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Free MySQL Workbench Alternatives

The best free alternative to MySQL Workbench is DBeaver, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MySQL Workbench and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to MySQL Workbench are dbForge Studio for MySQL, HeidiSQL, Sequel Pro and phpMyAdmin.

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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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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.

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

    Lightweight, free, multiple database support, continuous updates

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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.

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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

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    Much more user friendly and stable. Easy to use without deep learning curve.

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    DBeaver is free and open source (GPL 2) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

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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.

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    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

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    MaryOdintskevich

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

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    victoriapobedych

    the most convinent tool I've tried.

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    philipinderson

    I haven't found any disadvantages of this tool. Perfect helper for database development.

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    liananickendson

    over the past year, the product has become indispensable for me. moreover during this time they have added many useful updates.

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    winnymoss

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

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    charleyvlass

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

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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.

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    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.

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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

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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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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


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    SQuirreL SQL

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    • 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.

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

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    it is a data mapping tool

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    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

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    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. 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.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • MariaDB
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • CockroachDB
    • Amazon Redshift
    • PostgreSQL

    Open Source SQL Editor and Database Manager for MySQL, SQL Server, Postgres, Redshift, Sqlite and more.

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  10. Sequel Ace is the "sequel" to longtime macOS tool Sequel Pro. Sequel Ace is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL & MariaDB databases.

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