Friendly SQL Alternatives

    Friendly SQL is described as 'for Oracle is a lightweight, zero-configuration Oracle client featuring a SQL Editor and Visual Database Client Browser' and is an app in the Development category. There are seven alternatives to Friendly SQL for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Oracle SQL Developer, which is free. Other great apps like Friendly SQL are SQuirreL SQL (Free, Open Source), PL/SQL Developer (Paid), Toad for Oracle (Paid) and SQL Workbench/J (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

    1. Oracle SQL Developer is a free and fully supported graphical tool for database development. With SQL Developer, you can browse database objects, run SQL statements and SQL scripts, and edit and debug PL/SQL statements.
    2. 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.
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    3. PL/SQL Developer is an Integrated Development Environment that is specifically targeted at the development of stored program units for Oracle Databases.
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    4. Toad is an industry-standard tool for application development. Using Toad, developers can build, test, and debug PL/SQL packages, procedures, triggers, and functions. TOAD users can create and edit database objects such as tables, views, indexes, constraints, and users. TOAD.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      TOra is an open-source multi-platform database management GUI that supports accessing most of the common database platforms in use, including Oracle, MySQL, and Postgres, as well as limited support for any target that can be accessed through Qts ODBC support.
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    5. Eclipse SQL Explorer is a thin SQL client that allows you to query and browse any JDBC compliant database. It supports plugins with specialized functionality for individual databases (Oracle, DB2 and MySQL) and can be extended to include specialized support for other databases.
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