I switched to Beekeeper Studio when I got tired of the CLI views of large tables - Frank
PSQL is the de-facto way to access PostgreSQL from the command line. When your datasets get bigger, or your use cases get more complex, it’s helpful to have a dedicated GUI application, like Beekeeper Studio.
Fundamentally, both Beekeeper Studio and psql do the same thing - let you explore your database and execute SQL queries.
Tools like Beekeeper Studio provide a bunch of useful extras that can reduce the time you spend doing things, and help reduce manual errors. Stuff like:
Using psql I had too many SQL queries stored in text files - JG
If a GUI is so good, why do so many people still use the
psql command line?
Even I (the creator of Beekeeper Studio) still use
psql every now and then, but when I’m interacting with a large production database I prefer to use a tool.
Honestly many folks don’t switch away from
psql because many database GUIs have steep learning curves and confusing interfaces. I built Beekeeper Studio because I got frustrated with confusing tools and outdated interfaces. That’s why Beekeeper Studio just works and is easy and intuitive to use.
Beekeeper Studio was clean, smooth and just worked - Mike
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.