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Containers and Kubernetes for application developers

Podman Desktop enables you to easily work with containers from your local environment. Podman Desktop leverages Podman Engine to provide a lightweight and daemon-less container tool.

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

Start / Stop / Restart pods

Inspect

Get a terminal in your container

Inspect logs

Push

Push images to OCI registries

Deploy & Test images on Kubernetes

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
Work in progress

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!

Coming soon on MacOS.

enterprise

Enterprise ready
Work in progress

Match configuration options.

Code signing

macOS binaries are digitally signed (Windows certification is in)

Proxy

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

Registries

Manage OCI registries. Add/edit/delete registries.