Thursday, November 24, 2011

Navicat Essentials is launched

Navicat Essentials is launched

Today we have launched a new product branch for Navicat, namely, Navicat Essentials, which includes:
  • Navicat Premium Essentials
  • Navicat Essentials for MySQL
  • Navicat Essentials for SQL Server
  • Navicat Essentials for PostgreSQL
  • Navicat Essentials for Oracle
  • Navicat Essentials for SQLite
Navicat Essentials is a compact version of Navicat which provides basic and necessary features to perform simple administration on a database. It supports the latest features including Trigger, Function, View, and it also comes with an Import/Export tool which allow user to import and export data from plain text file formats including TXT, CSV and XML.

Currently, Navicat Essentials is available for MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLite databases. There is also Navicat Premium Essentials which allows users to connect to all the five databases within one single application.

Navicat Essentials is under commercial licensing and is available for purchase at the Navicat Essentials Online Store ranging from US$5 to US$10.

If you are only looking for some basic features for database administration with limited budgets, Navicat Essentials is surely your choice.

If you want to try out this new compact version of Navicat, there is a 30 day free trial which you can download at our Download Center.

For more details on the features available in Navicat Essentials, please visit the Feature Matrix .

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Share your experience with us in Navicat

Customer feedback has always been very important to us. It gives us good motivation and insight to produce good software. We have recently received a very good user feedback from one of our customers, who works for one of the largest technology companies worldwide, which designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. Here is the comment:

“ I have been using Navicat in a windows environment for the last two years to administer our Development PostgreSQL Databases scattered across the enterprise.

For easier access to our Dev servers, Navicat has SSH tunneling built into the product. This makes it easy to use in our highly firewalled/proxied Linux environments.

I am not an SQL expert, so the GUI tools are great for a few things:

- Creating adhoc queries across multiple tables with complex joins
- Administering access rights to our tables for our application users
- Creating views into the tables for “routine” queries
- Doing basic operations like table truncation or even editing rows in a table – Importing/exporting tables easily (usually to Excel data files and back, but many formats are supported)

Yes, there is a free PGAdmin tool that comes with PostgreSQL, but it does not have nearly the functionality that Navicat does, especially for query building.

Installing and updating the software periodically has been a breeze.

I have always regretted not buying the full version with Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL support. I also access some Oracle databases, as is “Standard” at our company, but for some reason, I could never get Toad to work on my machine. Navicat would give me a uniform interface to all of my data – I imagine this would make my life a lot easier.
So – spend the money and buy the tool – it’s been a great investment for me.” – Anton

If you also have some thoughts of Navicat which you want to share with us, please don’t hesitate to let us know and let other people knows about the good thing of Navicat. Please email us at our Support Center.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Navicat Essentials is now available at Mac App Store!

We are so happy to let you know we have released Navicat Essentials for sale in Mac App Store. The Mac App Store allows you to buy our software, download, and install the app within a few simple steps. You can also easily update our apps instantly whenever there is an update available.

What is Navicat Essentials?
Navicat Essentials is a compact version of Navicat which provides basic and necessary features you will need to perform simple administration on a database. It supports the latest features including Trigger, Function, View, and it also comes with an Import/Export tool which allow user to Import and export data from plain text file formats including TXT, CSV and XML.

Navicat Essentials is for Commercial use and is sold only from Mac App Store. Currently, Navicat Essentials is available for MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLite databases. If you need to administer all the above database servers at the same time, there is also Navicat Premium Essentials which allows you to access multiple database servers within one single application.

Updates and Upgrades
Our standard upgrade policy provides customers who bought from our Navicat Online Store free minor updates and a discounted upgrade license on major upgrades. However, the Mac App Store currently does not support upgrade pricing, so we can only allow customers who bought from our Navicat online store to buy an upgrade license for major upgrade.

Customer who bought from Mac App Store will only be able to get free updates within the same version number (i.e 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.13, etc). However, the updates for the Mac App Store purchases may be delayed slightly, depending on Apple’s review process.

The Mac App Store does not share with us on the end user information who has bought our products, so we are not able to identify your purchase within the Navicat customer database if you buy from Mac App Store. You will also not be able to access our Navicat Customer Center for self-help customer service, or buying upgrade license from us.

Selling of other Navicat family members
Besides from launching Navicat Essentials in Mac App Store, we will continue to offer sales of the other Navicat family members through our own Navicat Online Store. Through buying from our online store, customers are provided with more flexible terms and offerings such as trial copies, upgrade licenses, discounts for educational licenses and volume discounts, etc.

