The best alternative to Kubernetes Dashboard ⚡️

Looking for an alternative to Kubernetes Dashboard? Try Aptakube, a fast and lightweight desktop client for Kubernetes

Aptakube demo of the multi-cluster functionality, quick actions and aggregated logs.

If you're looking for an alternative to Kubernetes Dashboard, Aptakube is a great choice. While Kubernetes Dashboard must be deployed on a cluster, Aptakube is a desktop client that connects to your cluster using your local kubeconfig files, so you don't need to deploy anything on your cluster to use it, making it much easier to get started.

From a feature point of view, Aptakube and the Kubernetes Dashboard are somewhat similar. Aptakube has an advantage on being multi-cluster, richer resource views and aggregated log viewer.

Fast, slick UI that outperforms Lens and k9s. Each view is well designed and shows you everything at a glance. Works seamlessly with Teleport (and Okta) as well. Aptakube is a breath of fresh air in a landscape of increasingly bloated apps — I can't recommend it highly enough!

Yudhi, Kubernetes & DevOps Engineer
Kubernetes & DevOps Engineer

Here's a quick comparison between Aptakube and Kubernetes Dashboard.

Tech StackTauri, Rust and SolidGo and Angular
User InterfaceGUI (Graphical)GUI (Graphical)
PlatformsmacOS, Windows and LinuxWeb
Time to Interactive1Time taken to get something on the screen⚡️ Instantly🛜 Depends on network
AuthenticationOAuth, RBAC and other secure authentication methods🔌 It just works!
Uses local kubeconfig files

Requires setup 2
Multi-clusterAbility to connect to multiple clusters simultaneouslyNo
Aggregated Log ViewerView logs from multiple pods at onceNo
Resource ViewHuman-friendly view for resourcesPartially
Manage Custom ResourcesNo
Port ForwardingNo
Manage Helm ReleasesNo
  1. Tested on a MacBook Pro 16" 2021 M1 Pro 16GB, running macOS Ventura 13.0.
  • Aptakube 0.8.0
  1. Kubernetes Dashboard requires extra setup to work with RBAC, OAuth and other secure authentication methods.

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