Inkscape
Inkscape
1.0.2

2.3

Inkscape free download for Mac

Inkscape for Mac1.0.2

19 January 2021

Drawing app, capabilities similar to Illustrator/Freehand/CorelDraw.

What is Inkscape for Mac

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.

Inkscape's main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Inkscape

Version 1.0.2:
  • Stroke to Path: Converting an object's stroke to a path no longer makes its clones vanish
  • Performance: Improved rendering performance when zooming through multiple zoom levels
  • CSS: CSS classes that start with a letter that isn't part of the ASCII set are no longer ignored
  • Cleanup: An outdated link that pointed to a potentially offensive website now has been removed from a branding document
  • User interface: Random actions should no longer cause sudden scaling of the canvas
  • Markers: When adding a marker to a line, it can now be removed with a single Undo action again (not two)

Full list of changes available here

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Rob85
Rob85
Jan 20 2021
1.0.2
4.0
Jan 20 2021
4.0
Version: 1.0.2
The low aggregate rating for this app (1.5 stars at the time I write this) is largely the result of a the history of negative reviews that are no longer pertinent. First, Inkscape hasn't needed XQuartz since version 1.0 was released in 2019. My experience is that recent versions aren't especially buggy, slow, or prone to crashing. If you're a user of the commercial alternatives, and can afford them, then you're unlikely to need or want this. I owned them in the past, but can't justify the cost anymore, so I use this. It's free, although you should consider making a donation, and functional. It has a steep learning curve, which might intimidate new users, but that is true of any similar app.
britinokinawa
britinokinawa
Jan 19 2021
1.0.2
1.0
Jan 19 2021
1.0
Version: 1.0.2
The screenshot above should serve as a warning. A tiny space for the actual document and rows and rows of mostly useless icons taking up a huge amount of space. This is software designed by a committee. Absolutely horrible UI!
Yoshita
Yoshita
Jul 31 2020
1.0.0
2.0
Jul 31 2020
2.0
Version: 1.0.0
I love when new vector apps appear, in particular when considering how little Adobe does to maintain Illustrator. In short, Inkscape has some fresh ideas and an interesting array of unusual filters. Unfortunately, on a maxed-out 16' MBP running Catalina, the app is literally unusable, as it needs forever to do even the most basic of tasks. Would love to see this app optimised for the Metal API.
OhEssex
OhEssex
May 5 2020
1.0.0
0.0
May 5 2020
0.0
Version: 1.0.0
This software still appears to require the effectively abandoned XQuartz - the worst implementation of any X11 window manager in the known galaxy. No thanks.
klkallhoff
klkallhoff
Jan 24 2020
0.92.2
0.0
Jan 24 2020
0.0
Version: 0.92.2
I have a MacBook Air and I haven't been able to open Inkspace. I've had to use ink space on my PC which is old and very slow. When I convert an image to svg file I have to put it my design space in Cricut so I can use it.
kom
kom
Oct 15 2019
0.92.2
4.0
Oct 15 2019
4.0
Version: 0.92.2
Version 1.0beta1 has been released (September 8, 2019). It runs on macOS 10.10 to 10.15 without XQuartz.
ash-f
ash-f
Jun 23 2019
0.92.2
3.0
Jun 23 2019
3.0
Version: 0.92.2
Functionality is good but requiring Macports make this unusable for many people. Also XQuartz shell is very cranky. Mac users need native version ASAP!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 13 2019
0.92.2
0.0
Apr 13 2019
0.0
Version: 0.92.2
v0.92.4 is the current version of Inkscape. You can download it and read about it here: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-0.92.4/
timbreese
timbreese
Mar 25 2019
0.92.2
3.5
Mar 25 2019
3.5
Version: 0.92.2
Great free functionality but a steep learning curve. Control + keyboard shortcuts are hard to adjust to.
fabiola-monteiro
fabiola-monteiro
Jan 25 2019
0.92.2
0.5
Jan 25 2019
0.5
Version: 0.92.2
Doesn't even launch on Mojave...
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2.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
  • XQuartz 2.1.4 or later
License: 
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