Araelium Group announced today the release of its all-new Querious database management application for Mac OS X. Querious includes the ability to view, edit, and search data, manage table schema, indexes, queries, and users, and ships initially with a native connector to MySQL 5. Direct, SSH, and SSL connections are all supported. Querious has been built from the ground up as a modern OS X application featuring a well-crafted user experience that is both comfortable and manages to stay out of the way of experienced developers and database administrators.
Seth Willits, the application’s creator said, "We were frustrated by having to choose from apps with poorly designed, non-standard, or ported interfaces. Any of the Mac-native apps we did find were either designed to handhold people who really don’t know SQL, or they just weren’t full-featured enough to suit our needs. Querious provides the balance of a great, native, GUI interface and yet lets users interact directly with the database very efficiently."
The Querious interface features a well-organized design enabling fluid navigation between viewing data, editing schemas, writing queries, and administrating users. Tabbed windows allows multiple active views at the same time including multiple sessions and query results without the clutter of multiple windows like other applications create.
Data searches are done with the built-in Records Filter conveniently placed above the records view, or with full SQL queries. Queries are kept in a history, or saved as favorites in user-defined folders. Previously saved queries can be modified. Data can be exported as SQL, CSV, Tab, and other formats. Full backups can be exported with optional table create and drop statements.
Querious also features a CSV/Tab records viewer and editor. Records files can be viewed, searched, and edited in a speadsheet-like manner without the problems of data being altered by the spreadsheet application. Files can also be transformed into alternate formats.
Seth Willits further added, "We’re excited about this first release as it provides an improved user experience over existing products, and it creates a platform for us to add great features, create additional database connectors, and improve the user experience of even more areas of database management in future versions." Querious(TM) is a product of Araelium Group, a development company located in Southern California dedicated to developing Mac OS X applications.
What’s in 1.0:
- Secure connections over SSL and through SSH tunnels
- Table content, columns, indexes, and keys editors
- Custom query view with syntax coloring and saved queries
- Extensive GUI for MySQL user privileges
- Speedy import and export to/from CSV, Tab, and SQL
- CSV/Tab "records document" editor
- Handy copy-rows-to-clipboard feature
- Mac OS X Version 10.5
- Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
- MySQL version 5 server
Pricing and Availability:
Querious has a 30-day unlimited trial and is $29 (USD) to register.