A single stroke has never been so expressive – iOrnament is the state-of-the art drawing tool to create stunning designs and mandalas. What users say: "it's a universe of wonder", "such a fun, beautiful and relaxing app", "fantastic ArtScience offering!”.

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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 2.3.1

– Gold Textures: they add a realistic gold finish to your creations
– Local Symmetries: to create magically complex patterns and mandalas (iPhone&iPad)
– Color Palettes: for more drawing possibilities
– Pen Presets: to give easy access to interesting settings

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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!

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. 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.



I love this app! I use it daily, better than adult coloring book. I use this and Fax HD all the time. Only thing they need is instructions on how to use parameter settings, still don't understand that. UPDATE: Have had this app for over a year and I still love it! The developer is very helpful if you have any problems, and he will help you, witch is very unusual for most app people. Also with the new updates and if you have the Pro version its really a great app for creativity and stress relief. I have made myself my own background wallpaper with this app and you can do all sorts of things with it.


Juergen Richter-Gebert
125.4 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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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