I really want to like this app. It looks great, it has a good feature set, and the early adopter price is right, which is why I bought a licence some months back. But it seems that for every beta release that comes along more problems turn up with it (this one seems to have broken the CSV import again).
For years I used Navicat, and for all it's flaws (the main one being it doesn't store passwords in the keychain), it worked and it was the best option around. CocoaMySQL was around then and wasn't too bad, but didn't have the feature set of Navicat, and then of course the development of it stopped.
So when Querious came along I was truly excited. It looks Mac-like, it does most of what I need to be able to do, and it was moving forward. So I've stuck with it up until now.
The thing is, it's beta software - I accept that - so it's going to be a bit lacking, but let's not forget it is not free beta software. I can live with limitations if I know that stuff is coming, but it doesn't seem to be quick in coming.
I have submitted bug reports numerous times, and to be fair occasionally I have had a reply - but not always.
The straw that broke the back for me was the last release with broke the ability to be able to add or edit rows in the content view (to be fair though this bug was fixed quickly). Without being able to add or edit rows to query results (still), and not wanting to type out INSERT or UPDATE statements, this was the only real way to manipulate the data, and with that out of the window I needed an alternative.
That's when I looked back up Sequel Pro which had spawned from CocoaMySQL. Well, I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. Not only does it look great now, but it really flies.
Most of my database work is on hosted databases, so while my cable modem is pretty fast, I do always accept that it's not going to be super-responsive. Or at least that's what I came to expect with Querious.
Sequel Pro just wipes the floor with Querious in terms of performance. No contest.
Not only that, I can type a SQL query, and edit the result set directly. Luxury. And the CSV import works like a dream too.
So while I'm going to be keeping an eye on Querious, I'll be using Sequel Pro going forward. It's faster, it's got more features, and of course, it's free.