Open Source cURL Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to cURL for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Wget iconWget, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 18 alternatives to cURL and 12 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to cURL are Small aria2 iconaria2 (Free, Open Source), Small HTTPie iconHTTPie (Free, Open Source), Small cliget iconcliget (Free, Open Source) and Small RESTClient iconRESTClient (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Mar 20, 2018

  • GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP(S) and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.
  • 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.


  • Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc. .
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to cURL.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    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.

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  • Download files using curl or wget.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
  • RESTClient can be used to test variety of HTTP communications and RESTful webservices. Friendly GUI, rich functionalities.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • kurly is a tool to transfer data from a HTTP(S) server, similar to curl.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Guzzle is a PHP HTTP client that makes it easy to send HTTP requests and trivial to integrate with web services.
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GitHub
  • A Simple Windows application to help developers debug REST based services.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows