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MacSQL is a robust solution for database management on the Mac. A fully AppleScriptable application, MacSQL provides Web authors, publishers, and developers with a simple, graphical way to interact with SQL databases. MacSQL supports native connections to MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, PostgreSQL,Microsoft SQL Server, OpenBase and FrontBase. Other features include a comprehensive Schema Viewer for viewing and editing schema, a Create Table Tool for designing new tables, the ability to generate PHP and Embed Perl pages, FileMaker Pro synchronization, import of text files, and export of data in tab-delimited, CVS, SQL commands, XML, HTML, or more...

What's New

Version 3.1:
  • MacSQL is a Universal application that runs on PowerPC- and Intel-based Maces.
  • A new MySQL 4.1+ plugin that supports connecting to MySQL 4.1 and greater database servers (fully licensed from MySQL AB).
  • A new PostgreSQL 8.1+ plugin offering greater speed and SSL support.
  • Job Manager supports scheduled, unattended exports including rotation of backups.
  • more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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As an MS SQL DBA who uses a Mac for preference there are only a couple of alternatives. Sadly although SQL4X-J is powerful it just doesn't "feel right" for me
MacSQL is about 85% of the way to being a great app, but (for me) there are still a couple of niggles that mean I can't switch totally from Enterprise Manager on my VirtualPC...

For personal preference I like the MacSQL interface and feel, but... There's a couple of things that are missing that won't get me switching from my VirtualPC for day to day management.... SQL4X-J is powerful, but I can't see it making my work day any easier

However, MacSQL could with a couple of small enhancements, which I'd love to think are already on the to-do list...

Stored Procedures. For me this is a must as for performance reasons I try and use Stored Procedures wherever possible (one of the sites I manage has over 2.5 million page impressions a day, and every one of those is dynamic from a database !) - being able to review, edit and execute SPs is important.

Table Structure editing. I like the Table Create dialogue and would love to be able to grab an existing table into that interface when I'm adding/editing columns (rather than having the ‘add column' function). Would also be neat to be able to re-order columns in the dialogue. Also, in the current edit mechanism I can't change a column to become an Identity (if I forgot)

Edit results from a query. When I get data back I'd like to be able to update it (or add rows back into the database). At the moment there is an icon for add/delete rows (but I've not seen it live).

Query Editor won't let me run a query until I save it. Can be a nuisance. The Query Maker is good, but limited... It doesn't seem to support multiple tables (or sub selects etc) - in fact I find the two a little confusing !

Minor things;

for Identity columns, being able to add the start and increment values
would be handy would be good to be able to edit a free-form description. I document within the table structure in Enterprise Manager a lot and miss that facility

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Downloads 18,415
Version Downloads 4,122
Type Internet / Servers
License Demo
Date 12 Sep 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $249.00