Install Neo4j on OS X with a desktop installer or from a tarball. Run it as a desktop or console application, or as a service.
If you install Neo4j using the Mac installer and already have an existing instance of Neo4j the installer will ensure that both the old and new versions can co-exist on your system.
Download the latest release from http://neo4j.com/download/.
Extract the contents of the archive, using:
tar -xf <filename>
Change directory to:
Ctrl-Cin the console.
When Neo4j runs in console mode in the foreground logs are printed to the Terminal.
Use the standard OS X system tools to create a service based on the