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: 69

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 8.0.1

Alba Herrerías

By: Alba Herrerías
Published: 09 February 2023
The first release of the year! This is a patch release, it fixes a bug we introduced during a refactor made in the last release and sets Node 14 in [...]

PouchDB 8.0.0 — Modernizing PouchDB

Alba Herrerías

By: Alba Herrerías
Published: 14 December 2022
We are thrilled to announce the release of PouchDB's new major version 8.0.0. For a full changelog from 7.3.1 to 8.0.0, please see the releases page or view the latest [...]

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