Docker Toolbox Overview

Legacy desktop solution. Docker Toolbox is for older Mac and Windows systems that do not meet the requirements of Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows. We recommend updating to the newer applications, if possible.

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Docker Toolbox is an installer for quick setup and launch of a Docker environment on older Mac and Windows systems that do not meet the requirements of the new Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows apps.

Toolbox installer

What’s in the box

Toolbox includes these Docker tools:

  • Docker Machine for running docker-machine commands

  • Docker Engine for running the docker commands

  • Docker Compose for running the docker-compose commands

  • Kitematic, the Docker GUI

  • a shell preconfigured for a Docker command-line environment

  • Oracle VirtualBox

Ready to get started?

  1. Get the latest Toolbox installer for your platform:

    Toolbox for Mac Toolbox for Windows
    Get Docker Toolbox for Mac Get Docker Toolbox for Windows
  2. Choose the install instructions for your platform, and follow the steps:

Next Steps

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