No one on the dev team owns a Mac. These instructions are suggested by our users. If you think you can improve them, please submit a PR.

  1. Download Kavita for macOS
  2. Unpack Kavita to your User Folder or folder of choice.
  3. Make Kavita executable.
    • In Terminal: sudo chmod +x ~/Kavita/Kavita
  4. Disable Gatekeeper for Kavita's folder so that Kavita and all .dll and .dylib files can be opened
    • In Terminal: attrx -r -d ~/Downloads/Kavita
  5. Start Kavita with right-click -> Open (or in Terminal: ~/Kavita/Kavita )

After this, you can refer to the Linux section for running Kavita as a service.