- Http Tunnel: for reaching to local-only dbs
- Schedule: For scheduled backups, queries..

1 thing I would ask is default pagination option before viewing the datagrid (like selecting sort by name desc) in a visual interface, when clicked on a table.

Phil Palmieri said on November 25, 2008


We have been using navicat for mac since v5. Tried going the OS route, but navicat has been worth every penny. - The data/structure synchronization is worth its weight in gold when you are pulling down test data for development.

ODIN said on November 25, 2008

I cant say ive heard of Navicat before, always been a phpMyAdmin guy myself, sounds like it could be worth investigating. My only reservation about Navicat and other such applications is there ability to deal with clusters. I know the company I work for had a lot of issue with using these kind of front ends. Im defiantly going to have a play with it tho, thanks.

Dan said on November 25, 2008

I hate Navicat. It has extremely poor connection error handling. If you use tunneling that times out it will crash continuously. I stick with phpMyAdmin.

Rui Cruz said on November 25, 2008

I agree with Phil, the data/structure synchronization is worth its weight in gold.
Too bad the free version doesn't have that tool.

I have have to give the thumbs up to Navicat, to be honest I have been doing so for a at least a year or two.

Jake said on November 26, 2008

Hey Jonathan.....I've been using Navicat for 3 years....love it, but the mac version is seriously far behind the windows version. Plus the I feel the mac version of the query builder isn't near as good.

kOoLiNuS said on November 29, 2008

anyone has the chance to try SQirreL SQL ? seems a quite 'serious' and active opensource tool ...

Paul Green said on November 30, 2008

I still think that nothing beats the good old command line interface. Or ... maybe I am just living in the past.

Darren said on November 30, 2008

I use CocoaMySQL all the time and it's been awesome and un-like, Kit Grose, I've never had problems with it crashing. I also really like using a shell app like Terminal and I try to do that as much as I can because it forces me to understand queries and mysql more and more.

Smudge IT said on December 08, 2008

My favorite part about navicat is the database synchronization tool. You can compare structures or data. Even has built in SSH tunneling. We all use navicat everyday on the Mac.

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