Using a GUI Client¶
At times it can be useful to access the API using a graphical user interface (GUI). You might find a GUI useful if:
- You're using the API for the first time and wish to better understand how it works.
- You wish to view the live API documentation.
- You're new to GraphQL and want to familiarize yourself with its features and functionality.
- You're debugging a query or mutation.
- You need to get quick information about statements.
The OtterTax API is designed to be accessed programmatically, and using a graphical user interface (GUI) can feel awkward and slow. Additionally, certain operations, like downloading PDF versions of statements, are not available using a graphical interface. In a production environment most of your interactions with the API will be done using the programming language of your choice.
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