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Abhijit Kane edited this page May 10, 2016 · 10 revisions

Postman helps you be more efficient while working with APIs. Postman is a scratch-your-own-itch project. The need for it arose while one of the developers was creating an API for his project. After looking around for a number of tools, nothing felt just right. The primary features added were a history of sent requests and collections. A number of other features have been added since the initial release. Here is a small list.

Features

  • Compact layout
  • HTTP requests with file upload support
  • Formatted API responses for JSON and XML
  • HATEOS support
  • Image previews
  • Request history
  • Basic Auth and OAuth 1.0 helpers
  • Autocomplete for URL and header values
  • Key/value editors for adding parameters or header values. Works for URL parameters too.
  • Use environment variables to easily shift between settings. Great for testing production, staging or local setups.
  • Keyboard shortcuts to maximize your productivity
  • Use collections to organize requests.
  • Document requests inside collections. You can even store entire HTML notes. Postman uses Bootstrap so you can use it too to style your notes.
  • Download and share collections with your team of developers.

Learn more

  1. Creating and sending requests
  2. Environments
  3. Collections
  4. Proxy