Cypress.io vs. Postman

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cypress.io
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Cypress (or Cypress.io, also the name of the company in Atlanta that develops the tool) is a testing tool with the capability to run tests across multiple browsers, that aims to make setting up, writing, running and debugging tests easy.N/A
Postman
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Postman, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their flagship API development and management free to small teams and independent developers. Higher tiers (Postman Pro and Postman Enterprise) support API management, as well as team collaboration, extended support and other advanced features.
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Pricing
Cypress.ioPostman
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Postman Free Plan
$0.00 US Dollars
Postman Basic Plan
$12 US Dollars
per month per user
Postman Professional Plan
$29 US Dollars
per month per user
Postman Enterprise Plan
$99 US Dollars
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cypress.ioPostman
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details1. Postman Free plan: Start designing, developing, and testing APIs at no cost for teams of up to three people. 2. Postman Basic plan: Collaborate with your team to design, develop, and test APIs faster; $12/month per user, billed annually 3. Postman Professional plan: Centrally manage the entire API workflow; $29/month per user, billed annually 4. Postman Enterprise plan: Securely manage, organize, and accelerate API-first development at scale; $99/month per user, billed annually
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Community Pulse
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Features
Cypress.ioPostman
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Cypress.io
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Ratings
Postman
8.3
35 Ratings
2% above category average
API access control00 Ratings9.532 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies00 Ratings7.218 Ratings
API usage data00 Ratings8.117 Ratings
API user onboarding00 Ratings8.321 Ratings
API versioning00 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Usage billing and payments00 Ratings7.812 Ratings
API monitoring and logging00 Ratings8.832 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cypress.ioPostman
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(2 ratings)
9.7
(39 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(11 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cypress.ioPostman
Likelihood to Recommend
Cypress.io Inc
Everything web-based should be testable. Even our highly dynamic content-providing web application works well. Hopefully, it will get a bigger user base in the future so that one can find even more support at StackOverflow or similar forums.
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Postman
Postman is very good for easy entry into testing. Thanks to snippets it is easy to use, but also provides a lot [of] possibilities for testing thanks to the in-line editor. Easy to use on multiple environments (versioning) thanks to sets of environment variables. The Collections view can get very full with time and it is not possible to reuse or link requests so that they have always been copied and maintained manually for each copy if changes have to be applied.
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Pros
Cypress.io Inc
  • autimation of end to end testing of web UI and api
  • Getting insight on failing and passing tests
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Postman
  • It has opened a door for me to explore more out of it, as it is associated with so many APIs that I never felt any difficulty in finding the right API template, which are well organized and easily available.
  • It is very secure to use and provides great services which are user-friendly.
  • Due to this software I have got rid of the excessive emails and the slack channels, Now I am using my own private API and even it give me an option to produce my personal Postman’s API Builder from its Private API Network and this features has shared my excessive workload.
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Cons
Cypress.io Inc
  • Pick tool to identify elements doesn't work well.
  • Easier installation or manual for it.
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Postman
  • Wherever you need to automate tests that involve database verification or rely on data from databases, Postman is less suitable.
  • Postman's disc usage is extremely high, and it occasionally causes the computer to fade.
  • It doesn't have the ability to generate random data. To achieve randomness in my tests, I've been working around scripts.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cypress.io Inc
Highly satisfied and [a] big fan.
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Postman
No answers on this topic
Usability
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Postman
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.
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Support Rating
Cypress.io Inc
No answers on this topic
Postman
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
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Alternatives Considered
Cypress.io Inc
Cypress.io is easy to start with and is independent of other automation tools. Unless we are looking for automating every edge case, Cypress.io can do it without using any plugins. Also, when a test fails, we can travel back to the state in which the test failed (aka time travel feature of Cypress.io), which makes debugging the failure or reporting the failure easy.
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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.
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Return on Investment
Cypress.io Inc
  • Flaky tests can be caught easily
  • Regration testing of application with Cypress.io helps to maintain quality of the software product.
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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.
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ScreenShots

Postman Screenshots

Screenshot of API design - You can design your API specifications in Postman using OpenAPI, RAML, GraphQL, or SOAP formats. Postman’s schema editor makes it easy to work with specification files of any size, & it validates specifications with a built-in linting engine.Screenshot of API documentation - Postman automatically generates documentation & supports markdown-enabled and machine-readable documentation. Docs automatically include request details & sample code. Share the docs with your team, in a public workspace, or in a dedicated portal.Screenshot of API testing - Build and run functional, integration, & regression tests directly in Postman or as part of your CI/CD pipeline with Newman (Postman’s a command-line Collection Runner that enables you to run & test a collection from the command line).Screenshot of Public workspaces - Public workspaces allow you to share your APIs publicly with anyone. You can use public workspaces to gather feedback on your APIs, onboard developers quickly, or just showcase your work.Screenshot of Reporting - Postman generates reports that enable you to visualize data for team metrics and usage, & for API activities such as creation, collection execution, and test runs. Use reports to get insights on performance, troubleshooting, & SLA adherence.