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Charles is described as 'HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS traffic between their machine and the Internet. This includes requests, responses and the HTTP headers (which contain the cookies and caching information)' and is a popular http(s) debugger in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Charles for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Google Chrome and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Fiddler, which is free. Other great apps like Charles are mitmproxy, Burp Suite, OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) and Proxyman.

Charles alternatives are mainly Web Debuggers but may also be HTTP(S) Debuggers or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Charles.
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Charles is an HTTP proxy / HTTP monitor / Reverse Proxy that enables a developer to view all of the HTTP and SSL / HTTPS...

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    Fiddler

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP(S) traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data.

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    Fiddler vs Charles opinions
    Most users think Fiddler is a great alternative to Charles.

    Very good Debugging Software

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    Its open source, has easier UI controls and works best on Windows.

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    mitmproxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    mitmproxy is an SSL-capable man-in-the-middle proxy for HTTP. It provides a console interface that allows traffic flows to be inspected and edited on the fly.

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    mitmproxy vs Charles opinions
    Almost everyone thinks mitmproxy is a great alternative to Charles.

    Not as easy to use, but it's really powerful.

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    sames features as charles but less easy to access. If you are not affray about command lines options, go using it.

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    Free and open-source, UI doesn't constantly nag you to pay money.

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  3. Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications.

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  4. OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) icon

    OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications.

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    OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) vs Charles opinions
    This alternative is disputed. OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is still a legitimate alternative to Charles, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    This is security vulnerability finding software, not a proxy observer.

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  5. Proxyman is a high-performance macOS app, which enables developers to view HTTP/HTTPS requests from apps and domains.

    Modern and Native app
    Proxyman vs Charles opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Proxyman is a great alternative to Charles.
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    I don't like the Java app of Charles Proxy. It's heavy and unintuitive UI.

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  6. HTTP Toolkit is a beautiful, cross-platform & open-source HTTP(S) debugging proxy, analyzer & client, with built-in support for modern tools from Docker to Android to GraphQL.

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    NetworkMiner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can parse PCAP files and regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files with HTTP, FTP, SMB, SMB2, TFTP and several other protocols.

    Files extracted from a PCAP
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    HTTP Debugger

    • Windows

    HTTP Debugger Pro - A Professional HTTP Sniffer and Analyzer for Developers.

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    Requestly

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Selenium
    • Firefox

    Requestly is a lightweight proxy available as a browser extension & desktop app to intercept & modify network requests. Using Requestly you can Modify Headers, Redirect Url, Mock API response, Delay/Throttle requests, etc.

    Modify HTTP Headers
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    Surge for Mac

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Working quietly on the Menubar, Surge is a high-performance HTTP/SOCKS5 proxy server. It is capable of intercepting and logging the summary of HTTP traffic, and meanwhile transmitting the traffic to other proxy servers according to the flexible rule system.

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