Is there a GUI for Docker on Ubuntu like Kitematic? (included in Docker toolbox but this only runs on Windows and Mac at the moment?)

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Kitematic is available for Ubuntu (although the website itself doesn't advertise it), you can get it from the Github repository.
Simply extract the downloaded file and install it with your favorite package manager.


You can try DockStation too.

It's free for personal and commercial purposes and available for Linux, macOS & Windows. There is an AppImages for Linux too.

DockStation Screenshots


If you already have docker installed, Portainer does a good job on this.
It runs in a light-weight docker container itself. It's open source and exposing a webinterface.

Just run:

docker run -d -p 9000:9000 \  
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \  

And point your browser to http://localhost:9000.
Check out some more background at Portainer.


This site is very useful for finding alternative software for anything (!alt docker gui in duckduckgo for a quick search of it). The top rated alternative right now is Rancher but I greatly prefer Dockstation


Here is our GUI for Docker on Ubuntu. It is named Data Pulley. http://datapulley.com

Data Pulley is a lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage Docker containers on your local machine.

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    Site not working – MegaTux Mar 19 at 13:13

Cockpit is available on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and there is a docker module as well. Once I got cockpit-ws installed and running, I was able to download and launch containers easily.

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