Synology: Top Best Apps For Docker

Synology Top Best Apps For Docker

If you have a Synology NAS that supports Docker surely you have wondered what are the best Docker applications to install on your NAS. Today I want to suggest to you some of the top applications that I myself use daily on the mariushosting DS1621xs+ server. You can easily click on the blue link in the list below to find out the easy guide to install these apps on your Synology NAS too.


Portainer is a lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker host or Swarm cluster. Portainer is meant to be as simple to deploy as it is to use. It consists of a single container that can run on any Docker engine (Docker for Linux, Docker for Synology DSM and Docker for Windows are all supported). Portainer allows you to manage your Docker stacks, containers, images, volumes, networks and more! It is compatible with the standalone Docker engine and with Docker Swarm.


Flame is a self-hosted dashboard for your server that also doubles as a start page. Flame is very easy to set up and use which is why I like it so much. With built-in editors, it allows you to set up your very own application hub in no time; and no file editing is necessary. It allows you to add links to your docker applications, and you can upload your own icons, or go for the pre-selected icons. You can also add your favorite bookmarks for easy access.


Homarr is a simple and lightweight homepage for your server that helps you easily access all of your services in one place. The thing I like most about Homarr is its speed and simplicity in adding links of your favorite docker apps. You can use it as a bookmark as well. Great integration with Plex, Sonarr, Radarr etc. Homarr supports multiple configs and persistent storage.

File Browser

File Browser provides an amazing easy file managing interface within a specified directory and it can be used to upload, delete, preview, rename and edit your files. It allows the creation of multiple users and each user can have its own directory. It can be used as a standalone app or as a middleware.


Pi-Hole is a Linux network-level advertisement and Internet tracker blocking application which acts as a DNS sinkhole (and, optionally, a DHCP server), intended for use on a private network. What is a DNS sinkhole? A DNS sinkhole, also known as a sinkhole server, Internet sinkhole, or Blackhole DNS is a DNS server that gives out false information, to prevent the use of a domain name. It is designed for use on embedded devices with network capability, such as the Raspberry Pi, but it can be used on other machines running Linux like Synology NAS and cloud implementations. Pi-Hole has the ability to block traditional website adverts as well as adverts in unconventional places, such as smart TVs and mobile operating system adverts.

Uptime Kuma

Be the first who knows that your website is down. Reliable monitoring warns you before any significant troubles and saves you money. Uptime Kuma monitors your website constantly. Monitoring uptime for HTTP(s) / TCP / Ping. Fancy, Reactive, Fast UI/UX. Notifications via Webhook, Telegram, Discord and email (SMTP). 20 seconds interval.

Paperless NGX

Paperless-ngx is a document management system that transforms your physical documents into a searchable online archive so you can keep, well, less paper.


Exatorrent is BitTorrent Client written in Go. It can be run locally on your Synology NAS. Exatorrent is simple yet feature-rich. It is lightweight and light on resources. It comes with Beautiful Responsive Web Client written in Svelte and Typescript. Exatorrent can operate in Optional Multi-User Mode administrated by admin user/s but it can successfully be used by Single-User as well.


MeTube is a Web GUI for youtube-dl (using the yt-dlp fork) with playlist support. It allows you to download videos from YouTube and over 300 other sites. You can download every video from the Internet in a couple of minutes directly onto your Synology NAS.


Bitwarden is a free and open-source password management (password manager) service that stores sensitive information such as website credentials in an encrypted vault. The Bitwarden platform offers a variety of client applications including a web interface, desktop applications, browser extensions, mobile apps, and a CLI.


Audiobookshelf is a self-hosted audiobook server for managing and playing your audiobooks. It’s fully open-source, including the android & iOS app, currently in beta. You can stream all audiobook formats on the fly. Audiobookshelf has multi-user support and custom permissions. You can easily upload all the audiobooks from your computer to your Synology NAS.


Sshwifty is a SSH and Telnet connector made for the Web. It can be deployed on your computer or server to provide SSH and Telnet access interface for any compatible (standard) web browser. Sshwifty is a great free alternative to Shellngn.

Website Shot

With Website Shot you can generate a full web-page screenshot and automatically save it on your Synology NAS. Website Shot provides a rich interface to make any kind of web screenshots online for free with no limits. The simplest way to take a full page screenshot is here! The container supports long pages of up to 20000 pixels. The biggest advantage of using Website Shot hosted on your own Synology Server is that you have full privacy compared to third-party widgets that you install on your browser for the same purpose


PrivateBin is a minimalist open source web service that allows you to create a paste of your text output and bind it to a single URL that you can then share. This method is perfect for sharing private information inside a Facebook chat, WhatsApp chat or any other IM platform, email etc. The end-user would just click on the link and get the output in a browser. The information will be automatically deleted/destroyed at a time of your choice: as soon as the receiver reads it, after a few minutes, after a week or several months etc. Data is encrypted and decrypted in the browser using 256bit AES in Galois Counter mode.


RustDesk is a remote desktop software, the open source TeamViewer alternative, works out of the box, no configuration required. You have full control of your data, with no concerns about security. You can use a public rendezvous/relay server or self-hosting, or write your own server.

This post was updated on Wednesday / August 10th, 2022 at 10:02 PM