Boost your design prowess with this surprising new app for creatives

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June 12, 2014
Boost your design prowess with this surprising new app for creatives.

You may have thought it was the extra caffeine intake that makes your coffee-house visits extra productive, but studies show that it may not be the beans that get your creative juices flowing.

An American design and business development team have released Coffitivity, an app designed to mimic the sounds of a humming coffee shop and in turn increase your creativity—that at least, is the theory.

Available for Android, iPhone, iPad and desktop, the retro-modern style app features three similar sounding tracks—Morning Murmur, Lunchtime Lounge and University Undertones—that can be played alongside your usual music playlist. It's every hipster's favourite soundtrack, but will it help you work? We tried it out for a few hours, and despite our initial skepticism, it actually did seem to help.

Set the volume on Coffitivity to be a little quieter than that of your tunes, and voila—the warm hustle and bustle of your favorite java joint is brought to life in your quiet workspace. Download the free app and on those days you can’t work remote, your creativity doesn’t have to suffer—Coffitivity serves up enough noise to work.

Stacey Kole

Stacey Kole is a freelance writer and former magazine editor. When she’s not crafting copy or chasing after her two little boys, Stacey can be found drinking coffee, tea, or anything else with caffeine. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

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