TUI REST client to analyze API endpoints
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Freud is a TUI API endpoint analyzer utilizing Python Prompt Toolkit and Requests. It allows creating and saving request headers, authentication (basic and digest), and body using both integrated forms and your native editor.

Currently, it is designed and tested for receiving JSON, XML, and HTML responses, but more can be added later as needed.


You can install through PyPI...

python -m venv .venv
. .venv/bin/activate
pip install freud

or from sources

git clone
cd freud
python -m venv .venv
. .venv/bin/activate
python install


Key shortcuts depend on which window you are in. There are 4 windows: server list (left window), response headers (top right), response body (middle right), and server summary (bottom).

  • Server list/left window

    • New server: n
    • Select server: enter
    • Edit selected server: e
    • Edit authentication: a
    • Edit body: b
    • Send request for selected server: r
    • Delete selected server: d
    • Sort servers: s
    • Top/bottom of server list: gg/G
  • Header window, Response body window, Server summary window

    • h/j/k/l Vi keybindings for movement
    • / Search text
    • o: Open response body in external editor
  • General Navigation

    • Quit: Ctrl+c
    • Key Binding Quick Reference: Ctrl+f
    • Next window: Tab
    • Previous window: Shift+Tab

Advanced uses

More keys

  • Copy/Paste: Shift+Click

Changing default configuration

  • Settings file: config/freud.ini


Freud is still in development, but should work well for most use cases.

Currently, it is designed to handle JSON, XML, and HTML responses; I haven't tested others. If you would like it to handle something specific, you can either submit a PR or create an issue and I'll add it!


  • Add more authentication types (e.g., OAuth, Bearer Token, etc.)
  • Handle more Content-Types (MIME types)
  • Cookie handling
  • Add capability to organize requests under categories
  • Increase testing coverage


  • Python: 3.5+
  • Python Prompt Toolkit, Requests, Pygments
  • set $EDITOR environment variable
    • bash/zsh: export EDITOR=$(which vim)


pip install -e '.[dev]'