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Open Source MySQL Workbench Alternatives

The best open source alternative to MySQL Workbench is DBeaver. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MySQL Workbench and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MySQL Workbench are HeidiSQL, Sequel Pro, phpMyAdmin and Adminer.

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 May 29, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • 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.

    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

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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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.

    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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.
  5. 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.


  6. 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.

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    it is a data mapping tool

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  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. pgModeler

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    pgModeler - PostgreSQL Database Modeler - is an open-source data modeling tool designed for PostgreSQL. No more typing DDL commands. Let pgModeler do the work for you!

  10. Sequeler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Sequeler is a native Linux SQL client built in Vala and Gtk. It allows you to connect to your local and remote databases, write SQL in a handy text editor with language recognition, and visualize SELECT results in a Gtk.Grid Widget.

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