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Navicat for MySQL Client from PremiumSoft, is an integrated GUI tool let you perform MySQL administration and database development in an easier way. Advanced features allow you to create data models, import/export data, backup, transfer databases, create queries, and manage your local or remote MySQL server. It also includes a full-featured graphical manager for setting the users and access privileges and more.

Navicat is sophisticated enough for professional developers, yet easy to learn for new users. It is also available for Windows and Linux and translated into 7 major languages.

What's New

Version 11.0.19:
  • Improved support of datetime type for MySQL 5.6.5 or above
  • Support saving file names with slash characte
  • Fixed the bug in Table View that hex value is not shown for non-ascii characters
  • Fixed the bug that error messages are not displayed for some failed operations.
  • Other bug fixes and stability improvements


OS X 10.6 or later

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MarkRobinson1897 Member IconComment+2

You can check one more tool - Valentina Studio http://www.valentina-db.com/en/valentina-studio-overview 14 Feb 2013 in the 5.0 version added support of mySQL/mariaDB , as well as, SQLite, PostgreSQL. It is FREE. Works on Mac, Win and Linux. Includes not only db management but powerfull reports that work again on 3 OS.

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Version 10.1.3
Cfoster Member IconReview+10

A while back I wrote a review for v9 that mentioned it was buggy, so I thought I should follow-up to say that I have found v10 to be rock solid. HUGE improvement in reliability in this release.

Since I didn't mention it before I should point out one of Navicat's features that if you use it once will make the app worth the price: If you open a connection to two databases at the same time, you can migrate your tables (and views, procedures, etc) just by drag & dropping them from one db to the other. Boom. Done. No exporting & import. It's barely more difficult that moving a file across a network. Amazing.

The other parts of the app continue to be refined, making editing tables, and stored procedures just a *little* bit nicer.

And I know it's been there for a while, but the SSH tunnelling feature is enormously handy when trying to access a database behind a firewall.

Thanks Navicat devs!

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Version 10.1.1
Cfoster Member IconReview+10

There are a number of decent and *free* database management programs out there but I found Navicat to be well worth the money. (You might think it seems like a lot but if you're spending even a few hours/week managing a DB I think Navicat is good value.)

Unfortunately I'm stuck on version 8 because while the interface on 9 is much nicer, I find it crashes pretty much every time I use it. Sometimes it's because of a timeout on the server, sometimes it's just seems random.

There seem to be a few buggy interface elements that pop up from time to time as well (the enum default-value menu comes to mind -- it often chooses the values of the previously selected enum field).

So I'll stick with 8 for now. Hopefully 9.2 brings some stability.

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Version 9.1.3
Macd Member IconReview+123

Crazy stuff! I've been using Navicat for a long time now, and it proven itself an indispensable tool for managing MySQL databases. And I have lots and lots of them.
Navicat does absolutely everything I need. Transfers, queries, data/structure sync, SSH/HTTP tunneling..
And support is beyond incredible! I files a crashing bug to them and got it fixed, AND the updated version of the program released in under 48hrs. I'm shocked!

It is indeed an expensive tool, but considering how much time it'll save you in a long run, and hourly rate of almost any DBA/programmer who do DBs for living, the price is rather easily justifiable.
Highly recommended.

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Version 9.1.2
Drtyrell969 Member IconReview+125

This is THE product to own if you're doing MySQL work. No more myPHPAdmin crap. The power to not only create the database, but to managed it with micro edits right in the GUI is unmatched. Heavily recommend for those of you who know that time does equal money. ;-)

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Version 9.0.9
Jamesehale Member IconComment+24

What's new refers to Navicat PREMIUM, not Navicat MySQL.
From Navicat's site:

May 20 2010
Navicat for MySQL (Mac) version 9.0.5 is now available
If the row is selected, Filter Wizard will now display the words in white color.
Query Builder supports to show diagram for some incomplete statement.
Bug Fixes:
Crashed when getting server Information on Information View if connection failed.
Improper join lines were displayed when joining multiple tables in Query Builder.
Crashed when parsing some improper SQL statements.
Wrong bit field default values were displayed in Table Designer for MySQL version 5.1.31 or above.

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Version 9.0.5
Banshee_z71 Member IconReview+0

Version 9 is the update for Navicat I have been waiting for. I've used Navicat for 6+ years on both Windose and Mac. It has always had the same problem on both OS. Would randomly crash. At least 1 or 2 times a day. But with Version 9 on my Mac I have never had a crash. Definitely worth the $50 upgrade just to get rid of the random crashes. Buy it!

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Version 9.0.4
intelios Member IconComment-1

Could someone point me to to right direction on where to find the menu for opening a new Main window. I sometimes accidentally close the main window and cannot bring it up without restarting the entire application. Any help would be appreciated.


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Version 8.0.2

You are right, you just have to quit the program to get the window back, it's a bit stupid.
Why don't you report it, I am sure they will fix it.
Probably they are PC people and used to such UI glitches.

John Kei

You can just click on the Navicat icon on the dock and the main window will be shown again.



Thank you. This works beautifully. I still think they should just incorporate a shortcut or into the Window menu. For now, this will do.


detlevski Member IconComment+84

Still no Access import like the Windows version, very disappointing to see Macusers still have to put up with a crippled version.
On the developers site it is almost impossible to find out what's new and why I would have to upgrade for $50,-.

It's a pity, because Navicat may have some quirks, but I work with Navicat all day and overall I am very pleased.

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Version 8.0.1
macaron1 Member IconReview+0

Have been using Navicat for over two years. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best MySQL editor on the Mac.

If you do heavy editing, you'll appreciate its versatility compared to web-based solutions. Download and check out the 30-day trial. Or grab the free version off their website if you are going to use it non-commercially.

Some minor quibs:

SSH tunneling is buggy. It regularly crashes whenever I use SSH tunneling on the road.

Related to the above: You lose all your unsaved queries when it crashes. Very frustrating if you have several or more query tabs open!

The GUI for editing triggers and stored procedures is non-intuitive. I frequently find myself typing up the SQL in a text editor like TextMate and pasting it into Navicat.

When in table design, you can't duplicate rows. Also, there is something unintuitive about the whole process because I find myself having to resort to the mouse when adding stuff: Tabbing will not get you to all editable fields.

The Mac version, for some reason, trails one point behind the Windows/Linux version. Not sure what you lose, but probably implies they devote less resources to the Mac side of their business.

The query tool does process multiple SQL commands but will return results for only the last. Also, older results will disappear as soon as you edit the SQL or want to type in something new. So, whenever I need to compare results of two or more queries, I find myself opening multiple tabs and going back and forth between them. Would be nice if I could see the results on the same window somehow.

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Date 12 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $79.00
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