Editors' Note: The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.
With about 50 million things to do each day, it can be hard to fit in any creative projects. The Starving Artist is a productivity app that helps you keep track of projects you have going on or want to pursue. While the app is geared toward creative people, we think it would work well for just about anyone who needs to stay focused.
To begin The Starving Artist, you'll have to create a profile, which requires a bit of personal information such as your first and last name, the state/province where you live, and your e-mail and a password. This is the one downside of the app; we weren't too enthused about having to fork over so much information, to be quite honest. (Nothing says you have to be 100 percent truthful, however.) There is also an option to join some sort of mailing list. The box is checked by default, but you can uncheck it.
From there, you're shown a Dream Statement and are asked to create your own. After that, it's on to adding your goals and writing out an action plan for them. All you have to do is determine if this is a weekly, monthly, or yearly goal and then tap the plus sign to name the goal and write out an action plan. You can separate your goals into Minor and Majors ones to keep them straight.
There's a Dashboard where you can write about your Successes, but according to the Terms of Service, your thoughts will actually be published to some sort of public community, though we really have no idea where to find it. We recommend steering clear of that feature if you're a fan of privacy. We also wish that the app contained some sort of alert system so that you could be reminded of certain projects throughout the day, week, and month.
The Starving Artist, while not perfect, could be a great way to stay on top of your creative endeavors. We recommend it for all users.
CNET Editors' Rating"The Starving Artist is a great way to stay on top of your creative endeavors. We recommend it for all users."If you're an artist, writer, actor, filmmaker, musician, dancer, etc., who is striving to realize your dreams, then this app is for you. With The Starving Artist, you can: STAY THE COURSESet weekly, monthly and annual goals; and track their status and completion. Plus, with built-in Alerts, you'll get oh so friendly reminders to set and update your goals on a regular basis. BE INSPIRED - Premium FeatureGain access to motivational bios of and inspirational quotes by accomplished artists past and present - from Van Gogh to Lady Gaga. **A new bio and quote is added every week!** CELEBRATE & SHAREChronicle your successes, great and small, and share them with your friends and countrymen on Facebook and Twitter; as well as your fellow artists around the world.Plus...This app boasts password-protected Sign In/Out functionality, making it easy for you to access your saved data on all of your compatible iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).An artist's journey is never easy, but with The Starving Artist, you can get the inspiration and motivation you need as you strive to make a living doing what you love.Questions or Technical issues? Send us a missive via http://starvingartistapp.com/help-support.
What's new in this version:
- Performance improvements and bug fixes.