24th September 2020: PostgreSQL 13 Released!

macOS packages

You can get macOS PostgreSQL packages from several different sources.

Interactive installer by EDB

Download the installer certified by EDB for all supported PostgreSQL versions.

This installer includes the PostgreSQL server, pgAdmin; a graphical tool for managing and developing your databases, and StackBuilder; a package manager that can be used to download and install additional PostgreSQL tools and drivers. Stackbuilder includes management, integration, migration, replication, geospatial, connectors and other tools.

This installer can run in graphical, command line, or silent install modes.

The installer is designed to be a straightforward, fast way to get up and running with PostgreSQL on macOS.

Advanced users can also download a zip archive of the binaries, without the installer. This download is intended for users who wish to include PostgreSQL as part of another application installer.

Platform support

The installers are tested by EDB on the following platforms. They will generally work on newer versions of macOS as well:

PostgreSQL Version 64-bit macOS Platforms
13 10.13 - 10.15
12 10.12 - 10.14
11 10.12 - 10.14
10 10.10 - 10.12
9.6 10.10 - 10.12
9.5 10.8 - 10.10

Postgres.app

Postgres.app is a simple, native macOS app that runs in the menubar without the need of an installer. Open the app, and you have a PostgreSQL server ready and awaiting new connections. Close the app, and the server shuts down.

Homebrew

PostgreSQL can also be installed on macOS using Homebrew. Please see the Homebrew documentation for information on how to install packages.

A list of PostgreSQL packages can be found using the Braumeister search tool.

MacPorts

PostgreSQL packages are also available for macOS from the MacPorts Project. Please see the MacPorts documentation for information on how to install ports.

A list of PostgreSQL packages can be found using the portfiles search tool on the MacPorts website.

Fink

PostgreSQL packages are available for macOS from the Fink Project. Please see the Fink documentation for information on how to install packages.

A list of PostgreSQL packages can be found using the package search tool on the Fink website.