Playfully create original photo art, graphic images, generative art, and animation. Explore shapes, styles, textures, colors, and symmetry for fun and relaxation or to create and share your art.

Mix your own image or photo with a Whorl creation right in the app. Choose out of 8 blend modes, change Contrast, Brightness, and Grayscale levels to tune your photo into wicked art. Use the Whorl Photo feature to create artistic photos, mix two whorl images, overlay textures, patterns, logo’s, and whatever one comes up with.

The Photo overlay feature requires​ iOS 11 or newer. Due to hardware limitations, the devices that don’t support the Photo feature are​ iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3.

With a Whorl Pro subscription, you have unlimited access to save a 4k image of your beautiful whorl creations. High-res images are great to find beautiful cut-outs & details to post online, high-res projections and making your own prints.

35 unique, carefully crafted generative styles to express yourself. Combine with any of the shapes and colors to create a wealth of variations.

Explore over a hundred variations. Customize your whorl with square, triangle, round, number & letter shapes.

Whorl’s coloring system has a unique way of applying colors to a style. Select the colors yourself or let whorl choose superb color combinations.

Change volume, twist, rotate and glitch. Physical manipulation, as fun and easy as playing with clay.

Create symmetrical spectacle using whorl's multi-axis mirror.

Record and conduct your whorl in motion! Toggle volume, rotation, and glitch to change how your whorl will be automatically animated. Record directly inside whorl to export a video. The Screen Recording feature requires​ iOS 11 or newer.

Save your image as a better rendered 1024 x 1024 pixel image to share online. We’re sharing regularly on Instagram. Find and connect with us @whorl or tag your shared whorl creations using #whorl. We love to see what you create.

Try the app as long as you like using the free styles and shapes. You get to play with the Pro elements for a certain amount of actions. To continue using all shapes, styles, colors, remove watermarks and export high-res images please consider getting a Pro subscription and help us making whorl the most creative and playful art, graphic and motion design app it can be.

The subscription length is either per month or per year. A yearly subscription gives you a ​substantial discount. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
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. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 3.0.3

There are times for epic updates. This is not one of them. However, if you have an issue with accessing your photo album in Whorl, this update should fix it. Do you like or even love Whorl? Please review us on the App Store​. Your support really helps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
100 Ratings
100 Ratings
Ladylonglocks ,


It's a cute app and fun to play with for a few minutes but frankly if Adobe can't get this pro artist to pay for a subscription, an iOs app is never going to. Would I have paid a couple bucks for it? Probably, but there are many awesome apps in the same genre that don't require a commitment to a subscription and with enough scope to have significantly less chance of getting boring quickly. I also would never buy an app that won't show me what their "high resolution" output actually looks like before I make the purchase. I've been burned by that promise more than once over my many iPad-using years.

Developer Response ,

The high-resolution dialog allows you to zoom-in to the actual high-res image up to 100% and investigate up close in the app itself. To do this, you can tap on the whorl image in the high-res dialog to go to a full-screen zoom mode. Thanks for your feedback. High-res export is now included with a Pro subscription.

Spyonthis ,

Super cool, lots of potential, but

Played around for a minute, loved it, paid for the annual subscription, then looked for the button to save the current state and create a new design only to realize there isn’t one.

I get it. It’s ephemeral.. but for all kinds of reasons, especially paying $25, I would really like to be able to save a design in a library and open a new one. But the export options are otherwise great.

S.S.Bacon ,

Great design app with room for expansion

I love this design app so far. It’d be great to see an option to save directly to an I cloud folder. I’d also really like to see “save states”. This way if you find a setting you like you can reload it with everything in place to alter colors or make small adjustments. Looking forward to the next update.


Kinetic Aesthetic, Inc.
65.5 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Kinetic Aesthetic Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Whorl Pro (1 month) $3.99
  2. Whorl Pro (early adopter) $4.99
  3. Whorl Pro (1 year) $24.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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