Firebug Alternatives

    Firebug is described as 'integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse' and is one of the leading apps in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Firebug for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Firefox and Google Chrome. The most liked alternative is Firefox Developer Tools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Firebug are Google Chrome Developer Tools (Free, Open Source), HTTP Debugger (Paid), Live HTTP Headers (Free) and Graphical HTTP Client (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 26, 2017

    • Examine, edit, and debug HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the desktop and on mobile.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Firebug.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Almost the same functionality as Firebug, with a lot of improvements.
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      Positive comment almost 4 years ago 3 users agree and 4 don't

      Directly integrated in Firefox, so it is faster. And guaranteed to stay updated as Firefox evolves.
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      Positive comment about 4 years ago 0 users agree and 2 don't

    • The Google Chrome Developer Tools provide an integrated environment for debugging, optimizing, and understanding a web application, or website, running in Google Chrome.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Firebug.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome


    • HTTP Debugger Pro - A Professional HTTP Sniffer and Analyzer for Developers
    • The goal of this project is to adds information about the HTTP headers in three ways:

      First by adding a 'Headers' tab in 'View Page Info' of a web page.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
    • HTTP Client is a Mac OS X Leopard developer tool for debugging HTTP services by graphically creating and inspecting complex HTTP messages.
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      • Mac
    • 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

      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Waterfox
      • Pale Moon
    • Displays the HTTP header. Edit it and send it.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
    • Tracy: the addictive tool to ease debugging PHP code for cool developers. Friendly design, logging, profiler, advanced features like debugging AJAX calls or CLI support. You will love it.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
    • HttpWatch is an HTTP viewer and debugger that integrates with IE and Firefox to provide seamless HTTP and HTTPS monitoring without leaving the browser window.
      • Windows
      • Firefox
    • Monitor all HTTP/HTTPs traffic from your browser.
      Live HTTP Headers logs all HTTP traffic between Google Chrome and the Internet.

      Warning

      Suspected of distribute adwares, even after removing the extension

      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      Firebug is specifically DOM based and allows manipulation of it (including dynamic style changes), whereas LIVE HTTP Headers captures traffic but does not offer the ability to manipulate the DOM. This application has more in common with Terlerik's Fiddler application than it does with FireBug.
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      Negative comment almost 4 years ago