I switched to Beekeeper Studio when I found DBeaver too frustrating to use: design not great, difficult to manage my queries - Long
Beekeeper Studio is a database manager that prioritizes app speed and usability. While it doesn’t contain as many specialized tools as DBeaver, for most developers it offers a more pleasant and well rounded experience with no learning curve.
Beekeeper Studio vs DBeaver is like VSCode vs Eclipse.
DBeaver is more like a full-blown Java-based IDE. Personally I find Java-based IDEs like DBeaver difficult to use and understand (that’s why I built Beekeeper Studio to begin with), but they can be super powerful if you have the patience to learn their workflows and features.
Use DBeaver if you value feature-density over usability, or if you are connecting to an estoric database with a JDBC-only connection interface that Beekeeper Studio does not support.
Use Beekeeper Studio if you want an app you can use to quickly and easily get database work done, without having to learn the ins-and-outs of a full blown IDE.
I switched to Beekeeper Studio when DBeaver and SQuirrel SQL became overloaded with features and got slow and clunky. - Vijay
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
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