How do I get PostBooks?


xTuple ERP is a client/server application, meaning that it requires both a database server component and a client application that is used to access the database.

xTuple Desktop Client

First, download the xTuple Desktop Client Installer from the PostBooks project site on

When you run the client installer you will see that you have two options for the server component.

Option 1: Free Trial Account

When you run the xTuple Desktop Client Installer, you have the option to set up a new Free Trial account in the xTuple Cloud. If you chose this option, you will receive a username and password to log in to a demo database in the xTuple Cloud, which you can access for free for 30 days.

Option 2: On-site Installation

If you choose not to set up a Free Trial account, you will need to set up an xTuple server of your own. We provide a page of instructions for How to set up xTuple on our Github project site.