Download Latest stable version (0.48.5)
- Download and install XQuartz from xquartz.macosforge.org Specific instructions on installing XQuartz and support are found at the XQuartz web site. Note: Inkscape runs on XQuartz. This step and the next are required.
- Restart or Log out/in to complete the XQuartz installation.
- Add Inkscape to your Applications folder.
- Run Inkscape. A prompt will ask about the location of X11. Point to XQuartz in your Applications directory. Note: This first launch of Inkscape can take a while because it will cache fonts installed on your system.
Configure X11's key inputs and clipboard from X11 > Preferences
Because Inkscape runs on X11's architecture, hotkeys use Ctrl instead of Command. This is changing in future versions.
More extensive information can be found on the Inkscape FAQ.