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95 Ratings
Top Rated
187 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack

If you have a web property that will be used by people on a variety of hardware, os and browsers, this is a must have. The ability to emulate the user's exact browser/os/device is so important. Something may work in one version of a browser, but not in a slightly different build or on a different os.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

I consider [Postman] a universal platform every
business type can get much benefit from it. In addition it is very easy to
configure and it handles the URLs in most effective way. It keeps users up to
date by its efficient alert functions.
Kerry Haupt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

BrowserStack
Postman
8.5
API access control
BrowserStack
Postman
8.8
Rate limits and usage policies
BrowserStack
Postman
8.6
API usage data
BrowserStack
Postman
8.4
API user onboarding
BrowserStack
Postman
8.9
API versioning
BrowserStack
Postman
8.7
Usage billing and payments
BrowserStack
Postman
8.2
API monitoring and logging
BrowserStack
Postman
8.1

Pros

BrowserStack

  • It shows a true representation of how a website will look on a mobile device.
  • BrowserStack has a good variety of devices and browsers for us to test on.
  • It's easy to access BrowserStack from anywhere that I have Internet access.
  • I can inspect my code and any errors, and also test changes on the device that I am logged into. It makes troubleshooting so much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

  • Issue GET and POST calls to external APIs to verify headers and responses.
  • Verify developed internal APIs.
  • Build a library collection of useful API calls to be used as needed.
  • The history of previous calls is easily searched to pull up calls to be modified and repeated.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrowserStack

  • It can be a challenge to use it when you're accessing it from within a corporate firewall. In my view, this is the Firewall's problem, but anything that BrowserStack can do to ease that pain will expand its ability to be useful in more locked-down companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

  • The ability to integrate with a 3rd party source control system is frustrating. Needing to export a singular large raw file and store that in source control myself introduces a number of merge conflicts. Postman does offer their own source control system, but this does not allow me to parallelize my test code alongside my development code, and diverges from our development strategy.
  • There [are] no elegant means of conditionally executing a particular step. Postman includes the ability to "go to" a request, but this requires looking deep into the implemented test or pre-request code to know that this behavior is present.
  • There is no good solution to code reuse. I cannot define a particular request structure and parameterize it for future use. I am forced to replicate requests over and over and modify them all when changes are needed.
Drew Grubb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrowserStack

BrowserStack 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It's simply a must-have tool. As a designer, I have to ensure my work is at least functional in older browsers. I also have to ensure that, when I design for mobile devices, any differences between platforms aren't problematic. BrowserStack allows me to test my work in a fraction of the time, with a whole lot more accuracy.
Eric Karkovack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BrowserStack

BrowserStack 9.3
Based on 16 answers
BrowserStack has a clean and simple to use interface. I like that it has a "straight to the point" type feel to it. I don't log in and wonder where I need to go to do what I need to do. I'm able to log in and quickly begin my testing process of issues and then get out and get back to the client/reader.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

Postman 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I think from a non-technical perspective there are a few things that could be more clearly labeled to better understand what is being asked for or where to add certain parts of the request.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrowserStack

BrowserStack 8.5
Based on 16 answers
I sound like a broken record, but there's not too many negatives to say about BrowserStack. With so many devices nowadays, it's ESSENTIAL to our business to view/test on all browsers to provide the very best customer service. The up-to-date releases always guarantees that the product is supported with any "updates" from any browser or device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

Postman 7.1
Based on 22 answers
There is a lot of in-depth documentation for Postman available online, including detailed guides with screenshots and videos. They provide example APIs for new users to explore while learning how to use the tool. Generally, bugs in the client are quickly addressed through frequent free updates. Community and professional support options are available - most of the time, the free/community level support is adequate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrowserStack

Compared to other products I've found BrowserStack to have an easy-to-use interface, it offers all the platforms I need and it runs quickly and reliably. The browser plugin is an especially useful feature so I can almost instantly open a URL in one of my BrowserStack presets. It proved useful for basic use at the free price level and for large team use at the higher price level.
Matt Emge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

Previous to using Postman, I would either use browser tools directly, or write an in-house tool to send requests. Postman eliminates that need while providing a much better experience and more features. At the base level, Postman is as simple as typing in the address as you would in a browser. Authentication can be provided simply as well.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrowserStack

  • Browserstack has provided us with a quick solution to cross browser compatibility testing at a low cost.
  • Direct impact on ROI is difficult to judge compared to the past, when there were no reliable options for testing across numerous platforms.
  • We had to pull back on our userbase when costs went too high for each individual to access the platform simultaneously.
Nick Jastrebski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

  • Postman is free (although there's a paid tier that offers more features) so using it for testing APIs comes with little to no risk (besides learning curve).
  • The learning curve is a little steep for non-developer users, but developers should find it easy to pick up and use right out of the box, so to speak.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BrowserStack

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BrowserStack Editions & Modules

Edition
Live - Desktop$291
Live - Desktop & Mobile$391
Live - Team PlansContact sales team
Automate Pro$1293
Automate Mobile$1993
EnterpriseContact sales team
Percy - Free$05
Percy - Professional$996
Percy - EnterpriseContact sales team
App Live$298
App Automate$1998
  1. per user/per month
  2. none
  3. per user/per month
  4. none
  5. per month
  6. per user/per month
  7. none
  8. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Postman

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Postman Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.00
Team$15.00 ($12.00)2
Business$30.00 ($24.00)2
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. none
  2. per user per month (billed annually)
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrowserStack
9.2
Postman
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

BrowserStack
10.0
Postman

Usability

BrowserStack
9.3
Postman
8.5

Support Rating

BrowserStack
8.5
Postman
7.1

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