Charles vs. Shields.io vs. API Umbrella

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Description

What is Charles?

Charles is a web proxy (HTTP Proxy / HTTP Monitor) that runs on your own computer. Your web browser (or any other Internet application) is then configured to access the Internet through Charles, and Charles is then able to record and display for you all of the data that is sent and received.

What is Shields.io?

Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

What is API Umbrella?

API Umbrella is a proxy that sits in front of your APIs. It can seamlessly add common functionality like api keys, rate limiting, and analytics to any API.

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Companies

What companies use Charles?
13 companies on StackShare use Charles
What companies use Shields.io?
4 companies on StackShare use Shields.io
What companies use API Umbrella?
1 companies on StackShare use API Umbrella

What are some alternatives to Charles, Shields.io, and API Umbrella?

  • Postman - Postman is the most efficient way to test, develop and document APIs. Now available on Mac too!
  • Amazon API Gateway - Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale
  • Paw - The ultimate REST client for Mac
  • Runscope - API Performance Monitoring

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