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Postico requires macOS 10.10 or later. Version 1.5.22 was released on Mar 21, 2023. Read the Changelist.
Also available on the Mac App Store. We also offer Legacy Downloads for older versions of macOS.

Postico makes PostgreSQL approachable.

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.

Peek inside your database. Then edit as needed.

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.

Table Content View

Design a database with a sound structure.

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.

Table Structure Editor

Query, Enquire, Investigate.

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.

SQL Query View

You'll be delighted by all the thoughtful details.

Native Experience
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
Postico was designed from the ground up with Apple's modern design language in mind. Its high resolution artwork looks great on Retina displays.

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 developers directly — We 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 is the fastest way to run a PostgreSQL server locally. Since Postico is made by the maintainer of, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which versions of PostgreSQL are supported?
Postico supports PostgreSQL 8.0 and later. We run automated tests to ensure compatibility with PostgreSQL 8.4, 9.x, 10, 11, and 12. Postico also supports database systems derived from PostgreSQL like Amazon Redshift or Greenplum, 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 bought a new Macbook! How can I transfer my license?
If you use migration assistant, your license will be transferred automatically. Otherwise open Postico, go to the "Help" menu, select "License Information", then click the "Show License File" button. Copy that license file to your new computer, and on the new computer drag it on the Postico icon to activate.

I lost my license file!
Please go to to recover previously purchased licenses.

I work for a software reseller. Who should I contact to get quotes?
Please see this document with information for resellers.

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 privately via email:
If you need a bug fixed quickly, consider following the best practices for bug reporting.

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Read the user guide.

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