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Apiary vs Gelato.io: What are the differences?

What is Apiary? Integrated API documentation, prototyping and testing. It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that apiary.io saves.

What is Gelato.io? Really Sweet API Documentation. Gelato.io is a SaaS tool for creating API documentation and developer portals.

Apiary and Gelato.io belong to "Documentation as a Service & Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Apiary are:

  • Documentation- Organized around resources, code samples with syntax highlight, easy to explore.
  • Inspector- Users can make API calls through apiary.io, we show them how they differ from documentation.
  • Community- Opensource your API documentation on GitHub. The right channel between developers on both side of the API.

On the other hand, Gelato.io provides the following key features:

  • Import from Swagger or API Blueprint
  • Sync with Github
  • Guide editor with live preview
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From a StackShare Community member: "I just started working for a start-up and we are in desperate need of better documentation for our API. Currently our API docs is in a README.md file. We are evaluating Postman and Swagger UI. Since there are many options and I was wondering what other StackSharers would recommend?"

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it · | 8 upvotes · 274.3K views

I use Postman because of the ease of team-management, using workspaces and teams, runner, collections, environment variables, test-scripts (post execution), variable management (pre and post execution), folders (inside collections, for better management of APIs), newman, easy-ci-integration (and probably a few more things that I am not able to recall right now).

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Sadik Ay
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I recommend Postman because it's easy to use with history option. Also, it has very great features like runner, collections, test scripts runners, defining environment variables and simple exporting and importing data.

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I use Swagger UI because it's an easy tool for end-consumers to visualize and test our APIs. It focuses on that ! And it's directly embedded and delivered with the APIs. Postman's built-in tools aren't bad, but their main focus isn't the documentation and also, they are hosted outside the project.

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Pros of Apiary
Pros of Gelato.io
  • 29
    Easy to use
  • 19
    Free to use
  • 12
    Traffic inspector
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    Free
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    Collaboration
  • 7
    Mock API
  • 4
    Dashboard
  • 3
    Customization
  • 2
    30 Days Trial
  • 2
    Access Control
  • 2
    Documentation
  • 2
    Validate API Documentation
  • 1
    API explorer
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    Clean syntax
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    Provisioning
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    Shared API blueprint templates
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    Github integration helps with collaboration
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    Code auto-generation
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    Swagger and API blueprint import
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    API explorer
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    Code auto-generation
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    Good feature developer likes
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    Developers on our API are saying how they love our docs
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    Great API editor
  • 1
    Kong integration
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    Easy and customizable

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What is Apiary?

It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that apiary.io saves.

What is Gelato.io?

Gelato.io is a SaaS tool for creating API documentation and developer portals.

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What tools integrate with Apiary?
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What are some alternatives to Apiary and Gelato.io?
ReadMe.io
It is an easy-to-use tool to help you build out documentation! Each documentation site that you publish is a project where there is space for documentation, interactive API reference guides, a changelog, and much more.
Apigee
API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world.
Postman
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
Swagger UI
Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API
jsdoc
JSDoc 3 is an API documentation generator for JavaScript, similar to JavaDoc or PHPDoc. You add documentation comments directly to your source code, right along side the code itself. The JSDoc Tool will scan your source code, and generate a complete HTML documentation website for you.
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