Big List of Free and Open Public APIs (No Auth Needed)

An API (Application Programming Interface) allows you to send and receive data from a remote server, like querying a database. This is helpful when you're building an app or pulling metrics for reporting, because it means you can focus on presenting information in a unique or useful manner, rather than developing the underlying data set. For example, most weather apps get their weather forecast data from a weather API, rather than building weather stations themselves. For more detailed information on how APIs work, see here.

While most APIs require access via API keys (which are similar to passwords), or have complex methods of authentication, there are also quite a few APIs with no requirements at all. This is especially useful for beginners, as it means you can start exploring different APIs right away. It is also useful for web developers looking to access a sample data set for testing.

Big List of Free Open APIs

The APIs below can be accessed using any method:

  • your web browser (just click on the sample URLs to load them)
  • any modern coding language
  • cURL for the command line
  • no-code API clients like Swagger, Postman, or Insomnia
  • Mixed Analytics' own API Connector for Google Sheets
1API DirectoriesAPIs.guruOpenAPI API directory
2API DirectoriesPublic APIsList of public APIs
3Art & ImagesArt Institute of ChicagoArtwork from the museum
4Art & ImagesCOLOURloversColor trends
5Art & ImagesDiceBearGenerate random SVG avatars
6Art & ImagesDogsRandom dog images
7Art & ImagesHTTP CatsCat images for HTTP status codes
8Art & ImagesMetropolitan Museum of ArtArtwork from the museum
9Art & ImagesPHP-NoiseNoise background image generator
10Art & ImagesPlacebearPictures of bears for use as placeholders
11Art & ImagesPlacekittenPlaceholder kitten images
12Art & ImagesRandom DogRandom dog images
13Art & ImagesRandomFoxRandom pictures of foxes
14Art & ImagesRoboHashGenerate unique images from text
15Art & ImagesShibeRandom pictures of Shiba Inu dogs
16Art & ImagesVadivelu Status CodesHTTP Codes with images
17CalendarNager.DatePublic holidays
18CalendarUK Bank HolidaysUK bank holidays
19Content4chan4chan's read-only API
20ContentAnime News NetworkAnime/manga encyclopedia
21ContentChronicling AmericaHistoric US newspapers
22ContentDatamuseQuery words matching conditions
23ContentHackerNewsHacker News API
24ContentJikanUnofficial MyAnimeList API
25ContentListlyTop 10 lists
26ContentMediawikiWikipedia page content and revisions
27ContentRedditPublic content from Reddit
28ContentReddit StocksTop stocks from Wallstreetbets
29ContentRick and MortyRick and Morty characters
30ContentSWAPIStar Wars information
31ContentTVMazeTV show information girls
32ContentWordPressPosts from any public WordPress site
33Crypto & FinanceBinance24 hr crypto data
34Crypto & FinanceCoinBaseCurrency codes and names
35Crypto & FinanceCoinCapReal time cryptocurrency prices
36Crypto & FinanceCoinDeskBitcoin price index
37Crypto & FinanceCoinGeckoCryptocurrency market data
38Crypto & FinanceCoinLoreCryptocurrency market data
39Crypto & FinanceCoinMapCrypto ATMs
40Crypto & FinanceCoinpaprikaCryptocurrency data
41Crypto & FinanceCoinStatsCryptocurrency market data
42Crypto & FinanceCurrency RatesCurrency exchange rates
43Crypto & FinanceDEX ScreenerBlockchain screener
44Crypto & FinanceExchangerateCurrency exchange & crypto rates
45Crypto & FinanceExchangeRate-APIExchange rates
46Crypto & FinanceGeminiCryptocurrency market data
47Crypto & FinanceKrakenCrypto data
48Crypto & FinanceKuCoinCrypto data
49Crypto & FinanceNBP WebCurrency exchange rates and gold prices
50Crypto & FinanceNexchangeCryptocurrency market data
51Crypto & FinanceRazorpay IFSCIndian Financial Systems Codes
52Crypto & FinanceWazirXCrypto data
53Developer ToolsAgifyPredict age based on a name
54Developer ToolsAPIC AgentDetect browser, OS, and device from user agent;%20Intel%20Mac%20OS%20X%2010_15_5)%20AppleWebKit/537.36%20(KHTML,%20like%20Gecko)%20Chrome/89.0.4389.114%20Safari/537.36
55Developer ToolsCloudflare TraceGet IP address, user agent, etchttps://
56Developer ToolsDigital Ocean StatusDigitalOcean status
