An Overview of Docker Desktop Alternatives

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  • podman-desktop-companion

    Podman desktop companion

    Give Podman Desktop Companion a try, it supports Docker too - it doesn't aim to be a replica past the familiar aspects, but it should cover most of the day to day tasks. I am the author of Podman Desktop Companion so I am for sure biased :) by my own toys.

  • Moby

    Moby Project - a collaborative project for the container ecosystem to assemble container-based systems

    Not entirely correct. All these projects implement the open standards that are the foundation of Docker: Moby

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Podman Desktop

    Manage Podman and other container engines from a single UI and tray

    Recently, there is also Podman Desktop from the podman team itself.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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