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#1 Postman

Freemium
Proprietary
Chrome OS
Linux
Mac
Windows
Online
Chrome
Github

Postman is a cloud-based multi-platform supported application that allows the user to easily create, use already available, or share the Application Programming Interface keys. The APIs are actually the unique address that is usually used for the interaction of two or more computer applications and software. This platform provides thousands of active APIs that can be used in any type of mobile as well as web applications to directly access the corresponding service.

Usually, it depends on the company if it wants to provide the free-of-cost API for the developer community or not. This platform provides thousands of free APIs for the individual as well as developer teams. This platform is one of the most popular API-providing communities. The user can also create his own API for his own service and provide it to the internet community. For that purpose, the user must own high-speed internet service.

#2 Microsoft Azure API Management

Freemium
Proprietary
SaaS

Microsoft Azure API Management is a cloud-based platform that allows the user to find and use the APIs for their personal/educational or professional projects. This platform can also help the user to easily create his own APIs. For that purpose, the user must have complete access to a server.

That service is also provided on this platform which makes it one of the most popular and mostly used API platforms. It helps the user a lot to understand every single aspect of the project in detail by providing numerous video lectures and written articles. The operations and functionalities to be performed to get or create the API, are easy and well managed on this platform. It provides a complete cloud computing platform that is highly being used by top companies and organizations for their IT-related tasks.

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#3 Amazon API Gateway

Freemium
Proprietary
SaaS

Amazon API Gateway is a cloud-based platform that allows the user to easily create, manage, share as well as use the already available APIs. Amazon Web Services (also known as AWS) is the biggest cloud computing service trusted and being used around the globe on large scale covering over half of the cloud computing industry by itself. This platform provides all the features and functionalities which make it an all-in-one tool for cloud computing.

This application provides the user facility to develop applications online without any bulky type of coding, providing the drag and drop features to create a fully-featured and working application. Moreover, it provides hosting, cloud storage, APIs access, and other related services to the user. The feature which makes this platform stand out among its competitors is efficient API development, performance at any space, cost-saving scale, RESTful API option, Flexible security controls, easy monitoring, and many more.

#4 Testfully

Freemium
Proprietary
Online
Chrome
Github

Testfully is a web-based application that allows the user to easily create, use already available or share the Application Programming Interface keys aka API keys. This is a perfect platform that provides millions of active APIs that can be used in any type of mobile, desktop, or web-based application to directly access the corresponding service.

It depends on the developer company of the API if they want to provide the free-of-cost API for the developer community or not. Here, users can easily develop their very own API for their own service and provide it to the internet community. For that purpose, the user must own high-speed internet service. It will be very helpful for the user if he wants to share his services with the internet community allowing them to use the corresponding service paid or free of cost.

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#5 Paw

Freemium
Proprietary
SaaS

Paw is one of the best and most advanced cloud-based platforms which allows the user to conveniently create, use already available or share the Application Programming Interface keys. This platform provides all the features and functionalities which make it an all-in-one tool for cloud computing. Here anyone can create his API key for his own application or service and provide it to the internet community. For that purpose, the user must own high-speed internet service.

No prior knowledge of development is required. Just a little bit of experience of in cloud computing will be enough. There are the features provided on this platform like easy API development, high-performance servers, cost-effective, thousands of API options, security controls given in user’s hand allowing him to easily set the accessibility to public or private, monitoring and reporting.

#6 Axway Amplify API Management

Freemium
Proprietary
Online
Github

Axway Amplify API Management is a perfect and fully-featured API platform that can be used to create, publish, share and use the already available desired API from a huge library of active APIs. The user can conveniently develop his very own API key for application and publish it for educational or professional projects. The user must own a responsive internet server. However, no previous knowledge of application development is required.

Just a little bit of knowledge of cloud computing will do. This application provides the user facility to create web-based applications without any type of coding as it provides the templates for a web application to create a fully-featured and working project. The services provided here are affordable as compared to other companies and platforms. It can be used by any type and level of business or organization.

#7 Insomnia REST Client

Free
Proprietary
Online
Github

Insomnia REST Client is a web-based application that helps the user to create, share, publish or use the already created and working Application Programming Interface (API) keys. This application provides highly responsive and working APIs for the user to allow them to use it in their personal/educational as well as a professional project. This application provides free as well as paid API keys depending on the publishers either they provided it for free or set it to pay.

This is a perfect application that works as a bridge between and plays an important role as a marketplace for the developers as well as the user. This is a fully-featured tool that provides active APIs along with easy to use interface. On its interface, the company has provided a search bar that can be easily used to search for a specific topic to find related APIs allowing the user to search for the desired API in seconds.

#8 Firecamp

Freemium
Proprietary
Linux
Mac
Windows
Online
Chrome

Firecamp is a downloadable application supported on multiple operating systems including LINUX, macOS, and Windows which allows the user to easily create/develop the API Keys for the applications and websites. This application also allows the user to use the already available APIs which are actually provided by other developers for the internet community.

It provides a perfect platform full of features and tools that are required for the development of responsive, fast, and easily accessible APIs. The application can be downloaded from the official website for macOS, Windows, and LINUX without any charges. This platform provides its repositories on GitHub so working with this application or integrating this tool with own applications is very easy using the Command-line interface in LINUX as well as macOS.