57Developer ToolsFavicon GrabberGet the favicon for any site
58Developer ToolsFilterListsLists of filters used by ad blockers
59Developer ToolsGenderize.ioPredict gender based on a name
60Developer ToolsGoogle FaviconsGoogle's unofficial favicon fetcher
61Developer ToolsgoQRCreate and read QR codes
62Developer ToolsHTTPBinInspect user agent and headers
63Developer ToolsImage-ChartsChart images,40&chl=Hello|World&chan&chf=ps0-0,lg,45,ffeb3b,0.2,f44336,1|ps0-1,lg,45,8bc34a,0.2,009688,1
64Developer ToolsIPifyGet public IP address
65Developer Toolsis.gdURL shortener
66Developer ToolsMicrolinkRetrieve metadata and screenshots from any URL
67Developer ToolsNationalize.ioPredict nationality based on a name
68Developer ToolsQuickChartGenerate charts on-the-fly{type:'bar',data:{labels:[2019,2020,2021,2022, 2023],datasets:[{label:'Users',data:[120,60,50,180,120]}]}}
69Developer ToolsSerialif ColorGet colors in different formats
70Developer ToolsshrtcodeURL shortener
71Developer ToolsUn-ShortenUnshorten shortened URLs
72Developer ToolsURLhausReceive and submit malware URLs
73Food & DrinkCocktail DatabaseCocktail recipes
74Food & DrinkOpen Brewery DBBreweries
75Food & DrinkOpen Food FactsData on food products
76Food & DrinkPunkAPIBeer recipes
77Food & DrinkWhisky HunterWhisky auctions
78Fun & GamesAmiiboAPINintendo Amiibo database
79Fun & GamesBarterDigital game libraries, wishlists and tradables
80Fun & GamesBoard Game GeekBoard games
81Fun & GamesBoredActivity suggestions
82Fun & GamesCheapSharkPrice comparison for digital games
83Fun & GamesChuck Norris JokesChuck Norris facts
84Fun & GamesD&D 5th EditionOfficial 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons
85Fun & GamesDeck of CardsSimulate a deck of cards
86Fun & GamesEvil Insult GeneratorGenerate insults
87Fun & GamesFreeToGameFree-to-play games
88Fun & GamesGamerpowerFree games and giveaways
89Fun & GamesHyrule CompendiumThe Legend of Zelda: BOTW
90Fun & GamesicanhazdadjokeDad jokes
91Fun & GamesImgflipPopular memes
92Fun & GamesisEvenCheck if a number is even
93Fun & GamesJokeAPIJokes
94Fun & GamesjServiceTrivia questions from Jeopardy
95Fun & GamesMagic: The GatheringCards and sets from MTG
96Fun & GamesOfficial JokeJokes
97Fun & GamesOpen Trivia DBTrivia questions
98Fun & GamesPokéAPIPokémon data
99Fun & GamesPokémon TCGPokémon card data
100Fun & GamesRuneScapeRunescape data
101Fun & GamesScryfallMagic: The Gathering card data
102Fun & GamesTCGdexPokémon card data
103Fun & GamesXIVAPIFinal Fantasy XIV
104Fun & Gamesxkcdxkcd comics
105Fun & GamesYes or No?Randomly generate a yes or no image
106GeoAdresseFrench addresses and geocoding
107GeoCountry.isLookup country by IP address
108GeoGeocodeForward/reverse geocoding,-0.12768?geoit=json
109GeoGeoJSGeolocation by IP address
110GeogeoPluginCurrency conversion and geolocation data
111GeoGetTheDataUK geo coordinates conversion
112GeoHelloSalutTranslate "hello" by IP address
113GeoHong Kong GeoData StoreHong Kong geo data
114GeoipapiGeolocation by IP address
115GeoIPGeoGeolocation by IP address
116GeoKennzeichengeneratorAustrian district information
117GeoNominatumLocations and addresses
118GeoOpen Topo DataDetermine elevation for lat/long,172.5|27.6,1.98&interpolation=cubic
119GeoPostcodesUK geo data by postcode
120GeoViaCEPBrazil's postal address codes (CEPs)
121GeoZippopotamusZip code information for 60 countries
122GeoZiptasticUS geo data by zipcode
123GovernmentBanco Central Do BrasilBrazil Central Bank data
124GovernmentBelgian Open Data InitiativeBelgian government open data
125GovernmentBrasilBrazil public data
126GovernmentCiviXLaw and bylaw content of British Columbia
127GovernmentColorado Information MarketplaceColorado state open data
128GovernmentData USAUS public data
129GovernmentData.govU.S. government open data government open data
131GovernmentDawumGerman election polls
132GovernmentFBI WantedFBI Wanted data
133GovernmentFederal RegisterDaily journal of the US government
134GovernmentFood Standards AgencyUK restaurant hygiene ratings
135GovernmentNYC Open DataNew York City open data
136GovernmentOpen Data DCWashington DC open data,FROMMEASURE,TOMEASURE,FROMDATE,TODATE&outSR=4326&f=json
