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I am almost repeating a question done here by another user, but related to MySQL. What do you think is the best free (if any) MySQL client software?

Thank you!

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closed as not constructive by Nick Chammas, jcolebrand Mar 22 '12 at 20:21

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Software clients are constantly released and updated according to what's common on the market. The best place to learn these things would be in the Stack Exchange Third Place (our chat system) and to ask people what they are currently using. We are trying to track down these "rather soft questions" and close them, so feel free to point me to "almost repeating another question here" so I can also close them. To answer your question, however, what do you need in a client? – jcolebrand Mar 22 '12 at 20:23
Thanks, my only concern with these (great) Stack Exchange forums is the enormous amount of different forums. It certainly puzzles other users as it puzzles me. Where to go? Some topics overlap. Since this is a database forum, I thought it would be the right place, but my question probably overlaps with a forum about applications. Similar to this, I found "What's a good (free) client for Oracle 8 on Linux / Ubuntu?" Thanks for your comment. – Marcos Buarque Mar 22 '12 at 21:04
Thanks for sharing the similar topic. The problem with the SE Engine has been noted and debated amongst the directorial users many times over on Meta Stack Exchange and I assure you, we're not immune to understanding the problem you're mentioning. However, the problem with your question inherently becomes "it depends". Because you've given no good description of what you need. Do you need a Windows client? A web client? Does the mysql command line interface not work? Do you need a GUI? – jcolebrand Mar 22 '12 at 21:34
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Check this question on Stackoverflow, you will have some idea.

I use the client provide by Mysql itself, it's maybe not the best, but I can get my job done with it

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Thank you for your answer! It really helped. – Marcos Buarque Mar 22 '12 at 21:24
The question link is dead and the Workbench is bloated. I use the unstable but excellent HeidiSQL. – Cees Timmerman Jun 3 '15 at 12:08

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