bit slow and the status bar turned red. Omg that’s terrifying.
I can see this as an effective tool for banging out drafts where the work is being overthought. Things like pointer posts or community stories surely will benefit from this type of tool. I think I’ll add it to my writing arsenal. Thanks for the cool app.
My First Danger Note 5/5
By DJ Reidam
What do I want to write about?
Hard to say. I haven’t done this very many times and this is my first time using danger notes. It could’ve cool. I do really like the way that writing allows your thoughts to flow and let’s you get out an emotion or a feeling into words, often in a way you can’t achieve whilst conversing with someone else. Though that is a key aspect the evolution of knowledge, human knowledge has grown far beyond what any one of us can converse about in any single interaction with another person. Jesus! Danger notes is trying to kill me! It’s getting Daaaaaangerous, I think you need to slow down. How much longer do I have to write for? This is maybe 3 minutes in. It’s killing me. I’m dying. This. Is. Dangerous.
I’m afraid I’m going to lose my work at any second and I’m hanging on the edge of a cliff with my fingers dangling. Now that I’m here, it’s gets a bit peaceful. We continue to write as if there is no timer because we are doing just that to express our thoughts, writing. This makes the act of writing become and escape from the timer and let’s you actually get content onto the page. And now that I’m here, the timer has done, the danger is gone, and I’m free to continue or stop at any time to my pleasing. It’s a feeling of bliss that comes over the writer as if an accomplishment has been achieved or the writer has achieved enlightenment. Enlightenment, lost once you stop writing.
Very happy 5/5
By Whiskey Tango 6
This is an awesome app!
This is a wonderful app! 5/5
By a random Anna main.
I decided to write a horror/superhero genre hybrid novel and try to get it published since, those are currently my favorite genres at age 22 turning 23 in March so, I figured I’d write a genre hybrid novel between my two favorite genres as I’ve never really seen it done in novel form albeit I haven’t read a ton of novels. I’ve seen it done in film with M.Night Shymalan’s Unbreakable trilogy but, never in novel format so, I figure why not see if I can get one made and published to make some extra money as I’m currently quite broke lol.
Stupid App 1/5
I’m a writer and holding a gun at my head probably inspires me to not write better or more: it’s just causes anxiety. I really appreciated the pop up ad in the middle of my writing (train of thought GONE) and then the app delegating my work when I dumped the pop up. Really Classy
I love writing when I have free time .. 5/5
I’ve tried plenty of writing apps , I’m not a novelist . So this app works great actually.. it pushes you to keep thinking ahead of your thoughts ...
Title drafts 5/5
I love this app. It’s super great. The only thing I would love is it would be nice if you could put a title on your drafts