Ever since the first time some clever person tied a pencil to the end of a string and drew a circle, we've loved to use mechanical tools to draw geometric designs.

Spin Draw is inspired by a mechanical drawing toy called the HOOT-NANNY from the 1920s. Two rods are attached to spinning wheels. The rods meet at a point that holds a pen, and the pen draws on a spinning piece of paper.

Spin Draw lets you explore a vast space of exciting, elegant designs, far beyond the capabilities of the HOOT-NANNY. Adjust the wheels and rods and watch the drawing evolve before your eyes. Create designs to share with friends, explore them as mathematical forms, or just sit back and watch the curve slowly emerge on your screen.

Spin Draw also offers a full range of sharing tools. Save your drawings as pixels or paths, or show them to friends on social media.

This app will never show you an ad, ask you to write a review, or require you to unlock features via in-app purchases.

What’s New

Version 2.0

What's new? EVERYTHING. Spin Draw has been rewritten from the ground up, and in its new incarnation it's an incredible app for exploring geometric designs. Here are some of the highlights:

* New rendering engine: uses your device's graphics hardware for maximum performance, allowing you to create much more complex patterns
* Always-live interface: your design updates live with every change to the drawing machine. Explore vast spaces of designs effortlessly
* Full path colour selection, and choice of white or black background
* Increment/decrement buttons for precise control over machine speeds
* Powerful sharing tools, fully integrated with iOS

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Muskego Dave ,

One of my favorite apps!

The patterns you can make with this app are amazing, and there is no end to their variety! Best spiral app ever!!

UPDATE: Bravo! If the previous version was the prelude, then this is the main act! When I received the update notification, I was hesitant to do the update for fear that something would get broken. When I finally summoned the courage to update the app, I was delighted to discover that all my favorite features were still there, plus several new ones, all packaged in a much more comprehensive user interface. I particularly appreciate the deeper color palette, and the increment buttons which allow you to precisely set the speed of all the rotating parts. The resulting artwork is wonderfully complex and infinitely variable; vastly superior to any of the Spirograph apps. I have even used Spin Draw to generate high-tech looking artwork for brochures for my business!

Thanks for a GREAT tool at a GREAT price! Two thumbs way up! :-)

Jack Burton, ME! ,

Awesome physical math and art!

A real pleasure to use and mind-blowingly cool. Easily outclasses the other spiral / Spirograph apps. Super fun!

I also love the lack of ads, in-app purchases, and donations to a great charity.

This is the kind of app that made me fall in love with the App Store.

*Shazam666* ,

4* for a reason

It has a habit of stopping when doing the designs, and you have to keep pressing the play button to restart. I’d like to be able to walk away awhile the design is in process. Otherwise I would have rated it five stars.
By the way, I have an IPad Mini 4

App Privacy

The developer, Craig S. Kaplan, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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