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Inkscape
Inkscape
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Inkscape free download for Mac

Inkscape

Version 1.2.0

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

3.3
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Inkscape overview

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 version 1.2.0

Updated on May 18 2022

  • Inkscape documents can now hold multiple pages, which are managed by the new Page tool
  • Editable markers and dash patterns
  • Layers and objects dialog merged
  • On-canvas alignment snapping and Snap settings redesign
  • New 'Tiling' Live Path Effect
  • Redesigned Export dialog with preview and ability to select objects/layers/pages and even multiple file formats to export to
  • Import SVG images from Open Clipart, Wikimedia Commons and other online sources
  • Selectable object origin for numerical scaling and moving
  • All alignment options in a single dialog
  • Gradient editing in the Fill and Stroke dialog
  • Gradient dithering
  • SVG Font Editor updated
  • Flowing text around shapes and text padding
  • Convenience Boolean operation for splitting paths
  • Configurable Tool bar, continuous icon scaling and many more new customization options
  • Performance gains for many parts of the interface and many different functions
  • Lots of improvements to the user interface
  • Numerous crash & bug fixes in the main Inkscape program and in in the stock extensions
  • and so much more!

Information

License

Free

Size

118.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://inkscape.org/

Downloads

267932

App requirements

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 18 2022
1.2.0
4.0
May 18 2022
4.0
Version: 1.2.0
v1.2.0 now comes as either Intel or ARM architecture. You can choose which at: https://inkscape.org/release/1.2/mac-os-x/
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
4.0
Apr 13 2019
4.0
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...
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Jan 24 2019
0.92.2
0.5
Jan 24 2019
0.5
Version: 0.92.2
Will not launch in Mojave.
GymW
GymW
Nov 4 2017
0.92.2
0.0
Nov 4 2017
0.0
Version: 0.92.2
Does not seem to be compatible with High Sierra 10.13.1 as crashes on my machine at launch. However it could be my machine.
Mamabee
Mamabee
Aug 18 2017
0.92.2
4.0
Aug 18 2017
4.0
Version: 0.92.2
A good effort, if a bit odd.
Tom-Fulery
Tom-Fulery
Apr 23 2015
0.91
5.0
Apr 23 2015
5.0
Version: 0.91
I've been waiting for the promised Inkscape Mac native version for years, ever since Adobe bought & killed Freehand because Illustrator couldn't compete with it. Inkscape was always awkward on a Mac because it used X11 & Windoze key commands & the clunky Windoze interface. But now Inkscape .91 runs almost like a native Mac app--once I made two changes: 1. I altered the XQuartz (X11) keyboard commands to use the Command key instead of the Control key. This means I can use Inkscape without constantly stumbling around the keyboard. I makes my workflow much smoother & more efficient. You can learn to to do this here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070206110939423 2. I upgraded the butt-ugly Inkscape Windoze GUI theme to a snazzy dark grey GTK theme & tool set, which makes it look & almost like native Mac software. There are several sites that show you how to do this. Just Google "Inkscape Mac GTK themes & toolsets". Making the above changes took about half an hour & now Inkscape .91 runs beautifully on my Mac. It's very stable & really does almost everything Illustrator does, only it's WAY better because it's Open Source & totally FREE.
Thomas-Duvrai
Thomas-Duvrai
Apr 18 2014
0.48.2
5.0
Apr 18 2014
5.0
Version: 0.48.2
A NATIVE version that does not require X11 is coming and the developers need our input! The quite stable "experimental" builds are here: https://code.launchpad.net/~suv-lp/inkscape/osxmenu I'm an Illustrator user and now I'm happily learning Inkscape. Quite frankly, while nothing can compete against free, this app is really outdoing itself, and with a bit of creativity the possibilities are endless. While some things are more easily done in Illustrator, others are definitely easier in Inkscape. Oh, and did I mention that this is without a doubt the best native SVG editor out there...
Elizabeth-Gallagher
Elizabeth-Gallagher
Apr 23 2013
0.48.2
2.0
Apr 23 2013
2.0
Version: 0.48.2
I downloaded Inkscape about 12 months ago so maybe it has improved since then but I ended up deleting it off my iMac because it lagged out when I tried to open any eps file that was larger than 700 pixels. I wrote to the developers and they confirmed that it cannot handle "large" files without lag issues and as all I wanted to do was edit some purchased eps files then, it was useless to me. As I say, maybe they have improved on this but its quite important to be able to work with vector files that are large because isn't that the point of vector (?) that they can be re-sized to large files without losing quality?
Dannis
Dannis
Jan 22 2013
0.48.2
2.5
Jan 22 2013
2.5
Version: 0.48.2
This is good as a free app, but it always be a bit hard to use for me. I have tried a few other apps in Mac OSX including iDraw, logo designer and iVinci, and finally found that iVinci is my most favorite, I can always finish my ideas as quickly as possible. The new version support gradient mesh and colored trace, it's really an App with great potentials.
Aaanouel
Aaanouel
Nov 15 2012
0.48.2
1.0
Nov 15 2012
1.0
Version: 0.48.2
I just waited a long time for it to create the main window... and it did, but presented a WINDOWS window!!! Like watching an old PC from the nineties, LOL!!! Ridiculous! ... so I just QUITTED and DELETED IT It may work quite well but I refuse to use such as PC like dinosaur.
ChristopherPrice
ChristopherPrice
Jan 20 2012
0.48.2
3.5
Jan 20 2012
3.5
Version: 0.48.2
This seems like a capable application on it's own. Typical of programs of this sort, the depth of features and advanced methods of illustration professionals makes the tool seem overly complex to casual users like me. This feels like a pro tool and possibly an alternative to Adobe Illustrator. If you are not a pro, I would suggest you look at Sketch, which is much more intuitive for non-pro users. Something that will be very important to many would-be users is that this tool is not a native Mac app. It does not look or operate like a native app. It requires X11, which is a *NIX window system. If you are comfortable with apps like Gimp, I think you would be happy with this too. Otherwise, you may want to try some of the Similar Software suggestions above.
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