The Database that Syncs!

PouchDB is an open-source JavaScript database inspired by Apache CouchDB that is designed to run well within the browser.

PouchDB was created to help web developers build applications that work as well offline as they do online.

It enables applications to store data locally while offline, then synchronize it with CouchDB and compatible servers when the application is back online, keeping the user's data in sync no matter where they next login.

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var db = new PouchDB('dbname');

  _id: '',
  name: 'David',
  age: 68

db.changes().on('change', function() {

Cross Browser

Works in Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE and Node.js


PouchDB is just a script tag and 46KB (gzipped) away in the browser, or $ npm install pouchdb away in Node.

Easy to Learn

Requires some programming knowledge, however PouchDB is a piece of cake to learn.

Open Source

Everything is developed out in the open on Github, contributors always welcome!


PouchDB 5.1.0 - Cover all the things

Dale Harvey

By: Dale Harvey
Published: 03 November 2015
It is time for the regularly scheduled PouchDB release, this month has a nice set of improvements, and we even managed to remove a little (3KB) around the edges. [...]

PouchDB 5.0.0 - Five years of PouchDB

Nolan Lawson

By: Nolan Lawson
Published: 06 October 2015
Fitting with the fact that PouchDB turned five years old this year, we're proud to announce PouchDB 5.0.0. This release contains the usual number of bugfixes and improvements, as well [...]

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