DataGrip is cumbersome to use even though it has tons of features, common tasks are annoying to do. - Jeff
Beekeeper Studio is an easy to use database manager that doesn’t get in your way. If you like using VSCode more than you like using Eclipse or IntelliJ, you’ll like Beekeeper Studio.
Like DataGrip, Beekeeper Studio supports lots of different databases, and is cross-platform. Unlike DataGrip, Beekeeper Studio isn’t a
Java Swing app with a thousand buttons and switches.
I nearly opted to buy Jetbrains Datagrip but I don’t like Jetbrains products because they’re all so heavyweight - they’re all like running an Eclipse or Intellij IDE. I want to use something lightweight, but also something that supports multiple databases. - David
The comparison is similar to comparing IntelliJ and VSCode (or David vs Goliath). Unlike DataGrip, Beekeeper Studio is not aiming to automate every-single-possible-database-action, nor does it ask you to learn 293 keyboard shortcuts, icons, and hotkeys. Beekeeper Studio is intuitive and friendly from the first time you open it.
Use DataGrip if you value feature-density over usability, or if you are a database power user, but you don’t know much SQL syntax. DataGrip is also better for old-school ODBC and generic JDBC connections.
Use Beekeeper Studio if you want an app that is intuitive and easy to use, and is fast because it is not bloated with features (or buttons, god the buttons) you don’t care about.
I opened Beekeeper Studio and it was not ugly - Mateo
I built Beekeeper Studio because I got fed up with overly complex database apps that I had to re-learn every time I used them. I wanted something fast and light that felt like VSCode or Sublime Text, but for SQL.
Spoiler: I couldn't find a good app that fit my criteria, so I built one. That's why Beekeeper Studio exists today.
Beekeeper Studio is the only cross-platform database client with a fast, modern UI that feels like it was built this century. Beekeeper is designed to be fast, smooth, and user friendly in a way that most database apps are not.
Beekeeper Studio fits right in. I didn’t have to take hours to figure out how to properly use it, and it was a seamless addition to my toolkit - CS
Beekeeper Studio supports a wide range of databases, such as SQLite, Postgres, and even Oracle. Easily identify different environments by color coding each connection, and the whole app will change to match when you connect.
Nice support for multiple environments (I label prod red, dev yellow, localhost green) - Chander
Beekeeper Studio works the same on MacOS, Windows, and Linux. Like you, we tinker with all types of computers, so we want our software to be top-notch, even especially on Linux.
Beekeeper Studio has a consistent experience across OSes, and syncs my connections between computers and OSes. - Jeff
Beekeeper Studio may have a minimal, modern aesthetic, but it also packs a punch.
Beekeeper Studio’s attention to design (both visual and functionalities) helps ease the work - Long
Download Beekeeper Studio to get started.