MySQL has released its own set of Open Source Database Tools for Mac OS X.

The software is available for download. MySQL Query Browser and MySQL Administrator tools for OS X are freely available.

"The Mac is one of the most popular platforms for MySQL development,” said Maurizio Gianola, vice president of software engineering for MySQL. “We are happy to give database developers more choice by offering these open source database query and administration tools for Mac OS X.”

The MySQL Query Browser is a visual toolset for creating, executing and optimizing MySQL database queries. It offers drag-and-drop tools within a familiar, browser-like environment

MySQL Administrator is a visual console that enables database administrators manage and monitor their MySQL applications. It furnishes information about database operations - such as server configuration, user administration, replication status monitoring, backup/restore, and log views.