phpMyAdmin vs Sequel Pro: What are the differences?
What is phpMyAdmin? A free software, for MySQL and MariaDB. 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.
What is Sequel Pro? MySQL database management for Mac OS X. Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
phpMyAdmin and Sequel Pro can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.
Sequel Pro is an open source tool with 6.73K GitHub stars and 589 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sequel Pro's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Sequel Pro has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to phpMyAdmin, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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.