Valentina Studio Reviews

Stopped using this app when they started requiring an account.

about Valentina Studio · ·

I recently reinstalled it after reloading my OS and found that the Free version requires a serial number to use for longer than 10 minutes.

I didn't remember it requiring a serial last year when I installed it the first time, but the company reminded me here in a comment before I edited this review that it has been that way for a long time, and I found the serial number in an old email account I was using at the time.

It's a minor hassle to have to register for the free version, but the software does work pretty well once setup. My biggest issue with having to register is that I don't like to sign up with my email address for things like this. If I want to buy something from a company later, I'll research it again later and buy it. I don't want them having my email address.

But I understand that companies sometimes think there is little point to providing something for free if they can't even get an email address to do marketing to later for premium products, or to sell to other companies if they wish. That's a choice they can make. And as a user I can decide if giving up a little more privacy is worth it to me.

Before I stopped using it, I considered it to be the best free app available for doing queries and small edits to data. It had some minor bugs, but was overall pretty good.

So, this is a negative review not because the software is bad. It's pretty good. It's negative because I don't like having to give up an email to get a license.

I have gone back to pgModeler which I had used a while ago, but it was lacking some features like the ability to edit data. It was primarily for schema design at the time. Now the developers have added a lot of features including data management, making it a full featured DB design and management app like many of the higher cost options on the commercial market.

But it is Open Source, can be compiled and used for free (or a small fee for pre-compiled binaries if you prefer the convenience) with no strings attached.

I always prefer Open Source when it offers options that are good enough for what I need.

What a nonsense :)
1) there was no any changes during last 3-4 years from the point when we have to introduce FREE version.
2) Download is possible without an account. Everybody can see this on site. But you need to get serial for the free version.

If you are not a troll, then you can get help from us on our online forum. You with sure get some misunderstanding.

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"FREE"

about Valentina Studio and Postico · · -1 Helpful

As in "free for half an hour" or some such. I was working on a new table when Valentina Studio informed me that the demo time limit was up and refused to save my changes. I'll stick with Postico.

1) In fact, DEMO is 10 minutes only.
2) When you have start Valentina Studio I think you have to see DIALOG "Get your free serial? This takes just 30-60 seconds.

Don't you think that before start do work, it is a good idea enter at least FREE serial, instead use 10 min demo mode?

1) That's even worse, but covered by "some such".
2) My time to make a fake email is not free, nor is my time wasted by spam in my real email (worth 2.50 USD last i checked).

Don't you think that before you reply, perhaps you should understand the language first?

Dear GeesT,

you expressing very nice ideas, but:
1) Do you know that most DEMO products refuse to SAVE TO DISK? And our Demo dialog warns about this.
2) Fake emails, in fact, are not legal to use our product, although people sometimes do this.
3) Identify letters (few per year) from a free product, which you are using for job as spam - this is also an "interesting" point of view.

Thank you for your comments. :)

[Edited by pararoot, May 18]

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Comment by weitzj
about Valentina Studio · Apr 2017 ·
  • Works seemlessly with Postgresql and SQLite. I did not try Mysql.
  • Nice export options.
  • You can access the postgres server admin parts, which is nice.
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The best you can get in Linux and Windows

about Valentina Studio · · 2 Helpful

I always was a little jealous of Sequel Pro in OS X but then I found out about Valentina Studio. The free (as in beer) version is more than enough for my needs. Should I need anything much more advanced I can pay for it. Valentina also proved to be snappier than Heidi SQL. Loving it.

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Comment by nkota
about Valentina Studio · Apr 2017 ·

Elegant and no nonsense UI, excellent SQL editor and of course the prize!!

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Comment by Guest
about Valentina Studio · Apr 2017 ·

Easy to use, intuitive. Does everything a dba needs!

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Comment by ravindra_gullapalli
about Valentina Studio · Apr 2017 ·

Neat interface and very easy to access databases. I am using this to access Postgres and MySQL databases.

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Comment by moisesmrquezgil
about Valentina Studio · Apr 2017 ·

It's the best PostgreSQL GUI, in all platforms.

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Comment by AlphaFire
about Valentina Studio · Apr 2017 ·

Comfort interface and nice functionality.

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Comment by Guest
about Valentina Studio · Mar 2017 ·

It's free and easy to use, plus it works with many different database types. It also has many features.

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Comment by omarvazquez
about Valentina Studio · Mar 2017 ·

Extremely complete, very easy to use,You can copy the results of a query to clipboard, export to csv, xml, jason, html, can have multiple databases opened to work at the same time, it is a really great app, besides, it is really stable on macOs sierra.

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Comment by evandrojosegraton
about Valentina Studio · Mar 2017 ·

It's a fresh and complete tool for data accees

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Comment by shadowsmind
about Valentina Studio · Mar 2017 ·

I use Valentina Studio wiht PostgreSQL last 2 years and I am very satisfied with the functionality and convenience.

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Comment by Guest
about Valentina Studio · Mar 2017 ·

Because mySQL Workbench is a piece of crap! And Valentina Studio is way way more stable.

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