Best Postman Alternatives: 18 open source API / REST Development tools

Postman is a great tool but it might not fit everyone. Since it's a tool for developers you can be sure there are many other similar tools that do stuff a little bit different. So whatever the reason is that you want to replace Postman check the list below. Thousands of other users has provided their opinion about what they like the most.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 3/6/2020 12:43:00 PM

Alternatives to Postman for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Insomnia REST Client

    Debug APIs like a human, not a robot. Insomnia is a simple yet powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

    • Full featured, open source, freemium nassymaAug 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cleaner interface compared to Postman Guest • Apr 2019 • 17 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Found it really useful and fast, thanks! davidmiller1990xAug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • More ligtweight, straightforward and intuitive. Guest • Jul 2019 • 13 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Have very usefule api call history, and clean interface, and lightweight Guest • Apr 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use. better and simpler interface. Guest • Feb 2019 • 10 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Creating new request was easy. I loved the feature to Generate client code from the request. yogidevendraJan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • there is no way of collaborating with team. Guest • Dec 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Same basic features but so much lighter theSlyestOct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Better UI, request chaining, environment variables, built-in GraphQL and JSON editing Guest • Oct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Insomnia use much less storage than Postman. daominah1Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • The features are almost the same with postman. Guest • Aug 2017 • 10 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very Light and Fast. Really recommended sekti92Sep 2016 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very easy to use. Clean interface. Guest • Mar 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Request chaining, test scripting and setting up environment variables are still in an experimental stage. Postman offers these features out of the box in a well designed and elegant way. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • soapUI

    Eviware, the maker of soapUI, Web Service Testing Leader soapUI is a tool for functional testing, mainly of web services like SOAP based web services and RESTful web services, but also HTTP based services and JMS Services as well as databases. soapUI is an open source and completely free tool with a commercial companion, soapUI Pro, with extra functionality for companies with mission critical web services.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Hoppscotch

    Hoppscotch is an open-source API request builder. It helps you create your requests faster, saving you precious time on your development. Features ? ?? Lightweight: Crafted with minimalistic UI design. ?? Fast: Send requests and get/copy responses in real-time. Methods: GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE, CONNECT, OPTIONS, TRACE, PATCH, <custom> (ie. LIST) 🌈 Make it yours: Customizable combinations for background, foreground and accent colors.

    • Helps you create your requests faster, saving you precious time on your development Guest • Oct 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Advanced REST Client (ARC)

    Cross platform API testing Use ARC on any major platforms including Windows, MacOS and Linux. Simplicity Easy and clean user inteface helps you make test request faster. Works with Google Drive Store your requests and projects on Google Drive and share it with your team. More data then other tools ARC implements it’s own HTTP client that works directly on a socket. As a result you receive detailed information about request timings, redirects and even sent HTTP message body.

    • Better features than Postman for my use case: I need full control over the headers, including the ability to remove them all, something which Postman doesn't allow to do (they add tons of junk headers) patheticcockroachDec 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has all features postman has, and it's modern blurHYSep 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome ... Chromium Chrome Web Store

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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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  • HttpRequester

    HttpRequester is a tool for Firefox for easily making HTTP requests (GET/PUT/POST/DELETE), viewing the responses, and keeping a history of transactions. This tool is useful when doing web or REST development, or when you need to make HTTP requests that are not easily done via the browser (PUT/POST/DELETE).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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  • HTTP Toolkit

    HTTP Toolkit is a beautiful, cross-platform & open-source HTTP(S) debugging proxy, analyzer & client, with built-in support for modern tools from Docker to Android to GraphQL. Setup with one click to start seeing exactly what your code is sending. Diff requests or responses, and explore overall metrics, to understand in depth. Change live traffic content, and simulate errors or performance problems to test your system.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • apiman

    apiman is an open source API management layer that streamlines repetitive tasks often required when providing an API, such as implementing security, throttling and billing.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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