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Postman is the only complete development environment for the API, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide. Postman is an elegant and flexible tool used to create API related software in a fast, accurate and straightforward way. The application programming interface has a friendly and intuitive user interface, with most key features available in one click. The rate of user’s progress using the program is encouraging; most users should be able to start creating and testing API calls very quickly. One of the main reasons for Postman's ease of use is its ability to automate: it automates the process of creating API requirements and testing its responses, allowing developers to build extremely efficient workflow. The Response Viewer is one of the most important features of the Postman application. The API responses are separated in the browser, and the body and the headers are placed in tabs. The status and time tags are displayed next to the tabs. The response viewer also displays API test results added by the test editor and the runner. All API calls sent are stored in the history which allows you to transfer them later to the response viewer easily.

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Support 24/7 (Live rep) Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number San Francisco, California / +1 415-796-6470
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Mobile - Android Installed - Windows Installed - Mac Category API Management Software

Postman Pricing

Pricing ModelFreemium , Open-source , Subscription , Quotation Based
MONTHLY YEARLY
Team
$12 /User/Month
Billed Yearly

Features

  • Ideal for 1-19 users
  • Design, develop, and test APIs
  • Collaborate across your entire team
  • Accelerate development with powerful tools

Add-ons:

  • Monitoring
    • Pay-as-you-go: 1,000 calls, $0.75 one-time payment
    • Pre-purchased: 50,000 calls, $20 per pack/month
  • Mock APIs
    • Pay-as-you-go: 1,000 calls, $0.75 one-time payment
    • Pre-purchased: 50,000 calls, $20 per pack/month
  • Custom Domains:custom
Business
$24 /User/Month
Billed Yearly

Features:

  • Ideal for 20-99 users
  • Includes features of Team paln, plus
  • Authenticate users with SSO
  • Control access, roles, and permissions
Enterprise
Custom

Features

  • Ideal for 100+ users
  • Includes features of Business plan, plus
  • Gain visibility into API performance, usage, and health
  • Enable governance and align your entire organization
  • Get custom agreements and payment terms tailored to your organization
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Postman FAQs

Postman is API Management Software. Postman offers the following functionalities:

  • Access Control
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Dashboard
  • API Design
  • API Lifecycle Management
  • Developer Portal
  • Analytics

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The pricing for Postman starts at $15.00 per user per month. Postman has 2 different plans:

  • Team at $15.00 per user per month.
  • Business at $30.00 per user per month.
    • Postman also offers a custom plan based on the customer's request.

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No, Postman does not offer a free plan.

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Yes, Postman provides API.

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Postman Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.5
Based on 313 Rating(s)
Rating Distribution
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Theslowmotion DudeSource : play.google.com
(Reviewed on 02 March 2020)

Nice app! Developer should Add more options like in postman

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Lasha JojuaSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 14 February 2020)
Great API testing tool

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

Postman is used by several departments: QA, Dev, IT monitoring. Each of them is having their use cases by checking performance and response times during development, testing, or on production environment. Also, teams are connected around one tool, and data sharing or cross-checks for SLI/SLO parameters get easier. It can be integrated into the CI/CD pipeline.

Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use
  • Integration was possible everywhere I tried.
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  • Sharing option is limited between the team
  • Its not possible to test more than 1 API simultaneously

Likelihood to Recommend

With using Postman, it's possible to create different types of API requests: POST, PUT, UPGRADE, GET, DELETE, get data, which is crucial before deployment. Also, it supports the following response types: HTML, XML, raw data, Js, JSON. Dev team can get coded APIs availability and performance data during development. Easy to integrate in CI pipeline, that automates performance quality checks flow and accelerates the process.
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Tharindu PSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 04 February 2020)
"Best and easy tool for API testing"

What do you like best?

-User-friendly interface and easy to handle

-accurate results for the APIs

-ability to save APIs in the postman account created

What do you dislike?

Postman provides the ability only to test a single API at one time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would like to recommend the postman for an easy and accurate API testing process.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use the postman to check and test APIs developed for the backend done by me. And postman makes it easy to create and share the API documentation with other team members.

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Nilson DSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 02 February 2020)
"Postman is awesome for HTTP request testing and automation"

What do you like best?

Postman provides the ability to store the HTTP request by collections and sub-collections. This is great if you have multiple systems standalone or integrated together. I've not reach a limit in the amount of HTTP request you can store on a collection but for now is huge!

You can work with all the HTTP methods and Postman will allow you to store those with the desired method even if the URI is the same.

Another awesome feature is the environment variables and global variables. You can set those for a UAT, QA, DEV, or Production environments. Works perfectly. You will be able to even combine these variables with a Pre-Test script. For example you could set a date time String with a desired format and store it as a variable, then you can use this variable within your HTTP request (in the URI or body)

What do you dislike?

I dislike the inconsistent updates. I had huge amount of Examples one or many per HTTP request stored and those got corrupted or lost when updating Postman to a newer version.

I have to delete cookies every time I'm doing a request to avoid systems to pick up the wrong credentials or data. This do not happen with all of the systems I'm submitting HTTP requests to.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please check out tools like JMeter and compare with Postman before considering it. It might be a good tool for you or your company.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving daily work related activities. Submitting HTTP Request to our Testing environments. There is a te

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Ali MoghrabiSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 29 January 2020)
Postman: A tool to develop and test your API's with ease!

