SQLGrinder
SQLGrinder
2.0.8

3.4

SQLGrinder free download for Mac

SQLGrinder2.0.8

07 March 2008

SQL database utility.

Overview

SQLGrinder is a SQL editor and developer tool which allows database developers to easily create, edit and execute SQL queries as well as browse their database structures.

Using SQLGrinder and JDBC drivers, developers can connect to any databases that supports JDBC, including Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, Openbase SQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise. Because SQLGrinder is built using Apple's Cocoa framework, it looks and feels like a Mac OS X application and adheres to Apple's Aqua Human Interface Guidelines.

SQLGrinder provides many features that add to developer productivity and make building SQL queries and database schemas easier than it has ever been on the Mac:

  • Support for any database with an available JDBC driver
  • Multiple editor windows and schema browsers
  • Result sets displayed in data tables that can be searched and sorted
  • Export of delimited text from data tables
  • Data snapshots that provide temporary result set views
  • Interactive SQL statement library that maintains query history
  • Built with Cocoa, follows the Aqua Human Interface Guidelines

This new version has been completely rewritten from the ground up and features many new and improved features including faster overall performance, multiple editor and result set history buffers, code completion using database keywords and table, column and procedure names, client-side result set searching and sorting, sleep detection, table add, drop and truncate functionality, improved data import and export and much more.

Owners of the current version can purchase an upgrade for only $19 by sending their current registration information to upgrades@sqlgrinder.com.

What's new in SQLGrinder

Version 2.0.8:
  • Fixed a randomly occurring crash when saving result sets

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16 Reviews of SQLGrinder

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barefeettom
05 May 2008
Version: 2.0.8

