If you're looking for an alternative to Lens and OpenLens, Aptakube is a great choice. Aptakube is a fast, lightweight and beautiful Kubernetes GUI that works on any platform.
From a feature point of view, Aptakube and Lens are somewhat similar. Aptakube has an advantage on being multi-cluster, richer resource views and aggregated log viewer. Our customers have reported that Aptakube is many times faster than Lens, as well as being much smaller in size and less resource intensive.
Aptakube doesn't require cloud authentication and uses a perpetual fallback license. You bought it, you own it.
Here's a quick comparison between Aptakube and Lens.
|Aptakube vs Lens
|Tauri, Rust and Solid
|Electron, Node.js and React
|Time to Interactive1Time taken to get past the splash screen
|App Disk Size1
|Memory Usage @ Home1How much memory was used when the app started
|Memory Usage @ 3000 Pods1How much memory was used to list 3000 pods
|Multi-clusterAbility to connect to multiple clusters simultaneously
|Aggregated Log ViewerView logs from multiple pods at once
|Resource MetricsCPU and Memory usage metrics via standard Kubernetes Metrics API
Metrics-server or Prometheus
|Cloud AuthenticationWhether you need to login to use the app
Requires Lens ID 2
Perpetual Fallback License
- Tested on a MacBook Pro 16" 2021 M1 Pro 16GB, running macOS Ventura 13.3.
- Aptakube 1.4.0
- Lens 2022.12.11410-latest
- Lens is a commercial product built on top of OpenLens. OpenLens does not require cloud authentication, but Lens does.
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