Postman replacement?


as Postman is going to be a commercial product, only working well with a paid account in a cloud anywhere in the world, I am looking for a replacement.
I am not willing to put all my API credentials in a cloud account of an external company.

Also I only need about 10% of the features from postman.

So I need a software where I can send all the requests like GET,POST,PATCH etc as it is in Postman.
I need to save this requests in different folders and subfolders (like the scratch pad in Postman)

I need to have the console to check raw data in and out if needed.

I need to have formatted output of XML and JSON in the body of send and response data.

That’s more or less all. I guess there must be something which you can recommend?

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I looked into the same thing a while ago and found Testfully, which looks like a nice replacement.

I haven’t tried it yet because at the time they didn’t have a Linux client (I see they do have one now).

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Yes but sadly they have no native Mac M client :slight_smile: But I will give it a try anyway


Same problem. No use without account creation.

…… Is there a link for this? I’ve been using Postman for years and didn’t even know they were going to do this.,collections%2C%20environments%2C%20and%20history.

There are several alternatives to Postman for API testing and development. Here are some of the notable ones that should cover your requirements:

  1. Insomnia
  • Key Features: It allows users to create HTTP requests, view response details, and organize these requests. It supports GraphQL, OAuth, Multipart form, and many more. Insomnia provides a nice user interface to see responses and logs.
  • Storage: You can opt to use its local storage capability to avoid storing sensitive data in the cloud.
  • Price: They do have a core version that is free and should suffice for your needs.
  • Website:
  1. HTTPie
  • Key Features: HTTPie is a command-line HTTP client. Its goal is to make CLI interaction with web services as human-friendly as possible. It provides a simple http command that allows for sending arbitrary HTTP requests using a simple and natural syntax and displays colorized output.
  • Storage: Since it’s command-line-based, it doesn’t inherently store your requests unless you save your commands or create scripts.
  • Website:
  1. RESTer
  • Key Features: A REST testing tool directly in your browser. It’s available as an extension for Firefox and Chrome. It provides a simple interface for sending requests and viewing responses.
  • Storage: As a browser extension, it usually stores data locally.
  • Website: Available in browser extension stores.
  1. Postwoman (now known as Hoppscotch)
  • Key Features: It’s a free, fast, and beautiful alternative to Postman. You can send requests, read responses, and even has WebSocket support.
  • Storage: You can opt for local storage or choose integrations with other platforms, such as GitHub.
  • Price: It’s open source and free.
  • Website:

Given your requirements, I’d personally recommend starting with Insomnia as it’s feature-rich, has a user-friendly interface, and offers local storage capabilities.

Good luck


I recommend considering Insomnia. Insomnia is a popular open-source API testing tool that offers a user-friendly interface and focuses on simplicity and efficiency. It provides a range of features while keeping the tool lightweight and customizable.

Ah, I just finished reading the post and it actually seems like for my use case it won’t affect me. I’m currently using it for my personal projects so by default, I’m already viewing their “lightweight API client” because I tend to just skip logging into an account or creating an account since I don’t really care to sign up for one. All I really need is just the small little window that allows me to throw in; authentication, headers, a body, and get a response back. I don’t use it intensively for anything else. I also don’t use any of their other features as well since I really have no use case for it such as saved POST requests.

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