Publish or Perish on macOS

Publish or Perish 7 on macOS

Publish or Perish version 7 is available as a native macOS application. You no longer need a virtual machine with Windows inside as you did for previous versions of Publish and Perish.

Note: If you currently run Publish or Perish 6 or earlier on your macOS system, then the new Publish or Perish 7 for macOS can import your searches from the earlier version. At present this requires some manual work; please contact us for instructions if necessary.

License agreement

Publish or Perish is provided courtesy of It is free for personal non-profit use; please refer to the End User License Agreement for the full licensing terms and conditions.

System requirements

Check that your computer meets the following minimum system requirements:

  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or later
  • Some memory (enough to run the operating system, not much more)
  • Some hard disk space (ditto)
  • An Internet connection

Earlier versions of macOS: If your iMac, MacBook, Mac Mini, or other macOS device runs an earlier version of macOS (formerly called Mac OS X), then you might be able to upgrade for free through the Apple App Store:

Download information

Download the Publish or Perish software installer from the web site:

PoP Installer Publish or Perish installer for macOS (1.5 MB)

Version: 7.10.2376 (28 June 2019) [Changes in this version]

Installing Publish or Perish on macOS

Publish or Perish 7 for macOS includes a standard macOS installer package.

Start the PoP7Mac.pkg installer package by double-clicking on the file that you just downloaded (it may also open automatically, depending on your browser settings). The remaining steps should be straightforward.

After installation, Publish or Perish is available in the normal Applications folder. Use Launchpad or Finder to open it; once opened, you can pin it to the Dock if desired.

Note: The installer package is digitally signed by Tarma Software Research Ltd and notarized by Apple. It should install without issue on any up to date macOS system. If you do see a Gatekeeper error, then you might have to change the Security & Privacy settings on your system to allow downloaded applications from identified developers (see screenshot below).

Security and privacy settings

Support Publish or Perish

The development of the Publish or Perish software is a volunteering effort that has been ongoing since 2006. Download and use of Publish or Perish is and will remain free (gratis), but your support toward the costs of hosting, bandwidth, and software development are appreciated. Your support helps further development of Publish or Perish for new data sources and additional features.