macOS Downloads

KiCad is supported on 10.14 and newer. See System Requirements for more details.

Note On macOS 10.15 and higher, dragging directly into the Application Support shortcut in the KiCad DMG will not work because of changes to macOS security. To work around this and properly install KiCad, open the /Library/Application Support folder in a new Finder window or tab, and drag the kicad folder into it. You will be asked for permission to modify the folder.

Previous Releases

Previous releases should be available for download on:

Nightly Development Builds

The nightly development builds are snapshots of the development (master branch) codebase at a specific time. This codebase is under active development, and while we try our best, may contain more bugs than usual. New features added to KiCad can be tested in these builds.

Warning These builds may be unstable, and projects edited with these may not be usable with the current stable release. Use at your own risk

If you need to test features in active development, the kicad-nightly version can be faster to download, and kicad-extras can be used to turn a kicad-nightly install into a full install.

  • kicad-nightly does not contain the 3D models. It contains the KiCad suite, documentation, schematic symbols, footprints, translations, templates, and demos.

  • kicad-extras contains the 3D models.

kicad-unified is the default package that most people should install. kicad-unified contains everything: the KiCad suite, documentation, schematic symbols, footprints, translations, templates, demos, and 3D models.