No one can argue that working with a user-friendly GUI is easier than typing commands in the console, although the latter might be more suitable in certain situations. With this thought in mind, the developers of FastoRedis created a GUI-based alternative to the CLI shell of Redis, which preserves the entire feature set of the console Redis, while providing a more user-friendly working environment.
Needless to say, the Redis data structure server must be installed on your computer to be able to use FastoRedis. After that, you must configure the connection to the server. The application provides support for remote and local connections, with or without authentication. SSH tunneling is also allowed.
You should know that FastoRedis supports multiple connections. In other words, you manage multiple database connections from the same window. Each shell is opened in a different tab, and tabs are completely independent of each other. You can have multiple shell instances for a single server, or one shell for every server you want to connect to.
Relying on the same engine as the Redis CLI shell, FastoRedis allows the use of all the commands you got used to in the console. To put it another way, it boasts the same feature set and capabilities as the CLI Redis version, with a few additions. FastoRedis brings to the table syntax highlighting and commands autocompletion, as well as different view modes for the connections you are managing and the corresponding keys.
One very interesting option is the Redis Cluster connection, which allows you to deploy a new Redis installation across multiple shared Redis nodes.
Additionally, FastoRedis also supports sentinel connections, which have the advantage of an embedded protection mechanism against server failures.
FastoRedis is a powerful tool for those who are already working with Redis as a data structure server. It aims to ease the work of Redis admins, providing enhanced capabilities and a GUI to work with as opposed to the CLI shell.