Toad For oracle OSX edition

Hi Toad Developers,

Our Toad sales rep just advise me to put my question here:

Is there a toad version that support Oracle for OSX?

I currently have to run a Windows VM in order to use Toad for any pl/sql dev work, and any DB management.

Using the Oracle client/SQL*Net, Toad for Oracle should be able to connect to any supported Oracle database, whether Oracle is installed on Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac, etc.

So, assuming that you’re asking whether there is a version of Toad/Oracle that installs natively on OSX.
Quest does not have a version of Toad for Oracle that runs natively on Mac OSs.

Most customers that are running Toad/Oracle on their Macs are doing so either by running a virtual environment, as you are doing, or by running Toad within a Windows Emulating layer.
See link below for an article that discusses using CrossOver, for example, but there are other Win Emulation products you can consider.

Hope this helps.

It's been brought to my attention that the link I provided in my previous reply is no longer available. Since I mentioned CrossOver explicitly, here's a link on the vendor's Forum site that picks up where the (now invalid) link left off:

Of course, there are many Windows emulation products. Here's a recently-published report on a some of the popular ones that you might find useful:

BTW, folks, Quest released a few months ago the Mac version of Toad for Oracle.
Get all the information you need here, including links to download a trial, or purchase the product.

I have been testing the Mac version for some time now and have already created some posts in the beta channel :wink:

I would be interested in the following two things:

  1. Is there a roadmap when the next version with the first bugfixes will be released and will there also be beta versions?
    I don't use the current Mac version because of some issues and the performance being worse than in my Windows-VM. (And the 30-day trial has also expired :wink: )
  2. All Macs are now ARM based.
    If I understand correctly, you are using CrossOver, i.e. you are running an x86 binary. What are your plans for this? Will there be an ARM binary in the foreseeable future?
    I'm currently still using a quite old MacBook Pro (Mid 2015), but sooner rather than later it will be an M3 MacBook Pro.

Hi Dirk,

  1. Yes, we plan to release a patch to both WIndows and Mac versions for 17.0 in January. I don't have an exact date. I would think you can get another trial, but you might have to ask sales.

  2. No plans to make an ARM binary, but the crossover version should work on your new M3.