We are very excited to launch Postman v2.0 on the Chrome Web Store today. 2.0 represents a major transition for Postman as a product and our first step towards building something much more comprehensive towards solving problems with API development.
With 2.0, Postman now has the ability to store and backup your data on the cloud using a service we call Postman Sync. Postman Sync backs up your Postman collections, environments, and header presets instantly and makes it available on other systems where you are using Postman. Your data is stored and transferred securely on our servers. And all of this is available for free!
Before we started off towards building Postman Sync on our own, we tried multiple alternatives. Unfortunately, none of the services had the speed and flexibility that we wanted for Postman. Moreover, our home grown solution helps us build a base for some amazing features that you will see soon inside Postman.
Postman Sync is being rolled out slowly. We will be sending out invites in phases as we scale up hardware.
Do note that the service is optional.
You can continue using Postman as before with all your data stored locally. No part of your data is exposed on the network unless you explicitely decide to share a collection or opt for Postman Sync.
If you are using the Postman legacy app, then Postman Sync is a big reason to migrate to the packaged app. Migration is easy and would just take a couple of minutes.