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Sequel Pro is a fork of the abandoned CocoaMySQL project, with plans to expand to other database engines and improve the user interface. For more information, visit the Sequel Pro website.

What's New

Version 1.0.2:

  • Fix blurry text in a number of SQL text views
  • Always run on Integrated Graphics on machines with both integrated and discrete to improve power consumption
  • Correctly restore the tab bar label when cancelling a connection
  • Fix high CPU usage when displaying certain blocking alerts
  • Improve menu items' enabled state more...


OS X 10.5 or later

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vandal1981 Member IconReview+0

the best SQL Client there is! just awesome!!

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Version 1.0.2
morimuc Member IconReview+0

For me as a non-coder it´s great cause I don´t need no mess up with the shell.

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Version 1.0.2
Mjmsmith Member IconReview+3

Best in class.

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Version 1.0.2
Fightingcat Member IconReview+78

The best client ever who I got for free to manage my SLQ dbases. And I'm so happy that this project is still alive. I only not like the new icon. Well, it's a bit funny, but it looks not like a charm. I loved so much the first icon with the dolphin... after a long time I give up to copy and past it with each update and now I got this yellow (urine) thing, served with butter :-X

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"… and now I got this yellow (urine) thing, served with butter :-X"

Ha. Being hungry for breakfast, it looks like a short stack of fat floating pancakes with syrup and butter to me.


It's obvious that you are not from North America, otherwise, you would clearly understand the powerful imagery referenced in the icon, which is the breakfast staple of pancakes with syrup.

Sparrowhawk Member IconReview+23

v1.0 RC1 is out (you can download it via the blog pages)

This latest release adds polish to the interface and even more stability. There are some great time savers such as folders in the connection list, and bug fixes (find/replace now work correctly in the edit-field view)

All in all, this really is a gem of the Mac development tool world.

It still has some features missing (Stored routine support is rudimentary so I use Workbench for that) but overall it is an A+ application.

Future releases plan to support PostgrSQL and possibly SQLite which will open up this wonderful app to even more developers.

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Take a look on Valentina Studio 5.1 FREE. Works with mySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite. Also can do diagrams and reports and a lots of other things.


I have tried Valentina: I didn't like the UI. It also failed to show me any of my stored routines, unlike Workbench or Sequel Pro.

Additionally, you really ought to publicly declare that you are the owner of the company making the product that you are recommending - I checked your profile and did a quick Google check.


Sparrowhawk, so easy google did job? And product I did recommend is free. What troubles?

I self have used several years CocoaMySQL and Sequel Pro working on Mac and with remote mySQL servers. And I did not like UI. But last 6 months I did stop use it, because our own Valentina Studio works now with mySQL.

We have check - procedures are shown and can be edited. In Sequel Pro procedures are shown in same list on left side where table are (hmm?). In VStudio, procedures are grouped separately. May be you did search them by habit in wrong place? Besides, we have not found way how to add a new procedure in UI of Sequel Pro.

With all respect to Sequel Pro, it does not have right now, for example:
- related data editor
- advanced filters of records
- query builder
- diagrams
- support of postgre SQL and SQLite
- support of win and linux
- ...

I hope this info can be useful for somebody :-)
Why not to use two tools if that is easy possible. Right?


Perhaps because this thread is to do with Sequel Pro and that you did not state that you are the owner of a competing product? Just a thought.

With regards procedures, I clicked on the procedures control: they simply would not load. Other object types loaded when addressed in the same way, but not procedures.

With regards your comments on Sequel Pro, I am surprised that you did not like the UI - it is a byword for good design and clarity in OS X database admin circles. I'm afraid that I found VS less intuitive - I accept that this may be personal preference.

