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HeidiSQL vs Navicat: What are the differences?

Developers describe HeidiSQL as "GUI client for MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL". HeidiSQL is a useful and reliable tool designed for web developers using the popular MariaDB or MySQL server, Microsoft SQL databases or PostgreSQL. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events. Also, you can export structure and data, either to SQL file, clipboard or to other servers. Read about features or see some screenshots. On the other hand, Navicat is detailed as "Navicat is a comprehensive DB tool for MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle and PostgreSQL development and management". Powerful database management & design tool for Win, Mac & Linux. With intuitive GUI, user manages MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle & PostgreSQL DB easily.

HeidiSQL and Navicat are primarily classified as "Database" and "Performance Monitoring" tools respectively.

Decisions about HeidiSQL and Navicat
Adam Taylor

We were looking a tool that would allow us to do MySQL and PostgreSQL development/administration from a single tool. We decided on Navicat Premium because it can connect to MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQLite databases - and simultaneously. It's also compatible with Amazon RDS and Microsoft Azure, which we also use.

Moreover, we previously experienced the occasional freezing and crashing in MySQL Workbench. It also suffered from a poor design, with certain features being a bit difficult to find. Meanwhile, phpMyAdmin lacked schema visualization tools and seemed better suited to lightweight day to day transactions than some of the big jobs that we needed to do.

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Pros of HeidiSQL
Pros of Navicat
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    Client application which is lightweight
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    Easy configuration
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    Keep queries after execution
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    Connect to multiple servers on same client
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    Run multiple queries simultaneously
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    Multiple query tabulations
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    Fast

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Cons of HeidiSQL
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    Mac OS/ Linux incompatible
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    What is HeidiSQL?

    HeidiSQL is a useful and reliable tool designed for web developers using the popular MariaDB or MySQL server, Microsoft SQL databases or PostgreSQL. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events. Also, you can export structure and data, either to SQL file, clipboard or to other servers. Read about features or see some screenshots.

    What is Navicat?

    Powerful database management & design tool for Win, Mac & Linux. With intuitive GUI, user manages MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle & PostgreSQL DB easily.

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    Jobs that mention HeidiSQL and Navicat as a desired skillset
    Pinterest
    San Francisco, CA, US; Palo Alto, CA, US
    Pinterest
    San Francisco, CA, US; Palo Alto, CA, US
    Pinterest
    San Francisco, CA, US; Palo Alto, CA, US
    CBRE
    Narva, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia
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    What tools integrate with HeidiSQL?
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    What are some alternatives to HeidiSQL and Navicat?
    MySQL
    The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
    MySQL WorkBench
    It enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, model, generate, and manage databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, forward and reverse engineering, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort.
    DBeaver
    It is a free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. Supports all popular databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc.
    phpMyAdmin
    As a portable web application written primarily in PHP, it has become one of the most popular MySQL administration tools, especially for web hosting services.
    DataGrip
    A cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases.
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