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 & ImagesLorem PicsumPlaceholder images
9Art & ImagesMetropolitan Museum of ArtArtwork from the museum
10Art & ImagesPHP-NoiseNoise background image generator
11Art & ImagesPlacebearPictures of bears for use as placeholders
12Art & ImagesPlacekittenPlaceholder kitten images
13Art & ImagesRandom DogRandom dog images
14Art & ImagesRandomFoxRandom pictures of foxes
15Art & ImagesReSmushImage compression and optimization
16Art & ImagesRoboHashGenerate unique images from text
17Art & ImagesShibeRandom pictures of Shiba Inu dogs
18Art & ImagesVadivelu Status CodesHTTP Codes with images
19CalendarNager.DatePublic holidays
20CalendarUK Bank HolidaysUK bank holidays
21Content4chan4chan's read-only API
22ContentAnime News NetworkAnime/manga encyclopedia
23ContentCeska TelevizeCzech television program data
24ContentChronicling AmericaHistoric US newspapers
25ContentCrossrefScholarly metadata
26ContentFinal SpaceTelevision show Final Space
27ContentHackerNewsHacker News API
28ContentIce and FireQuantified and structured data from the universe of Ice and Fire
29ContentJikanUnofficial MyAnimeList API
30ContentListlyTop 10 lists
31ContentMCU-CountdownWhen is the next MCU film?
32ContentMediawikiWikipedia page content and revisions
33ContentOpen LibraryBooks and book-related data
34ContentRedditPublic content from Reddit
35ContentReddit StocksTop stocks from Wallstreetbets
36ContentRick and MortyRick and Morty characters
37ContentSTAPIStar Trek information
38ContentSWAPIStar Wars information
39ContentThe RosaryRosary prayers
40ContentTVMazeTV show information girls
41ContentWolne LekturySearch ebooks from wolnelektury.pl
42ContentWordPressPosts from any public WordPress site
43Crypto & FinanceBinance24 hr crypto data
44Crypto & FinanceCoinBaseCurrency codes and names
45Crypto & FinanceCoinCapReal time cryptocurrency prices
46Crypto & FinanceCoinDeskBitcoin price index
47Crypto & FinanceCoinGeckoCryptocurrency market data
48Crypto & FinanceCoinLoreCryptocurrency market data
49Crypto & FinanceCoinMapCrypto ATMs
50Crypto & FinanceCoinpaprikaCryptocurrency data
51Crypto & FinanceCurrency RatesCurrency exchange rates
52Crypto & FinanceDEX ScreenerBlockchain screener
53Crypto & FinanceExchangeRate-APIExchange rates
54Crypto & FinanceGeckoTerminalCrypto data
55Crypto & FinanceGeminiCryptocurrency market data
56Crypto & FinanceKrakenCrypto data
57Crypto & FinanceKuCoinCrypto data
58Crypto & FinanceNBP WebCurrency exchange rates and gold prices
59Crypto & FinanceNexchangeCryptocurrency market data
60Crypto & FinanceOKXCryptocurrency market data
61Crypto & FinanceRazorpay IFSCIndian Financial Systems Codes
62Crypto & FinanceWazirXCrypto data
63Developer ToolsAgifyPredict age based on a name
64Developer 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
65Developer ToolsArul's Public APIsGet IP address
66Developer ToolsCloudflare TraceGet IP address, user agent, etchttps://
67Developer ToolsDigital Ocean StatusDigitalOcean status
68Developer ToolsFilterListsLists of filters used by ad blockers
69Developer ToolsGenderize.ioPredict gender based on a name
70Developer ToolsGoogle FaviconsGoogle's unofficial favicon fetcher
71Developer ToolsgoQRCreate and read QR codes
72Developer ToolsHTTPBinInspect user agent and headers
73Developer 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
74Developer ToolsIP2LocationGet public IP address
75Developer ToolsIPifyGet public IP address
76Developer Toolsis.gdURL shortener
77Developer ToolsMicrolinkRetrieve metadata and screenshots from any URL
78Developer ToolsNationalize.ioPredict nationality based on a name
79Developer ToolsQuickChartGenerate charts on-the-fly{type:'bar',data:{labels:[2019,2020,2021,2022, 2023],datasets:[{label:'Users',data:[120,60,50,180,120]}]}}
80Developer ToolsSerialif ColorGet colors in different formats
81Developer ToolsUn-ShortenUnshorten shortened URLs
82Developer ToolsURLhausReceive and submit malware URLs
83Food & DrinkCocktail DatabaseCocktail recipes
84Food & DrinkOpen Brewery DBBreweries
