Turn your routine work into contemporary art

IOGraph — is an application that turns mouse movements into contemporary art. The idea is that you have the program running in the background while doing your usual daily stuff at the computer. Go back to IOGraph after a while and grab a nice picture of what you’ve done! It’s fun, useless and totally free!

Download IOGraph

for macOS

Or download it for Windows or Linux.

How to do this?

Run IOGraph

It’s simple application. Just push the round button to start.

Do Your Business

Minimize IOGraph and forget about it for a while.

Do Art

Few hours later you’ll get your own piece of art.

What is this for?

Formerly known as MousePath it was made by Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov to brighten up the routine work. Posting it on Flickr caused informal interest and afterward Anatoly Zenkov and his colleague Andrey Shipilov decided to evolve the app.

Huge plans ahead

But there’s always other important things to do. You can aid the development process. That’s right! Any donation will show us your interest in the project and rise its importance.

Meet the team

Anatoly Zenkov

Anatoly Zenkov

Designer and programmer. Created IOGraph prototype in a fit of procrastination.

Andrey Shipilov

† Andrey Shipilov

Web developer, civil engineer and musician too. Tests and brags about IOGraph, creates and supports the website.


  • Gizmodo You may have seen these kind of visualzations before; they’re the product of an awesome little program called IOGraph that you can download and mess with yourself.

  • EPITXT Your computer screen becomes a virtual canvas, albeit one which we create while performing regular tasks and activities.

  • Design is Philosophy What you get from IOGraphica is a visually stunning image of your mouse behaviour over the recording time period.

  • FlowingData Really simple. Just start it, let it run, minimize the window, and carry on as usual. In the end, you get this image that looks something like a Pollock.

  • IOGraphica is an application that tracks your mouse movements and converts them into a single image showing all the paths you have made with your mouse.

  • Bits, The New York Times Blog If you’ve ever wondered about the flow of your mouse around your computer screen, a free downloadable application, called “mouse pointer track,” can help you follow these esoteric movements and turn them into a fascinating blur between art and information.

IOGraph downloads


V 1.0.3


V 0.9


V 0.2


V 0.1


Source code


We’ve added colours, fixed the multi-monitor issue and made other stuff.

We’ve created an awesome new interface. And that’s not all.

Now we save the output image, with a 1 by 1 proportion.

The original program that gained popularity known as MousePath.

Looking for the source code? Here it is! Made with Java.

We guarantee that IOGraph is safe. Softpedia can confirm it!

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Most popular questions

  • QWhere does the name IOGraph come from?


    That’s really simple. “I” stands for input, “O” stands for output. And “Graph” comes from Greek “γραφικoς” which means drawing or painting. And here we are — IOGraph made by IOGraphica.

  • QThe output picture is awesome! How do I use it?


    Well, like anything in the interweb, you share it, post in your blog, suggest to a bored friend, mention our website as a place where you’ve found IOGraph and basically — enjoy.

  • QCan I use the IOGraph produced image for commercial purposes?


    Only with our written/e-mail permission. Get in touch with us and we’ll sort that out.

  • QWhat do all these dots and circles mean?


    Whilst lines obviously represent the mouse movement, dots and circles around them represent the amount of time the mouse was not moving. The longer the mouse is not touched, the more the dots and circles diameter. The main reason for having them on canvas is to enhance the expression.

  • QIs it possible to track mouse clicks instead of mouse stops?


    IOGraph is written in Java and uses it’s native functional. In the name of security reasons and for your data to be safe, hooking up to clicks outside the application window is forbidden. So the answer is “No”.

  • QIs it possible to a higher resolution image produced by IOGraph?


    This feature is planned to be and surely will be in future versions of IOGraph.

  • QIs it possible to perform neurological examinations of muscle tone using IOGraph?


    For these purposes, we made Motoom — an online service to track tremor degrees remotely with the online spiral drawing test. Motoom allows the observer to evaluate test results not only qualitatively, but also quantitatively thus it allows to track the dynamics of these results.

  • QI have a feature idea for IOGraph!


    IOGraph users have sent a lot of interesting features ideas, so that’s why have vector export, export of the data in numbers, IOGraphs social sharing, setting the application icon to system tray, autosaving images to sequence, showing the application status in the icon and creating a number of filters to enhance the output image — all of that is our future features list. If you have any interesting idea or a feature you’d like to be implemented in IOGraph (which is not in the list already) feel free to send us an e-mail with it.

Known issues

  •  IClosing IOGraph without confirmation dialog

    IOGraph 0.9.x can be closed without asking to save the produced image using any imaginable method: hot keys, close button, menu item. This issue is fixed in version 1.0.

  •  IDoesn’t recording moves while minimized

    IOGraph V1.0.0 doesn’t recording mouse moves when it’s minimized by user.

  •  IBlank window on OS X

    If IOGraph’s window is empty and looks like this you need to install latest Java update from Apple. This one is fine.

  •  IUnresponsive UI on OS X

    If IOGraph interface do not respond to any click you need to install latest Java update from Apple. This one is fine.

If you cannnot find the answer you are looking for, feel free to contact us via [email protected].


Looking for a tool to perform neurological examinations of muscle tone with a computer mouse?

Try — an online service to track tremor degrees remotely

From creators of IOGraphica