Postman vs. Charles

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What is Postman?

Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

What is Charles?

Charles is a web proxy (HTTP Proxy / HTTP Monitor) that runs on your own computer. Your web browser (or any other Internet application) is then configured to access the Internet through Charles, and Charles is then able to record and display for you all of the data that is sent and received.
Why do developers choose Postman?
Why do you like Postman?

Why do developers choose Charles?
Why do you like Charles?

What are the cons of using Postman?
Downsides of Postman?

What are the cons of using Charles?
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How much does Postman cost?
Postman Pricing
How much does Charles cost?
What companies use Postman?
2141 companies on StackShare use Postman
What companies use Charles?
17 companies on StackShare use Charles
What tools integrate with Postman?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Postman
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Postman and Charles?

  • Swagger UI - dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation
  • Amazon API Gateway - Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale
  • Apiary - Integrated API documentation, prototyping and testing
  • Insomnia REST Client - The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client ūüėī

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