Toad (Oracle) – Too Many Options

Toad is a tool to let you connect to Oracle with a GUI and browse the tables, run sql, write procedures. It is kind of like Query Analyzer/Enterprise Manager for SQL 2000 or SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for SQL 2005/2008. Except it’s not, it sucks. 🙂

Toad Options

As you can see from the options screen, there are hundreds of options. Tons of tabs, menu items, and tons of settings per tab. If you need a “search” on your options screen, you probably have too many options, or you need to redesign something. I don’t like it.