The best alternative to Kubectl commands

Tired of googling for kubectl commands you always forget? Try Aptakube, a fast and lightweight GUI for Kubernetes

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

Let's be honest, you can't completely replace kubectl. Here at Aptakube we recommend using kubectl and/or GitOps for automation and deployment. But engineers often need to poke around the cluster, view some logs, analyze the state of their workloads, etc. For these scenarios, which are often manually performed, we highly recommend a GUI such as Aptakube, it's much faster and easier to use, especially for those who are not using Kubernetes on a daily basis.

Aptakube is a great alternative to kubectl if you're looking for a GUI that's fast, lightweight, and easy to use. It's a great tool for exploring, debugging, troubleshooting, and monitoring your Kubernetes clusters.

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 kubectl.

Tech StackTauri, Rust and SolidGo
User InterfaceGUI (Graphical)CLI (Command Line)
Time to Interactive1Time taken to get something on the screen⚡️ Instantly⚡️ Instantly
Multi-clusterAbility to connect to multiple clusters simultaneouslyNo
Aggregated Log ViewerView logs from multiple pods at onceYes, but it's difficult to visualize
Resource ViewHuman-friendly view for resourcesPartially, with kubectl describe
Quick ActionsRestart, Scale, Delete with a single clickYes, if you know the command


  • kubectl is best for for automation and deployment
  • Aptakube is best for ad hoc tasks such as exploration, debugging, troubleshooting, and monitoring
  1. Tested on a MacBook Pro 16" 2021 M1 Pro 16GB, running macOS Ventura 13.0.
  • Aptakube 0.8.0

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