Graphical Tools to interact with MySQL

Graphical Tools to interact with MySQL

If you’re tired of using the traditional mysql built-in command line tool then this article is just for you.  We’ve prepared a list of Graphical Tools used to manage our MySQL databases. First things first, why do we need to need to use a GUI Tools to manage our MySQL databases? Let us first discuss the advantages of using a Graphical Tools to access our MySQL databases:

  • having a tool with Graphical User Interface (GUI) can speed up your development
  • able to manage our MySQL databases without actually entering SQL commands
  • with graphical interface, it makes creating and managing our MySQL databases simple

Here are the lists of GUI Tools used to manage our MySQL databases:

1. PHPMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, it is a browser-based platform used to manage and administer MySQL database.


2. MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool that integrates SQL development, administration, database design, creation and maintenance into a single integrated development environment for the MySQL database system.


3. SQLyog

SQLyog is a GUI tool for the RDBMS MySQL. It is developed by Webyog, Inc

SQLyog is the most powerful MySQL manager and admin tool, combining the features of MySQL Administrator, phpMyAdmin and other MySQL Front Ends and MySQL GUI tools.


4. Navicat for MySQL

Navicat is a series of graphical database management and development software produced by PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd. for MySQL and other databases.

Major features include SQL Builder/Editor, Data Modeling Tool, Data Transfer, Import/Export, Data/Structure Synchronization, Report, and much more.


Let me tell you that the above mentioned Graphical Tools are all good, it’s up to you choose what tool your most comfortable using at and it’s a matter of preference that urges you to choose one over the another.

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2 thoughts on “Graphical Tools to interact with MySQL

  1. SQLyog is best among these tools in terms of features as well as quality only thing is it does not native MAC support

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