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Here's a detailed comparison of SQLGrinder with alternative SQLite GUI programs: http://www.tandb.com.au/sqlite/compare/ Overall SQLGrinder stacks up reasonably well. The GUI is very nice. The biggest problem is probably the inability to show the actual SQL of the schema (SQLGrinder rewrites it in the output, see the "Edit/view SQL of selected table, view" entry in the comparison site above).
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anonymous-deer-2515
28 April 2014
Version: 2.0.8
SQLGrinder is gone. The sqlgrinder.com URL redirects to "parked-at-GoDaddy" page. For years, SQLGrinder was a nice app to have ... until the updates stopped. Then I've used RazorSQL. RazorSQL is capable; however, the Java UI is somewhat busy and not-so-intuitive. So moving on again, I've found Valentina as a good solution for MySQL, PostgreSQL & SQLite. Had SQLGrinder evolved with continued support, I would have been happy to stay with SQLGrinder.
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Luismurbina
07 February 2013
Version: 2.0.8
This application seems to have been abandoned by the developers.
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N-Silva
01 September 2009
Version: 2.0.8
The app immediately dies after launch on Snow Leopard. I hope it gets fixed soon-it's been a really useful tool for me working with PostgreSQL.
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barefeettom
05 May 2008
Version: 2.0.8
Here's a detailed comparison of SQLGrinder with alternative SQLite GUI programs: http://www.tandb.com.au/sqlite/compare/ Overall SQLGrinder stacks up reasonably well. The GUI is very nice. The biggest problem is probably the inability to show the actual SQL of the schema (SQLGrinder rewrites it in the output, see the "Edit/view SQL of selected table, view" entry in the comparison site above).
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barefeettom
09 March 2008
Version: 2.0.8
SQLGrinder looks quite promising, being a real Cocoa app (not one of those ugly Java apps). The syntax coloring seems to understand context more than most other SQL editors and the data browsing abilities seem good. However, I can't connect to my SQLite databases. I finally managed to load a working SQLite JDBC driver and connect to my database but I get an error whenever I try to execute some SQL "SQLite only supports type_forward_only cursors". That stops me testing any further.
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T-Newton
21 January 2008
Version: 2.0.6
Vers. 2.0.6 won't start up at all on my iMac 2007, Leopard. Had to use Time Machine to restore version 2.0.5. Here's the error from CONSOLE: Reason: Incompatible library version: SQLGrinder requires version 1.0.0 or later, but OmniBase provides version 0.0.0 Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap
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Tijej
17 April 2007
Version: 2.0.5
I'm quite surprised with the bad reviews for this software. Honestly, I've tried all the GUI apps to handle my mySQL database. This one is fast, reliable and nice. What more do you want ? A bit expensive though if you (as I) only need mySQL connectivity. But all in all a very nice program.
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Macintoshkernel
26 April 2006
Version: 2.0b12
SEAN W, I think you confusedthis app with eSuite4X or YourSQL. I cound not disagree with you more. I've tested all the top mac MySQL Clients, and this app has the best GUI and layout. First off, the icons are nice and sharp looking, the other apps out there for mac, have some of the worst Icons I have ever seen, some are just blurry and non-dentifiable meshes of pixels. To be honest all but one of the MySQL gui apps on the Mac suck. I honestly must say that SQLGrinder has been fast in my production tests, connectivity is smooth and it has not crashed on me yet. I can only speak for me but this is the best of breed mac MySQL Client. nuff said.
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Sean W
28 November 2005
Version: 2.0b7
This genre of application is poorly represented on the Macintosh platform and consists mainly of Java applications or over priced Carbon apps. SQLGrinder may be a Cocoa application but other than that there's not a lot to say that's positive and it can only be described as a mediocre effort at best. The application does have a relatively decent spec but it's unintuitive to use and features an interface that looks like neither OSX nor Windows thanks to the cheap stock icons. Couple all of this with the glacial speed at which the developer seems to work (it was supposed to be ready in August but that comment was removed in late July from the developers blog) and it doesn't make a compelling buy, certainly not with a $50 price tag.
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Anonymous
26 October 2005
Version: 2.0b6
SQLGrinder absolutely sucks. It disconnects constantly and as a result is vastly more inconvenient to use than PHPmyAdmin. My advice? Stay away. Bad software, bad!
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Anonymous
15 August 2005
Version: 2.0b1
I've been a registered user of SQL Grinder since 2003 and use it often to connect to MySQL, Sybase, DB2 (AS400) and Oracle databases. I like the new version so far - it has some minor issues, but it's a beta...
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anonymous-heron-1577
15 August 2005
Version: 2.0b1
2.0b1 crashes immediately upon launch under Mac OS X 10.4.2.
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T-Newton
30 December 2004
Version: 1.2.7
I found this program simpler to use than either Aqua Datastudion (which had problems with queries returning > 1000 records) or SQL4X Manager. I did use SQL4X manager for their link to MS's MS SQL driver (SQLGrinder's link pointed me to the wrong place) and followed SQL4X's instructions for installing the driver for all users and SQLGrinder recognized it immediately. The syntax highlighting isn't perfected yet, but that's fine. Files are saved with UNIX (lf) line endings. There is no Mac (crlf) option. BBEdit can fix that. The SQL Query Library feature could use a little refinement. Haven't figured out what "Snapshot" does. Program works better (for me) than any of the others I've found that are compatible with MS SQL Server.
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Anonymous
19 October 2004
Version: 1.2.7
Also note that YourSQL only works with MySQL databases, and DataWerkz only with MySQL and PostgreSQL. SQLGrinder works with any database that you have a JDBC driver for, Oracle, Sybase, OpenBase, FrontBase, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
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Anonymous
19 October 2004
Version: 1.2.7
For alternatives also see www.mludi.net/YourSQL/ and DataWerkz by www.uwerkz.com!
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Dave Dash
06 April 2003
Version: 1.2.5
browsing is very simple. The downside is this program runs out of VM fast, and has a very bland interface. No special features are included except minimal syntax highlighting. Aqua Datastudio is a more featured free alternative.
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