An honest review of Insomnia Designer and Insomnia Core

Incremental improvements on your API design workflow

Insomnia Designer debug mode on a swagger spec for FHIR R4 Explanation of Benefit (EOB)¹

Insomnia Designer vs Swagger-Editor

swagger-editor running locally. Identical to hosted version.
Managed Environments in debug mode. ENV can be combined in the Base Environment. This allows you to template your ENV and rapidly switch between configurations.
Game changer
swagger-editor server export. The listing for client SDKs is just as impressive. Testament to the Swagger community.
SwaggerHub API Designer. Note the left-hand navigation pane not included with swagger-editor. It seems minor, but navigation helps workflow enormously on large specs.

Insomnia Core vs Postman

Insomnia Core (v7.1.1) OAuth2.0 Authorization code preset.
Postman (v7.23.0) OAuth2.0 Authorization code preset. A modal and multiple steps of navigation.
# Import comparison of Insomnia Core and Postman
| Insomnia-only | Both | Postman-only |
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
| Insomnia | Swagger (v2) | RAML |
| HAR | OpenAPI (v3) | Runscope |
| | Postman v2 | Postman v1 |
| | WADL | |
| | cURL | |
Insomnia Core (V7.1.1) selecting exports
# Export comparison of Insomnia Core and Postman
| Insomnia-only | Both | Postman-only |
|-----------------|---------|---------------|
| Insomnia | | Postman |
| HAR | | |

Wrapping-up

Design decisions

Industry context

Disclaimer

Footnotes

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