4 Open Source SQLite Editor for Mac OS X , Windows and Linux


If you are looking for an SQLite Editor in the public domain under Creative Commons license or GPL (General Public License) i.e. for free commercial or non-commercial use. Then here is a shortlist of the SQLite Editor that is available on the web for free download.

These software work on macOS, Windows, Linux and most of the Unix Operating systems.

1. SQLiteStudio

Link : http://sqlitestudio.pl/

SQLiteStudio Database manager has the following features :

  • A small single executable Binary file, so there is need to install or uninstall.
  • Open source and free - Released under GPLv2 licence.
  • Good UI with SQLite3 and SQLite2 features.
  • Supports Windows 9x/2k/XP/2003/Vista/7, Linux, MacOS X, Solaris, FreeBSD and other Unix Systems.
  • Language support : English, Polish, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Chinese,
  • Exporting Options : SQL statements, CSV, HTML, XML, PDF, JSON, dBase
  • Importing Options : CSV, dBase, custom text files, regular expressions
  • UTF-8 support

2. Sqlite Expert

Link : http://www.sqliteexpert.com/download.html

SQLite Expert though not under public domain, but its free for commercial use and is available in two flavours.

a. Personal Edition

  • It is free for personal and commercial use but, covers only basic SQLite features.
  • But its a freeware and does not have an expiration date.

b. Professional Edition

  • It is for $59 (onetime fee, with free lifetime updates )
  • It covers In-depth SQLite features.
  • But its a freeware and does not have an expiration date.

Features :

  • Visual SQL Query Builder : with auto formatting, sql parsing, analysis and syntax highlighting features.
  • Powerful restructure capabilities : Restructure any complex table without losing data.
  • Import and Export data : CSV files, SQL script or SQLite. Export data to Excel via clipboard.
  • Data editing : using powerful in-place editors
  • Image editor : JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF and ICO image formats.
  • Full Unicode Support.
  • Support for encrypted databases.
  • Lua and Pascal scripting support.

3. Database Browser for SQLite

Link : http://sqlitebrowser.org/

  • Database Browser for SQLite is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.
  • Database Browser for SQLite is bi-licensed under the Mozilla Public License Version 2, as well as the GNU General Public License Version 3 or later.
  • You can modify or redistribute it under the conditions of these licenses.

Features :

  • You can Create, define, modify and delete tables
  • You can Create, define and delete indexes
  • You can Browse, edit, add and delete records
  • You can Search records
  • You can Import and export records as
  • You can Import and export tables from/to text, CSV, SQL dump files
  • You can Issue SQL queries and inspect the results
  • You can See Log of all SQL commands issued by the application

4. SQLite Manager for Firefox Browser

Link : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/

This is an addon plugin for Firefox Browser,

Features :

  • Manage any SQLite database on your computer.
  • An intuitive hierarchical tree showing database objects.
  • Helpful dialogs to manage tables, indexes, views and triggers.
  • You can browse and search the tables, as well as add, edit, delete and duplicate the records.
  • Facility to execute any sql query.
  • The views can be searched too.
  • A dropdown menu helps with the SQL syntax thus making writing SQL easier.
  • Easy access to common operations through menu, toolbars, buttons and context-menu.
  • Export tables/views/database in csv/xml/sql format. Import from csv/xml/sql (both UTF-8 and UTF-16).
  • Possible to execute multiple sql statements in Execute tab.
  • You can save the queries.
  • Support for ADS on Windows