I am looking for a relatively basic way to browse a MySQL database. I need to be able to connect to a remote database located at x.y.com. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and am able to connect via terminal but am looking to use a simple GUI. Note: I need to connect with SSL.
You can do that with the official MySql Workbench.
You can also do much, much more, so why choose anything other than the official (and free) tool?
This image (from http://www.mysql.com/common/images/products/MySQL_Workbench_Mainscreen_Windows.gif, in case it is not too visible), shows SSL: