Insomnia REST Client vs Reqres

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Insomnia REST Client

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Insomnia REST Client vs Reqres: 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, Reqres is detailed as "Test your front-end against a real API". A hosted REST-API ready to respond to your AJAX requests.

Insomnia REST Client and Reqres can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Insomnia REST Client are:

  • Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Data import/export
  • SSL client certificates

On the other hand, Reqres provides the following key features:

  • Reqres does not store any of your data at all
  • Fake data
  • Real responses

Insomnia REST Client and Reqres are both open source tools. It seems that Insomnia REST Client with 10.2K GitHub stars and 590 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Reqres with 944 GitHub stars and 117 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Insomnia REST Client and Reqres
Stephen Fox
Artificial Intelligence Fellow · | 1 upvote · 156.5K 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.

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Pros of Insomnia REST Client
Pros of Reqres
  • 15
    Easy to work with
  • 10
    Great user interface
  • 6
    Works with GraphQL
  • 2
    Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • 2
    Opensource
  • 2
    Preserves request templates
  • 0
    Vim and Emacs key map
  • 0
    Does not have history feature
  • 2
    Fake data
  • 2
    RESTful API
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Always-on
  • 1
    Rapid prototyping of interfaces
  • 1
    Language agnostic
  • 1
    Hosted on Digital Ocean

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Cons of Insomnia REST Client
Cons of Reqres
  • 2
    Do not store credentials in HTTP
  • 2
    Do not have team sharing options
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    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 Reqres?

    A hosted REST-API ready to respond to your AJAX requests.

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