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Thunder Client

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Thunder Client is a lightweight Rest API Client Extension for Visual Studio Code, hand-crafted by Ranga Vadhineni with a focus on simplicity, clean design and local storage. The source code is not open source. You can report any Bugs Or Feature requests here.

Story behind Thunder Client

  • Read Launch Blog Post on Medium


  • The extension was launched on March 31st, 2021
  • 500K downloads on Dec 20th, 2021
  • 1 Million downloads on July 13th, 2022
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  • First to introduce GUI based API Client for VS Code.
  • First to introduce 100% local storage API Client.
  • First to introduce Scriptless Testing.
  • First to introduce an advanced CLI that runs Requests, Collections and cURL commands.
  • More to come...

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How to Use

  • Install the extension, click the Thunder Client icon on the Action Bar.
  • From the sidebar click New Request button to test API
  • Video:

Thunder Client

Main Features

  • Lightweight and easy to use REST API Client.
  • Supports Collections and Environment variables.
  • Scriptless Testing: Easily test API responses with a GUI-based interface.
  • Local Storage: The extension saves all data locally on the user's device.
  • Git Sync: Save requests data in your Git repository for team collaboration.
  • Advanced CLI: Run requests, collections and cURL commands from the terminal.

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