What are the best MySQL clients for MacOS?

asked by Tung Nguyen
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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.


    Windows, Mac


    Moisés Salinas
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "We're using this in the office and I must say Workbench is an awesome program for database design. I'm assigned to handling relational based data management system and I designed it using Workbench. Lots of options out there but this one I particularly like. "
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    #2Navicat for MySQL

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

    Windows, Mac

    $299- Free trial available

    Martha Gutierrez
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "I use this to link Oracle, MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL into one server. As an admin, Navicat helped me handle my admin tasks with ease and organization. I'm glad the program itself has tutorials in it which I can keep coming back to if I want some particular arrangement of data."
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    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.



    Free- $49

    Tung Thanh
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "It's fast. It can handle heavy operation without hanging. The design is quite simple and intuitive, getting around the tool and finding a way to use it is easy."
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    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.


    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Janet Simmons
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "A retail marketer such as me deal with huge excels that even its pivot functions won't be enough for me to captur all the data that I need. I had several instances before when my boss reprimanded me for missing several columns and rows during a report. I did not want that to happen again so after trying database management programs around, I must say DBVisualizer organized a lot of my reporting. It's clean and great to use. Commands are readily available as dropdowns. No need to type much!"
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    #5Sequel 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. 




    Xiang Wu
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "In my experience, Sequel Pro is a great alternative for PHPmyadmin. For such a useful program, Sequel is for free. Thsis loads with ease on my Mac and so much better than working with a web interface. Web tends to load so slowly you couldn't get a task done fast. I recommend Sequel :)"
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    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.


    Windows, Mac


    Roy Griffin
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "I appreicate that my office uses phpmyadmin for database so that any employees will not be able to access the database anywhere else. This means I need to be in the office before I can modify any data there. My boss only gave me a handful of relevant commands I will likely use most of the time."
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    #7Valentina Studio

    Valentina Studio

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


    Windows, Mac

    Free- $299.99

    Christine Thompson
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "I'm very satisfied with how simple and intuitive it is to use Valentina. The home interface is divided into column which makes it easier for me to see my servers, databases, and projects iwth ease. This way, I can easily navigate the objects within my database. 5 stars!"
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    #8SQLPro Studio

    SQLPro Studio

    SQLPro Studio is a database manager which is specifically designed for macOS. It supports multiple types of database such as MySQL, Oracle, MariaDB, and Postgres. This also lets users create, update or design a table.



    $11.99- Free trial available

    Mark Tompson
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "It's great. It's the fastest database client available and also works with iPhone and iPads."
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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.

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Joseph McCoy
    Written on September 11, 2018
    "used this as a free trial version and for some reasons I keep getting errors about the functions I input. Its Help feature doesn't help much as I couldn't get the errors solved. Their devs are not replying yet to my questions so until then, I will rate this 1 star."


Best What are the best MySQL clients for MacOS
1MySQL WorkbenchSoftware 18 Free
2Navicat for MySQLSoftware 14 Paid
3TablePlusSoftware 14 Free
4DBVisualizerSoftware 9 Free
5Sequel ProSoftware 8 Free
6phpMyAdminSoftware 6 Free
7Valentina StudioSoftware 4 Free
8SQLPro StudioSoftware 3 Paid
9Aqua Data StudioSoftware 3 Free

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