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iOrnament combines art and science, creativity and education, math and fun. With iOrnament everyone can be an artist. You draw strokes and iOrnament repeats them according to rules of symmetry. You will create fascinating ornaments and intricate designs. Fun and challenge from ages 3 to 103. Interactive tutorial and many drawing tips included!

New in Version 2: Dynamic finger strokes and support for 3D Touch and Apple Pencil. Configurabel stroke properties: "A single stroke has never been so expressive". Greatly enhanced export functionality.

iOrnament is an app that is designed for drawing ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically fascinating. You draw simple strokes and the app repeats them over and over according to the rules of the 17 crystallographic wallpaper groups. By this, fantastic symmetric patterns are created. Kaleidoscope like pictures, tilings, complicated knots and artistic pavements are right at your fingertips. In addition iOrnament contains an interactive pop-up book that explains mathematical backgrounds on the theory of wallpaper groups and a sampler of classical ornaments from ancient cultures.

The design of iOrnament is based on extensive experience in interactive science exhibitions. Children of all ages love it as well as scientifically or artistically interested adults.

Features include:

• full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
• artistic rainbow color palette and pens
• support for Apple Pencil
• glow pen to add highlights
• 'design mode' combines several symmetries in one picture
• English and German language support
• export to photos, e-mail and facebook
• transparent backgrounds
• saving, loading and recovering
• extensive collection of tips for usage
• preview of symmetries and fundamental cells
• animated drawing process
• change symmetry type on the fly
• scroll, zoom and rotate
• unlimited undo/redo
• full featured iPhone and iPad versions
• interactive tutorial on math backgrounds
• sampler of classical ornaments
• based on mathematical theory
• supports rosette symmetries
• integration of ornament world exhibition

Via In-App Purchase
• 3D ornaments on spheres
• Escheresque color symmetries
• layers and brushes
• background colors and textures
• advanced nib pens
• geometry mode to draw straight lines and circles

Further information, example galleries and demo videos at and

What's New

Version 2.2

A minor fix for submitting ornaments to the world exhibition.

In case you missed it–here is what happened since 2.0:
• Full size drawing space on iPhone X.
• highly advanced and configurable Apple Pencil support
• dynamic stroke options for colours, size, opacity
• high resolution support
• link to the iOrnament Crafter App for creating 3D models
• design mode to overlay several symmetries
• advanced calligraphy support

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Simple and fun and addictive:)


Drawing complicated patterns has never been easier. Exporting possible to procreate is top. It's worth it to get the pro update.

A Must Have Art Generator!


A must have for all artists whether you are an amateur or professional. Many digital paint options such as layers, shapes, eraser, etc. I would love to see fill added if possible.

Love this app very much!


I compulsively create art on good apps. I am happy to report that this is my go-to app. I haven't figured much out yet but I'm making cool stuff already and plan to learn and use all app capabilities. Thanks for such a great art app!


Juergen Richter-Gebert
102.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Jürgen Richter-Gebert
In-App Purchases
  1. Upgrade to Pro $1.39


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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