The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac

Just download, drag to the applications folder, and double-click

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What's In The Box? contains a full-featured PostgreSQL installation in a single package:


The quickest way to get help is to ask @PostgresApp on Twitter, or to open an issue on Github.

When reporting bugs, let us know which version of & OS X you are using, and be sure to include detailed error messages, even if your issue seems similar to another one.


Want to contribute to the project? Here are some great ways you can help:

For more information on how you can contribute, email Jakob Egger:

License, PostgreSQL, and its extensions are released under the PostgreSQL License.

PostGIS is released under the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).

PLV8 is released under the BSD 3-Clause License.

Credits is maintained by Jakob Egger. was created by Mattt Thompson.

Thanks to Craig Kerstiens and the Heroku Postgres team for their support.