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Charles Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Charles for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is mitmproxy, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Charles and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Charles are Burp Suite, OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), HTTP Toolkit and Requestly.

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.
This page was last updated Dec 27, 2021
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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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  1. 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.

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



  3. 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.

    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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  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. Camilla Proxy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    The always-on web debugging proxy.

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  7. HttpFox monitors and analyzes all incoming and outgoing HTTP traffic between the browser and the web servers.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.14.1, released in May 2014, is not compatible with Firefox, but the extension still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox and Pale Moon

  8. James

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • React
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS

    James is a HTTP Proxy and Monitor that enables developers to view and intercept requests made from the browser. It is an open-source alternative to the popular developer tool Charles.

    Discontinued

    Not sure if 'discontinued' is quite right, but James has now officially moved in 'maintenance mode', with little or no ongoing development or support. See the readme: https://github.com/james-proxy/james#this-project-is-in-maintenance-mode.It would be helpful to highlight that here imo.

  9. Live HTTP Headers logs all HTTP traffic between Google Chrome and the Internet.

    Warning

    Suspected of distribute adwares, even after removing the extension

  10. inProxy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Capture, inspect, analyze, manipulate and mock all the HTTP, HTTPS and WebSocket traffic between your computer and the internet.

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