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Thunder Client is a lightweight Rest API client extension for VS Code, hand-crafted by Ranga Vadhineni with a simple and clean design. The extension was launched on March 31st, 2021. Since then, it has been downloaded by more than 2 million developers worldwide.

Ranga has been using Postman for the past few years. With recent updates, it's very slow to load, has a confusing UI, and also requires context switching between VS Code and Postman. So he built this lightweight VS Code extension with a simple and clean UI. You can read the full blog post.

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Thunder Client major milestones timeline

  • March 31st 2021

    VS Code Extension Launch

    The Thunder Client VS Code extension was launched on Product Hunt. The extension has been downloaded by around 500 users.

  • April 20th 2021

    Youtube Viral

    The extension was discovered by YouTuber James Quick, who published a video about Thunder Client. The extension which had over 1653 downloads at that time, went viral after the video and got thousands of downloads.

  • Dec 20th 2021


    The extension became very popular and shared by users on social media, and it crossed the first milestone of 500k downloads.

  • July 13th 2022

    1 Million Downloads

    The VS Code extension has crossed a major milestone of 1 million downloads.

  • Apr 17th 2023

    2 Million Downloads

    The VS Code extension has crossed a major milestone of 2 million downloads.

  • Dec 1st 2023

    3 Million Downloads

    The Extension has crossed a major milestone of 3 million downloads.