GraphQL Playground

GraphQL IDE for better development workflows

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GraphQL Playground is an IDE for working with GraphQL APIs to write queries, mutations & subscriptions with features like auto-completion, error handling and team collaboration. The Playground can be used as a web-based version or standalone on all desktop platforms.

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  • Pros: 

    It's an invaluable tool in the GraphQL developer toolbox, and a major improvement over vanilla Graphiql.



    When doing GraphQL development, it's essential to have a tool to easily test queries and mutations. With automatic schema discovery, autocomplete, the possibility to use headers and variables, this tool makes that really easy.

    On top of that, code generation and even the possibility to test subscription makes this my number one tool for working with GraphQL queries, mutations and subscriptions.

    The ability to share your playground with other team members with the click of a button makes the development workflow even more smooth.

    Kim Brandwijk has used this product for one day.
  • Paco Hernández
    Paco HernándezSoftware developer

    Nice extensions to GraphiQL. You can have several tabs at the same time. The documentation opens horizontally, so you can see more info...


    It freezes when results are too large.

    I use as part of another project that I have released in GitHub (

    Paco Hernández has used this product for one month.


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Johannes Schickling
Johannes SchicklingMaker@_schickling · Co-founder & CEO of Prisma
Thanks a lot for the hunt, Jamie! 🙌 We're super excited to open-source the GraphQL Playground today. While working with GraphQL over the past two years, we've continuously tried to improve our development workflows - this is the result. For those of you who are familiar with GraphiQL, here are some of the biggest additions: * Works standalone as a multi-platform desktop app (and web) * Interactive, multi-column API docs (with keyboard support) * Sharing of your GraphQL queries/endpoints via GraphQL Bin * Support for real-time subscriptions * Other features like HTTP headers, VIM mode, tabs, query history & more We're looking forward to your feedback and hope you find it useful for your GraphQL workflows! Happy developing! 👩‍💻
Michael Lukaszczyk
Michael Lukaszczyk@m_lukaszczyk · Co-Founder at GraphCMS
Awesome work guys! It's been about time for a Graphiql on steroids.
Jamie Barton
Jamie BartonHunter@notrab · Husband, Dad & Developer 🙌
I've been using GraphQL for about 6 months and I spend quite a lot of time inside GraphiQL. This takes GraphiQL to the next level. I'd also like to add - if you haven't, you should certainly check out all products by @graphcool
Hugo Villain
Hugo Villain@hypervillain · Product, Poetry
Chromeless was already really nice. This one is a must! I particularly like that you can use playground as a React component, will definitely use it in my personal developer webpage
Aurnik@aurnik · Chief Fashion Officer
Been using this within Graphcool for a while now and it's definitely been the best and most cleanly designed editor for GQL queries 💯