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Insomnia REST Client

The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴
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What is Insomnia REST Client?

Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.
Insomnia REST Client is a tool in the API Tools category of a tech stack.
Insomnia REST Client is an open source tool with 18.6K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Insomnia REST Client's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Insomnia REST Client?

Companies
115 companies reportedly use Insomnia REST Client in their tech stacks, including Shelf, MercadoLibre, and backend.

Developers
435 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Insomnia REST Client.
Pros of Insomnia REST Client
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Easy to work with
10
Great user interface
6
Works with GraphQL
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Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
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Opensource
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Preserves request templates
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Vim and Emacs key map
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Does not have history feature

Insomnia REST Client's Features

  • Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Data import/export
  • SSL client certificates
  • Response history
  • JSONPath and XPath
  • Preview rendered HTML
  • Multipart form
  • Query parameter editor
  • Configurable proxy
  • Cloud sync and sharing
  • Nunjucks templating
  • Filter requests
  • Toggle SSL validation
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Configurable timeout
  • HAR import
  • Usable at almost all sizes
  • Drag-n-drop organization
  • Responsive interface
  • Import from curl

Insomnia REST Client Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client?
Postman
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
Amazon API Gateway
Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
OpenAPI
It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
OpenAPI Specification
It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection.
Paw
Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
See all alternatives

Insomnia REST Client's Followers
473 developers follow Insomnia REST Client to keep up with related blogs and decisions.