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Pro Great UI and ease of use
HeidiSQL has a comprehensive and intuitive interface.
Licensed under GNU GPL.
Alongside the possibility of downloading the installer and sourcecode, a portable version of the software is available.
Pro Data synchronization
HeidiSQL can compare and synchronize your data and structure between local and remote databases.
Pro Great user management
The user manager of HeidiSQL can easily set privileges on a per-database level or give access to only certain commands.
Pro Connect to servers via command line
You can use command line parameters to automate connections.
Pro SSH tunnel
HeidiSQL allows connecting to your MySQL database via SSH tunnel.
Pro Syntax completion
Pro Works fine with Wine under Linux
Con Can be buggy
HeidiSQL is known to have some bugs that results in crashes.
Con Intellisense is not intelligent
No intellisense for columns unless table name is aliased.