As you all know starting from Postman v10 we can’t anymore use Collections/Environments stuff etc. Postman introduced a Lightweight client, but as I see it, it is just to do not close the Postman entirely in one step for offline users.
Im pretty sure soon in next steps they will deprecate this client as well.
So whats next for offline users? I created this account on Postman community just to share with you one of the alternatives I migrated today once I noticed scratchpad is gone.
Today I started using Milkman
Git: GitHub - warmuuh/milkman: An Extensible Request/Response Workbench
Pretty easy installation, and I like that you can quickly import collections from Postman (In case you saved a dump before it was deprecated for offline users)
So, for me as a Mac user I need just 2 commands
brew install --cask milkman
to install Milkman and
sudo xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /opt/homebrew/Caskroom/milkman/5.6.0
to grant execution permissions (installation path can be different - you can allways use
brew info milkman to get the installation path)
So, once you get it and configured Proxy, you are ready to fly
Good luck guys,
and Postman Team, I understand that it is all about money, but this amount of trust and loyalty you exchanging for it may not worth it.
Collections, Environments and all the other features that you have been using are still available in Postman. However, you are required to sign in to use those features. It’s a Free account, by signing in to create this post, you now have one.
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