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 3.4.0: Better late than never

Dale Harvey

By: Dale Harvey
Published: 07 April 2015
Everyone needs a break, and for March PouchDB relaxed and enjoyed the arrival of spring. However, regularly scheduled programming has resumed, and today I am happy to announce PouchDB 3.4.0. [...]

Filtered replication: from Couch to Pouch and back

Giovanni Ornaghi

By: Giovanni Ornaghi
Published: 05 April 2015
Filtered replication can become a vital feature for many applications, when you realize you don't need the whole dataset to be replicated to each client. At the same time, filtered [...]

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