85Food & DrinkOpen Food FactsData on food products
86Food & DrinkPunkAPIBeer recipes
87Food & DrinkWhisky HunterWhisky auctions
88Fun & GamesAmiiboAPINintendo Amiibo database
89Fun & GamesBarterDigital game libraries, wishlists and tradables
90Fun & GamesBoard Game GeekBoard games
91Fun & GamesBoredActivity suggestions
92Fun & GamesCheapSharkPrice comparison for digital games
93Fun & GamesChuck Norris JokesChuck Norris facts
94Fun & GamesD&D 5th EditionOfficial 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons
95Fun & GamesDeck of CardsSimulate a deck of cards
96Fun & GamesEvil Insult GeneratorGenerate insults
97Fun & GamesFreeToGameFree-to-play games
98Fun & GamesGamerpowerFree games and giveaways
99Fun & GamesHyrule CompendiumThe Legend of Zelda: BOTW
100Fun & GamesicanhazdadjokeDad jokes
101Fun & GamesImgflipPopular memes
102Fun & GamesisEvenCheck if a number is even
103Fun & GamesJokeAPIJokes
104Fun & GamesMagic: The GatheringCards and sets from MTG
105Fun & GamesOfficial JokeJokes
106Fun & GamesOpen Trivia DBTrivia questions
107Fun & GamesPokéAPIPokémon data
108Fun & GamesPokémon TCGPokémon card data
109Fun & GamesPunAPIPuns
110Fun & GamesRuneScapeRunescape data
111Fun & GamesScryfallMagic: The Gathering card data
112Fun & GamesTCGdexPokémon card data
113Fun & GamesXIVAPIFinal Fantasy XIV
114Fun & Gamesxkcdxkcd comics
115Fun & GamesYes or No?Randomly generate a yes or no image
116GeoAdresseFrench addresses and geocoding
117GeoCountry.isLookup country by IP address
118GeoGeocodeForward/reverse geocoding,-0.12768?geoit=json
119GeoGeoJSGeolocation by IP address
120GeogeoPluginCurrency conversion and geolocation data
121GeoGetTheDataUK geo coordinates conversion
122GeoHelloSalutTranslate "hello" by IP address
123GeoHong Kong GeoData StoreHong Kong geo data
124GeoipapiGeolocation by IP address
125GeoIPGeoGeolocation by IP address
126GeoNominatumLocations and addresses
127GeoOpen Topo DataDetermine elevation for lat/long,172.5|27.6,1.98&interpolation=cubic
128GeoPostcodesUK geo data by postcode
129GeoViaCEPBrazil's postal address codes (CEPs)
130GeoZippopotamusZip code information for 60 countries
131GeoZiptasticUS geo data by zipcode
132GovernmentBanco Central Do BrasilBrazil Central Bank data
133GovernmentBelgian Open Data InitiativeBelgian government open data
134GovernmentBrasilBrazil public data
135GovernmentCiviXLaw and bylaw content of British Columbia
136GovernmentColorado Information MarketplaceColorado state open data
137GovernmentData USAUS public data
138GovernmentData.govU.S. government open data government open data
140GovernmentDawumGerman election polls
141GovernmentEuropean Commission Taxation and CustomsEuropan Comission taxes
142GovernmentFBI WantedFBI Wanted data
143GovernmentFederal RegisterDaily journal of the US government
144GovernmentFood Standards AgencyUK restaurant hygiene ratings
145GovernmentNYC Open DataNew York City open data
146GovernmentOpen Data DCWashington DC open data,FROMMEASURE,TOMEASURE,FROMDATE,TODATE&outSR=4326&f=json
147GovernmentOpen Government, CanadaCanadian government open data
148GovernmentRepresent Civic InformationCanada's elected officials and electoral districts
149GovernmentUSAspendingU.S. federal government spending data
150GovernmentUSPTOUS Patent and Trademark Office
151GovernmentWorld BankWorld Bank open data
152HealthHealthCare.govUS health insurance data
153HealthMakeupMakeup brands and product info
154HealthNPPESUS health care providers
155HealthopenFDAFood & Drug Administration data (US)
156InspirationAdvice SlipGenerate random advice
157InspirationAffirmationsGenerate affirmations
158InspirationBiriyana As a ServiceBiriyani images
159InspirationBreaking Bad QuotesRetrieve some quotes of Breaking Bad
160InspirationDictumInspiring expressions
161InspirationGame of Thrones QuotesRetrieve some quotes of Game of Thrones
162InspirationKanyeKanye quotes
163InspirationQuotableRandom quotes
164InspirationQuote GardenDatabase of 75000 quotes
165InspirationQuotes on DesignQuotes about design
166InspirationRon Swanson QuotesRon Swanson quotes API
