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

– 10/10 stars on
– shown worldwide in Apple ads and in Apple retail stores
– 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 2.5.5

Resolution enhancements for the new iPad Air

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

fancyfairyangela ,

Addicted to this app!

I've been playing with this app as much as I can, it's amazing and seems to have unlocked my artist's block as well to get me drawing again because of how much easier this makes it to come up with intricate abstract designs. I'm honestly blown away and fascinated by the endless possibilities! The other mandala apps I've tried just can't compete.
My only complaint is that it doesn't allow importing of our own images. I would gladly pay for an additional upgrade to allow for that, so I can incorporate existing designs with new line work or even on their own just to utilize the symmetry and pattern tools.
The extension, iOrnament Crafter, does allow imports but frustratingly we can't enlarge designs or zoom in on them and seem to be stuck with just animated fractals which is really cool, don't get me wrong - but I just want the ability to get a static image from it with enlargement possible.
Fix this dilemma in one of the apps and they're PERFECTION!

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!

idontwantafrigginnickame ,

Love it, despite a few flaws.

I’ve had this app for quite a while now and have no regrets about putting money into it. I love the features like “glowy” lines and embossing. The app would be worth it even without those features, but they add some fun. The developer is great as well (see their responses to other reviews). It’s also really easy to make something cool-looking. Sometimes I let my young niece randomly jab at different colors and do some squiggles, and I think “hm, I might actually save this one and expand on it later”.

That kind of brings me to a couple problems, though. One: Saving. Sometimes when I save, the thumbnail doesn’t depict the actual piece. Sometimes it’s just black. Other times it shows the thumbnail of something I saved earlier but trashed to create a new one.

My other major gripe is that sometimes it freezes up on major actions. Like if I have to “undo” several times, I have to tap the button slowly or it will freeze up for sometimes up to a couple minutes.

I also feel like the settings could be a bit more intuitive and explanatory, but there could just be a learning curve. It’s not terrible to just experiment and figure things out, and a the tips are helpful.

A few things that would be nice to have added, but I don’t feel are absolutely necessities: Maybe up to 5 layers, streamlining of strokes, a lasso selection tool so we can move & rotate things. But that could make the app pretty bulky, I dunno.

Developer Response ,

Hi idontwantafrigginnickame,

If you like to give a more detailed feedback on UI/UX please feel free to contact me via the website. I am very interested in feedback. All the best Jürgen


Juergen Richter-Gebert
132.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
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