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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Governance

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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Workspaces

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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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.

The future is API-first

At Postman, we believe the future will be built with APIs. The API-First World graphic novel tells the story of how and why the API-first world is coming to be.

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