Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Mac tool for MySQL: Sequel Pro 0.9.6

In the past month or so I have been using SequelPro ( for my local MySQL usage. At that time it was version 0.9.5 and it was quite interesting for local usage, however it was still missing quite a bit of information compare to a tool like phpMyAdmin and one big limitation (at least for me) was the connection type used: only on the MySQL port. There was no way yet to establish a SSH connection to connect to remote databases. Most of the time a goog MySQL server should not accept external connection, therefore a ssh tunnel is the only solution for such cases when you want to use desktop app.

Fear not anymore! Version 0.9.6 has been released and I must admit it is a huge improvement regardless of the limited increment on the version number. It has ssh support and much much more. I can now connect to all my databases servers around the world easily through only one interface. On top of the ssh connection they add support for foreign key, add new view such as 'Relations' and 'Table info' and history of your actions. This is certainly now the tool I am going to use, even more than phpMyAdmin.


1 comment:

  1. I recommend free MySQL-manager for OSX - Valentina Studio, check it out if you haven’t tried it yet: