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

4.8 ⭐ 1,000+ reviews, 200,000+ developers

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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.

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.

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.

For the developers, by the developers ❤️

From Debug to Deploy: Developers Trust Requestly

Requestly is awesome. I used to use Charles proxy in my day-to-day work but it always messed with my wifi. I haven’t had any issues with Requestly. Requestly’s UI is an amazing tool and great to work in.

Carl Hand
Senior Software Engineer at Workday

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 Proxy often, which is always nice. I can just use Requestly directly in Chrome

Mike Mitchell
QA Engineer at URBN

Requestly is user-friendly, brilliant and easy-to-use. I use it on an daily basis and it makes my work easier. After using other tools like Charles – Requestly is a nice new breath of air that I highly vouch for. Apart from the tool being amazing – the support from the Requestly team is phenomenal with them always going above and beyond for their clients.

Marius Ludick
Solutions Architect II at Amazon

Requestly not just made it easier for us to develop, test & debug our code on our customer sites but also helped us do engaging product demos to our prospective clients.

Michael Levinson
Co-Founder & CPO at Joyned

Awesome tool. I use it almost daily for my projects to modify request body, headers, etc. Would recommend it to every frontend developer out there. Thank me later 🙂 (Case Study)

Harsh Vats
Frontend Engineer at PingSafe

This is by far the best tool for managing request headers! Plus the developers are very active meaning you’ll get help if you’re ever stuck or need help solving a problem. I use it daily and couldn’t be happier.

Jose Browne
Senior Engineer at Reddit

App works as expected! Ran into some small issues while creating the rules but the support team was able to help and overcome those.

José Miguel Dias Fernandes
Development Lead at Vodafone

Requestly is an amazing tool to get your development work less hassle. The product itself has evolved so much since day-1 and the company is really serious on helping their customer solves their problems. We had this nice session where they shared Requestly features and we were very impressed on its potential. A truly 5-star worthy.

Natchapol Thongruang
Senior Software Engineer at Agoda