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How to install Insomnia on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Insomnia on macOS using Homebrew. Insomnia is a free cross-platform desktop application that interacts with HTTP-based APIs.

What is Insomnia?

“Insomnia is a free cross-platform desktop application that takes the pain out of interacting with HTTP-based APIs. Insomnia combines an easy-to-use interface with advanced functionality like authentication helpers, code generation, and environment variables. There is also the option to subscribe to a paid plan to gain access to encrypted data sync and team collaboration.” ~ Insomnia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Insomnia on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install insomnia

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Insomnia on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search insomnia                  # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info insomnia               # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install insomnia            # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Insomnia on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.