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Legacy Sync is going away!

TL;DR – With the next release of Insomnia, we are promoting Version Control Beta to stable and removing Legacy Sync from the app. Why is Legacy Sync going away? The Legacy Sync system has a number of issues leading to potential data…

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Introducing gRPC Support!

We're happy to announce the release of gRPC support for Insomnia, now available in the 2020.5 release. With gRPC support, developers can make requests to gRPC backend services just like they can today with REST / GraphQL services from…

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Introducing Insomnia Designer

TL;DR: Insomnia Designer a new open-source desktop application that provides a modern workflow for teams to design and collaborate on APIs. If you're a software developer, there's a good chance you interact with APIs almost every day…

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Plugin Hub 1.0

TL;DR – Check out the new Insomnia Plugin Hub! 🔥 Insomnia is a great tool for interacting with GraphQL and REST APIs. But, did you know that it can be extended even further with plugins? The community has made some amazing plugins since…

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Insomnia + Kong

Kong and Insomnia Four years ago, I was hunched over my desk, searching for a cURL command that I'd painstakingly put together the week before. I was on a call with a customer and knew I had the exact snippet to solve their problem, but…

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GraphQL Explorer

Starting in version 6.6.2, it is now possible to browse documentation for GraphQL APIs without leaving Insomnia! 🤗🔥 GraphQL explorer demo using GatsbyJS API Since adding GraphQL support two years ago, Insomnia has become one of the go…

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December Recap

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Welcome to the last metrics recap of 2017! The beginning of December was very busy, as Insomnia reached the top of both Reddit (/r/programming) and Hacker News. Reddit – 4000 visits ⇒ 600 downloads Hacker News – 9000 visits ⇒ 1000 downloads…

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November Recap

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November marked the one-year anniversary of the Insomnia Plus plan. I can't even believe it's only taken a year for Insomnia to grow from a side project into a healthy business. Every day still feels like a dream. If you like this post, be…

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Official Ubuntu PPA

Starting with version 5.12.3, Insomnia can now be installed through an official PPA on Ubuntu-based operating systems. Follow these simple instructions to add the repository and install the app.

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New Documentation Website

I'm happy to announce that there is a brand new Documentation Website for Insomnia! The new site is built using HelpScout Knowledge Base, which was chosen for two reasons. (1) Insomnia was already using HelpScout to manage support email…

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OAuth 1.0 Support is Here!

Starting with v5.11.0, Insomnia users can now authenticate using the OAuth 1.0 authentication framework! Twitter OAuth 1.0 OAuth 1.0 support was an extremely popular request so I'm proud to finally announce that it's finished. In fact, it…

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October Recap

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October saw a large increase of traffic due to a very positive Hacker News comment that got a lot af attention. This also produced a large ripple effect of sharing on other social networks like Twitter and Facebook. This influx of users was…

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September Recap

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Here is a short and sweet recap of September's metrics for Insomnia. If you like this post, be sure to check out the other recaps. There's one every month! Metrics Overview Revenue growth is still looking healthy. There have been a lot…

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Introducing GraphQL Support!

Starting in version 5.7.0, you can now interact with a GraphQL server just the same as any other HTTP request inside Insomnia 🤗! GraphQL Screenshot Along with defining and sending queries, the GraphQL integration also provides the…

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Response Previews for PDFs

Insomnia tries to display HTTP responses in the most friendly way possible. For example, HTML files are rendered as web pages, images and SVGs are displayed as bitmaps, and JSON and XML responses are syntax highlighted and interactive. Now…

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Insomnia Is Now Open Source

Today, I'm happy to announce that the Insomnia desktop app is now open source software under the MIT license! The source code is hosted on GitHub for your viewing pleasure. Journey to Open Source I launched Insomnia more than two years…

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Introducing Color Themes!

Superb design has always been treated as a core feature of Insomnia. However, I recently noticed that no design-related work had been done on Insomnia in months. Because of this, I decided to spend a few days and implement a new design…

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Introducing Insomnia Plus

Today, I'm proud to introduce Insomnia Plus – the first paid addition to Insomnia that syncs data seamlessly across all of your devices. Insomnia Plus also acts as a secure backup, so you can rest assured that you will never accidentally…

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Insomnia Plus Is Now in Beta

tl;dr visit the Insomnia Plus Beta Documentation Four months ago I left my previous job to work full-time on Insomnia. Since then, I've had over 300 amazing conversations with users have helped identify bugs, given feedback, and suggested…

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Hacker News, JSONPath, And More!

Exactly one week ago Insomnia reached #1 on HackerNews, generating around 50,000 website visits, 10,000 new users, and 200 email conversations. I spent the week going through these conversations and implementing common complaints…

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Linux Update Notifications

As you may know, the existing Linux version of Insomnia does not auto-update like the Windows and Mac versions. However, starting with version 3.2.2, the app will display a prompt when a new update is available. This will make keeping up…

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Chrome REST Client Alternatives

Yesterday, Google announced that it would be discontinuing Chrome Apps in mid-2017. This means that popular Chrome-based REST clients like Insomnia (2.0), Postman, Advanced REST Client, and DHC will become unavailable. Luckily, there are…

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