Best SQL Server Tools

Best free and paid SQL tools for SQL Server. After a years of using SQL server and many different software (stand alone and add-ins) I decided to share my list of best SQL tools. At some point everyone feel the need to get some help in everyday's job. SQL tools listed will work with SQL Server 2005 and higher. Feel free to add your favorite tool or comment on existing and help people decide what tool to pick for their needs.

The Top Ten

1 ApexSQL Universal Studio

All the tools that anyone can need

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2 SQL Toolbelt by Redgate Visit Website9
3 Toad for SQL Server by Dell (formerly Quest)

It has everything you need. Well priced. Great support and community!

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4 SSMS Tools Pack Visit Website9
5 SSMSBoost

I use it to export data to Excel on the fly. Connections management and formatting are other useful features.

One of most advanced add-ins for SQL Server Management Studio. Bronze winner of SQL Server Pro Community choice award 2013.

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7 dbForge Studio for SQL Server

DbForge Studio for SQL Server is an integrated environment for SQL Server development, management, administration, data reporting and analysis. SQL Manager tools allows easily to create, edit, copy, attach, detach, backup and restore databases from one server to another. These SQL tools help developers to manage databases, speed up routine tasks and make complex database changes.

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8 dbForge Developer Bundle for SQL Server

Our team went for Developer Bundle because of the awesome SQL Complete feature and reasonable price of the last one. Pretty good so far. - KateN

Https:// really great tool! It consists of essential SSMS Add-ins and tools just in one bundle - JordanS

This is really awesome! The bundle contains essential SSMS Add-ins and tools, just try it - JordanS

9 EliteSQL Dashboard

One of the best SQL database management tools is EliteSQL Dashboard. Simple, Fast, Reliable. Over 20 features. Must TRY!

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10 VersionSQL

Simple version control add-in for SQL Server Management Studio.

The Contenders

11 SQL Complete
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