What is the best GUI tool for development and management of a PostgreSQL database?

I'm interested to hear what people feel is the best tool for a developer and administrator who has a background with Oracle / MS SQL Server.

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it_user136014 - PeerSpot reviewer
Marketing at Ricoh India Ltd
May 30, 2017

My recommendation also pgAdmin to access the PostgreSQL.

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it_user420135 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Architect & Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 8, 2017


I have used pgAdmin and definitely it is a complete tool to do management and development tasks as well, it could be run on a desktop or on a server to provide web access.
I'm an open source fan so, I recommend it :)

there my two cents


it_user418215 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Backend Game Developer & Database Architect & DBA at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Mar 8, 2017

PgAdmin (https://www.pgadmin.org/) is a good tool and free.
Another one is EMS Sql Manager, it's free but you must pay for use some parts of this tool.

it_user133485 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Developer at a tech services company
Mar 8, 2017

pgadmin is enough for most of the activities

it_user448206 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Application Programmer/Analyst, Team Lead at a university with 10,001+ employees
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Mar 8, 2017

I'd recommend using DataGrip. It's a commercial tool from Jetbrains, but it actually supports many databases and is java based. It will run on windows, mac and linux systems. It also supports syntax highlighting and auto completion.

They offer a free trial. If you need something free, pgAdmin III is a good option as well.

it_user434985 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Database Architect at Medallia
Mar 7, 2017

pgadmin : https://www.pgadmin.org/download/
postgresapp on Mac: https://postgresapp.com/

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it_user376926 - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 7, 2017

pgAdmin is pretty good.

it_user482406 - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director, eCommerce Analytics at POSSIBLE
Mar 7, 2017

I'm personally a big fan of DbVisualizer. It works with any SQL DB.

it_user281919 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultor en Gestión de Información at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 7, 2017

Hi Tejpal,

I have worked with PostgreSQL since version 8.3, and pgadmin has been more than enough for my tasks; however, once I tested Navicat (which is propietary) and I think it has a lot of features closer to clients as Toad (for example).

You can test both and decide by yourself which option is better for you..



Shrikant Navelkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Clover Infotech
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Mar 7, 2017

Managing PostgreSQL and Developing applications on PostgreSQL are two very different activities. If you are looking for a low cost open source option for managing PostgreSQL then I would suggest Nagios.
For development of applications on PostgreSQL, you have many options and the selection would depend on type of an application. If your application needs data mining or complex data handling functions then Python (with Idle IDE) is a better option. If you are looking for a scalable web based application then Java should suffice.

Hope this helps.


Business Process and Strategy Specialist Advisor at NTTData
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Mar 7, 2017

Will you be on windows or mac computer?

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Senior Database Administrator Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 25, 2020
It is free. There is no license on it.
Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Nov 26, 2020
I'm not sure what the licensing costs for the solution are.
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