APItools vs Insomnia REST Client

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APItools vs Insomnia REST Client: What are the differences?

Developers describe APItools as "API Zen For App Developers and DevOps". APItools is a service for developers to test and debug API traffic, troubleshoot, etc. and for devops to monitor API traffic. Available in the cloud and on-premise. Open source. In private beta. On the other hand, Insomnia REST Client is detailed as "The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴". Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

APItools and Insomnia REST Client can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

"Flexibility" is the top reason why over 2 developers like APItools, while over 8 developers mention "Easy to work with" as the leading cause for choosing Insomnia REST Client.

Insomnia REST Client is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Insomnia REST Client's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about APItools and Insomnia REST Client
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 339.6K views

Postman supports automation and organization in a way that Insomnia just doesn't. Admittedly, Insomnia makes it slightly easy to query the data that you get back (in a very MongoDB-esque query language) but Postman sets you up to develop the code that you would use in development/testing right in the editor.

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Pros of APItools
Pros of Insomnia REST Client
  • 3
    Flexibility
  • 2
    Price (free)
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Powerful
  • 1
    Easy way of debugging apps
  • 16
    Easy to work with
  • 11
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 4
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 3
    Opensource
  • 2
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Does not have history feature

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Cons of APItools
Cons of Insomnia REST Client
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    • 4
      Do not have team sharing options
    • 2
      Do not store credentials in HTTP

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    What is APItools?

    APItools is a service for developers to test and debug API traffic, troubleshoot, etc. and for devops to monitor API traffic. Available in the cloud and on-premise. Open source. In private beta.

    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.

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