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Paw vs Shields.io: What are the differences?

What is Paw? The ultimate REST client for Mac. 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.

What is Shields.io? GitHub badges as a service. Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

Paw and Shields.io belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Paw are:

  • Organize your Requests, make Groups or sort by Host, Name, etc.
  • Easily build your requests, enjoy Formatters and Dynamic Values.
  • See Request and Response infos, headers, and body.

On the other hand, Shields.io provides the following key features:

  • Have your own GitHub badges
  • Visual consistency
  • Look good on high-res displays

"Great interface" is the top reason why over 40 developers like Paw, while over 3 developers mention "Easiest way to create lovely badges" as the leading cause for choosing Shields.io.

Shields.io is an open source tool with 8.53K GitHub stars and 2.01K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Shields.io's open source repository on GitHub.

Paw, Swat.io, and PlanHW are some of the popular companies that use Paw, whereas Shields.io is used by Travis CI, Coveralls, and Movielala. Paw has a broader approval, being mentioned in 17 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Shields.io, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of Paw
Pros of Shields.io
  • 46
    Great interface
  • 38
    Easy to use
  • 25
    More stable and performant than the others
  • 16
    Saves endpoints list for testing
  • 13
    Supports environment variables
  • 12
    Integrations
  • 9
    Multi-Dimension Environment Settings
  • 4
    Paste curl commands into Paw
  • 2
    Creates code for any language or framework
  • 4
    Easiest way to create lovely badges
  • 2
    Easy & Awesome
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Chef integration

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Cons of Paw
Cons of Shields.io
  • 3
    It's not free
  • 2
    MacOS Only
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    What is 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.

    What is Shields.io?

    Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

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