Insomnia REST Client vs Tyk Cloud

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Insomnia REST Client vs Tyk Cloud: What are the differences?

Developers describe Insomnia REST Client 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. On the other hand, Tyk Cloud is detailed as "Open Source API Management". Tyk is a lightweight, open source API Gateway and enables you to control who accesses your API, when they access it and how they access it. Tyk will also record detailed analytics on how your users are interacting with your API and when things go wrong.

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

Some of the features offered by Insomnia REST Client are:

  • Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Data import/export
  • SSL client certificates

On the other hand, Tyk Cloud provides the following key features:

  • API Management Dashboard
  • API Analytics
  • API Developer Portal

"Easy to work with" is the top reason why over 8 developers like Insomnia REST Client, while over 5 developers mention "Full featured" as the leading cause for choosing Tyk Cloud.

Insomnia REST Client and Tyk Cloud are both open source tools. Insomnia REST Client with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Tyk Cloud with 4.6K GitHub stars and 616 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and Tyk Cloud
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 215.9K 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 Insomnia REST Client
Pros of Tyk Cloud
  • 16
    Easy to work with
  • 11
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 3
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 10
    Full featured
  • 5
    Easy to install
  • 5
    Great Performance
  • 4
    Flexible
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Better Oauth integration
  • 2
    Good value
  • 1
    Great support & advice

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

    What is Tyk Cloud?

    Tyk is a leading Open Source API Gateway and Management Platform, featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. We power billions of transactions for thousands of innovative organisations.

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      What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client and Tyk Cloud?
      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.
      Retrofit
      Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface
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