• http://geekswithblogs.net/Compudicted Arthur

    I would like to add to the list SQL Everywhere by Atlantis Interactive – even its free edition is very helpful for both database developers and administrators. I liked the most the object search feature and the intellisense, code snippets support. The tool is very customizable, too.
    The link with features: http://www.atlantis-interactive.co.uk/products/sqleverywhere/featureshowcase.aspx

  • Ron Warshawsky

    John – please check SQLS*Plus tool – it is free SQL*Plus-like tool for SQL Server – 

    It is at http://www.memfix.com

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  • Salazar Slytherine

    ssmstoolspack (SQL Server Managment Studio Tools Pack) is NOT free.

    • http://www.johnsansom.com John Sansom

      Hi Salazar,

      You’re right.

      Specifically however, the tool was free for quite some time, all prior versions to the current release in fact.

      Thanks for your comments.

  • Alex

    SQL Hunting Dog is a free tool for SQL Server Management Studio. It adds quick search and smooth navigation to SSMS.

    It supports SSMS 2008 , 2008R2 and 2012.


    • http://www.johnsansom.com John Sansom

      Hi Alex, thanks for your comments. SQL Hunting Dog is not a tool I’ve used personally but would be certainly interested to learn more.

      For more great SQL Server tools the post Top 10 Free SQL Server Tools.

  • jason t

    SQL negotiator pro at http://www.aphilen.com has a great graphical Sql viewer free which is great for students like myself. For larger business or corporate databases a licence is required

    • http://www.johnsansom.com John Sansom

      Thanks for the suggestion Jason. How did you find out about/discover the product?

  • http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk Richard Douglas

    Hi John,

    Have you tried the Spotlight Freemium Edition from Dell Software? It’s a free SQL Server Management Studio plug-in that provides key performance counter information and a heatmap to show the state of your SQL Server instances.
    What’s more you can take advantage of free health checks at http://www.SpotlightEssentials.com