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What’s New in Studio 3T 5.6

Table View just got larger, better, and faster with Studio 3T 5.6 – the main feature of our latest release – among many new functionalities and improvements.

Improved Table View

Table view has changed the way Studio 3T users explore their MongoDB data, but it was also clear that it had limitations. Our newest release addresses them with an improved table view, which will provide a massive boost in user experience and performance.

With the improved table view, users can now:

  • Expand nested fields alongside parent columns
  • Step into array-valued columns
  • Hide and show columns

Here’s a deep-dive look at the best table view for MongoDB yet – designed to help you get more done in even less time, […]

What happened to MongoChef?

We have renamed MongoChef to Studio 3T

Studio 3T is becoming more than a simple MongoDB GUI. It is now a mature product which has become the most popular commercial MongoDB client. We needed a bigger, roomier name to do justice to the growing capacity of the studio with each new release and this new name is Studio 3T. Visit this page to know more.

Where do I find the specific download link for Core, Pro, and Enterprise edition?

Everything is now in one app. Starting with Studio 3T 5.0, you no longer need to worry about making sure that you download the correct file corresponding to the right app edition (i.e. Core, Pro, Enterprise). In the past we used to have dedicated apps for each edition of MongoChef. We have now unified all MongoChef editions under one download package. It is now the license key within the app that decides which tools and features are enabled and which ones require an upgrade.

We believe this is going to make things much easier for those discovering Studio 3T for the first time. Also, it’s going to be much easier to move between various editions of Studio 3T as your needs grow over time. Please contact us if you are interested in our upgrade programme. We will be happy to assist you in transitioning to one of our premium-feature software packages.

Looking for Robomongo?

Robomongo is now part of 3T Software Labs. The most widely used MongoDB tool, Robomongo is the leading choice for the open source community, meaning 3T can now offer a complete range of tools for professionals and enthusiasts working with MongoDB, whatever the level of their project. Find out more about the acquisition here.

Robomongo is a modern, robust and community driven GUI for MongoDB. Find out more about Robomongo on its website.

Previous Releases

Studio 3T was known as MongoChef before February 2017


No, a separate license is not needed. Our licenses are per-user licenses rather than per-machine licenses. That means you may use your license on as many of your machines and VMs in parallel, across all supported OSs, as you wish.

The free personal, non-commercial license can only be used for non-commercial tasks (e.g. hobby projects, education, academic projects, non-paid-for open-source development, etc).

If you use Studio 3T for commercial work, you need a commercial license. As a rule of thumb, if you receive money for the work for which you use Studio 3T, be it directly via a salary or a consulting fee, or indirectly via (current or potential or future) revenue from your software, you are a commercial user.

If you are still in doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

The free personal, non-commercial license gives you unrestricted access to all the features of Studio 3T Core. Learn more from our comparison chart.

This 14 day trial provides access to all the features of Studio 3T including the premium features available with the Studio 3T Pro and Studio 3T Enterprise licenses.

A commercial license for Studio 3T is a perpetual license, with one year of free updates. That means you can use your license without time restriction. The license also allows you to use any release of Studio 3T that was available when the license was purchased, as well as any future releases (bug fixes, enhancements, new features, etc.) for 12 months from the date of purchase. After those 12 months, you can continue to use the version you have forever, or you can choose to renew your license at any time for another 12 months to continue getting updates. By renewing annually, you help us continue to innovate and add new features to the product.

When you decide to renew, we offer a 20% renewal discount off the current price. All you have to do is contact us at and provide the OrderId of your previous purchase. We will be happy to send you the 20% voucher.

Studio 3T Core is perfect for development teams and individual developers who need a professional, always up-to-speed MongoDB client to explore and manage their NoSQL databases.

Studio 3T Pro builds on top of Studio 3T Core and adds premium features like Schema, Compare and SQL Export capabilities. Use Schema to find structural outliers and anomalies in your data. Or try Compare to gain insight into the differences in your data, speed development and better manage your deployments. Our simple SQL Export wizard quickly generates a file that can be easily imported into all major SQL databases.

Studio 3T Enterprise is designed for larger teams or MongoDB consultants with greater requirements for enterprise-level features such as enhanced security via Kerberos or LDAP. If you are working with a MongoDB Enterprise deployment, Studio 3T Enterprise is the best MongoDB client for you!

We’re always happy to help! Email us at with any questions that you might have about our products.