cURL Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to cURL for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, BSD and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 19 apps similar to cURL.

Client-side URL library and command-line tool for transferring data using commonplace network protocols. If you're looking for more info about cURL like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/19/2018 1:57:00 AM

Alternatives to cURL for all platforms with any license

  • aria2

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while the data downloaded from HTTP(S)/FTP is uploaded to the BitTorrent swarm.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

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  • HTTPie

    HTTPie (pronounced aitch-tee-tee-pie) is a command line HTTP client. Its goal is to make CLI interaction with web services as human-friendly as possible. It provides a simple http command that allows for sending arbitrary HTTP requests using a simple and natural syntax, and displays colorized output. HTTPie can be used for testing, debugging, and generally interacting with HTTP servers.

    • Like cURL, HTTPie also has JSON support, but HTTPie reduces syntax by leaving out the header syntax. This makes a test call to an API easier to remember. Avoiding time spent reviewing a doc. For example: $ http POST https://api.ctl.io/v2/authentication/login 'username=YOUR.USERNAME' 'password=YOUR.PASSWORD' A similar call using cURL requires header syntax. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Transmit

    The gold standard of macOS file transfer apps just drove into the future. Transmit 5 is here. Upload, download, and manage files on tons of servers with an easy, familiar, and powerful UI. It’s quite good. Transmit now connects to 11 new cloud services, like Backblaze B2, Box, Google Drive, DreamObjects, Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace Cloud Files. And yes, Transmit still handles the classics — FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and S3 — better than any.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • lftp

    lftp is a command-line file transfer program which besides FTP, also supports FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, HFTP, FISH, and SFTP. A BitTorrent client is also built-in as torrent command. In addition to features common in advanced FTP clients, such as recursively mirroring entire directory trees, location bookmarks and resuming downloads, lftp also supports more advanced functionality.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Xfce

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  • cliget

    Download files using curl or wget. This addon generates curl/wget commands that emulate the request as though it's coming from your browser allowing you to download protected files directly to a separate machine (e.g. server).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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  • RESTClient

    RESTClient can be used to test variety of HTTP communications and RESTful webservices. Friendly GUI, rich functionalities.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • DPLOY

    DPLOY is an FTP/SFTP deployment tool built in node.js Uploads the latest changes by comparing the version on your server with your git repository.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Node.JS

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  • Truck - Rsync Client

    A graphical user interface for rsync, which looks-and-feels like a standard FTP client, but uses the rsync protocol ‘under the hood’ to boost transfer speeds. In technical terms, it’s an SSH browser with an rsync transfer engine. Features – Upload and download via rsync by simply pointing and clicking. – Browse, rename, move and delete remote files. – Works over an encrypted SSH tunnel (no setup required). – Includes rsync 3.1.2. – Connects to any remote machine.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • HttpMaster

    HttpMaster is a professional development and test tool for web applications, with special focus on REST web services and web API applications. Key features: - HttpMaster project to store complete definition of API calls in one single place. - Broad set of http properties (HTTP headers, URL encoding, etc.). - Dynamic parameters to simulate variations of input data or create global API values. - Response data validation with logical expressions.

    Freemium Windows

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