written by Jeff Morgan, Software Engineer at Docker, Inc. Introduction Kitematic is a desktop app for Mac & Windows with the purpose of helping new Docker users run their first container in minutes. Kitematic streamlines the install process to setup a local Docker environment and provides a GUI to pull, build and run containers. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can download Kitematic at kitematic.com/download. A primary goal of Kitematic is to be interoperable with the Docker CLI and provide a seamless experience between the two. For example, a user should be able to start a container by running the command docker run hello-world in the Docker Client and see the result reflected in Kitematic and vice-versa. Further, our aim is to have Kitematic work out-of-box with other Docker tools such as Docker Compose.