What's New

– Gold Textures: they add a realistic gold finish to your creations
– Local Symmetries: to create magically complex patterns and mandalas (iPhone&iPad)
– Color Palettes: for more drawing possibilities
– Pen Presets: to give easy access to interesting settings

App Description

A single stroke has never been so expressive – iOrnament is the state-of-the art drawing tool to create stunning designs and mandalas. What users say: "it's a universe of wonder", "such a fun, beautiful and relaxing app", "fantastic ArtScience offering!”.

– 10/10 stars on musthaveapps.de
– shown worldwide in Apple ads
– 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 www.science-to-touch.com and https://www.instagram.com/iornamentapp.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 17, 2012 Initial release
  • July 01, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • July 03, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • July 08, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • July 17, 2012 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • July 19, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • August 07, 2012 New version 1.2
  • August 18, 2012 New version 1.2.1
  • August 26, 2012 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • August 28, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • October 11, 2012 New version 1.3
  • January 14, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • January 15, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • June 15, 2013 New version 1.4.1
  • July 12, 2013 New version 1.4.2
  • July 15, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • July 19, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • August 12, 2013 New version 1.4.3
  • August 14, 2013 New version 1.4.4
  • August 25, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • August 29, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • December 14, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • December 17, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • February 11, 2014 New version 1.5.1
  • February 17, 2014 New version 1.5.2
  • February 18, 2014 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • February 24, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • March 02, 2014 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • March 04, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • April 22, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • May 18, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • May 19, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • August 27, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • August 31, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • December 15, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • December 16, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • May 17, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • June 03, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • June 10, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • July 04, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • July 07, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • July 11, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • July 15, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • August 27, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> FREE!
  • August 29, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $3.99
  • December 12, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> FREE!
  • December 15, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $3.99
  • July 07, 2016 New version 2.0.2
  • August 01, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
  • August 03, 2016 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 14, 2018 New version 2.2
  • September 06, 2018 New version 2.3.1

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