A single stroke has never been so expressive – iOrnament is the state-of-the art drawing tool to create stunning designs, patterns and mandalas. Decorative art at your fingertips! What users say: "it's a universe of wonder", "such a fun, beautiful and relaxing app", "fantastic ArtScience offering!”...."I think there would be far less conflict in the world if everyone used iOrnament!"

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– shown worldwide in Apple ads
– Tabby Awards users' choice winner
– 4,7 star global rating

iOrnament combines art and science. You draw a simple stroke and iOrnament turns it into stunning patterns and mandalas according to rules of symmetry. With iOrnament everyone can be an artist. You will create fascinating ornaments and intricate designs. Fun and challenging from ages three to one-hundred for both doodlers and creative professionals. Interactive tutorial and many drawing tips included!

See how dynamic finger strokes and support for 3D Touch and Apple Pencil enhance your drawing power to become a magical experience. iOrnament supports monochromatic pens as well as rainbow colors and even drawing in realistic shiny gold.

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.

Features include:

– full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
– artistic rainbow color palette and pens
– gold drawing feature
– support for Apple Pencil
– glow pen to add highlights
– 'design mode' combines several symmetries in one picture
– 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 2.5.1

Minor adaptions

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings
1.5K Ratings
Kekeboo2 ,

Lacking in so many areas

Legit obsessed with this app but wish there was changes to how one is supposed to navigate through it. I honestly don’t understand why there isn’t a button that allows you to go to your own gallery without having to go through the extra step of saving your art project multiple times.. the tutorial has many spelling errors (I’m not a spelling and punctuation expert but come on now how did they get missed?) and the save option shouldn’t be so close to the trash option. There has been plenty of occasions were I almost deleted time consuming projects.

One last wishlist for this app would be for automatic in-app recording this is another thing that irritates me for the lack of. Hopefully these reviews actually get looked at and considered because this app is well worth the price.

Bugmom20 ,

Geometric Art on Steroids!

If you are one of those people who love the mandala drawings on Monument Valley 2, imagine making those mandalas with colors and different widths of line. This is an amazing Ap- my favorite drawing Ap ever! The interface is very intuitive- but you can always read through the extensive Tip menu to understand the controls. It's fascinating to create one of the tile images and then see it morph into a different tile arrangement with the animation selection. Very meditative and beautiful. The Math portion with animations is fantastic. Totally worth the price and I am definitely going with the Pro add-on, now that I understand how the basic Ap function. Can't recommend this Ap highly enough for anyone who enjoys geometric art!

Suzi54241 ,

An iPad must have

Wether you're an artist or not, iOrnament is must have app. I don't get math but I do love making patterns, Mandelas and designs. It's easy to change colors, pens and design options. It's easy to share via camera roll, email and social media, even mash with other apps with the new copy and paste option. Save up to 500 pieces in the storage gallery. And most important, making these is a most relaxing way to spend your time. Some people like coloring books. I LOVE iOrnament. It's even better if you have an iPad Pro and Pencil. And now enhancing and animating the great designs with iO Crafter extends the fun, be sure to get the sister app, explore the fun of math and discover your inner artist.


Juergen Richter-Gebert
129.9 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 $0.99


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