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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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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Postman's full-lifecycle approach to governance lets adopters shift left their development practices, resulting in better-quality APIs, and fostering collaboration between developer teams and API design teams.

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

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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.

Go with the Flows

Postman Flows, our new low-code tool for building API applications, lets you create workflows, integrations, and automations in a collaborative environment—without writing a single line of code.

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A new way to build APIs

Every day millions of developers do amazing things with APIs, together. Watch the video to see how Postman is revolutionizing the way they work.

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Postman v11 is here!

It's jam-packed with updates to help you collaborate on your APIs, augment yourself with AI, and more.