167JobsJobicyList of remote jobs
168LanguageChinese Character WebInformation about Chinese characters
169LanguageChinese Text ProjectDigital library for pre-modern Chinese texts
170LanguageDatamuseQuery words matching conditions
171LanguageFree DictionaryWord definitions and phonetics
172LanguagePurgoMalumCheck content for profanity
173MusicBinary JazzFetch a random genre
174MusiciTunes SearchiTunes content
175MusicMusicBrainzMusic data
176MusicOpenwhydPlaylists from various streaming platforms
177Open DataArchive.orgLarge public digital archive
178Open DataCarbon IntensityCarbon intensity of the electricity system in Great Britain
179Open DataData.Police.UKUK crime & police data
180Open DataFipeBrazilian vehicles and prices
181Open DataHouse Stock WatcherUS Congress members' stock transactions
182Open DataIceland companiesSearch the icelandic company registry
183Open DataOpen LibraryInformation about books
184Open DataPM2.5PM2.5 environmental data monitoring
185Open DataUniversities ListUniversities
186Open DataVehiclesNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration's catalog of vehicles specs
187Open DataWayback MachineInternet archive availability
188Open DataWikipediaPageview stats
189ScienceArcsecondWorldwide astronomy data
190SciencearXivResearch-sharing platform
191ScienceAsterankAsteroids, minor planets, and other objects
192ScienceCat-FactsDaily cat facts
193ScienceCelesTrakGeneral perturbations orbital data
194ScienceGBIFGlobal Biodiversity Information Facility,1899
195ScienceiDigBioDigitized data for millions of biological specimens{"data.dwc:dynamicProperties":"nsf_tcn"}&limit=1
196ScienceInspirehepScholarly information about high energy physics
197ScienceITISIntegrated Taxonomic Information System
198ScienceNASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
199ScienceNewtonAdvanced math^2-1
200ScienceNumbersFacts about numbers
201ScienceOpen NotifyISS location and people in space
202ScienceSpaceflight NewsSpaceflight related news
203ScienceSpaceXLaunch and rocket data
204ScienceSunriseSunsetSunrise and sunset times
205ScienceTheSpaceDevsRocket launches, space events and crewed spaceflight
206ScienceUSGS Earthquake CatalogLatest earthquakes
207SportsBalldontlieNBA players, teams, games, stats
208SportsCityBikesBike sharing networks
209SportsErgast F1Motor racing data
210SportsFootball-DataFootball (soccer) competitions and data
211SportsnhlapiNHL data
212Test DataBacon IpsumGenerate fake data for testing
213Test DataFakerGenerate fake data
214Test DataJSONPlaceholderFake REST API for testing
215Test DataLoripsumGenerate fake placeholder text
216Test DataRandomUserFake user data generator
217Test DataReqresTest against a real API
218Test DataRESTRest API for testing
219Test DataSoftwiumDummy JSON data for a variety of categories
220Test DataUUID GeneratorGenerate UUIDs and GUIDs
221TransportationDerhuerstPublic transport for Berlin & Brandenburg
222TransportationIceland flightslnternational flights at Keflavik Airport
223TransportationiRailBelgian railways
224TransportationMBTAPublic transport for Boston[route]=CR-Providence&include=representative_trip&fields[trip]=headsign
225TransportationMetro LisboaSubway line status
226Weather7Timer!Weather forecasts for astronomy
227WeatherAviation Weather CenterAviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) data
228WeatheropenSenseMapPersonal senseBox (weather station) data
229WeatherSG WeatherRealtime weather readings for Singapore
230WeatherwttrConsole-oriented weather forecast
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125 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.

    • Ah, I see it now, thanks. Looks pretty useful, though this list only includes GET requests at the moment (so that they can be accessed via the browser).

    • Thanks for your feedback, but I wasn't able to replicate the issue -- I just clicked the sample API URL and it worked for me in my browser. Can you please share how you accessed it?


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