Inkscape
Inkscape
1.1.0
3.3
0.0
Inkscape free download for Mac

Inkscape for Mac1.1.0

25 May 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 1.1.0:
  • A Welcome dialog, where the look of Inkscape can be selected, and some choices for the new document's size or file to open are available
  • A Command palette that opens when the ? key is pressed and that allows to search and use many functions without having to use a keyboard shortcut or going through the menus
  • It is now possible to copy, cut and paste parts of paths with the Node tool
  • The dialog docking system has been rewritten, which resolves many issues with Inkscape's docked dialogs and allows you to dock dialogs on either side of the screen
  • New Outline Overlay mode that displays object outlines while also showing their real colors
  • Preferences options are now easier to find by using the new search field
  • It is no longer necessary to remember to click on 'Export' in the PNG Export dialog, as the exporting will already happen after the click on 'Save' in the file selection dialog.
  • Export as JPG, TIFF, optimized PNG and WebP directly from Inkscape
  • When pasting a copied object, Inkscape now pastes it directly on top of the currently selected object by default
  • An extension for updating extensions and installing additional extensions, called the Extension Manager (currently in beta stage)
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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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3.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
  • XQuartz 2.1.4 or later
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