Telerik Fiddler is a powerful web debugging proxy for MacOS, Windows and Linux.
HttpWatch is a network focussed debugger for Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer that simplifies the diagnosis of web and network related issues for developers, in-house users or customers.
Why Choose HttpWatch as your Fiddler Alternative?
|Closely integrated with Edge, Chrome and IE||Works at the proxy level with any browser or application|
|Windows only||Supports MacOS, Windows and Linux|
|Monitors browser network traffic without configuration changes||Configuration has to be changed to add Fiddler as an extra network step. This can change the performance and behavior of the network connection|
|Fully supports encrypted HTTPS traffic||A Fiddler specific CA root certificate needs to be installed and trusted by Windows|
|Fully supports HTTP/2 and HTTP/3||HTTP/2 not fully supported and is disabled by default|
|Records output from browser console (Chrome/Edge)||Console output is not available|
|Indicates whether requests were initiated by XHR, Fetch or Service Workers||No request indicators|
|Records requests that were read from the browser or memory cache||Only shows requests that resulted in a network round trip|
|Automatically masks password fields to stop them being recorded||Submitted passwords are recorded and saved to log files|
|Groups requests by page to simplify debugging of multi-page scenarios||Requests are stored sequentially from all web pages and tabs with no grouping|
|Page level timing such as Page Load, DOM Load, etc are displayed in the time chart||No page level timings|
|Displays warnings where performance and security could be improved within the network log||A separate analysis tool must be run to gain performance insights|
|Summaries are available at the page level, complete log file or a selection of requests||No summaries provided|
|Info tips quickly explain headers and other types of data||No built-in info tips|
|Perpetual license for HttpWatch Professional from $450 per user
Includes support by email and forum. Customers and in-house users can send you HWL files using the free Basic Edition
The Basic Edition of HttpWatch is available for free and allows the full set of features to be used against websites in the Alexa Top 20 list (e.g. google.com, microsoft.com, facebook.com, etc)
Got questions about HttpWatch or how it is licensed? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org