#9 Nightingale

Freemium
Proprietary
Windows
Online
Github

Nightingale is a Windows downloadable application software that allows the user to create/develop, share and publish the API keys for the public. This application also works as a marketplace for the developer allowing them to easily sell their APIs to the internet community.

It provides access to hundreds of free of cost as well as paid APIs by providing a library of active and responsive Application Programming interface keys which allows the user to use them in their education as well as professional level projects. The API keys are used to integrate the corresponding service or application into an application being developed. It provides a user-friendly interface along with a bulk of basic as well as advanced level features and functionalities allowing the user to use this platform as a perfect tool for their development projects.

#10 Hoppscotch

Freemium
Open Source
Firefox
Chrome
Online
Github

Hoppscotch is an open-source web-based application that allows users to easily develop APIs for their own applications and websites. It also allows the user to publish these API keys for the public. This is a fully-featured integrated development environment (IDE) for the developer community and allows them to easily develop their next project here without downloading and installing any type of software.

However, it supports limited programming languages and libraries which does not make it the best application for development purposes. It provides the facilities and functionalities for basic level API development allowing the user to just develop the API here and then use it in the desired application and perform further development of application process in other IDE platforms like Visual Studio. The integration of this application with other platforms is very easy and can be done using the command line interface and specified commands. It can also be found on GitHub.

#11 Advanced REST Client (ARC)

Free
Open Source
Windows
Online
Chrome

Advanced REST Client (ARC) is an open-source window-supported downloadable application provided for the development as well as testing of the Application programming interface keys. It comes with an interactive user interface along with a bulk of tools and functionalities that allows the user to easily develop as well as test the response time, activeness, accessibility and ease of use of the API without switching to any other platform for testing purposes.

It provides all the basic as well as advanced level tools and features that are required to carry out these tasks. All the tests are conducted using the advanced and updated complex algorithm which is working behind simple use applications. The developer of this application has also provided the Chrome web browser extension which makes it even more reliable.

#12 Thunder Client

Free
Proprietary
Windows
Online
Linux
Mac
Github

Thunder Client is a closed source extension for Microsoft Visual Studio that can be used for testing the API keys before integrating them into the main project. This extension is very useful for the developers who need to integrate owned or free-of-cost API keys into the web-based as well as mobile application development. APIs are usually used to integrate the specific service or other application into an application.

This part of development is very important for any type of application so this application provides the authenticity, response time, usability as well as activeness of the API key so it would not create a problem when it is once integrated into the application and can perform its tasks perfectly. It can be installed and added in Visual Studio by using the specified commands which are also provided on the official website.

#13 TestMace

Free
Open Source
Linux
Mac
Windows
Online
Github

TestMace is a closed source multi-platform supported application that can be used to test the API keys before integrating them into the application under development. It can be downloaded and installed on Windows, macOS as well as on LINUX. This platform provides a friendly user interface with a bulk of functionalities that makes it possible for the user to easily test the response time, activeness, accessibility, and ease of use of the API without installing any other application.

It provides all the basic also advanced-level functionalities and features that are required to carry out these tasks seamlessly. It also provides the functionalities for entry-level API development allowing the user to develop the API here and use it in the desired application. The user needs to perform further development of the application process in other IDE platforms that are actually developed for software development.

#14 Requester

Free
Open Source
Windows
Online
Mac
Github

Requester is an open-source extension for sublime text editor 3 which allows the user to easily integrate the services of platforms like PAW, Postman in the sublime text editor and use it as an API development tool. This simple-to-use application is developed and launched by an individual developer for the internet community allowing all the users to easily and free of cost connect the services of a complex application to a comparatively simple application and use it for development purposes.

This extension the authenticity, response time, usability of the API key so when it is integrated into the application can perform its tasks flawlessly. This application is specially developed for beginner users who face problems and complexities while using high-level programming language editors and IDE set-ups.

#15 Stoplight

Free
Open Source
Linux
Mac
Windows
Online
Github

Stoplight is a cloud-based closed source application that allows the user to easily design and develop the API keys for their own project or someone else. This platform provides all the functionalities and tools which are required for basic as well as advanced level designing and development of API keys. It provides some unique features including designing, mocking, documentation, governance, visibility, collaboration, and at last, development.

All of these features are actually the phases that are the mandatory ingredients for any advanced-level development environment. This platform is highly trusted and being sued by thousands of users globally and companies like EA games and many more. This platform also provided internet communities for the developers as well as the user where they can learn from each other and share their experiences with the world.

#16 APId

Free
Open Source
SaaS
Self-Hosted
Github

APId is an open-source framework that allows the user to test the API he is working on, before integrating it into the main project. This platform helps the user and can be very useful for the developer community as they need to integrate the API keys into the applications or any project they are working on. APIs are a unique key that is usually used to integrate the pre-defined service or other application into an application.

This phase of application development is an important part of any type of application, including desktop, mobile as well as web-based applications. This platform provides the response time and authenticity of the API key so it would not create a problem when it is once integrated into the application and can perform its tasks perfectly.