Lately I had some issues with Postman like a lot of other people.
Long story short: If you have a personal workspace, create a team and then decide you do not want a team anymore and delete it, all your personal workspaces and collections are automatically deleted.
I wanted to be smart and took my second device offline and opened Postman. However, Postman says: You are offline, so you cannot access your synced workspaces.
That means: Everything is gone and cannot be recovered.
That was the trigger to move to another tool. I tried Insomnia and it is a great alternative to Postman. It is open source and has a lot of features.
You do not even need a paid account, but you can easily sync your workspaces with git to any repository you want. It also has a lot of plugins you can use to extend the functionality.
To start a new collection, you should create a new
Design Document not a
Request Collection. The advantage of a
Design Document is that you can work on an OpenAPI specification or create requests from scratch. Also git sync is only available for
Design Documents and you get these 3 tabs:
Design tab is where you can create your requests as an OpenAPI specification or import from a yml or json file. The
Debug tab is where you can test your requests or create new requests. The
I am really happy with Insomnia and I will use it for all my API testing. It is a great alternative to Postman and I can recommend it especially for the plugins and the free git sync.