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👽 API request builder – A free, fast, and beautiful alternative to Postman 🔥 logo

API request builder – A free, fast, and beautiful alternative to Postman

Helps you create your requests faster, saving you precious time on your development – Subscribe

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Built with ❤︎ by liyasthomas and contributors

Read: Story behind Postwoman, Postwoman v1.0

Chat: Telegram, Discord

Donate: PayPal, Open Collective, Patreon


Features ✨

❤️ Lightweight: Crafted with minimalistic UI design. Simple design is the best design.

  • Faster, lighter, cleaner, minimal & responsive

⚡️ Fast: Send requests and get/copy responses in real-time! Fast software is the best software.

Methods:GET – Retrieve information about the REST API resource – HEAD – Retrieve response headers identical to those of a GET request, but without the response body. – POST – Create a REST API resource – PUT – Update a REST API resource – DELETE – Delete a REST API resource or related component – OPTIONS – Describe the communication options for the target resource – PATCH – Apply partial modifications to a REST API resource

History entries are synced with local session storage

🌈 Make it yours: Customizable combinations for background, foreground and accent colors: because customization === freedom. Customize now ✨.

Customizations: – Choose theme: Kinda Dark (default), Clearly White, Just Black and System theme – Choose accent color: Green (default), Yellow, Pink, Red, Purple, Orange, Cyan and Blue – Toggle multi-colored frames

Customized themes are also synced with local session storage

🔥 PWA: Install as a PWA (100/100 Lighthouse score) on your device.

Features: – Instant loading with Service Workers – Offline support – Low RAM/memory and CPU usage – Add to Home Screen (button in footer) – Desktop PWA support (button in footer) – (full features)

🚀 Request: Retrieve data from a URL without having to do a full page refresh.

  • Choose method
  • Enter URL
  • Enter Path

Features: – Copy/share public “Share URL” – Generate request code for JavaScript XHR, Fetch and cURL – Copy generated request code to clipboard – Import cURL – Label requests

🔌 WebSocket: Establish full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP connection.

  • Send and receive data

🌍 GraphQL: GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data.

  • Set endpoint and get schemas
  • Multi-column docs

🔐 Authentication: Allows to identify the end user.

Types: – None – Basic authentication using username and password – Token based authentication

📢 Headers: Describes the format the body of your request is being sent as.

  • Add or remove Header list

📫 Parameters: Use request parameters to set varying parts in simulated requests.

📃 Request Body: Used to send and receive data via the REST API.

Options: – Set Content Type – Add or remove Parameter list – Toggle between key-value and RAW input Parameter list

👋 Responses: Contains the status line, headers and the message/response body.

  • Copy response to clipboard
  • Download response to a local file
  • View preview for HTML responses

HTML responses have “Preview HTML” feature

History: Request entries are synced with local session storage to reuse with a single click.

Fields: – Label – Timestamp – Method – Status code – URL – Path

History entries can be sorted by any fields

Histories can be deleted one-by-one or all together

📁 Collections: Keep your API requests organized with collections and folders. Reuse them with a single click.

Options: – Create infinite collections, folders and requests – Edit, delete, move, export, import and replace

Export, import and replace collections with JSON files

Collections are synced with local session storage

🌐 Proxy: Enable Proxy Mode from Settings to access blocked APIs.

Features: – Hide your IP address – Fixes CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing) issues – Access APIs served in non-HTTPS (http://, localhost, etc.)

Proxy is hosted by ApolloTV – Privacy policy

📜 Pre-Request Scripts: Snippets of code associated with a request that are executed before the request is sent.

Use-cases: – Including the timestamp in the request headers – Sending a random alphanumeric string in the URL parameters

Requests with Pre-Request Scripts are indicated in History entries

⌨️ Keyboard Shortcuts: Optimized for efficiency.

Shortcuts: – Send Request Ctrl + G – Save to Collections Ctrl + S – Copy Request Link Ctrl + K – Reset Request Ctrl + L

To find out more, please check out Postwoman Wiki.

Demo 🚀 Website

Usage 💡

  1. Specify your request method
  2. Type in your API URL
  3. Add API path
  4. Send request
  5. Get response!

You’re done!

Built with 🔧

  • Chromium – Thanks for being so fast!
  • HTML – For the web framework
  • CSS – For styling components
  • JavaScript – For magic!
  • Vue – To add to the JavaScript magic!
  • Nuxt – To add to the Vue magic!

Developing 👷

  1. Clone this repo with git.
  2. Install dependencies by running npm install within the directory that you cloned (probably postwoman).
  3. Start the development server with npm run dev.
  4. Open development site by going to http://localhost:3000 in your browser.

Or, with docker-compose:

  1. Clone this repo with git.
  2. Run docker-compose up
  3. Open development site by going to http://localhost:3000 in your browser.

Docker 🐳 Docker Cloud Build Status



docker pull liyasthomas/postwoman


docker run -p 3000:3000 liyasthomas/postwoman:latest


docker build -t postwoman:latest“`

Releasing 🏷️

  1. Clone this repo with git.
  2. Install dependencies by running npm install within the directory that you cloned (probably postwoman).
  3. Build the release files with npm run build.
  4. Find the built project in ./dist.

Contributing 🍰

Please read CONTRIBUTING for details on our CODE OF CONDUCT, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.

Continuous Integration 💚 Travis Build Status

We use Travis CI for continuous integration. Check out our Travis CI Status.

Versioning 🔖 GitHub release

This project is developed by Liyas Thomas using the Semantic Versioning specification. For the versions available, see the releases on this repository.

Change log 📝

See the CHANGELOG file for details.

Authors 🔮

Lead Developers

Testing and Debugging


Liyas Thomas
Liyas Thomas

💻 🎨
John Harker
John Harker

💻 🎨
Nicholas La Roux
Nicholas La Roux

Thomas Yuba
Thomas Yuba

Nick Palenchar
Nick Palenchar

Terran Blake
Terran Blake

Andrew Bastin
Andrew Bastin



Jacob Anavisca
Jacob Anavisca

Nityananda Gohain
Nityananda Gohain

Hossein Nedaee
Hossein Nedaee

James George
James George


See the list of contributors who participated in this project.


Code Contributors

This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. [Contribute].


Financial Contributors

Become a financial contributor and help us sustain our community. [[Contribute](]




Support this project with your organization. Your logo will show up here with a link to your website. [[Contribute](]


License 📄

This project is licensed under the MIT License – see the LICENSE file for details.

Acknowledgements 🙏

  • Hat tip to anyone whose code was used
  • Inspirations:


| Status | Preview | Markdown code (copy & paste into || ———– | ———– | ———– || Default | Postwoman | [![Postwoman](]( || Success | Postwoman | [![Postwoman](]( || Critical | Postwoman | [![Postwoman](]( || Custom | Postwoman | [![Postwoman](]( || Customize | Postwoman | [![Postwoman](]( |

Happy Coding ❤︎

To restore the repository download the bundle


and run:

 git clone liyasthomas-postwoman_-_2019-11-21_05-19-05.bundle 

Uploader: liyasthomas
Upload date: 2019-11-21