updated 09:25 pm EDT, Mon November 1, 2010
Cocoa-based app features connection list, editor
Mac users looking for a native PostgreSQL client for their databases now have the option of Tuples, a $30 native client for the open-source object-relational database management system that aims to reduce the complexity for new users. This new version, v1.34, makes small adjustments to the interface based on user feedback, including adding more space to the table view, changing the way table and connection properties are displayed, changes to the minimum size of the editor and several stability fixes.
The program, created by London-based Lost Bytes, consists of two parts -- a Connection List for managing database connections, and an Editor that supports all the standard features of an SQL editor, such as syntax higlight, query history and results. The Editor features a tree view of the database structure, an information box and a list of open buffers.
The program works with all major Postgre releases up to v9, allows for exports in HTML, comma-separated and tab-separated values (CSV, TSV), and MS Office Excel 2004 format. Users can connect to as many databases as necessary, with a sandboxed editor for each of them. It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.