What are the best MySQL clients?

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    #1MySQL Workbench

    MySQL Workbench

    MySQL Workbench is one of the world's most popular open source database. It provides an integrated tools environment for SQL Development, Database Migration, Database Design & Modeling, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ralph Morris
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "MySQL Workbench has the tools I need for database design and modeling, SQL Development ,Database Administration, and Database Migration. The best thing is it is open source, so I don't even have to pay for it! "
  2. 15

    #2HeidiSQL

    HeidiSQL

    HeidiSQL is a lightweight, Windows-based application for managing MySQL and Microsoft SQL databases.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sean Murray
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I've been learning how to use MySql to build databases at work. I'm really intrigued by HeidiSql, a free tool that gives users the ability to import text files, create handsome databases and tables, and export these in a number of different formats. The only downside for me is that use of HeidiSQL is restricted to all but the newest Mac operating systems. As a dedicated Mac user at home, I'm sad that I can't take full advantage of this amazing tool. "
  3. 11

    #3Sequel Pro

    Sequel Pro

    Sequel Pro is free to download MySQL/MariaDB database management for macOS. It was created in 2002 by Sequel Pro Developers and requires macOs 10.6 or later versions. 

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Sai Rodrigues
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "Sequel Pro can be easily downloaded and it has a great guide to get you started with using the program. In addition, it can be streamlined with native Mac OS X applications. It is very easy to use and it gives you direct access to your MySQL databases on local and remote servers."
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    #4DBVisualizer

    DBVisualizer

    DbVisualizer is the universal database tool for developers, DBAs, and analysts. It is the perfect solution since the same tool can be used on all major operating systems accessing a wide range of databases.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Gregory Dunn
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "I've been suggested to use DBVisualizer to manage my database, but I found this program hard to understand because of its counter-intuitive interface. Prepare yourself to many hours of study before being able to use this software."
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    #5phpMyAdmin

    phpMyAdmin

    phpMyAdmin is a free and open source tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL with the use of a web browser. It can perform tasks such as creating, modifying or deleting databases, executing SQL statements, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Vincent Adams
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "phpMyAdmin is a decent piece of software to manage your SQL database but it required a lot of other software installed such as a web server, php and such. It's too much work and just easier to use another direct client to manage your SQL databases."
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    #6Valentina Studio

    Valentina Studio

    Valentina Studio is the ultimate data management tool for database administrators. Valentina Studio includes a wealth of database administration tools.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- $299.99

    Patrick Castro
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "Valentina Studio purports to be an easy data management tool for administrators. Offers a good variety of features and options but keep in mind this is an advanced tool and people without working knowledge may find themselves confused by it."
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    #7dbForge Studio for MySQL

    dbForge Studio for MySQL

    dbForge Studio for MySQL is a universal GUI tool for MySQL and MariaDB database administration, development, and management. The IDE allows to create and execute queries, develop and debug stored routines, automate database object management, analyze table data via an intuitive interface. 

    Software

    Windows

    $79.95- Free trial available

    neumannadre
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "DbForge Studio for MySQL is one of the most versatile products for managing and creating databases for MySQL. This program allows developers and database administrators to create queries, execute them, and develop functions and procedures."
  5. 7

    #8Navicat for MySQL

    Navicat for MySQL
    Navicat is a comprehensive DB tool for MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle and PostgreSQL development and management.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $299- Free trial available

    Arthur Ward
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Navicat for MySQL is a great solution for database administration and development. It provides an easy to use front end for management, development, and maintenance. It also gives you a professional level tool-set making it simple to get up and running. The major features that I have seen include an editor, data monitoring tool, data transfer, import and export, synchronization, and reporting. The best part is that you can use it on any platform. Whether you use Windows, Mac, or Linux, it will work for you."
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    #9Aqua Data Studio

    Aqua Data Studio
    Aqua Data Studio is productivity software for Database Developers, DBAs, and Analysts. It allows you to develop, access, manage, and visually analyze data.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Harry Parker
    Written on July 9, 2017
    "Aqua Data Studio is not my favorite. For one thing, it is only free for 14 days (random), and it has nothing that any of the free programs don't. As a big proponent of free and open-source material, I was not very satisfied with this. From a Windows standpoint, specifically, MySQL Workbench or phpMyAdmin are far superior choices. Why would you spend $499 per user when you can do it all for free?"
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    #10Querious 2

    Querious 2
    Querious 2 makes working with your databases even easier. With hundreds of new features and improvements over version 1, and an extensive beta period, no stone was left unturned when enhancing every aspect of the work you need to do.
    Software

    Mac

    $49

    Esteban Osorio
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "Querious was quite useful when we brought it on. Our company works a decent amount with databases, though they're not our primary objective. As a result, we have people of varying skill on our team and many are not comfortable with sql syntax or output. Querious has helped us be more efficient by allowing some of our less experienced users be a lot more productive, since they are more comfortable with the GUI."
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    #11TablePlus

    TablePlus
    TablePlus is a modern, native and intuitive software for making database management easier, faster and efficient. It also offers many security options like native libssh and TLS to protect your database.


    Software

    Mac

    Free- $49

    Justin Weaver
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "TablePlus does a nice job making SQL easy to use and databases easy to query."

Summary

Best What are the best MySQL clients
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MySQL WorkbenchSoftware 15 Free
2HeidiSQLSoftware 15 Free
3Sequel ProSoftware 11 Free
4DBVisualizerSoftware 10 Free
5phpMyAdminSoftware 8 Free
6Valentina StudioSoftware 8 Free
7dbForge Studio for MySQLSoftware 8 Paid
8Navicat for MySQLSoftware 7 Paid
9Aqua Data StudioSoftware 6 Free
10Querious 2Software 3 Paid
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