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Containers and Kubernetes for application developers

Podman Desktop is an open source graphical tool enabling you to seamlessly work with containers and Kubernetes from your local environment.

Podman Desktop home page

Available on Windows, Mac and Linux

Use the same UI across different operating systems

Windows

exe or setup.exe

macOS

arm64, x64 or unified dmg

brew install podman-desktop

Linux

flatpak or zip

features

Build, run and manage containers.

Build

Build images from Containerfile or Dockerfile

Run

Pull images from remote registries

Start / Stop / Restart containers

Inspect

Get a terminal in your container

Inspect logs

Push

Push images to OCI registries

Deploy & Test images on Kubernetes

features

Work with Pods and Kubernetes

Create and "Podify"

Create Pods from existing containers

Create, start, inspect and manage pods

Kubernetes

Play Kubernetes YAML directly with Podman Engine

Generate Kubernetes YAML from pods

Deploy to existing Kubernetes environments

Configure

Multiple configuration options

Registries

Manage OCI registries. Add/edit/delete registries.

Proxy

Configure your proxy settings (in progress..).

Resources Utilization

Configure CPU/Memory/Disk of Podman machines (work in progress)

Container Engines

Handle multiple container engines at the same time (Podman, Docker, Lima...).

extensibility

Bring new features with Podman Desktop plug-ins or Docker Desktop Extensions.

  • Container engines are plugged through extension points
  • JavaScript extensions can contribute new behaviour
  • Reuse existing extensions directly in Podman Desktop

Current Podman Desktop plug-ins: Podman, Docker, Lima and CRC/OpenShift Local.

Reuse Docker Desktop extensionsReuse Docker Desktop extensions

update

Install and keep up to date Podman

Install Podman and other dependencies directly from Podman Desktop if not yet installed.

Check for updates and get notified about new changes.

Available on Windows and macOS!

enterprise

Enterprise ready
Work in progress

Match configuration options.

Code signing

Signed binaries for both macOS and Windows

Proxy

Configure proxy within the tool. Avoid any painful files to edit.

Registries

Manage OCI registries. Add/edit/delete registries.