If you're looking for an alternative to Lens/OpenLens, here's a short comparison between Aptakube and Lens/OpenLens.
|Aptakube vs Lens||Aptakube||Lens|
|Tech Stack||Tauri, Rust and Solid||Electron, Node.js and React|
|User Interface||GUI (Graphical)||GUI (Graphical)|
|Time to Interactive1Time taken to get past the splash screen||⚡️ Instantly||~5 seconds|
|App Disk Size1||24 MB||1.21 GB|
|Memory Usage @ Home1How much memory was used when the app started||73 MB||524 MB|
|Memory Usage @ 3000 Pods1How much memory was used to list 3000 pods||218 MB||713 MB|
|Multi-clusterAbility to connect to multiple clusters simultaneously||No|
|Aggregated Log ViewerView logs from multiple pods at once||No|
|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||No|
Requires Lens ID 2
Our customers have reported that Aptakube is many times faster than Lens, as well as being much smaller in size and uses significaly less memory. Download and see for yourself 😉
Aptakube is also cheaper, doesn't require cloud authentication and uses a perpetual fallback license. You bought it, you own it.
- 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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Last updated: April 14, 2023.