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  • phpMyAdmin icon

    phpMyAdmin

    phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on...

    Open Source Web / Cloud PHP

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  • HeidiSQL icon

    HeidiSQL

    HeidiSQL is a useful tool designed for web developers using the popular MySQL server, Microsoft SQL databases and PostgreSQL. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled...

    Open Source Windows

    • Workbench interface is not intuitive, really conjusted and bloated. And it doesn't work with xampp database maridb well. bsiennDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Desktop based tool to connect direct to database and work with the data. zigojackoJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • DBeaver icon

    DBeaver

    DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators. Usability is the main goal of this project, program UI is carefully...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • DBeaver is free and open source (GPL 2) universal database tool for developers and database administrators. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Sequel Pro icon

    Sequel Pro

    Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.

    Open Source Mac

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  • Adminer icon

    Adminer

    Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it consist of a single file ready to deploy to the target server. Adminer is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud PHP

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  • Navicat icon

    Navicat

    Navicat is a database administration tool that allows you to simultaneously connect to MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQLite databases from a single application.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Valentina Studio icon

    Valentina Studio

    FREE native (c++/QT based), GUI manager for SQLite, mySQL, postgreSQL, SQL Server. Beats by features 20-100$ commercial apps! Enjoy. .

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • DataGrip icon

    DataGrip

    DataGrip is a database IDE from JetBrains that is tailored to suit specific needs of professional SQL developers and DBAs. Intelligent query console Allows you to execute queries in different modes and provides local history that...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    • very comfortable but need a lot of resources Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • SQuirreL SQL icon

    SQuirreL SQL

    SQuirreL SQL is an open-source Java SQL Client program that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands etc.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • SQLyog icon

    SQLyog

    SQLyog MySQL GUI is the most powerful MySQL manager and admin tool, combining the features of MySQL Query Browser, Administrator, phpMyAdmin and various other MySQL Front Ends and MySQL clients in a single intuitive interface.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Toad for MySQL icon

    Toad for MySQL

    Toad™ for MySQL is a freeware development tool that enables you to quickly and efficiently create and execute queries, automate database object management, and develop SQL code. Toad MySQL provides utilities to compare, extract, and...

    Free Windows

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    DbVisualizer

    DbVisualizer is the universal database tool for developers, DBAs and analysts. It is the perfect solution since the same tool can be used on all major operating systems accessing a wide range of databases. Compare the editions...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    DbNinja

    DbNinja is a powerful web-based solution for secure and efficient management of remote MySQL database servers.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

    • mysql workbench is used mostly for querying and managing the databases - wherease db ninja is more specifically purposed to manage the databases, with less (or no) focus on querying the data contained therein. Guest • Apr 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Database Browser icon

    Database Browser

    Database browser is an universal table editor. This easy to use tool allows user to connect to any database and browse or modify data,run sql scripts, export, import and print data. And the most important thing it is Free-ware....

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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    DbSchema

    DbSchema - ER Diagram & SQL Database Tool DbSchema is a diagram-oriented database tool, compatible with all relational databases. You can download it an try it for free. Key features : Interactive diagrams also called...

    Commercial macOS Windows Linux

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  • Skipper icon

    Skipper

    Skipper, previously ORM Designer, is a visualization tool and a code generator for favourite ORM frameworks (Doctrine ORM, Doctrine2 ORM, Propel ORM and CakePHP). Application allows to edit ORM models in graphical interface and then...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • WinSQL icon

    WinSQL

    WinSQL is universal database management tool that can be used with any relational database to perform administrative tasks such as importing/exporting data, generating test data, reverse engineering an existing database, comparing...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Database .NET

    Database .NET is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. With it you can Browse objects, Design tables, Edit rows, Export data and run Queries with a consistent interface. A standalone tool that does...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Querious

    Querious is a MySQL database management application written from the ground up for Mac OS X. Unlike mindless Mac OS X ports of applications originally made for Windows or Linux, Querious works the way you'd naturally expect it to...

