What is Postman?

Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs—faster.

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API repository

Easily store, catalog, and collaborate around all your API artifacts on one central platform. Postman can store and manage API specifications, documentation, workflow recipes, test cases and results, metrics, and everything else related to APIs.

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Tools

The Postman platform includes a comprehensive set of tools that help accelerate the API lifecycle—from design, testing, documentation, and mocking to the sharing and discoverability of your APIs.

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Intelligence

The Postman platform gives you advanced intelligence and insights about all of your API operations by leveraging alerts and security warnings, search, reporting, and more.

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Workspaces

Postman workspaces help you organize your API work and collaborate across your organization or across the world. There are three different kinds of Postman workspaces for your different needs: personal workspaces, team workspaces, and public workspaces.

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Integrations

Postman integrates with the most important tools in your software development pipeline to enable API-first practices. The Postman platform is also extensible through the Postman API and through open source technologies.

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How to get started

You can sign up and get started with Postman for free. Postman also offers a range of paid plans that give you and your team more advanced options and flexibility.

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Case studies

See a wide selection of detailed use cases from nearly every industry on the Postman case studies page.