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Madza

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What are your favorite DB GUI tools?

I like Workbench for MySQL and Compass or Robo 3T for MongoDB.

What DB GUI tools have you tried and which ones do you like best?

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Lucas Menezes

For MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle I use DBeaver =)

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JoelBonetR

me too

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Derek Crosson

I love DBeaver and that it can generate entity relationship diagrams.

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Jason F

+1 for DBeaver.

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Julian Jupiter

Their cloud/web version is awesome.

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Kevin Peters • Edited on

Recently discovered Beekeeper Studio, it is Open Source and free. Based on Electron and Vue.js it is cross-platform which is super nice. On top, it works with most SQL dialects. Personally, I mostly use PostgreSQL in my personal projects so this is just perfect and so much better than pgAdmin.

For work, I use Datagrip since the license is provided. The most used feature there is probably the copy rows as CSV, JSON, or similar. That is the deal breaker there. Hoping Beekeeper introduces this feature as well.

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Matthew Rathbone

👋 Beekeeper Studio creator here. We have download table as CSV/JSON, but not copy rows. Like that idea. I'll add it to the feature requests :-)

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Julian Jupiter

I uninstalled it immediately coz the tables were not being shown. I commented on one of the posts of Beekeeper on Twitter but got no response. What a horrible experience from both software and its twitter. twitter.com/beekeeperdata/status/1...

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Anibal

Wow ! Congratulations. An amazing tool. I didn’t know it, so I will install and checkit

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Giancarmine

Beekeeper studio is my favorite one!!!

Please consider add MongoDB support

Also... Way don't add hacktoberfest lable to the issues? 🔥🔥🔥

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Matthew Rathbone

Would love too add mongo support, but I'm not a current mongo user, and feels like it deserves some real work to figure out how to display mongo data in a way that works well.

So probably not for a little while I guess? If you have ideas on what results should look like for mongo data please take screenshots and make an issue! It will help me a lot when I build the feature.

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dominikhaid

Datagrip would be my Choice for SQL if had a license. It tried it once and it really works well.

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Matronator • Edited on

I wouldn't mention the Electron part if you want to drive people in, not out. Electron apps are cancer.

But back to the topic, I vote DataGrip as well.

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Khanh Le

I like Datagrip from Jetbrain for any kind of DB engine

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Sumit Datta • Edited on

I love Workbench too, for PostgreSQL I do not really use a GUI. But then again a typical Django/Laravel/Rails etc admin is a GUI and I have made plenty of those.

Currently I am building a GUI for databases that does not need/mention SQL and builds all queries for you behind the scene. Here is the product and its source on GitHub.

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gkTim

Sequel pro and beekeeperstudio both are good. Sequel Pro has now a days some crashing as it is not very actively maintained but still one of the best guis I know. Beekeeperstudio is relatively new but they have a good pace and bring up new features quite quick.

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Manuel Dalla Lana

There is a fork of Sequel Pro which is actively maintained: github.com/Sequel-Ace/Sequel-Ace

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zakaria chahboun

Beekeeper and DBGate

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Madza

Thanks for the insight, zakaria 👍💯✨

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt • Edited on

For SQLite, I remembered it was SQLiteStudio, but it seems that the website has updated. (I also remembered that it was never first results on Google...)

I also remembered that DBeaver did its job well, for multiple kinds of RDBMS, based on JDBC.

Since I use MongoDB Atlas, I rarely use Compass, (but I need it sometimes, especially outside Atlas).

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Madza

I use Atlas too, but find Compass to be way faster and more intuitive, those are the main reasons I use it 👍

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Joe Steinbring

I like Navicat if I don't have to pay for it and TablePlus if I do. Both work with whatever DBMS you are looking to use it with.

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Stefano Ginobili

For MongoDB I use NoSQLBooster. What I appreciate is:

  • good JS editor
  • intellisense (paid version)
  • useful option to mark a connection as read-only, especially when you are connecting to a production environment just to run a query
  • monitoring tools
  • query history
  • ...and so on

;)

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Chris Bongers

For me, Sequel Pro and good old phpMyAdmin

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Rahul

Hope you're using the nightly build of Sequel Pro. If not you should consider switching to Sequel Ace.
Perks:

  • App doesn't crash when one of the tabs is closed
  • Filter using multiple columns on a table.
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Chris Bongers

Just the plain build haven't seen Sequel Ace, but let me give it a try

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Madza

Oh, good days with phpMyAdmin 😉 Got the job done still 👍👌

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Chris Bongers

100% it's maybe something I'm just used to, but it works

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Alena Subotina

I prefer dbForge Studio for MySQL. It is an ultimate IDE for MySQL and MariaDB database development, management, and administration.

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Madza

Thanks for insight 🙏❤

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Jan Prochazka

For MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite , MS SQL and MongoDB you can try DbGate. I am DbGate creator

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Madza

Thnaks for sharing this tool 😉👍

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Dylan Anderson

Heidi SQL

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Mark Railton

Personally I love DataGrip from JetBrains.

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Andrew Baisden

Compass for MongoDB and Valentina Studio for postgresql.

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Madza

I need to pick up a great GUI for PostgreSQL, added to the list 😉 Thanks! 👌

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