    Commercial Mac

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  • dbForge Studio for SQL Server icon

    dbForge Studio for SQL Server

    dbForge Studio for SQL Server is an integrated environment for SQL Server development, management, administration, data reporting, analysis, version-control database changes and test data generation.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Vertabelo icon

    Vertabelo

    Online tool for visual database design. This one web application support seven major database engines: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle 11g, IBM DB2 and HSQLDB. Vertabelo allows you to create your database...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Chrome ... Safari

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    SQL Workbench/J

    SQL Workbench/J is a free, DBMS-independent, cross-platform SQL query tool. It is written in Java and thus it should run on any operating system that provides a Java Runtime Environment.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    pgModeler

    pgModeler is an open source tool for modeling databases that merges the classical concepts of entity-relationship diagrams with specific features that only PostgreSQL implements.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    SQL Power Architect

    The SQL Power Architect data modeling tool was created by data warehouse designers and has many unique features geared specifically for the data warehouse architect. It allows users to reverse-engineer existing databases, perform data...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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  • WWW SQL Designer

    This tool allows you to draw and create database schemas (E-R diagrams) directly in browser, without the need for any external programs (flash). You only need JavaScript enabled. The Designer works perfectly in Mozillas (Firefox...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • Toad Data Modeler

    This software is for all developers, database designers and for all who want to create and maintain their database structures effectively. Key features include: Entity relationship diagrams - Physical, Logical and Universal models....

    Freemium Windows

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    Percona Toolkit

    Percona Toolkit is a collection of advanced command-line tools used byPercona support staff to perform a variety of MySQL and system tasks.

    Open Source Linux

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  • DeZign for Databases icon

    DeZign for Databases

    Database design and modeling tool - DeZign for Databases. Features: visual database design, data modeling ER Diagrams (ERD), Reverse Engineering, database creation, sql script generation.

    Commercial Windows

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    MySQLDumper

    MySQLDumper is a PHP and Perl based tool for backing up MySQL databases. You can easily dump your data into a backup file and - if needed - restore it. It is especially suited for shared hosting webspaces, where you don't have...

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • Neor Profile SQL icon

    Neor Profile SQL

    MySQL free GUI tool for profiling SQL queries. The Neor Profile SQL is the solution for developers providing to profile the MySQL queries. This software allows the tracking of all queries to MySQL server from your application or...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • SQL Developer Data Modeler icon

    SQL Developer Data Modeler

    Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is a free graphical tool that simplifies data modeling tasks. Using Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler users can create, browse and edit, logical, relational, physical, multi-dimensional, and data type...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Sypex Dumper icon

    Sypex Dumper

    Sypex Dumper [saipeks d?mper] is a software product (PHP-script), which can help you create a backup (dump) of a MySQL database, and also restore the database from the backup if needed. Sypex Dumper, unlike many similar programs...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • RazorSQL icon

    RazorSQL

    RazorSQL is an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris. RazorSQL has been tested on over 29 databases, can connect to databases via either JDBC or...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Navicat Data Modeler icon

    Navicat Data Modeler

    Navicat Data Modeler is a powerful and cost-effective database design tool which helps you build high-quality logical and physical data models. It allows you to visually design database structures, perform reverse/forward engineering...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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MySQL Workbench Comments

Very Unstable

Negative Comment by tacoking
about MySQL Workbench Jun 2016

MySQL Workbench is one of the most unstable applications I have ever used. It hangs or crashes 5-10 times per day.

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Pro and Cons

Comment by magallanes
about MySQL Workbench Jan 2013

Pro:

  • It is for free.

  • Build in ERD tool.

  • Some nice extra features.

Cons:

  • It separates the design/data and the administration works so it trends to be less friendly than other tools.

  • The interface is tricky at best. Sometimes the interface stop working, the buttons simply do nothing, windows that refuse to work or to close and such.

  • Uses a lot more resource. Example (Windows 64 bits): MYSQLWORKBENCH32.EXE 132MB versus SQLYOG.EXE 32MB

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Awesome! Amazing tool! Allows you to develop ERD's and then ...

Comment by Navery
about MySQL Workbench Jun 2011

Awesome! Amazing tool! Allows you to develop ERD's and then those ERD's can be translated into SQL and dropped into a db somewhere! Very cool! Love this tool :)!

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