DB Browser for SQLite

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2016-05-04 - Added an initial test build with encryption support on 64-bit Windows. Give it a go! :D
2016-05-02 - Added full 64-bit Windows development instructions to the wiki, with many screenshots.
2016-01-17 - Added PortableApp version of 3.8.0. Thanks John. :)


DB Browser for SQLite Screenshot

What it is

DB Browser for SQLite is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.

It is for users and developers wanting to create databases, search, and edit data. It uses a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, and you don't need to learn complicated SQL commands.

Controls and wizards are available for users to:

  • Create and compact database files
  • Create, define, modify and delete tables
  • Create, define and delete indexes
  • Browse, edit, add and delete records
  • Search records
  • Import and export records as text
  • Import and export tables from/to CSV files
  • Import and export databases from/to SQL dump files
  • Issue SQL queries and inspect the results
  • Examine a log of all SQL commands issued by the application

What it is not

This program is not a visual shell for the sqlite command line tool. It does not require familiarity with SQL commands. It is a tool to be used both by developers and by end users, and it must remain as simple to use as possible in order to achieve its goals.


Windows binaries can be downloaded from here:

Nightly builds (uncompress them with 7-Zip) are available at:


DB Browser for SQLite works well on MacOS X.

  • OSX 10.7 (Lion) - 10.11 (El Capitan) are tested and known to work

MacOS X binaries

OSX binaries can be downloaded from here:

Latest OSX binary can be installed via Homebrew:

    brew cask install sqlitebrowser

Nightly builds for OSX are available at:


DB Browser for SQLite works well on Linux.

On others you'll need to compile it yourself using the (simple) instructions in BUILDING.md.


DB Browser for SQLite works well on FreeBSD, and there is a port for it (thanks to lbartoletti). It can be installed using either this:

    # make -C /usr/ports/databases/sqlitebrowser install

or this:

   # pkg install sqlitebrowser


Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sqlitebrowser


Old project pages



This program was developed originally by Mauricio Piacentini (@piacentini) from Tabuleiro Producoes, as the Arca Database Browser. The original version was used as a free companion tool to the Arca Database Xtra, a commercial product that embeds SQLite databases with some additional extensions to handle compressed and binary data.

The original code was trimmed and adjusted to be compatible with standard SQLite 2.x databases. The resulting program was renamed SQLite Database Browser, and released into the Public Domain by Mauricio. Icons were contributed by Raquel Ravanini, also from Tabuleiro. Jens Miltner (@jmiltner) contributed the code to support SQLite 3.x databases for the 1.2 release.

Pete Morgan (@daffodil) created an initial project on GitHub with the code in 2012, where several contributors fixed and improved pieces over the years. René Peinthor (@rp-) and Martin Kleusberg (@MKleusberg) then became involved, and have been the main driving force from that point. Justin Clift (@justinclift) helps out with testing on OSX, and started the new github.com/sqlitebrowser organisation on GitHub.

John T. Haller, of PortableApps.com fame, created the new logo. He based it on the Tango icon set (public domain).

In August 2014, the project was renamed to "Database Browser for SQLite" at the request of Richard Hipp (creator of SQLite), as the previous name was creating unintended support issues.

In September 2014, the project was renamed to "DB Browser for SQLite", to avoid confusion with an existing application called "Database Browser".


DB Browser for SQLite is bi-licensed under the Mozilla Public License Version 2, as well as the GNU General Public License Version 3 or later.

You can modify or redistribute it under the conditions of these licenses.