A graphical database manager for BoltDB.

QBolt allows you to graphically view and edit the content of Bolt databases.

The project consists of two parts; a C binding (CGo) for the embeddable Bolt database engine, and a graphical interface built in C++/Qt that links to it.

Written in C++ (Qt), Golang (CGo)


  • Open existing database or create new database
  • Option to open database as readonly for concurrent use
  • Create, list, edit and delete keys and buckets (including nested buckets)
  • Safe for use with arbitrary binary key/bucket names (new ones created in UTF-8)
  • View database and bucket statistics
  • 100% Bolt compatibility via the real codebase
  • Tested working on both Windows and Linux


Source code content of qbolt-x.x.x-src.tar.gz is released under the ISC license. BoltDB is released under the MIT license. The Windows binary is released under LGPL-3+ owing to the static copy of Qt.

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2020-04-12 1.0.2

  • Rebuild artefacts with etcd-io/bbolt v1.3.5, go 1.15, Qt 5.15, and new GCC versions
  • Switch from hg to Git
  • Use Go modules
  • Add support for building Windows binary in Docker
  • ⬇ Download here

2017-06-19 1.0.1

  • Feature: Option to open database as read-only
  • Fix an issue with support for bucket names and keys not surviving UTF-8 roundtrips (now binary-clean)
  • Fix an issue with crashing when deleting a bucket other than the selected one
  • Fix a cosmetic issue with application icon on Windows
  • ⬇ Download here

2017-05-21 1.0.0