Whorl, Playful Art & Design 4+

Awaken your creativity

Kinetic Aesthetic, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 185 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Playfully create original graphic images, generative art, and animation. Explore shapes, styles, textures, colors, patterns, and symmetry for fun, relaxation and online sharing.

35 unique, carefully crafted generative styles to express yourself. Combine with any of the shapes and colors to play without end.

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.

Wander the sphere of geometric patterns. Try each of the 4 different pattern types using your whorl image as the source. Each pattern type can be resized and rotated in real-time to create a wealth of variations.

Create symmetrical spectacle using whorl's multi-axis mirror. Select up to 4 mirror options and rotate the axis lines to reflect your Whorl.

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 and pattern 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.
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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.

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.

ry 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 purchasing Whorl Pro. You can purchase Whorl Pro once, or you can purchase a subscription and get Whorl Pro for a limited time.
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
. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.

Terms of service

For any questions or comments, we love to hear from you.

Email: hello@wwwhorl.com
Instagram: Follow us @whorl for regular examples and inspiration.

What’s New

Version 4.1.11

We're always happy to fix pesky bugs so you can play without disruption:
- Video recording bug fix.
- Slider init bug fix. The Volume and Contrast sliders are changed to ease-in in order to give more control.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

reflectex ,

Great to add to the arsenal!

I’ve been creating digital art for almost two years and there isn’t anything out there quite like Whorl. It can create the most complex structures to the very minimal. I’d recommend it to any digital artist and anyone who likes to play with shapes.

I had an issue with saving the high resolution image and contacted the developer. I was quickly replied to and the issue was solved in just a few days. Not only a cool app but a cool developer who cares about his product.

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Kinetic Aesthetic, Inc., 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

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