137GovernmentOpen Government, CanadaCanadian government open data
138GovernmentRepresent Civic InformationCanada's elected officials and electoral districts
139GovernmentUSAspendingU.S. federal government spending data
140GovernmentUSPTOUS Patent and Trademark Office
141GovernmentWorld BankWorld Bank open data
142HealthHealthCare.govUS health insurance data
143HealthMakeupMakeup brands and product info
144HealthNPPESUS health care providers
145HealthOpen DiseaseCovid-19 and influenza stats
146HealthopenFDAFood & Drug Administration data (US)
147InspirationAdvice SlipGenerate random advice
148InspirationAffirmationsGenerate affirmations
149InspirationBiriyana As a ServiceBiriyani images
150InspirationDictumInspiring expressions
151InspirationKanyeKanye quotes
152InspirationQuotableRandom quotes
153InspirationQuote GardenDatabase of 75000 quotes
154InspirationQuotes on DesignQuotes about design
155InspirationStoicism QuoteQuotes about stoicism
156LanguageChinese Character WebInformation about Chinese characters
157LanguageChinese Text ProjectDigital library for pre-modern Chinese texts
158LanguageFree DictionaryWord definitions and phonetics
159LanguagePurgoMalumCheck content for profanity
160MusicBinary JazzFetch a random genre
161MusiciTunes SearchiTunes content
162MusicMusicBrainzMusic data
163MusicOpenwhydPlaylists from various streaming platforms
164Open DataArchive.orgLarge public digital archive
165Open DataCarbon IntensityCarbon intensity of the electricity system in Great Britain
166Open DataData.Police.UKUK crime & police data
167Open DataHouse Stock WatcherUS Congress members' stock transactions
168Open DataOpen LibraryInformation about books
169Open DataPM2.5PM2.5 environmental data monitoring
170Open DataTeleportLocation and quality of life data
171Open DataUniversities ListUniversities
172Open DataVehiclesNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration's catalog of vehicles specs*BA?format=json&modelyear=2011
173Open DataWayback MachineInternet archive availability
174Open DataWikipediaPageview stats
175ScienceArcsecondWorldwide astronomy data
176SciencearXivResearch-sharing platform
177ScienceAsterankAsteroids, minor planets, and other objects
178ScienceCat-FactsDaily cat facts
179ScienceCelesTrakGeneral perturbations orbital data
180ScienceGBIFGlobal Biodiversity Information Facility,1899
181ScienceiDigBioDigitized data for millions of biological specimens{"data.dwc:dynamicProperties":"nsf_tcn"}&limit=1
182ScienceInspirehepScholarly information about high energy physics
183ScienceITISIntegrated Taxonomic Information System
184ScienceNASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
185ScienceNewtonAdvanced math^2-1
186ScienceNumbersFacts about numbers
187ScienceOpen NotifyISS location and people in space
188ScienceSpaceflight NewsSpaceflight related news
189ScienceSpaceXLaunch and rocket data
190ScienceSunriseSunsetSunrise and sunset times
191ScienceTheSpaceDevsRocket launches, space events and crewed spaceflight
192ScienceUSGS Earthquake CatalogLatest earthquakes
193SportsBalldontlieNBA players, teams, games, stats
194SportsCityBikesBike sharing networks
195SportsErgast F1Motor racing data
196SportsFootball-DataFootball (soccer) competitions and data
197SportsnhlapiNHL data
198Test DataBacon IpsumGenerate fake data for testing
199Test DataCiprandGenerate random strings
200Test DataFakerGenerate fake data
201Test DataJSONPlaceholderFake REST API for testing
202Test DataLoripsumGenerate fake placeholder text
203Test DataRandomUserFake user data generator
204Test DataReqresTest against a real API
205Test DataRESTRest API for testing
206Test DataUUID GeneratorGenerate UUIDs and GUIDs
207Weather7Timer!Weather forecasts for astronomy
208WeatherAviation Weather CenterAviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) data
209WeatheropenSenseMapPersonal senseBox (weather station) data
210WeatherSG WeatherRealtime weather readings for Singapore
211WeatherwttrConsole-oriented weather forecast
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102 thoughts on “Big List of Free and Open Public APIs (No Auth Needed)”

