• What users say: "It's a universe of wonder", "Such a fun, beautiful and relaxing App.", "Fantastic ArtScience offering!", "The Best Art App" ...
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• Global 4.7 stars average rating based on over 2000 ratings

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

Such a huge potential...


But, the user interface need a lot of work. It's very very confusing. It's shame because you can create some amazing things with this app, but to go through different steps and settings, is a bit of pain... I'd love to give it 5* and I hope I will. When the UI is better.

Developer Response

Hi Martynet,

I would be very much interested in you UI considerations. In iOrnament there is a sensible balance between UI simplicity and possibilities of features. Can you contact me directly through he website. Would be great to have you as a beta tester for the next version.

All the best


Fantastic App


I absolutely love this app. It's one of my favourite art based applications. Weather you're naturally creative or not, it's easy to make very beautiful designs.

I bought the paid version within a day of downloading the free version, and was very happy with the premium features.

The one thing I would love to see in an update, is a confirmation pop up when the delete button is pushed, as it is very easy to mistakenly delete a project by mistake, and that can be very frustrating. But over all, great, easy to use app.



Downloaded the free version and five minutes later bought the paid version. Next day I bought a copy for my wife. This is the most amazing way of creating spirographs imaginable.


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 €1.09


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