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I've been using Rockmongo on Windows - it's a php based web tool. But on Ubuntu (12.04) it's behaving funny - queries timing out often - and I'm looking for better clients. Does anyone know anything good for MongoDB on Ubuntu?

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Shell-centric cross-platform open source MongoDB management tool (i.e. Admin GUI).

[It] embeds the same JavaScript engine (based on Mozilla SpiderMonkey), that powers MongoDB's mongo shell. It means that you can reuse your existing skills of MongoDB Shell in Robomongo.


Some more info:

  • It's available for Linux, OSX and Windows.
  • Regarding Linux, there are packages available in the .rpm (Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE), .deb (Debian, Ubuntu) and .tar.gz formats.
  • It is free (as in Speech); you can access its GitHub repository here.
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Be sure to check View -> Explorer once the program is launched for the first time -- or you will be lost looking for the list of databases, like I was. – budhajeewa May 16 at 15:19
This app is badly written. Doesn't work on Windows 7 as of today (build 0.8.5). First I thought it can't connect to local server. Then I googled and found here I need to open Explorer. And now it shows I have no collections in db. – ruslan Jul 26 at 12:45
@ruslan: You sir made me spend the last 15 minutes reviving an old windows 7 VM (64 bits SP 1), installing MongoDB (3.0.4) and RoboMongo (0.8.5) in it, just to verify there are no problems whatsoever. I also successfully connected to a remote MongoDB server (running on Ubuntu Server). Of everything you said, the only thing I agree with is that not showing the explorer by default is a bad UX design choice. But calling this application "badly written" is, IMHO, a gross exaggeration. – rsenna Jul 27 at 15:44
@rsenna I'm on Mongo 3.1.2. Perhaps that's the reason why it's not working but I wouldn't expect that because the protocol is backward compatible. Let me know if you want me to test new build or something. – ruslan Jul 27 at 16:52
@ruslan RoboMongo doesn't work with Mongo 3.0 and above. We recently had to switch to MongoChef because of that. – Nashenas Sep 11 at 12:34
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One thing I know of (but don't like the interface very much) is UMongo, which is a desktop, not browser-based application. Here's a screenshot:

a screenshot of UMongo

So far I've been using MonjaDB - it's an Eclipse plug-in, and Eclipse is my IDE anyway. I like it; it seems to have all the features I used to use in RockMongo.

Here's a screenshot from MonjaDB (there are more on his website, as well as some instructions):

a screenshot of MonjaDB

To install it, you obviously need Eclipse (which you can get from the Ubuntu repositories). Once you've done that you need to go to the Help-> Install New Software... and then add this update site. Although I like it, I don't think many people will switch IDE's just for a GUI for Mongo (although I could be mistaken).

Both UMongo and MonjaDB have their source code is on GitHub.

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There is RockMongo (a web-based php client), but I can't tell how good it is.

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3T MongoChef is a multi-platform desktop GUI for MongoDB and runs also on Ubuntu. It’s a commercial tool but it’s free for personal and non-commercial use.

It has lots of useful features, e.g. in-place data editing or a drag&drop search query builder (

**Screenshot of 3T MongoChef on Ubuntu**

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The only app out of entire list that works with Mongo 3.1.x. – ruslan Jul 26 at 13:10

MongoDB does not include a GUI-style administrative interface. But Actually I would recommend to check Admin UIs listed in which is more helpful & lists are updated.

For more Information, please check this link

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There are some good GUI's in the list, but most don't support Ubuntu. – Eyal Sep 12 '13 at 15:04

Mongo Management Studio

It is a cross platform tool with a pretty ui. The community edition is for free. The professional edition has more features and includes support.

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Show Tadpole DB hub. Tadpole is web base db client tools.

support mongoDB, mariaDB, MySQL, MSSQL, apache hive, pgsql, sqlite... others

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eric Carvalho Oct 6 '13 at 2:12

there is free NoSQL Viewer GUI tool for MongoDB and other NoSQL databases that provides convenient interface to data and supports a lot of useful features

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qMongoFront is a QT based MongoDB GUI client on linux.It is totally free and opensouce.

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Robomongo, Shell-centric cross-platform MongoDB management tool, works on most Linux systems. Has rpm ,dep packages and tar.gz archive

If system is not supported stand alone installation package is also there.

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Robomongo has already been mentioned in a previous answer... – David Edwards Sep 20 '13 at 9:11

NoSQL Viewer is a free tool that supports MongoDB and other NoSQL databases.

NoSQL Viewer is available here.

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Thanks, but NoSQL Viewer has already been proposed in a previous answer. – Eyal Feb 26 '14 at 10:23

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