    • Hey Ryan, thank you for that! And that's a really good tutorial. I've never seen that site before, just signed up now and am checking it out.

      • Thank you. It is a real cool site with over 5 million users. Maybe you can share some of your codes with us on this site 🙂

  1. Actually this is very nice !!!! I am searching for fun and free api's for a long time, this is like a crystal clear of what I exactly need !!! keep it up man .....Good Work!!!!!

  2. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for this list.
    I often need an API for testing something simple. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) hard to find many that don't need a registration+key.
    So thank you for this list. It is gold!

  3. thanks guys i love this page it helps me alot, please is there any api on reators without key? thanks for any positive reply.

  4. Hello

    This is great and useful thanks. However do you have any where I can use Key and Secret's to test api connectivity with high security which is more common these days?

  5. I just briefly tested the "Jokes" API and it immediately presented a racist joke. I did this during a class. You should reconsider listing that as a resource.

  6. Ana, we develop mission-critical environmental conservation apps for NGOs. Using Appsheet. New to APIs. Need access to soil and ecoregion data. Soil data from SSURGO and ecoregion data from US EPA. Should be possible. Can you find SSURGO APIs?

    • Hey Mark! I would just Google "SSURGO APIs" and see if any of the results look like what you're looking for. I tried and see several results, but since I don't have any background knowledge, I can't really evaluate their quality or relevance.

  7. Thank you for the list!

    Just to raise it to your attention, the pixelencounter link actually is a duplicate link to the openFDA site from above. Just thought you might want to fix it at some point. Otherwise the list is great!

  8. Hi Ana,
    Thank you for the list. I just wanted to know if there is any API that i can test for free which can send a zip file as a response. I am doing a POC and i need to confirm the zip file flow.

  9. Hi, Thank you for providing this list of APIs, it looks really good. I believe you should also include (, which offers geolocation API and global IP database services globally.

    • You can find these by searching for "identity verification api" but I don't know of any free or open APIs for this, as far as I can see they are all enterprise solutions.


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