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MySQL Workbench Alternatives

MySQL Workbench is described as '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' and is a very popular database manager in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MySQL Workbench for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is DBeaver, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MySQL Workbench are dbForge Studio for MySQL, HeidiSQL, Sequel Pro and phpMyAdmin.

MySQL Workbench alternatives are mainly Database Managers but may also be Business Intelligence Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MySQL Workbench.
This page was last updated Jun 18, 2022
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  • Mac
  • Windows
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  1. DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

    DBeaver vs MySQL Workbench opinions
    Most users think DBeaver is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench.
    lewimuchiri

    Lightweight, free, multiple database support, continuous updates

    Top positive comment  5 months ago
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    It is more stable than WB on Linux distro

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    It matches a few features, but you cannot use it to model you database from scratch.

    Top negative comment  over 2 years ago
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    It has free version and is available on Linux

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    Is easier and simpler to use, it feels 'lighter' and it doesn't use a lot of resources

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    Much more user friendly and stable. Easy to use without deep learning curve.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    DBeaver is free and open source (GPL 2) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

    Positive comment about 7 years ago
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  2. dbForge Studio for MySQL is the universal MySQL and MariaDB client for database management, administration and development. With the help of this intelligent MySQL client the work with data and code has become easier and more convenient.

    dbForge Studio for MySQL vs MySQL Workbench opinions
    Almost everyone thinks dbForge Studio for MySQL is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench.
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    GabrielBarkensEnders

    Has more useful functions, more customizable, easier to use

    Top positive comment  8 months ago
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    MaryOdintskevich

    more powerful functionality, user-friendly, suitable for working with a large amount of data

    Top positive comment  8 months ago
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    winnymoss

    dbForge Studio for MySQL is a tool with extremely rich functionality.

    Positive comment 16 days ago
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    charleyvlass

    perfect alternative to MySQL Workbench Alternatives, has a lot od additional features

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
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    archyeyerand

    Much stronger functionality and more modern and intuitive user interface.

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
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    josefrosen86

    more helpful for database development routine, because has a lot of unique features espesially for this type of work.

    Positive comment 2 months ago
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    morriskorvalel

    Brilliant helper for work with MySQL.

    Positive comment 2 months ago
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  3. 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 events.

    HeidiSQL vs MySQL Workbench opinions
    Most users think HeidiSQL is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench.
    bsienn

    Workbench interface is not intuitive, really conjusted and bloated. And it doesn't work with xampp database maridb well.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    zigojacko

    Desktop based tool to connect direct to database and work with the data.

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    very efficient tool for adminitration tasks

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    Fast, keyboard shortcuts, lightweight, portable

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

    Discontinued

    No releases since 2016. Difficulty with newer OSes cause the app to crash when closing a connection.

    Sequel Pro vs MySQL Workbench opinions
    Most users think Sequel Pro is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench.

    Very easy to use, the interface is godly, the export and import options works better then MySQL Workbench. Only backdraw is it's on Mac OSs only.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  5. phpMyAdmin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    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 fields.

    Some users think phpMyAdmin is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench, some don't.


  6. DataGrip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DataGrip is a database IDE from JetBrains that is tailored to suit specific needs of professional SQL developers.

    DataGrip vs MySQL Workbench opinions
    Most users think DataGrip is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench.

    very comfortable but need a lot of resources

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    Cool and fast code completion

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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  7. Adminer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    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, MS SQL and Oracle

    This alternative is disputed. Adminer is still a legitimate alternative to MySQL Workbench, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  8. SQuirreL SQL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    SQuirreL SQL vs MySQL Workbench opinions
    Some users think SQuirreL SQL is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench, some don't.

    Easy to use and has version for arm architecture on raspberry.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    it is a data mapping tool

    Negative comment over 7 years ago
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  9. FREE native database manager for SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server and Valentina DB. PRO Edition adds Report Editor and Form Editor with JavaScripting and dozen features.

    Some users think Valentina Studio is a great alternative to MySQL Workbench, some don't.
  10. Tableplus

    • Mac
    • Windows

    TablePlus is a native app which helps you easily edit database data and structure. TablePlus includes many security features to protect your database, including native libssh and TLS to encrypt your connection.

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