Also available on the Mac App Store. Requires macOS 10.9 or later. Version 0.0 released on . Read the Changelist.
PostgreSQL is an absurdly powerful database, but there's no reason why using it should require an advanced degree in relational theory. Postico provides an easy to use interface, making Postgres more accessible for newcomers and specialists alike.
Postico will look familiar to anyone who has used a Mac before. Just connect to a database and begin working with tables and views. Start with the basics and learn about advanced features of PostgreSQL as you go along.
Postico is an intuitive app for looking at data. Filter rows, sort them, rearrange columns. You can examine long text or images conveniently in the sidebar. Even related rows from referenced tables are shown.
Edit rows directly, or use the sidebar — a great choice for long text. You can even change multiple rows at once. Batch saving (with SQL preview) lets you commit changes to multiple rows in a single transaction.
Add and remove columns, rename them, change types. Modify tables and views without having to remember the ALTER TABLE syntax.
The unified structure editor displays everything you need to know about a table. Comments and constraints are shown right next to the columns.
When you need hard questions answered, PostgreSQL offers many advanced tools for data analysis: Common table expressions, recursive queries, filter aggregates, window functions.
To access these tools, Postico sports a powerful query view with support for multiple result sets. The editor has all the standard features you expect, like syntax highlighting and automatic indentation.
Native Cocoa controls ensure consistency. Keyboard shortcuts follow platform conventions. Commands like undo/redo or copy/paste work just as you'd expect. And of course, Postico plays nice with other apps and services you use every day.
Vibrant Design, backwards compatible
Postico was designed from the ground up with Apple's new design language in mind. Its high resolution artwork looks great on Retina displays. But the UI looks great on macOS 10.9 as well.
Secure out of the box
Postico uses industry standard encryption: both SSL and SSH can be used for secure connections. Server certificates are always validated. Passwords are stored safely in the system keychain. A warning is shown if the server requests a plain text connection.
Dependable Customer Support
When you have a question, you can contact the developer directly — I personally answer all customer emails. You don't have to deal with outsourced support agents, and you'll never get a canned response.
A Companion to Postgres.app
Postgres.app is the fastest way to run a PostgreSQL server locally. Since Postico is made by the maintainer of Postgres.app, the two apps co-operate perfectly.
Optimized for small displays
A slim toolbar conserves vertical screen estate. The sidebars can be hidden to show more of your data. And if you don't want to waste a single pixel, switch to full screen mode.
Which versions of PostgreSQL are supported?
Postico supports PostgreSQL 8.0 and later. I have successfully tested connecting to servers running PostgreSQL 8.0, 8.4, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5 and 9.6. Postico also supports database systems derived from PostgreSQL like Amazon Redshift, and systems that use the PostgreSQL protocol like CockroachDB.
What are the limitations of the free trial?
Should I buy Postico on the Mac App Store or from your website?
It's your choice! Many customers prefer the convenience of the App Store. You have all licenses in one place, and your software is automatically updated. The store on my website (operated by Fastspring) has better support for business customers. Also, Fastspring charges a lower commission, so the version on my website is slightly cheaper.
I can't download my license file anymore. Does the download expire?
If the download link doesn't work, please contact email@example.com and ask them to reset your license.
Do you have an issue tracker for bug reports and feature requests?
I've set up a Github repository for public feature requests and bug reports. But of course you can also reach out to me privately via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need a bug fixed quickly, consider following the best practices for bug reporting.