Say goodbye to slow, clunky containers and VMs
OrbStack is the fast, light, and easy way to run Docker containers and Linux. Develop at lightspeed with our Docker Desktop alternative.
No more battery drain or complicated VMs. OrbStack respects your machine, with powerful capabilities. No compromises.
Starts in seconds with turbocharged networking, smooth Rosetta x86 emulation, VirtioFS file sharing, and other optimizations for some workloads.
Keep it breezy with low CPU and disk usage, minimal memory consumption, and a native Swift app. Battery drain is a thing of the past.
Enjoy seamless containers, plus CLI integration, file sharing, and remote SSH editing with Linux machines.
Drop-in replacement for Docker Desktop. Easily get started with Linux machines in 1 minute with the simple, yet powerful, app and command line.
Run containers, Kubernetes, and Linux distros all with robust integration. Manage containers & machines from anywhere with the menu bar app.
Connect between containers and machines, and use IPv6 painlessly. VPNs and DNS become friends, not foes.
Embark on a seamless journey towards better development, within a matter of seconds.
Build images quickly and enjoy fast, reliable networking and file sharing. Bind mounts and port forwards just work. Debug containers easily with access to volumes. Run x86 containers with Rosetta. Compose and other tools included.
Run full-blown Linux machines with your favorite distro. Work seamlessly with Visual Studio Code (or your favorite editor) and SSH agent forwarding. Run Intel machines on Apple Silicon with Rosetta.
Live in the terminal? We think our native app is great, but everything can be done from the command line. Run commands and copy files between Mac and Linux with ease. Send notifications and open files and links from Linux.
With less than 0.1% background CPU usage on Apple Silicon, OrbStack sips power and stays out of your way. Less than 10 MB of disk space is used out of the box. You’ll never notice it’s running.
Skip the wait and leave your charger behind with OrbStack's unmatched performance and efficiency.
as of August 2023
No matter the use case, OrbStack has you covered with features that simplify your workflow and help you move faster.
I've deleted Docker Desktop from my machine.
Because there's something that is 100x better called OrbStack 🔮
It's a drop in replacement which runs faster and eliminates the "memory & cpu hog" features of Docker Desktop.
Download it at orbstack.dev
I've recently switched from Docker Desktop to @OrbStack and the performance is absolutely game changing. Docker is now usable on a Mac.
This blows Docker, Colima & what have you completely out of the water. It’s a drop-in replacement for the docker backend & JUST WORKS. It feels faster, but most importantly the update works.
If you work with Docker on an M1 Mac, do yourself a favor and install orbstack.dev
Every operation feels 100x faster, and it should also have a lighter impact on the battery life of M1 Macs. ⚡️🔋
Hat tip to @kandros5591 👏
If you use Docker, you really want to check out OrbStack. It’s a beautiful lightweight replacement.