Use the Docker platform to build, ship, and run distributed applications on your Mac via a clean and intuitive graphical user interface
The Docker platform allows system admins and developers to quickly ship code in a more time efficient manner. The Docker packaging tool uses the same standards in order to eliminate the conflicts between the production environment, QA, development, and other elements involved in a project.
In addition, you have the option to share the applications containers via the Docker Hub cloud service. Kitematic is a simple yet powerful OS X application that enables you to access the Docker capabilities via a user friendly graphical user interface.
Automatically deploys Docker on your Mac, and creates a Linux virtual machine to run containers
When you launch the Kitematic application for the first time, the utility will install Docker on your Mac, and will create a Linux virtual machine to be used by the distribution platform.
The application automatically connects to the Docker Hub and you can view the recommended containers, or use the built in search tool to find specific projects. Kitematic allows you to quickly download the containers to your own Mac with a simple mouse click.
The containers will be automatically installed, and Kitematic enables you to view them running in your web browser. Additionally, you get to restart the app, to switch to the command line interface, or to view the activity logs. Note that you get to customize the behavior of each installed container via its associated Settings panel.
User friendly GUI for the Docker software distribution system
Kitematic offers you the possibility to effortlessly download, install, and run applications containers from the Docker Hub via an intuitive, well organized user interface. However, you can easily switch between the Kitematic GUI and the Docker command line interface.
The same rules applies to the installed containers: you get to control them from the command line, or you can use the Kitematic settings panels to configure volumes, to adjust variables, and so on.