Insomnia REST Client vs OpenAPI

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Insomnia REST Client

589
487
+ 1
40
OpenAPI

341
274
+ 1
0
Add tool

Insomnia REST Client vs OpenAPI: What are the differences?

Developers describe Insomnia REST Client as "The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴". Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux. On the other hand, OpenAPI is detailed as "Allows the owner of a network-accessible service to give universal access". It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.

Insomnia REST Client and OpenAPI belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Insomnia REST Client and OpenAPI are both open source tools. It seems that OpenAPI with 15.4K GitHub stars and 5.46K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Insomnia REST Client with 10.9K GitHub stars and 634 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Insomnia REST Client has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 143 developers stacks; compared to OpenAPI, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and OpenAPI
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 176.8K views

Postman supports automation and organization in a way that Insomnia just doesn't. Admittedly, Insomnia makes it slightly easy to query the data that you get back (in a very MongoDB-esque query language) but Postman sets you up to develop the code that you would use in development/testing right in the editor.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Insomnia REST Client
Pros of OpenAPI
  • 16
    Easy to work with
  • 11
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 3
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
    Be the first to leave a pro

    Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

    Cons of Insomnia REST Client
    Cons of OpenAPI
    • 2
      Do not store credentials in HTTP
    • 2
      Do not have team sharing options
      Be the first to leave a con

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      - No public GitHub repository available -

      What is Insomnia REST Client?

      Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.

      What is OpenAPI?

      It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      What companies use Insomnia REST Client?
      What companies use OpenAPI?
      See which teams inside your own company are using Insomnia REST Client or OpenAPI.
      Sign up for Private StackShareLearn More

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Insomnia REST Client?
      What tools integrate with OpenAPI?
        No integrations found

        Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

        Blog Posts

        What are some alternatives to Insomnia REST Client and OpenAPI?
        Postman
        It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
        Amazon API Gateway
        Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
        Paw
        Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
        OpenAPI Specification
        It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection.
        Retrofit
        Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface
        See all alternatives