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Insomnia REST Client

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Insomnia is a cross-platform REST client, built on top of Electron.

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Bugs and Feature Requests

Have a bug or a feature request? First, read the issue guidelines and search for existing and closed issues. If your problem or idea is not addressed yet, please open a new issue.

For more generic product questions and feedback, join the Slack Team or email


Please read through our contributing guidelines. Included are directions for opening issues, coding standards, and notes on development.

Editor preferences are available in the editor config for easy use in common text editors. Read more and download plugins at


Development on Insomnia can be done on Mac, Windows, or Linux as long as you have NodeJS 8 and Git.

Initial Dev Setup
# Install dependencies and build addons for Electron
npm install
npm run rebuild

# Start app
npm run dev

# Run tests
npm test
Editor Requirements

You can use any editor you'd like, but make sure to have support/plugins for the following tools:

  • ESLint – For catching syntax problems and common errors
  • JSX Syntax – For React components
  • Flow – For type annotations


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