I've been a long-time user of Postman, and I've seen it grow throughout the years. All I need from Postman is a REST client to check my API endpoints. Recently though, as I opened Postman and had to click through three offers for services I will never use, I started thinking that I should take a survey of alternatives with less bloat and take them for a test drive.
Below are the services I found that serve the purpose of simply sending requests to an API among a few the other features that went into consideration were:
- Request History
- The ability to recall previous requests was second only to sending requests in my priority list while evaluating clients.
- Post Response Testing
- To go hand-in-hand with post-response testing, collections are a great way to organize requests if you're working with multiple APIs, such as I do as a consultant. In previous lives, I worked with only API, so in those cases collections become less important.
|Hoppscotch.io as a UWP, clean & simple|
|Same as above, but Zen Mode Activate!|
|Clean, simple, powerful|
|Sweet testing suite!|
|Thunder Client in all its glory|
|Simple test generation!|