When comparing mirage vs ELKman, the Slant community recommends mirage for most people. In the question“What are the best Elasticsearch GUI clients?” mirage is ranked 4th while ELKman is ranked 15th.
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Pro Shows docs for any query within the app
Pro Web based
It's available as a hosted app, a chrome extension or ran with docker.
Pro Smart query creation
Uses the index's elasticsearch mappings and the selected field's data type to show only the applicable queries in the dropdown.
Pro Open source
Released under the Apache 2.0 License, users are encouraged to contribute.
Pro Advanced features
It has a lot of features.
Con Doesn't support specialized queries
Queries such as MoreLikeThis, Template and Script, are not supported.
Con Shows obscure error messages
Obscure error messages are shown when cluster is not configured the way the GUI thinks it should be configured.
Con Have to give an email to get a Free license
Some people don't really want to give my email for a free license.
Con Only runs on docker or linux
Not a great experience compared to desktop GUIs.
Con Cannot edit documents
To edit documents you have to compose a REST request which is no different than using postman or curl.