DB Designer Alternatives for Mac

    DB Designer is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is MySQL Workbench, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to DB Designer and 17 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to DB Designer are pgModeler (Freemium, Open Source), DbSchema (Paid), SQL Developer Data Modeler (Free) and Navicat Data Modeler (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 19, 2020

    1. MySQL Workbench is a unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs. MySQL Workbench provides data modeling, SQL development, and comprehensive administration tools for server configuration, user administration, and much more.
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      Most users think MySQL Workbench is a great alternative to DB Designer.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      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. Built over Qt framework, pgModeler can be compiled under Windows, Linux and macOS.
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    2. DbSchema is a visual database design & management tool. It can connect to any SQL, NoSQL or Cloud database via JDBC drivers. The tool includes features such as Relational Data Browse, Visual Query Builder, Interactive Layouts, Data Generator and more.
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    3. 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 models.
    4. Navicat Data Modeler is a powerful and cost-effective database design tool which helps you build high-quality logical and physical data models.
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    5. 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.
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    6. Moon Modeler is a schema design and database modeling tool for various databases. Draw ER diagrams, reverse engineer existing database structures and generate SQL code.
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    7. Aqua Data Studio is productivity software for Database Developers, DBAs, and Analysts. It allows you to develop, access, manage, and visually analyze data.
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      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.
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    8. Skipper, previously ORM Designer, is a visualization tool and a code generator for favourite ORM frameworks (Doctrine ORM, Doctrine2 ORM, Propel ORM and CakePHP).
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