The most efficient Front-End & QA teams use Requestly over Charles Proxy to accelerate testing & debugging.

4.4 ⭐ 1.1K+ Ratings, 200,000+ users

Learn why people choose

Requestly over Charles Proxy

Charles Proxy was built 2-decades ago with no updates anymore. Requestly is a modern browser-first open-source software that accelerates web development and testing workflows.

1. Zero Setup

Just Download Requestly in your browser and you are good to go in a few clicks while in Charles you need to install the application, manage system-level proxy settings, and install an SSL certificate.

No VPN Issue like Charles Proxy

2. No VPN Issue like Charles Proxy

Since Charles Proxy overrides system-level proxy settings, it doesn’t work well inside corporate VPNs. Requestly uses Chrome’s APIs to intercept & modify HTTPs requests and hence Requestly is free from all VPN issues.

3. No Context Switching

Requestly is available as a browser extension on all major Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and all other Chromium-based browsers. No need to switch context to any other application.

4. Best Customer Support

Requestly is known to provide the best customer support to its customers. Requestly has more than 1000 reviews on the Chrome Store testifying the best support from the Requestly team.

5. Simple, Fast & Powerful

Requestly offers the best user experience. Since Requestly is present in the browser and uses native Chrome APIs it is much faster and lightweight than Charles Proxy.

6. Enterprise Ready


Requestly is enterprise-ready software and offers features like SSO, Team Management, SLAs, SOC-II compliance, Reporting and analytics, and Role-based access control.

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Additional Features of Requestly

for frontend & QA teams

Mock Server

Set up API Mocks in a few seconds. Accelerates frontend development when the backend is not ready.

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Session Book

Capture and share HTTP sessions for faster bug reporting & debugging.
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API Client

A simple API Client to hit API endpoints and validate responses.
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Detailed Comparison of Requestly & Charles Proxy


Charles Proxy


Zero Proxy & VPN Issues


Modify HTTP Headers

Modify API Response

Map Local

Map Remote

GraphQL Support

Inject Scripts

Page Level Filters


Team Workspaces


Mock Server

Capture Browser Sessions

API Client




Migrating from Charles Proxy to Requestly

Requestly offers a migration guide for 1-click migration to import Charles Proxy configs into Requestly. You can follow the detailed instructions on below link.

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