Download Database Development - Best Software & Apps

  • MySQL

    Alpha 6.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take Your Database Open Source with MySQL

    6
    522 votes
    • PROS: Free open source databases., Massively flexible and multi-platform., Used by some of the largest sites out there.,
    • CONS: Heavily dependent on add-ons,
  • SQLyog

    7.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Administrate MySQL Databases With Ease Using a Graphical Interface

    7
    303 votes
    • PROS: Wide range of predefined tools and queries, User-friendly visual interface, Query results editing interface familiar to anyone who's used Excel ,
    • CONS: Per-user licencing model can get complicated and costly,
  • MySQL Workbench

    OSS (formerly DBDesigner) 5.1.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MySQL Workbench - Free SQL tools on your desktop

    5
    75 votes
    • PROS: Absolutely free suite of MySQL database tools, GUI interface makes database design much easier to manage,
    • CONS: Not easily integrated with VMs, Docker or other developer tools, Data visualisation features are lost in transition to a server
  • Borland DataBase Engine (BDE)

    5.1.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Database plugin for Borland C++

    6
    50 votes
    • PROS: Support for SQL Access FoxPro dBASE and Paradox database implementations , Borland community has been around for a long time the support community is very well developed,
    • CONS: These plugins are technically complex and experience is needed to use, No graphical user interface all command line,
  • SQLiteManager

    3.8.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Manage your SQLite databases more effectively

    6
    109 votes
    • Navicat for MySQL

      11.0.18

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Cool Tool for Database Management

      6
      215 votes
      • PROS: Lots of advanced features, Very easy to learn and use,
      • CONS: Only works with the OS operating system, Launching the Import Wizard takes time
    • AppMaker

      4.0.8

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      An App to Make Your Own Database Application

      6
      137 votes
      • PROS: No coding knowledge needed to get started, Multiple customisation options available ,
      • CONS: Premium application, 30-day trial is a tad too little
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

      9.00.1399

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and professional data management bundle for Microsoft systems

      6
      167 votes
      • PROS: The official 2005 SQL server for Microsoft operating systems., Not much on-board memory is required.,
      • CONS: This bundle will not work with newer operating systems., There may be times when this pack cannot diagnose all problems.
    • Toad for MySQL

      2.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easy-to-use development environment for MySQL

      7
      47 votes
      • SQL Developer

        1

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Graphical tool for database development

        5
        37 votes
        • MySQL Administrator

          1.1.9

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Development program for Windows

          6
          84 votes
          • phpMyAdmin

            4.0.9

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Manage MySQL databases via the web

            6
            52 votes
            • PROS: Great starting point for PHP and SQL, Extensive tutorials and books
            • CONS: Requires some initial PHP and SQL knowledge
          • DBDesigner

            4.0.5.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Create and manage ODBC databases

            6
            12 votes
            • Opal-Convert JSON to CSV to JSON

              2.4

              License
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              Platform
              Windows

              Opal-Convert JSON/CSV allows you to convert from CSV or Excel format to JSON and back again from JSON to CSV/Excel.

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              • MySQL-Front

                5.1.4.16

                License
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                Platform
                Windows

                Free MySQL database manager

                8
                18 votes
                • MDF Open File Tool

                  2.1.7.0

                  License
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                  Platform
                  Windows

                  MDF Open File Tool provides powerful MDF repair engine, working on any PC

                  5
                  7 votes
                  • MySQL

                    Alpha 5.2.3

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows
                    Mac

                    Professional software package to manage high-volume websites

                    6
                    64 votes
                    • PROS: MySQL is arguably the most effective form of database management. , Different variants will suit different business needs.
                    • CONS: Most users will be required to have previous experience., There is currently no free version of this software available for download.
                  • Navicat (MySQL GUI)

                    11.0.7_

                    License
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                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Database management tool for MySQL

                    7
                    31 votes
                    • PROS: Clear interface, Supports all MySQL versions, Generate reports, Import and export data
                    • CONS: No real difference between enterprise and standard editions
                  • XLS (Excel) to DBF Converter

                    2.10

                    License
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                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Allows you to convert your XLS (Microsoft Excel) files to DBF format.

                    3
                    4 votes
                    • FileMaker

                      Pro 11.0.3

                      License
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                      Platform
                      Windows

                      Helps you easily manage people, projects and build assets

                      7
                      33 votes
                      • PROS: Makes database management easier for novices, Works across platforms, Interface is now highly customizable, Allows integration of script triggers, Reporting features for charts and spreadsheets
                      • CONS: Still beneficial to have some PHP and MySQL knowledge , Takes a lot of getting to grips with all it has to offer
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