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Paw is a REST client for Mac.

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  • Postman is limiting local collection runner to 25 runs for basic plans
    If you have macos I highly recommend rapidAPI postman is just to heavy for simple requests.. - Source: Hacker News / 29 days ago
  • Have been asked to build an API. Been using curl commands to query my current build. Are there other methods of querying that I should try and make available for the final product?
    I use rapidapi to test, for delivering to the customer I would give good docs and curl examples or swagger. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Report: More Developers Use Linux Than a Mac
    There are tons and tons of small utilities that are great for developers such as Sip, TextSniper, ProxyMan, RapidAPI etc. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Show HN: Ezy – open-source gRPC client, alternative to Postman and Insomnia
    Pretty happy with Paw (, macOs) also supports gRPC. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Show HN: Restfox – A web based HTTP client inspired by Insomnia and Postman
    Switched away from Postman to a native Mac app and my RAM couldn't be happier ( - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Over 100 project ideas for developers learning any new programming language
    What if there was a way to load requests for a project from a variety of spec files and easily make those requests? Like a CLI version of Postman or Paw. - Source: / 5 months ago
  • Web client to test your REST APIs
    Better than Postman? Clearly you’re talking about Paw. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Stress Testing with cURL
    There are plenty of tools for stress testing, read RapidAPI, paw, SoapUI, Postman, rest-assured, JMeter and so on! I'm sure they are amazing, however that's all big and heavy, slow, sometimes paid tools! - Source: / 6 months ago
  • Show HN: Kreya, a Postman Alternative
    If you’re on a Mac, I can recommend Paw ( - they have a native client that is super fast, provides great features and advanced dynamic values, and is just a joy to use. Don’t know about the GraphQL story, however. - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Are there any lesser-known tools you use a lot in your work?
    Paw for a REST client and quickly sharing projects with teams. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Top tools to help you stay productive as a developer
    Another alternative you might want to look into is Paw – it’s a paid tool, and only available for macOS, but it has everything most people would need. The design is simplistic and modern, my only gripe is that it is so feature rich that it has a bit of a learning curve, and some basic actions felt a bit buried in the UI. - Source: / 9 months ago
  • Dear Software developers and Office users, what is your must have apps etc to complete your productivity?
    Paw: HTTP client and dev tool. Like Postman but native. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Ask HN: Who is hiring? (June 2022)
    Paw & RapidAPI | Building world-class tools for API developers | Remote in Europe (GMT +00 to +03) Positions: macOS Software Engineer (Swift & Objective-C) | Frontend Software Engineer (React) At Paw, our goal is to build the best possible productivity tools for developers, and in particular, for building and designing APIs (REST & GraphQL). Paw was launched as a Mac-only application and has recently become... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • What tools/libraries/practices do you use that improve your iOS development?
    I love Paw for API testing, saves a lot of time. Also, Charles for proxy. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Which API Platforms like Postman are MacBook Pro Programmers using?
    Have to agree Insomnia is great, could also give Paw a look, I've used it in the past and was impressed - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Convert curl commands to code in several languages
    I use Paw[1] for this, which is obviously a lot more powerful by allowing me to easily toggle and/or modify query params, headers, edit body as structured JSON/XML, etc. Probably doable in other API clients like Insomnia[2], too. [1] [2] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • A brief reflection on Mac software stagnation
    It’s not the focus of the article—which is clearly intended to narrowly focus on the current state of macOS UI APIs—so I can’t fault it for having no mention of Electron. But it’s hard not to see a huge Electron-shaped hole in the picture painted. At least for my usage, nearly all of my dailyish use apps are either: - built in (Finder, Activity Monitor, Reminders) - macOS native but get little benefit from that... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Who is hiring? (March 2022)
    iOS/macOS Software Engineer (Swift & Objective-C) At Paw, our goal is to build the best possible productivity tools for developers, and in particular, for building and designing APIs (REST & GraphQL). Paw was launched as a Mac-only application and has recently become available on the Web, Windows and Linux. It allows team collaboration via a cloud-based syncing backend. We're proud to have Airbnb, Apple,... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Hoppscotch: Open-Source Alternative to Postman
    Dunno your operating system, but Paw for macOS is a great native REST/API GUI client. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Hoppscotch: Open-Source Alternative to Postman
    If you're a Mac user, check out Paw ( - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Tools to install on a new MacBook
    What web dev apps I use... Are mac-only? - Laravel Valet + PHP Monitor will be an intuitive substitute for XAMPP; - Homebrew - package manager; - Kaleidoscope - excellent diff; - Transmit - excellent FTP client; - Sequel Ace - SQL client, successor to Sequel Pro, though the interface has suffered; - Paw - API tool (better interface than Postman); - ImageOptim - image compression; - Alfred App - quick launcher (not... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

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15 Best Postman Alternatives for Automated API Testing [2022 Updated]
Paw is an advanced API tool with powerful features designed explicitly for Mac. Its primary function is to test and describe APIs, and it provides a beautiful interface to make activities such as composing requests, inspecting server responses, and exporting API definitions easier.

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