MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. It is named after developer ‘Michael Widenius’ daughter, My.The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language. It is most popular and best open source database system because its fast, reliable and most importantly its comes with a bundle of tools which help its users.

As we know there are hundreds of MySQL tools out there, in this article i have listed 10 best which i prefer personally so give them a try i hope you will like them.

1.DBManager:

The DBManager is the most powerful application for data management. With builtin support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Interbase/Firebird, SQLite, DBF tables, MSAccess, MSSQL Server, Sybase, Oracle and ODBC database engines, it also brings you new features which make it the most advanced application. It comes in two editions so you can choose the one that will fit your needs: Standard and Enterprise. The Standard edition is totally functional and some features are not even available in any other free software for database management. The Enterprise Edition is a commercial product, although inexpensive, if compared with other commercial products available in the market.

2.dbForge Studio:

dbForge Studio is a powerful and comprehensive MySQL GUI tool that provides a complete set of instruments for server management and administration. It offers tools for database development, administration tools, and SQL query tools. Combination of the very best features of existing MySQL front ends and MySQL GUI tools makes dbForge Studio the perfect choice for a database developer and administrator as well as for a novice user.

3.HeidiSQL:

HeidiSQL is a lightweight, Windows based interface for MySQL databases. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events. Also, you can export structure and data either to SQL file, clipboard or to other servers.

4.MyDB Studio:

MyDB Studio is a complete collection of powerful tools for MySQL Server administration. Thanks to its simple Graphical User Interface (GUI), MyDB Studio will help you to :

  • Export Database Table info in XML, Excel, Word
  • Support Foreign key
  • Optimize Table with auto-detect support
  • Repair your table with Table Doctor
  • Execute single/multiple query in a complete SQL editor
  • Export Results in XML, Excel, Word, CSV
  • Create instant Create query
  • Create instant SELECT query
  • Create instant Delete query

5.MySQL Workbench:

MySQL Workbench provides DBAs and developers an integrated tools environment for:

  • Database Design & Modeling
  • SQL Development (replacing MySQL Query Browser)
  • Database Administration (replacing MySQL Administrator)

6.Navicat for MySQL:

Navicat for MySQL is a powerful Database administration and development tool for MySQL. It works with any MySQL Database Server from version 3.21 or above, and supports most of the latest MySQL features including Trigger, Stored Procedure, Function, Event, View, and Manage User, etc.

7.phpMyAdmin:

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL. The most frequently used operations are supported by the user interface (managing databases, tables, fields, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc), while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement.

8.Spotlight on MySQL:

Spotlight on MySQL diagnoses MySQL problems in real time by graphically displaying all database activity in an intuitive user interface, so you can respond to issues in record time. With this MySQL monitoring tool, you can drill down to locate in-depth information on the source of a performance issue. And because the run-time nature of your MySQL databases is unique, Spotlight calibrates itself to a baseline of normal database activity. This allows Spotlight to automatically establish the speed of the internal flows and other activity indicators. When a threshold is met, it sends visual or audible alerts.

9.Toad for MySQL:

Toad for MySQL is a freeware development tool that enables you to rapidly create and execute queries, automate database object management, and develop SQL code more efficiently. It provides utilities to compare, extract, and search for objects; manage projects; import/export data; and administer the database. Toad for MySQL dramatically increases productivity and provides access to an active user community.

10.WWW SQL Designer:


This tool allows you to draw and create database schemas (E-R diagrams) directly in browser, without the need for any external programs (flash). You only need JavaScript enabled. The Designer works perfectly in Mozillas (Firefox, Seamonkey), Internet Explorers (6, 7, 8), Safari and Operas. Konqueror works, but the experience is limited. Many database features are supported, such as keys, foreign key constraints, comments and indexes. You can either save your design (for further loading & modifications), print it or export as SQL script. It is possible to retrieve (import) schema from existing database.