When comparing HeidiSQL vs Navicat for SQLite, the Slant community recommends HeidiSQL for most people. In the question“What is the best SQLite manager for Windows?” HeidiSQL is ranked 2nd while Navicat for SQLite is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose HeidiSQL is:
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Licensed under GNU GPL.
Alongside the possibility of downloading the installer and sourcecode, a portable version of the software is available.
Pro Great UI and ease of use
HeidiSQL has a comprehensive and intuitive interface.
Pro Syntax completion
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 Data synchronization
HeidiSQL can compare and synchronize your data and structure between local and remote databases.
Pro SSH tunnel
HeidiSQL allows connecting to your MySQL database via SSH tunnel.
Pro Connect to servers via command line
You can use command line parameters to automate connections.
Pro Works fine with Wine under Linux
Pro Excellent choice of import/export options
You can easily import data from ODBC, Excel, Access, DBF, TXT, CSV, XML, JSON etc and export to Excel, Access, DBF, TXT, CSV, XML, JSON etc.
Pro Easy to use
Navicat manages an intuitive, easy to use UI without sacrificing functionality.
Pro Data and structure synchronization
Navicat can compare and synchronize your data and structure between local and remote databases.
Pro Unicode support
Navicat has full unicode support.
Pro SQL code completion
Navicat supports auto-complete for SQL queries.
Pro Visual report builder
Build reports in a visual way. Once set up, the process can be scheduled.
Pro Visual query builder
Create and edit queries without writing SQL.
Originally released on Windows, it has been ported to OS X and Linux.
Pro User management
Navicat allows for simple user and access management.
Pro Batch job scheduling
You can schedule things like backups, restores, data transfers or report building.
Pro HTTP Tunneling
Navicat offers HTTP Tunneling which allows users to bypass ISP restrictions on direct db server connections.
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.
Con UI design is very bad
Generic windows form
Con No session backup
You cannot recover your session after close or even worse crash.
Con Works under Linux only with Wine
It works quite well under Wine with Linux, but you must always take notice if the last version of HeidiSQL has been tested, for it may not run at all. There are some bugs in the Wine version that can be annoying and you have to kill the program and restart it. A native Linux version would be great.
Con No built-in debugger included
Navicat for SQLite is very expensive, at least compared to other alternatives. It's cheapest version costs $129.00.