"My preference, until recent, has been PhpMyAdmin (see my
article “Install PhpMyAdmin for easy MySQL
administration“). I have, however, found a new tool I am
growing very fond of.
"When you are looking to manage a local database, and
you’re looking for a good GUI tool, look no further than
MySQL Navigator for all your MySQL administrative needs. This tool
makes for simple database creation, administration, and does so
(for most tasks) with a simple to use GUI. That doesn’t mean
you can get completely away from understanding the MySQL syntax
– you may need it. But for much of the functioning, MySQL
Navigator can handle the task.
"In this tutorial you will see how to install MySQL Navigator
and create a database with this simple GUI tool."