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Paw vs Retrofit: What are the differences?

Paw: The ultimate REST client for Mac. 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; Retrofit: A type-safe HTTP client for Android and Java. Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface.

Paw and Retrofit can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Paw are:

  • Organize your Requests, make Groups or sort by Host, Name, etc.
  • Easily build your requests, enjoy Formatters and Dynamic Values.
  • See Request and Response infos, headers, and body.

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

  • URL parameter replacement and query parameter support
  • Object conversion to request body (e.g., JSON, protocol buffers)
  • Multipart request body and file upload

Retrofit is an open source tool with 33K GitHub stars and 6.13K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Retrofit's open source repository on GitHub.

Swat.io, Pubu, and PlanHW are some of the popular companies that use Paw, whereas Retrofit is used by Square, Robinhood, and Samba Tech. Paw has a broader approval, being mentioned in 17 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Retrofit, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Paw
Pros of Retrofit
  • 46
    Great interface
  • 37
    Easy to use
  • 25
    More stable and performant than the others
  • 16
    Saves endpoints list for testing
  • 13
    Supports environment variables
  • 12
    Integrations
  • 9
    Multi-Dimension Environment Settings
  • 4
    Paste curl commands into Paw
  • 2
    Creates code for any language or framework
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    Cons of Paw
    Cons of Retrofit
    • 3
      It's not free
    • 2
      MacOS Only
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      What is 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.

      What is Retrofit?

      Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface

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