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Software engineers are an interesting bunch... Reading all the bashing comments about Paw not being free, I can't help but feel a vibe, that some people expect to be paid thousands of dollars and not pay a single cent themselves. Where does this entitlement come from?

Good job guys! You made a fantastic product. I will always favor native apps over Electron hacks. I can't count how many times I've CMD+Tabbed to Chrome and hit CMD+W to close a tab, only to see Postman disappear. It disrupts my flow.

One thing though. I'm a developer, I know what I'm doing. Please make JSON Text the default option. Formatted JSON doesn't hurt or threaten me :) I expect to see my responses exactly as they are.

Edit: Unfortunately I have to edit this comment to give additional feedback about Paw. I'm using the 30 day trial, i.e. I am evaluating the product. Paw is running in the background, I'm not interacting with it in any way, but it jumps to foreground, just to show me a pop-up window informing me, that I have 29 days left of trial and should upgrade. No, thank you, I installed the app just an hour ago. I'm aware of the 30 day trial. No need to nag about it every 20 minutes, that will not prompt me to upgrade any sooner. If anything, it does quite the opposite.




Yes, exactly this. I so have to second the edit. It's exactly the same for me. I'm way more tempted to delete the app instead of buying it. Only using it for an hour and so far it has annoyed me way more than it helped me.


When I do development in my spare time, I tend to gravitate towards paid software, since it tends to be higher quality and have better support.

However, my employer is extremely frugal and has very tight budgetary controls, so getting even the smallest expenses approved can be a huge hassle. So, perhaps ironically, I gravitate towards free products when doing professional development.

This is probably completely backwards, but it is what it is!

Anyway, I disagree with all the Paw bashing of course, but I think it is important for everyone to be aware of free alternatives - not necessarily because people feel "entitled" to free stuff, but that their circumstances may cause them to prefer not having to pay.


I've had frugal employers before, and I've pulled out my credit card and bought software with my own money. Just like buying my own lunch, or books. Just seemed like the right thing to do.


So you have to be lucky that

a) your colleagues will do the same so your team can use similar tools

b) you don't have to jump through hoops to install any software at all


All fixed! It was a nasty bug, and a terrible UX. A one-liner to fix, but hard to find :) Sorry about that! And thank you to bring that to us, aavotins!

Bugfix version Paw 3.0.5 has just been released https://paw.cloud/updates/3.0.5 (you can update from the app from Paw menu > Check for Updates…).


Thanks for the nice feedback, and sorry for the trial window inconvenience. That's clearly a bug, we don't want to buzz users in any way except at app start time in the welcome window. Will look into this bug right now, and find a fix. -Micha from Paw


In v3 (not sure about older versions) you can set the default visualization in preferences. I set it to JSON text the moment I discovered it.




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