Manage multiple databases simply and securely with TablePlus

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Managing multiple databases can be a headache if you’re forever switching between many different accounts and types. Many existing database tools that claim to ease the pain are clunky and fail to address key issues that database managers regularly face, plus they can be costly to boot.

TablePlus’s clean and fresh UI, with its multiple tabs/windows and keyboard shortcuts, makes juggling multiple databases a piece of cake. And because you’re not limited to just a couple of different languages or extensions, it might just be the only piece of database management software you’ll ever need.

Database mastermind for devs

TablePlus brings powerful features to your database management in the simplest of designs. Connect your databases in moments and enjoy easy setup. To add your database to TablePlus or create a new one, you only need to follow a handful of simple steps. 

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It’s one place where you can create, edit, and manage data across all your databases — MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Cassandra, MongoDB, and more. 

When UI matters

You know how we love poking fun at devs (or Apple) for shipping major software updates that don’t change anything except “perfecting the UI?” Well, TablePlus proves that handy UI can be a huge perk, potentially saving you hours of work. 

Here’s how TablePlus can help up your game:

  • You can assign colors to database connections for easy navigation
  • Editing databases is as easy as editing a spreadsheet
  • Thanks to tabs and workspaces, you can work with many databases at once
  • Inline editing lets you change data simply by double-clicking a cell
  • Safe Mode and code preview help catch errors early (in Safe Mode you can only commit changes to the server after entering your password). 

And guess what. With such a huge range of features, TablePlus UI doesn’t look cluttered — at all. We don’t know how they nailed that but you should definitely give it a try if you work with databases. 

Choose from a range of database types

TablePlus offers a ton of compatibility so it suits any project that might come your way, from SQL variants like MySQL, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server through to Cassandra, Oracle, and Redis.

No matter which type(s) of database you’re managing, the app will also review changes you make to code, highlighting syntax and possible errors. Welcome news if you’ve ever found the SQL editor Mac users have always dreamed of, only to realize that it can’t handle any other database types...

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Create or import connections

You can manually enter new connections in TablePlus but, if time is of the essence, you can also import all of the relevant information by copy-pasting the database URL. You’re always just a couple of clicks away from being able to backup databases to, and restore them from, local storage using a .dump file.

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Filter data and make changes inline

Making changes to existing data is a breeze using inline editing, and feels just like editing a cell in a spreadsheet. On the off chance you can’t find the field you’re looking for, you can use the app’s search (which includes autocomplete) and filter functions to track down whatever it is you need, quicker than any database diagram tool.

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Customize how your database looks

Sometimes a simple feature can make all the difference, which is why you should never underestimate something like dark mode. Whether you’re staring at rows of data all day (well, night for a typical developer) or using a relational database tool, close computer work can be tough on the eyes. Enabling TablePlus’s dark theme — which is available for all users with registered accounts — can be a big help for reducing some of that strain.

Customize your database


Managing multiple databases can be time-consuming and require committing various usernames and passwords to memory, but it doesn’t need to be so arduous. Nor does it need to involve using blocky software that costs an arm and a leg...and looks like it belongs in the 90s. And let’s be honest, maintaining a relational database for Mac has not historically been the prettiest of activities.

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