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The best alternative to Kubernetes Dashboard

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

Aptakube demonstrating its multi-cluster functionality, quick actions and aggregated logs.

If you're looking for an alternative to Kubernetes Dashboard, here's a short comparison between Aptakube and the 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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Last updated: November 10, 2023.

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Screenshot of Aptakube showing a list of pods from 2 clusters in a single view