Slowy Alternatives

    Slowy is described as 'OSX app which simulates custom connection's conditions and limits the network traffic. It is created for web developers that work on a local server, to test a website with a real-world connection' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Slowy for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Google Chrome Developer Tools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Slowy are Charles (Paid), Firefox Developer Tools (Free, Open Source), NetworkMiner (Free, Open Source) and Graphical HTTP Client (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2021

    1. The Google Chrome Developer Tools provide an integrated environment for debugging, optimizing, and understanding a web application, or website, running in Google Chrome.
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    2. Charles is an 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).


    3. Examine, edit, and debug HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the desktop and on mobile.
    4. 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.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. HttpFox monitors and analyzes all incoming and outgoing HTTP traffic between the browser and the web servers. It aims to bring the functionality known from tools like HttpWatch or IEInspector to the Firefox browser.

      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

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      • Firefox
      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. It's available as a free edition and a PRO version that cost money and has additional features.
    8. HTTP Scoop is a Mac program, similar to Fiddler , specialized network sniffer that displays requests to websites along with the response, and makes it fairly easy to see what's going on.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.4.3, released in November 2009, can be still bought from the official website.

      • Mac
      RESTtest is a simple yet intuitive way to test RESTful web services and standard HTTP calls. RESTtest allows you to enter a HTTP request body and any necessary headers. After the request is submitted, response information can be both viewed and saved to disk.
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