KodeLife 4+

Real-time GPU Shader Editor

Hexler LLC

    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings
    • $9.99



Kodelife is a real-time GPU shader editor, live-code performance tool and graphics prototyping sketchpad.

Lightweight App, Heavyweight Power

KodeLife gives you 100% native real-time control over your GPU's power with one lightweight app.

Real-time Live-Coding

Code is checked, evaluated and updated in the background as you type! Quick prototyping of visual effects without having to wait for compilation.

Plug and Play

Use your device's audio input and all available MIDI connections or connect a gamepad to drive your visuals. Support for external keyboards, mice and trackpads.


KodeLife supports all supported flavors of OpenGL GLSL, as well as the Metal Shading Language.

Cross-platform Support

Take your ideas with you! Exchange your projects with KodeLife running on other platforms. Also available on macOS, Windows and Linux.

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

- Fixed document corruption when pasting certain characters
- Updated game controller mapping database
- Minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Enrique Raphaël Page Pérez ,

Still have to explore further but this looks amazing already.

I do have one request especially considering your apparent interest in music production (TouchOSC), it would be great if Imaginando and you guys could work together so that shaders created in Kodelife can be imported into Visual Synthesizer by Imaginando.

Otherwise, an AUv3 implementation - even if can only run shaders in this mode and not create them - would be tremendously appreciated - although I have no idea how doable this might be.

Mark O'Cummings ,

Great App for Glitch Art

If you are into shader art then this is the app for you! I have been following this app since the developers started letting folks test it!

Josepablo91 ,

Still the best visuals app on iOS

Would love to see a better files integration with the possibility to search files trough directory hierarchies.

App Privacy

The developer, Hexler LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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