An IDE designed for those who work with Kubernetes on a daily basis

Beautiful, polished and powerful
Remove Complexity

Explore and navigate Kubernetes clusters without having to learn kubectl commands. Great for developers just getting started.

Real Time Observability

Inspect live statistics, events, and log streams in real-time. No spinners, refreshing or waiting for screens to update.

Troubleshoot & Debug

See errors and warnings on dashboard and click to see details. Click again to see logs or get a command line.

Run on Your Desktop

Standalone application for MacOS, Windows and Linux. 1-minute install. No need to install anything in cluster.

Built on Open Source & Free

Lens is built on open source with vibrant community and is backed by Kubernetes and cloud native ecosystem pioneers.

Works with Any Kubernetes

Using EKS, AKS, GKE, Minikube, Rancher, k0s, k3s, OpenShift... ? They all work. Simply import the kubeconfigs for the clusters you want to work with.


Let's hear what our users have to say!
Adriano Pezzuto

At CLASTIX we use it. Recommended. We have been early adopters of Lens and always recommend it to our customers.

Dec 8, 2020

Andy Stopford

Loving @k8slens a great OSS tool for k8s 🙌

Dec 8, 2020

Arul Prakash

This is fantastic, good to know about Lens.. being able to control k8s through a GUI is really awesome.

Dec 8, 2020

Adam Bryant

Been using Lens for a while now, can't imagine doing my job without it, keep up the great work.

Dec 8, 2020

Charles-Oliver Magnan

I've shared it already, but I want to say again that I'm real happy I found @k8slens for Kubernetes work. Makes it much more convenient, especially when juggling multiple clusters!

Mar 23, 2021

Chris Kalmer

Here's a nice and free desktop app that will help you visualize and control your Kubernetes cluster(s). 🐳

I know how overwhelming managing a k8s cluster can be. You can get quickly lost in the command line.

Here comes Lens, the IDE for Kubernetes. Link is in the reply 👇

Jan 28, 2021

David Smitbauer

I love Lens. It’s very clean, easy to use, and provides great information at a glance! Congratulations!

Jan 14, 2021

Edgars Bušs

I'm loving it! The best universal tool for Kubernetes. It is like finally having eyes in Kube world. Easy to spot divergencies from normal and then use different tools to deepdive.

Dec 18, 2020

Hugh Campbell

I have to say I've really been enjoying @k8slens to help track events across my cluster when running @projectsonobuoy e2e testing #k8s #Kubernetes #e2etesting

Feb 28, 2021

Jay Rogers

Today I just discovered @k8slens and I am blown away how helpful this tool is. The open source community is amazing!

Feb 23, 2021

Julian Kleinhans

Can't imagine working without @k8slens again. It saves so much time when debugging. Awesome tool! #Kubernetes

Apr 2, 2021

Matthias Fritschi

k8s Lens has become an indispensable tool for me to get a quick overview of workloads on kubernetes across clusters

Jan 22, 2021

Per Arneng

Thanks for building Lens. Its really excellent

Apr 2, 2021


Hijacking this to say @k8slens is excellent and really helped me grok and love my kube clusters

Apr 10, 2021


Happy Users

Your Cloud Native Technology Stack. Accessible.

Unified Catalog. Bring all your clusters, services, workloads, tools, automations, and related resources together for easy access.

Browse & Organize. Use search, filters, categories and labels to access the resources you need to work with easier than ever before.

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Get What You Want. Fast.

Hotbars. The main navigation, allowing users to build their “workflows” and “automation” within the desktop application. Users can customize items in the Hotbar by assigning different labels, colors, and icons for easy recall.

Command Palette. Command Palette allows users to perform specific keyboard shortcuts to make the most common tasks easier. Improving accessibility and efficiency when working with Lens.

See Everything. In Right Context. Real time.

Built-In Visualizations. Lens integrates with Prometheus to visualize and see trends in resource usage metrics, including CPU, memory, network and disk, with the total capacity, actual usage, requests and limits. Detailed visualization is automatically generated for each k8s resource.

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Full Power at Your Fingertips. Always.

Smart Terminal. The smart terminal comes with kubectl and helm, automatically syncing the version of kubectl to match the currently selected K8S cluster API version. Lens will automatically assign the kubeconfig context to match the currently selected K8s cluster.

All Cloud Native Technologies. Deployed in a Click.

Helm Charts. Lens comes with Helm charts management allowing for the discovery and fast deployment of thousands of publicly available Helm charts and management of your own repositories. Explore installed Helm charts and their revisions and upgrade with a single click.

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No Limits. Expand. Just the Way You Like It.

Extensions. Easily add Lens extensions from the community and cloud native ecosystem vendors or build your own. Lens Extensions are used to add custom functionality and services to accelerate development workflows for all the technologies that integrate with Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies.

You are not alone. Join the party. Share.

Spaces. Now, take the amazing Lens experience and share it with your whole team. Join a Space and get instant access to all their Kubernetes clusters and cloud-native resources. Need some help? Invite a friend or colleague to help troubleshoot your cluster. Seamlessly share and securely manage access to clusters across local, on-prem, or public clouds all from within Lens.

Cloud Service. Spaces is made available to Lens users as centralized cloud based service operated by Team Lens. Signup via Lens application to get started for free!

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Lights, Camera, Action! The live demo of Lens features.

Download Lens

Lens is the only IDE you’ll ever need to take control of your Kubernetes clusters. It is a standalone application for MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. Lens is built on open source and free. Download it today!

Latest Version: v4.2.1 (09/04/2021)