Windows-native KDB+ GUI client


QInsightPad 3.3 FREE

Q Insight Pad is a KDB+ client, written in C++ to run under Windows; as a result, it is fast, memory-efficient and easy to use. We make a special emphasis on providing a Windows-style GUI, that is visual, simple and intuitive.


Main features:

  • Functions/Remote files inventory matched to local codebase
  • q Visual Debugger (via injectable stateful interpreter)
  • Support of TLS/Open SSL instances;
  • File tabs, dockable/movable/auto-hide panes;
  • KDB+ namespace/schema explorer;
  • Client-side results history and stash;
  • Client-side saving and loading results in q binary format;
  • Ability to send results (queried or loaded) to any instance;
  • Second grid for comparison or drilling-down of complex tables;
  • Quick View variable hierarchy inspector;
  • Dependency/call tree explorer;
  • Multi-level server-tree configuration, lookup and filtering;
  • Syntax highlighting, bracket matching;
  • Auto-completion of current namespace's entities;
  • Graphical representation of query results;
  • Unicode support;
  • 64-bit (x64) architecture support.

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • CPU: x86-compatible Intel or AMD, 700 MHz
  • Memory: 256 Mb;
  • Free disk space: 20 Mb.

Software dependencies:

  • OS: Windows ® XP/Vista/7/10.

Steps to install:

  • Extract the downloaded ZIP archive into a target directory of your choice, with at least 20Mb of free space;
  • Create a shortcut to qpad.exe by dragging the file onto your Desktop (or any other location);
  • Double-click on the shortcut (you've just created) or on qpad.exe in the target directory to run the application.

Download unregistered but fully functional version (while working with free versions of q) for free (expires every 3 months). 

Contact me at if you want to license qPad for use in your organization.

See change log for details.

QInsightPad quite simply runs under Windows

Believe it or not, QInsightPad quite simply runs under Windows. We are committed to having the minimum of dependencies on software packages, service packs, updates, etc.