The Linux app for Postman is available! We know many of our users have been hoping for this, and today we were able to deliver on our promise to “not forget the Linux developer.” The Linux app is built on the same technology as the native Mac & Windows apps (Electron), and helps Postman get closer to our goal of making APIs easier for every developer. You can get the new app by heading here.
This app is particularly important for Linux folks who currently use the Postman Chrome app. In late August, Chromium announced plans to end support for Chrome Apps over the next two years. All Linux, Mac and Windows users can now use a native Postman app, and there will be plenty of time to help users migrate. Chromium has indicated they will be fully deprecating apps in the second half of 2017.
The Postman native apps provide the same features as the Chrome app, providing a complete platform for building, testing, documenting and sharing APIs, and making your workflow faster and easier. In addition, the native apps provide developers with seamless request capturing and cookie handling functionality. Users of the Postman Chrome app needed to download the Postman Interceptor Chrome Extension to manage cookies and capture requests in the desktop browser; our native apps provide this functionality within the app itself.
All the Postman native apps are free, of course, like the Chrome app. The new Linux app is available in 64-bit (x64); the native Mac app is available for OS X Yosemite or later; the Windows app is available both in 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64), for Windows 7 & later. You can read more about how to install the correct version here.
Transitioning to a native Postman app is quite simple for Chrome app users – all you need do is sign into your Postman account after you download and start the new native app, and all your history and collections will be automatically synced.
We’re encouraging Postman Chrome users to transition to the Linux, Mac or Windows app as soon as convenient, by heading to our website and downloading the correct app. Or of course, send us an email at email@example.com, and we’ll help you directly.