Show HN: Restfox – A web based HTTP client inspired by Insomnia and Postman

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  • Postwoman

    👽 Open source API development ecosystem - https://hoppscotch.io

  • insomnia

    The open-source, cross-platform API client for GraphQL, REST, WebSockets and gRPC.

    I switched to insomnia when postman changed their pricing pulling the rug out from everyone wanting us to pay like $300 more per month. (Before they back tracked)

    https://insomnia.rest/

    I actually prefer it.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • stepci

    Automated API Testing and Quality Assurance

    If you like hurl, you may as well like Step CI, which uses yaml and supports gRPC

    Give it a try: https://stepci.com

    It's free and open-source on GitHub under MPL license

  • vscode-restclient

    REST Client Extension for Visual Studio Code

    I switched to "vscode-restclient" about a year ago and never looked back. It has variables, everything is saved as text, and I can commit it to source control for collaboration's sake.

    https://github.com/Huachao/vscode-restclient

  • Kreya

    Kreya is a GUI client for REST and gRPC with innovative features for environments, authorizations and more.

    I use https://kreya.app/. It is very lean and the only GUI client not using Electron, I could find.

  • milkman

    An Extensible Request/Response Workbench

  • Restfox

    Offline-first web HTTP client

    try to `fetch('https://www.google.com')` from console on a few different websites and you'll either see CSP errors or see the same CORS errors that come up in restfox. all the extension does is send the request with the runtime api to get around the (good and reasonable) security constraints on web pages loaded over http: https://github.com/flawiddsouza/Restfox/tree/main/packages/b...

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    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • postwoman

    👽 A free, fast and beautiful API request builder (web alternative to Postman) https://postwoman.io (by f0rb1d)

  • restclient.el

    HTTP REST client tool for emacs

    Although I mainly stick with curl or requests due to muscle memory, there's also restclient.el https://github.com/pashky/restclient.el. I imagine having builtin org support is super convenient, thanks for sharing.

  • vim-http-client

    Forget your curl today! Make HTTP requests from Vim without wrestling the command line!

    I have moved from postman to https://github.com/aquach/vim-http-client and have never looked back ever since, its opens in vim and has variables to store values and can store comments too in a .txt file. Give this a try if you are using vim.

  • verb

    Organize and send HTTP requests from Emacs

  • bruno

    Opensource IDE For Exploring and Testing Api's (by usebruno)

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