Download Docker Desktop For Mac

Posted on

Download the official Docker for Mac and install it the way you install applications on macOS, by simply dragging them into the Applications directory. Once the file is copied, open Docker from spotlight to start the installation process. Once installed, Docker will start automatically and you can see it in the top bar of macOS. Docker Desktop is an easy-to-install application for your Mac or Windows environment that enables you to start coding and containerizing in minutes. Docker Desktop includes everything you need to build, test and ship containerized applications right from your machine.


Get Started

Available for Mac OS X 10.8+ and Windows 7+ (64-bit).

Why You'll Love Kitematic

Fast and Easy Setup

Kitematic’s one click install gets Docker running on your Mac and lets you control your app containers from a graphical user interface (GUI).

Docker Hub Integration

Easily search and pull your favorite images on Docker Hub from Kitematic GUI to create and run your app containers.

Docker Hub Integration

Download

Easily search and pull your favorite images on Docker Hub from Kitematic GUI to create and run your app containers.

Seamless Experience Between CLI and GUI

Seamlessly switch between Kitematic GUI or Docker CLI to run and manage your application containers.

Advanced Features

Doceri Mac

Automatically map ports, visually change environment variables, configuring volumes, streamline logs and CLI access to containers.

Advanced Features

Automatically map ports, visually change environment variables, configuring volumes, streamline logs and CLI access to containers.

Getting the Docker Desktop app provides everything you need for enterprise-ready Docker container development of Kubernetes-ready applications.

Step 1: Download & install “Docker Desktop” app.

Download Docker Desktop For Mac

Firstly, you need to have an account in Docker Hub to download the app so click on this link to create one – https://hub.docker.com/signup.

Once you have created your account and logged in to your account, click on this link – https://hub.docker.com/editions/community/docker-ce-desktop-mac. This will get you to the downloads page for the community version of Docker Desktop for macOS devices. Once you are on the downloads page, click on the blue button to the right which says “Get Docker” (highlighted in red in the screen shot below) to download the application.

Docker Desktop Enterprise

Open the downloaded file. If you are having trouble finding it go to your Downloads folder and look for the Docker Desktop application file as shown in the image below.

No surprises here, just drag and drop the docker icon to the Applications folder as shown in the image below.

Step 2: Run the Docker Desktop application.

From the Applications folder or LaunchPad or Spotlight Search, run the Docker Desktop application.

Download Docker Desktop Macos

Once you have launched the Docker Desktop application, it isn’t directly accessible from Mac’s application dock. It is only accessible from the icon in the top menu bar to the right (refer the screen shot below).