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Overview

What is Postman?

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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Postman has gained popularity as a user-friendly API testing tool that supports the development, debugging, and publishing of APIs. Users …
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Time saver of engineers

10 out of 10
October 09, 2022
Postman just solves all the problem that developers had with the uses of API builidng and testing. It is baically an end to end solution …
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Postman Review

10 out of 10
May 24, 2022
Postman is what we use to test our API systems. We have a variety of public and private API systems, all of which are tested by my team …
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All About Postman

9 out of 10
January 17, 2022
I am working in the company as a Test Automation Engineer. I am using Postman for testing different services in different environments. I …
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Postman Delivers

9 out of 10
September 17, 2020
Incentivized
We write and maintain several WCF applications and integrate with WCF services from other teams and departments. Postman has been great …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • API access control (32)
    9.5
    95%
  • API monitoring and logging (32)
    8.8
    88%
  • API versioning (24)
    8.7
    87%
  • API user onboarding (21)
    8.3
    83%
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Pricing

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Postman Free Plan

$0.00 US Dollars

Cloud

Postman Basic Plan

$12 US Dollars

Cloud
per month per user

Postman Professional Plan

$29 US Dollars

Cloud
per month per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.postman.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features

API Management

API management handles technical things like user permissions, version control,and security, in addition to business items like documentation and pricing

8.4
Avg 8.3
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Product Details

What is Postman?

Postman is an API platform, boasting users among more than 17 million developers and 500,000 organizations worldwide for building and managing APIs. Postman aims to simplify each step of the API lifecycle and streamline collaboration, enabling users to create better APIs faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has a large office in Bangalore, where it was founded.

Postman Features

API Management Features

  • Supported: API access control
  • Supported: API versioning
  • Supported: Usage billing and payments
  • Supported: API monitoring and logging

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.

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Postman Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

RapidAPI and Stoplight are common alternatives for Postman.

Reviewers rate API access control highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Postman are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Postman has gained popularity as a user-friendly API testing tool that supports the development, debugging, and publishing of APIs. Users from various departments, including QA, Dev, and IT monitoring, rely on Postman to test the behavior of services and measure their performance and response time. With support for different formats like JSON and XML, software developers use Postman to test and automate new APIs, streamlining their testing processes and improving work quality. Additionally, Postman is widely utilized for testing both public and private API systems, ensuring their reliability and functionality. It also facilitates communication with non-conventional clients who have their own custom API-consuming mechanisms. The tool's ability to create workspaces and save all requests helps enhance organization and efficiency. Moreover, Postman is highly valued for its simple and user-friendly UI, making it easy for users to make API calls and maintain their own workspace. Its history feature allows users to easily reuse their last used requests, while the ability to save request information locally and share it with colleagues promotes effective collaboration. Furthermore, Postman plays a crucial role in troubleshooting as it allows software engineers and development teams to connect to APIs and gather information. Users find its integration into the CI/CD pipeline particularly beneficial as it streamlines the development and deployment process. Additionally, Postman is commonly used by automation engineers for different types of testing such as regression testing, smoke testing, and functional testing. It simplifies API development tasks by assisting in managing existing APIs, creating new ones, and providing easy API documentation for clients. The fact that Postman is free to use is seen as a major advantage by users. Overall, Postman's speed, user-friendly interface, versatility in handling different formats, and integration into development processes make it a highly regarded API testing tool in the market.

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Fast API calls: Many users have found the fast API calls feature to be very useful for HTTP protocol and restful service testing, with several reviewers mentioning its efficiency and time-saving capabilities.

Free and open-source tool: The fact that the software is a free and open-source tool has added to its appeal, as mentioned by multiple users. They appreciate the accessibility and affordability of the software.

Collaboration features: Several users have appreciated the ability to share API connections, create collections of API calls, and collaborate seamlessly with teammates. This universal feature of the software has been praised for enhancing teamwork and facilitating collaboration regardless of location.

Cumbersome User Interface: Some users have found the user interface of Postman to be overwhelming and complicated, making it difficult for new users to navigate. They suggested that the interface could be made cleaner and more intuitive, with a slim minimal version that only includes essential features.

Syncing and Loading Issues: Several users have experienced difficulties with syncing changes in Postman, often requiring them to restart the software. Additionally, loading collections in JSON format has been problematic for some users. These issues are further compounded when many tabs are open simultaneously.

Limited SOAP API Testing: Users have expressed a desire for improvements in testing SOAP APIs with Postman. They feel that there is room for enhancement in the area of testing WSDL as well. Some users find the software limited in its ability to efficiently tackle SOAK APIs and area testing.

Users highly recommend Postman for API development and testing, citing its cost effectiveness and history saving features. They suggest using Postman for backend development and testing APIs, as it allows for easy testing without waiting for the frontend. Users also recommend Postman for evaluating APIs and checking their functionality, as well as testing security features. Overall, Postman is considered one of the best tools for developers, API testing and management, organizations, and software developers.

Users find Postman easy to understand and use, making it a preferred choice for API documentation and sharing with teams. They highly recommend Postman for API testing, quickly testing server-side functional APIs, and for those developing web applications. Users suggest exploring all of Postman's features to meet all API testing and development requirements. Additionally, users think that Postman is the best API testing tool in the market.

While users generally recommend Postman for all types of projects, some caution that it may not scale well for larger projects. For smaller companies or individuals, however, Postman is highly recommended. For working on microservices with team collaboration, users suggest considering the Pro version of Postman. Users also recommend making extensive use of Postman for an easier workflow and treating it like a library or catalog of API requests. In summary, users consider Postman a must-have tool for any API developer or tester, particularly useful for developing CRUD applications as it simplifies and speeds up the process.

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Reviews

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Lankit Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • certainly free version is pocket frinedly
  • pro version is better to work with organizations and for the charges, it really deliveres above average
  • unseen ROI is also received in the form of increased productivity
January 17, 2022

All About Postman

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has a positive impact on overall business objectives
  • Has reduced employee workload
  • Improved employee satisfaction
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Joshua Cariño | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We use the free tier of Postman, for development purposes, the free tier does a lot alright. The only difference I think between the free and paid version is that the paid version allows for collaborative work with APIs, changes on one API by a developer will be reflected on others. And since we don't use that feature, we are okay on a free tier and hence its great tool since it is free and is of great use.
Gary Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Use of the free functionality is certainly a positive ROI.
  • Paid functionality for teams is reasonable and depending on the applications being developed, will have a positive ROI though in my case, I have not yet moved to the paid edition.
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