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2018-08-02T06:44:00Z

What needs improvement with Postman?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Postman.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I have recently noticed that, for some reason, I am not able to import collections in JSON. It is weird because I was able to do it before. When you create a new collection and documentation, in tests, you usually have to click Save. If you don't click Save, your collections don't sync with other devices, which is something I don't like. It is not clear for the users in a shared workspace, and I usually forget to click Save and end up losing all the collections that I created. I create a lot of routes, and clicking Save all the time isn't efficient. Instead of clicking Save all the time, there should be an option to save everything in one go.

2021-02-09T19:23:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Actually, I received some errors regarding the testing of SOAP APIs. There's definitely some space for improving the user's experience. There needs to be more flexibility surrounding the testing of SOAP APIs. Currently, they are primarily based on JSON files — invest APIs actually. I know that SOAP APIs are considered a little outdated but they're still in use. Unfortunately, because of this, I have to search for another solution that supports SOAP APIs, because Postman doesn't.

2020-11-13T13:24:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

An area that needs some improvement would be to allow multiple windows with different collections to be open at the same time. It only allows you to open one with the same collection. If we open a new Postman window, it does not allow me to have the same collection as I had in the previous window. Allowing us to have replicas of the same collection open independently would be helpful. I would like to see if it can incorporate Jenkins integrations.

2020-09-22T07:16:10Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

The solution can be confusing for first-time users so it could be made a little more user friendly. It's just click and proceed but still confusing if you haven't used it before.

2020-09-17T08:05:52Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

In terms of what can be improved, I would expect extra features that would make our work easier. I just saw that it's functioning is based on the machine. Meaning, if we have a certain build on one machine it won't work with another build even if we are using the same URL. It would give us a connection refuse. So developing environment compatibility would make it better. Other than that, I don't see anything more to improve. As it is now, I get for a return whatever I am expecting. That's why I gave it a seven or an eight. Because I'm not expecting much on that portion. Because, we are mostly focused on that I would expect more validation points.

2020-06-15T07:34:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

The pricing should be adjusted for the Pro plan.

2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

When you get a response, for example, if you search the response and want to know how many numbers of fields, it displays 10 times. If a purchase has five to 10 cards in the response, instead of one of the fields being mandatory, it has to be part of each section of the cards. I would like that if you click on one of the fields you should be able to see the entire row of fields, names, and values.

2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

I have display issues in my Windows that need to be fixed.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Consultant

We would like to create an entire suite where we can check the contents of the definition, like the server file. It should be able to check the records and compare them to the regression testing more on the automation side. We cannot see transaction times in the product.

2018-08-02T06:44:00Z
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