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

Postman is used by our software development teams, quality assurance teams, as well as our site reliability team. We use it to test API endpoints that we develop, as well as for calling APIs that we interact daily with, such as Microsoft Azure's API. We also use it for building collections of API endpoints that you can call for a specific API. We circulate the collection to teams who need to call that API so they can get onboarded with the API quickly.

Pros and Cons

  • Execute HTTP requests seamlessly using a lightweight client.
  • Configure HTTP request headers and body payloads easily.
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  • The user interface is complicated, especially when you need to dig into one of the many settings.
  • I don't know where else Postman can perform better. So far, I haven't had many issues with Postman other than the learning curve.

Likelihood to Recommend

Getting started with Postman is relatively easy, which is what I like about the software. Digging into one of the many settings presents a bit of a learning curve, but it is nothing too tricky. I like the collection features because I don't need to dig into documentation on what endpoints are available for a specific API. Or what configurations I need to make to call a particular endpoint; I load the collections for an API I'm interested in, select the endpoint I am interested in and configure the minimum that is required for that endpoint to make a successful call.
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Juan PalmaSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 28 January 2020)
Easy API testing using Postman

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

Postman is being used by our software development team to test multiple APIs we develop internally. Postman allows the development team to see responses to our APIs for troubleshooting purposes. It also allows us to create API documentation on the fly, easily, organically through the process of testing API endpoints.

Pros and Cons

  • Submit API requests and view responses without the need for a browser or browser extensions.
  • Archive and group API requests by type, application, or any way you see fit.
Edit
  • The documentation produced is useful, but it could provide more information.
  • Sharing the documentation could be made easier.

Likelihood to Recommend

Postman lends itself to testing APIs. Teams that develop web applications using RESTful APIs would benefit greatly from using Postman and its features, that are designed for repeatability and troubleshooting. Developers can install extensions into browsers that allow them to see, effectively, the same things Postman does, but it would be difficult to find a one-stop-shop of features specifically designed to see the interaction of user requests with the web application. Postman is a must if you're developing a web application that leverages an API in any way.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 26 January 2020)
Postman: organize and improve efficiency of API development.

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

Our platform uses a lot of microservices. It has a lot of REST API for various purposes such as to get the information about what task is being currently handled by the CI, is there something which seems to be failing, etc. In order to address all of these problems, we use Postman to query the current state of our microservices.

Pros and Cons

  • Ability to store commands
  • Integrates with Jenkins
Edit
  • Faster bug fixes

Likelihood to Recommend

If you are planning to run different test cases on different environments and it is kind of a repetitive job, I believe it is always better to use Postman since it just gives you an amazing, resilient UI. Its integration with Jenkins makes it easier to execute tests within the build systems itself. Also, they have a Newman feature which enables running Postman form systems that dont have GUI.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 23 January 2020)
Postman Delivers

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We write and maintain several WCF applications and integrate with WCF services from other teams and departments. Postman has been great for testing method calls for parameters sent and data being returned. We use it for testing these services and for testing other APIs that we're considering using, just to make sure we're getting the data we expect to get.

Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure, just point to the service URL and you're good to start.
  • Easy to set up parameters on method calls.
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  • Limited reporting: it would be nice if we could export a log file of failed calls.
  • Not a ton of automation: would be really useful for QA/integration testing.

Likelihood to Recommend

Postman's a tool that's pretty easy to set up and get started with, and it's very handy for testing API calls for internal and external APIs. This is invaluable when troubleshooting issues with calling the API methods or just confirming the team's understanding of the API methods involved. Teams that don't do much integration with APIs or REST services probably won't see much benefit from Postman.
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Sharmin PromiSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 22 January 2020)
My Postman Delivers...

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

It has been used by the whole organization but mostly by my department.

Pros and Cons

  • Fast API calls can be made for http protocol and restful service prospective.
  • Free and open source tool.
Edit
  • Tool has limited automation capability.
  • Tool has limited report generation capability.

Likelihood to Recommend

It resolves fast delivery of http calls and API calls and testing team. Many cases on CI/CD env it resolves fast tracking for API calls. Full application flow from a restful service prospective. It is one of the great tools for API testing. It has limited reporting capability and very limited capacity for DB connection.
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Joshua CariñoSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 16 January 2020)
A great tool that should never be out of developers list of apps to use when developing web apps.

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

Postman is our go-to Application for testing all our Rest APIs. It's very userfriendly and has most of the features we look for as devs in testing our APIs. It is also the only testing application we were introduced to even in our Bootcamp as newly hired Associate Software Engineers the last year and no doubt of its capabilities as the whole organization is using it.

Pros and Cons

  • Send Rest Request easily.
  • Modify different types of parameters with ease.
Edit
  • I hope they could develop a trace log like that of Apigee Edge where I could visually see what happened as the request gets processed.
  • Add the auto Beatify or AutoCorrect formats of JSON texts.

Likelihood to Recommend

Postman is very helpful in testing Rest APIs as request could be made easier with the very easy to use User Interface. Even QAs use this for testing our APIs as a base for determining whether the API works or just due to integration issues.
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