"In Sequel Pro procedures are shown in same list on left side where table are (hmm?). In VStudio, procedures are grouped separately. May be you did search them by habit in wrong place? "

No, I saw precisely where procedures were supposed to be displayed in VS, just as with other database object types. VS studio simply did not list them. Not sure what you mean by "hmm" though: perhaps you think that this is the wrong place for them, I disagree - I prefer a tree/pseudo tree control on the left to having to click drop downs to access object types (as done by Workbench, TOAD, etc etc). Each to their own though.

"Besides, we have not found way how to add a new procedure in UI of Sequel Pro."

That's correct, it has a View source, but no create. I believe that this is coming but in the meantime, as I said, I use Workbench for Stored Procs as its editor is very capable.

"With all respect to Sequel Pro, it does not have right now, for example:
- related data editor "

Not quite sure what you mean here, but if you mean data linked through foreign key relationships, simply clicking the arrow in the field in the result set view takes you to the related row... This is not available with MyISAM tables of course.

"- advanced filters of records"
I believe that is coming soon as it is one of the most asked for features

"- query builder"
I have absolutely no need for this - I have been designing SQL databases for over 20 years so I want my toolset to be as lean and fast as possible. For beginners I agree that this may be of use

"- diagrams"
I use Workbench which is also free - incidentally, I see from your site that you must pay for the pro version to get full use of diagramming (synching between model and database bidirectionally). I have no problem with that, but it's not comparing apples with apples.

"- support of postgre SQL and SQLite"
True. I use Base for SQLite, I don't use PostgreSQL so presently this is not an issue for me. Both have been requested and I *think* are being worked on

"- support of win and linux"
Of no interest to me. When I do have to use those platforms as clients, I use Workbench (or ideally TOAD on Windows).

"- ..."

To be clear - I have nothing against your product. Perhaps you are not aware of the MacUpdate etiquette, but linking to your own product is considered bad form - at the very least you should add a disclaimer as to your relationship with the linked product.

This is not meant as personal criticism, I hope you do not take it that way. I wish you all the best with VS which I am sure does appeal to many people.


To be clear, when I wrote "(as done by Workbench, TOAD, etc etc)", I was referring to the fact that the way they do it is similar to Sequel Pro.

Mikael B Member IconReview+415
Mikael B

I'd love some additional features, but Sequel Pro does a whole a lot and well at that. Essential for testing MySQL on OS X.

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Creativecag Member IconReview+5

I can't express how great this app is and I hope I reflect that within my rating but one thing that many Mac and web developers are using now is SQLite. This has been on Sequel Pros requested feature list for as long as I can remember yet it's never been implemented. There is not one single good SQLite DB editor on the market (even the paid ones suck IMO) and they could steal an entire market all with this one feature. I'm frustrated because your product rocks but it's got a glaring hole where SQLite integration should be!

Other than that little rant, great job :)

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Mnifjm Member IconReview+0

As a long-time user of Navicat I was pleasantly surprised to discover Sequel Pro. Though it's not quite there yet, this could become a permanent replacement. Navicat has become increasingly frustrating to use since version 6 which was very good GUI-wise but sucked at handling Unicode data. I'm forced to use version 7 for some tasks and version 6 for others. I hate that.

I just love Sequel Pro's user interface. Moreover, it's fast and stable. So why isn't it quite there yet? Data Transfer! I've got lots of databases in two or three locations that I need to synchronise frequently. Navicat makes that a doddle. So that's my number one feature request for Sequel Pro.

Also, I haven't been able to figure out how to edit my stored procedures, but maybe I'm missing something obvious.

Overall though, this is simply a wonderful piece of software. Kudos!

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Ghostcat Member IconReview+17

Ever since MySQL discontinued the (simple, but buggy) GUI Tool in favor of MySQL workbench, I have been meaning to find another free easy-to-use database management app.

Sequel Pro is way better than I could have hoped for. This app instantly made my life easier when it comes to databases.

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Soundfreak Member IconReview+14

I have been managing many databases for personal and professional websites using this tool since months. It is so easy to use, clean interface and works just fine.
I would pay for it !

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Date 08 May 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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