Requestly ➜ Better alternative to Charles Proxy

Charles is widely used when it comes to debugging HTTP traffic. Having used Charles myself, I realized Charles works but it is a lot clunky and it has been in maintenance mode for quite some time. Charles has a greater learning curve, collaboration capabilities are not there, doesn't work with VPN, requires switching between applications , etc. I used Charles for the lack of a better product and hence decided to build Requestly i.e. a modern client-side web debugging proxy that solves all these problems really well.

Requestly is a lightweight client-side debugging proxy to debug web & mobile apps. For the web, Requestly provides a browser extension on all major browsers and for mobile, Requestly provides a native Android SDK that provides a Chrome-like developer tool for Android debug builds. Requestly also has an In-built mock server and allows developers/QAs to record the sessions that facilitate data-rich bug reporting with network logs, console logs, video of the session, env details, etc.

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Here's a detailed comparison of how Requestly fares with Charles

FeatureCharlesRequestly
PlatformsNative Desktop ApplicationBrowser Extension, Android SDK, Native Desktop Application
SetupRequires Configuring Proxy & Installing CertificateNo Setup Required
Map Local & Remote
Modify HeadersComplicated but possible through the Rewrite feature
Modify API ResponseComplicated (Put breakpoints to modify responses in real-time, which often causes timeouts on the client-side and is very cumbersome) (Demo)
Breakpoints
Inject Scripts (Demo)
Network Throttling (Demo)
Sharing (Demo)
Mock ServerHost static JS/CSS files and API responses (Demo)
Session Recording (Demo)
Andorid DebuggingDebug builds only (Requires complicated setup by adding a certificate in code, setting up a proxy on your phone, and installing an SSL certificate on phone)Debug builds only (Requires 3-lines of SDK integration). Provides Network Inspector, Analytics Inspector, Logs & Stacktraces.
iOS Debugging ✅ (Using Desktop App) - Similar experience, team is working on providing native IOS SDK for debug builds.
Customer Support Active Support (20% of Chrome Store reviews mentions active support from the Requestly team)
PricingLimited Free EditionFreemium
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HTTPs Requests Modifications supported by Requestly

Requestly provides support to modify individual pieces of HTTP request/response be it Setting up URL Redirects, Modifying Query Parameters, Modifying Headers, Modifying API Responses etc.

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Here's a demo of Modifying API responses

Requestly users tell a better story

Jared Smith

Jared Smith,

Sr. Analytics Engineer at Zoro

Requestly is a must-have extension for anyone that works on front-end web. Requestly has totally replaced Charles Proxy, Fiddler, etc. for me due to the ease of use & better interface. 10/10 would recommend!
Timothy Moody

Timothy Moody,

Marketing Campaign Manager at Quantum Metric

This is an amazing plugin. I also use the desktop application on my mac to modify headers for traffic that comes from Safari or other applications. Works like a charm! I don't know of other tools with the same capability, better than Charles Proxy!
Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell,

QA Engineer at Clayton Homes

I'm a big fan of Requestly, and use it on a daily basis as a QA Engineer. It removes the need to use Charles pretty often, which is always nice. Not that Charles wouldn't do the job, it's just super convenient to not need to open a separate application to do the same things -- instead I can just use Requestly directly in Chrome
Fabio Krauss Stabel

Fabio Krauss Stabel,

Product Manager at Cobiro

Great app! way better than setting up Charles proxy and creating a bunch of mumbo jumbo. Totally recommend it!
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