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Kitematic vs Portainer: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kitematic as "The easiest way to start using Docker on your Mac". Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X. On the other hand, Portainer is detailed as "Simple management UI for Docker". Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !.

Kitematic and Portainer belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Kitematic are:

  • Mac App with GUI for Docker
  • Create images from any folder with a Dockerfile in it
  • Configure environment variables

On the other hand, Portainer provides the following key features:

  • Docker management
  • Docker UI
  • Docker cluster management

"I like it because it sucks" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Kitematic, while over 29 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Portainer.

Kitematic is an open source tool with 10.5K GitHub stars and 1.25K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kitematic's open source repository on GitHub.

Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands are some of the popular companies that use Portainer, whereas Kitematic is used by Docker, Car Throttle, and Athento. Portainer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 23 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Kitematic, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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What is Kitematic?

Simple Docker App management for Mac OS X

What is Portainer?

Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments. Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !
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      What are some alternatives to Kitematic and Portainer?
      Kubernetes
      Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
      Docker Compose
      With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
      Rancher
      Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
      Docker Swarm
      Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
      Docker Machine
      Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.
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      Portainer
      Portainer

      I use Portainer because it does so good with the UI that we don't have to train our whole team to be Linux bash heros. It provides deep details without leaving details behind you would think could only come from the command line. Portainer is a professional tool that gives us enterprise features we appreciate. ( Will be blogging about this in January. )

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      Portainer
      Portainer

      I use Portainer because we were all in on Docker Cloud, which gave 2 months notice that they were sunsetting their services. We knew we wanted to migrate to Docker Community Edition, but its lack of UI had us worried until we came across Portainer. Portainer had just release their agent feature, which was a critical feature for us. To date, Portainer has been an outstanding product and we couldn't be happier with it.

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      Portainer
      Portainer

      I use Portainer as a way to disseminate micro-service architectures in my institute and drive innovation forward. Portainer enables an easy to deploy, easy to build platform which decreases the learning curve for deploying containers and micro-services. I am particular interested in offering Portainer as a product in the Research space (i work in one of the bigguest Australian Universities).

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      Portainer
      Portainer

      I use Portainer because it's a great tool to avoid CLI in docker environment, all management in only one screen, awesome. So we can use our time in more important stuff like providing more and better services to our teams and endusers. The Builtin LDAP support and the internal teams helps a lot in diving Dev's in the Devops world. Long live to Portainer. (I work as DevOps in a Big Brazilian Public University )

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      Review ofPortainerPortainer

      Hey Team, As I used portainer and here I think some of functionality must be there like visualiser for monitoring.

      And Here I found a issue when we open the console then does not allow to exit the terminal using exit commands and scroller is not work in terminal...

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      Review ofPortainerPortainer

      On the road to greatness. A worthy challenger soon to be

      How developers use Kitematic and Portainer
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      Intrafind uses PortainerPortainer

      Gui for Docker including swarm-mode

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