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Insomnia REST Client

A powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
Avg rating of 3.8 (8)| 9 comments
Specify URL, payload, headers, and authorization all in one place. Then just hit send.
Generate code snippets for over thirty different language libraries, like NodeJS, Go, Swift, Python, Java, C, and others.
Easily view and manage cookies in a simple yet powerful interface. Cookies are automatically stored and sent with every request, just as you would expect.
Reuse common variables like API keys using environments. Define them globally or switch between sub-environments for a seamless development/production workflow.
Change the color scheme.
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Insomnia REST Client information

  • Developed byGregory Schier
  • LicensingOpen Source (MIT) and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $0 and $8.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.8
  • Alternatives58 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  25,080 Stars
  •  1,367 Forks
  •  432 Open Issues
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Our users have written 9 comments and reviews about Insomnia REST Client, and it has gotten 117 likes

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Ola
  
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I'm not sure what the deal is with Postman but it's something with their UI that makes me crazy. You can't copy paste stuff without the cursor leaving the fields and so on.

Their environment system also feels weird and you have no idea what gets saved or not and it's just confusing in general.

I have tried Insomnia for a while now and it just feels so much better.

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yboris
  
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Better than Postman 

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bittergrapefruit6
  
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Insomnia is nice but it doesn't have API tests and it is incredibly slow. I don't have the best computer, but why does an app that sends HTTP requests use up almost 500 MB of memory at first launch? Ridiculous.

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_asm

It also requires installation instead of simple extractable zip. As time passes, installing too many apps on Windows requires formatting :/

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Is Insomnia REST client collaborative?

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test_ola99
  
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It's good, simple an clean :) dsadasd

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sevenreasons
  
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Installs itself automatically after executing exe file without any consent from user. Stay away from this kind of shitware.

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inertia

"Installs itself automatically after [running installer]"

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theSlyest
  
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Fully functional and very light.

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Tags

  • Responsive design
  • API Client
  • HTTP Client
  • GraphQL Support
  • SVG
  • Developer Tools
  • Web Development
  • Api
  • http
  • configurable-proxy
  • Software developer
  • graphql-completion

Insomnia REST Client platform details

Windows

64-bit only

Linux

64-bit only

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