When comparing HeidiSQL vs TeamSQL, the Slant community recommends HeidiSQL for most people. In the question“What are the best MySQL client applications for Windows?” HeidiSQL is ranked 2nd while TeamSQL is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose HeidiSQL is:
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Licensed under GNU GPL.
Pro Great UI and ease of use
HeidiSQL has a comprehensive and intuitive interface.
Pro Data synchronization
HeidiSQL can compare and synchronize your data and structure between local and remote databases.
Alongside the possibility of downloading the installer and sourcecode, a portable version of the software is available.
Pro SSH tunnel
HeidiSQL allows connecting to your MySQL database via SSH tunnel.
Pro Works fine with Wine under Linux
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 Connect to servers via command line
You can use command line parameters to automate connections.
Saves queries on cloud. Shares queries and team management in pro.
Pro Modern look
Con Can be buggy
HeidiSQL is known to have some bugs that results in crashes.
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 Intellisense is not intelligent
No intellisense for columns unless table name is aliased.
Con No built-in debugger included
Con Uses too much RAM
A simple connection event to a server made it peak to 2GB used.
Con Won't exist in about a week. They're dropping the product.
Update: it has stopped working.
Con In process of re-branding and it is NOT free at all
Completely misleading - the tool is re-branded and it is not free even though the TeamSQL site bold title still pretends so.
Con Not simple at all
It's not intended for beginners. The interface just lists tables, views, and functions, though it has a query history panel.
Con No rpm build, only .deb
If you have an rpm package Linux distribution you can't install it.