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Pro Community version
There is a community edition available that is free and open source; licensed under GPL.
Pro Easy to use
Actions can be directly carried out on tables. The software prepares the relevant query for approval before execution.
Works on Windows, Linux, OS X.
Pro EER diagramming
MySQL Workbench has enhanced entity–relationship modeling support.
Pro Database synchronization
Forward & reverse engeneering
Con Unintuitive UI
Workbench's user interface is regarded by a lot of users as unintuitive and hard to use.
It seems cluttered and hard to get used to. The left side of the application has several sections (which you get to choose which to open) with several tools for each. A lot of features are hidden behind menus and need some getting used to find them.
Con Freezes constantly
Running any kind of query with more than a thousand records or even just opening a file and other actions crashes the application. You are unable to actually stop a query. You have to kill from Windows Task Manager every single time.