PostgreSQL was designed in a way that provides you with not only a high degree of flexibility but also offers you a cheap and easy-to-use solution. It gives you the ability to redesign and audit your database with great ease. This allows you to have the kind of database that you need on a case-by-case basis. Instead of being locked into an inflexible database format, you are in control and dictate exactly what format the database will take at any given time. You can easily manipulate it, which means that you will be able to use PostgreSQL in the way that will help your organization the most. PostgreSQL is also pretty easy to use. Its designers made it so that you don’t have to have an extensive technical education to use it. It is pretty intuitive and has excellent documentation to answer any employee questions.
Furthermore, PostgreSQL also offers you a cheap solution whose hosting and maintenance can be handled totally in-house. PostgreSQL’s open-source nature makes it extremely cheap to implement. Resources that might have been spent on setting it up can now be saved and redirected to areas of greater need. Furthermore, the program has two different download options. It can either be downloaded and used on-site or it can be downloaded to the cloud. Both of these allow you to be totally independent. You can host it from your headquarters or access it from anywhere you choose.
Firebird SQL offers you the ability to scan your database code and search it for many types of issues. It can also compile reports based on any of the problems that it may find. However, it lacks the flexibility that PostgreSQL offers. It cannot be customized in the same way, which leaves you with fewer options.
While Firebird SQL is a fairly competent product, we found PostgreSQL to be superior. PostgreSQL’s greater flexibility and dual download options make it the more robust solution.
My recommendation also pgAdmin to access the PostgreSQL.
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
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.
pgadmin is enough for most of the activities
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.
pgadmin : https://www.pgadmin.org/download/
postgresapp on Mac: https://postgresapp.com/
pgAdmin is pretty good.
I'm personally a big fan of DbVisualizer. It works with any SQL DB.
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..
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.
Will you be on windows or mac computer?