Navicat Online Store vs Mac App Store
Whether to buy from Navicat Online Store is totally your own choice. Buying from Navicat Online Store allows you more flexibility on licensing terms, upgrade paths, customer services and you will also be notified for any upcoming beta releases and promotions. While buying from Mac App Store gives you the conveniences for managing all the apps you bought, and easier download and installation.

No matter which way you choose to purchase Navicat, we hope you do enjoy using Navicat to manage your database and love it.

For any other concern or questions, please email us at

Monday, September 5, 2011

Navicat™ version 10 is released

PremiumSoft today announces the immediate release of version 10 for the whole Navicat™ family, including:

- Navicat™ Premium
- Navicat™ for MySQL
- Navicat™ for SQL Server
- Navicat™ for PostgreSQL
- Navicat™ for Oracle
- Navicat™ for SQLite

In this new release, PremiumSoft has introduced the Data Modeling Tool in the Enterprise Editions of Navicat. This marks a more complete feature offering for database professionals by Navicat.

With Navicat Data Modeling Tool, it allows user to create graphical representations of a relational database. The Reverse Engineer in Navicat Data Modeling Tool allows user to create a conceptual model from an existing database and graphically visualize and edit the structure of the database. Or, user can graphically create a conceptual model, and generate a database that supports the model.

In addition to creating conceptual model from database, Navicat Data Modeling also allows user to compare and synchronize between Models and Databases and generate SQL/ DDL Scripts. This new Navicat Database Modeling Tool is added to the Enterprise Editions of Navicat and Navicat Premium.

Another important enhancements made in version 10 includes the introduction of ER Diagram View, the powerful Database Wise Search and SQL Code Minifier.

Besides adding new features to version 10 of Navicat, PremiumSoft has also made various changes on the software licensing and pricing.

Enterprise edition of Navicat has been introduced to Navicat for MySQL, Navicat for SQL Server, Navicat for Oracle, Navicat for PostgreSQL and Navicat for SQLite on their Mac OS versions and Linux versions.

Navicat Premium which supports multiple database server type connection is now priced at US$599 for windows, US$549 for Macintosh and US$499 for Linux. It’s also available as non-commercial licenses at US$249. Navicat is also available for any one particular database server type with prices starting from US$79. For detailed pricing on Navicat, please visit our Online Store.

For more details, please see the release notes at
Or, download the 30-day fully functional free trial at:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Give us comment – Win a FREE license!


From now on, just leave a comment on Navicat facebook Page and telling us why you liked Navicat, then you will automatically be entered into our lucky draw and win a Navicat Premium license.

*** Two lucky winners will be randomly selected and announced on 8 Aug, 2011 ***

Don’t forget to become our fans to get access to more giveaways like this in the future. Act Now!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Navicat Official Facebook Page!

Do you like Navicat? Really, really like us?

Please click here and like our Facebook Page Now! Once you liked us, all the latest news will conveniently show up in your Facebook feed along with all the exclusive promotions that you’ll like.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Navicat Software Maintenance Program

In order to provide better service to our customers, we have introduced the Navicat Software Maintenance Program.

Navicat Software Maintenance Plan allows Navicat users to receive priority email support, software upgrades and bug fix releases at no additional cost during the protection period. This allows you and your company to receive the latest version of Navicat, and take advantages of the latest and improved features of Navicat.

Subscription to the Maintenance Plan is done at the time of your software license purchase or within 90 days as of your purchase date – it cannot be added to a previously purchased product at a later date.

As a subscriber of the Navicat Software Maintenance Plan, it allows you to:
  • Receive Priority Email Technical Support from our well trained Navicat professionals (1).
  • Receive all software release including major and minor upgrades during the protection period (2).
  • Receive exclusive promotions and product news.
In order to let customer experience the benefits of subscribing the Software Maintenance, we are now giving a complimentary maintenance period of 90 days, for each purchase of Navicat.

During the 90 days, customer will be protected under our complimentary software maintenance plan and enjoy priority support service. It’s also the time for customers to consider if they would like to subscribe to our maintenance plan.

For more information about the new Software Maintenance Plan, please visit:


(1) Priority Email Technical Support is provided through Navicat Support Center. Navicat professionals will response within 1 business days during Asia Pacific business hours (Monday – Friday, 10am – 7pm GMT+8).

(2) The protection period begins on the day you purchased the product license and extends for a period of exactly 12 , 24 or 36 months, depending on whether you purchase the 1 year, 2-year or 3-year option.