|Mac's System Preference => MongoDB Preference Pane|
Then, you might love MongoDB Preference Pan for the Mac. Its a utility that you can install so that the much needed start/stop functions can be performed via UI with Mac's System Preference pane. As a bonus, you might even start your mongodb server instance on system startup by a simple check-box selection.
- Download zip from github.
- Unzip the downloaded file (likely named MongoDB.prefPane.zip).
- Simply, double-click MongoDB.prefPane and you're all set.
- Go to Mac's System Preferences
- Click Mongo-DB icon
- Start/Stop your instance