Web Proxy For Mac


Recent Developments

For discussion on the latest changes to Charles, please see Karl’s blog.

15 Jan 2020

You can start using Web Proxy in a few steps: 1. Launch Web Proxy 2. Start the proxy service 3. Configure your computer/device/app HTTP/HTTPS proxy using Web Proxy’s IP and port. Note: In order to use Web Proxy your Mac computer and other computers/devices should be connect to the same network. Steps To Manually Change Your Proxy Server Settings in Mac. Open the System Preferences application in your Dock, or else go to the Apple menu and click System Preferences. Now go to Network Panel icon. The Internet panel shows all the available interfaces. Click the interface you want to configure (usually Ethernet or Wi-Fi). Now Click the “Advanced” button at the bottom right. FilterBypass is a free anonymous web proxy which allows people all over the world to bypass internet filters and enjoy unrestricted browsing.Unlike other web proxies we support all major streaming portals such as Youtube and Dailymotion.Enjoy being able to unblock your favorite social networks such as Facebook,Twitter or VK with a simple click. To have your Mac detect whether a proxy is necessary and automatically configure the proxy settings, enable the “Auto Proxy Discover” checkbox. Your Mac will use the Web Proxy Auto Discover protocol, or WPAD, to automatically detect whether a proxy is necessary. This setting may be used on business or school networks, for example.

Charles 4.5.6 released with minor bug fixes and patched security vulnerability. Read more.

5 Dec 2019

Charles 4.5.5 released including bug fixes for SSL certificate imports. Read more.

3 Nov 2019

Charles 4.5.2 released including new features, bug fixes and improvements. Read more.

28 Feb 2019

Charles 4.2.8 released with minor bug fixes. Read more.

14 Sep 2018

Charles 4.2.7 released with minor bug fixes and improvements. Read more.

5 May 2018

Charles Security Bulletin for a local privilege escalation in Charles 4.2 and 3.12.1 and earlier. Read more.

7 Apr 2018

Charles 4.2.5 released with major bug fixes and minor improvements. Read more.

28 Mar 2018

Charles for iOS released. Read more.

22 Nov 2017

Charles 4.2.1 released with important bug fixes. Read more.

30 Sep 2017

Charles 4.2 released with major new TLS debugging capability, minor improvements and bug fixes including macOS High Sierra support. Read more.

10 Jul 2017

Charles 4.1.4 released with minor improvements and bug fixes. Read more.

20 Jun 2017

Charles 4.1.3 released including Brotli compression support and other minor bug fixes and improvements. Read more.

13 May 2017

Charles 4.1.2 released with bug fixes and minor improvements. Read more.

21 Apr 2017

Charles 4.1.1 released with bug fixes. Read more.

10 Apr 2017

Charles 4.1 released including major new features and bug fixes. Read more.

19 Nov 2016

Charles 4.0.2 released including bug fixes and minor improvements. Read more.

20 Sep 2016

Charles 4.0.1 released including bug fixes. Read more.

16 Sep 2016

Charles 3.11.6 released with support for macOS Sierra and minor bug fixes. Read more.

1 Aug 2016

Charles 4 released featuring HTTP 2, IPv6 and improved look and feel. Read more.

29 May 2016

Charles 3.11.5 released including minor bug fixes; especially fixes SSL certificate installation on Android. Read more.

29 Feb 2016

Charles 3.11.4 released with support for ATS on iOS 9 and crash fixes for older versions of Mac OS X. Read more.

15 Feb 2016

Charles v3.11.3 released including bug fixes and minor improvements. Read more.

9 Nov 2015

Charles v3.11.2 released with SSL and Websockets improvements. Read more.

4 Oct 2015

Charles 3.11 released including major new features. Read more.

7 Jul 2015

Charles 3.10.2 released with bug fixes and improvements. Read more.

31 Mar 2015

Charles 3.10.1 released with minor bug fixes. Read more.

21 Mar 2015

Charles 3.10 released with improved SSL (new SSL CA certificate install required), major new features and improvements. Read more.

22 Oct 2014

Charles v3.9.3 released with improvements to SSL support, Mac OS X Yosemite support and other minor bug fixes and improvements. Read more.

26 May 2014

Charles v3.9.2 released with minor bug fixes. Read more.

5 May 2014

Charles 3.9.1 released with minor bug fixes and improvements. Read more.

25 Apr 2014

Charles 3.9 released with major new features and bug fixes, including the ability to 'focus' on hosts so they are separated from the noise. Read more.

23 Oct 2013

Charles 3.8.3 released with support for Mac OS X Mavericks and minor bug fixes. Happy Mavericks Day. Read more.

21 Oct 2013

Charles 3.8.2 released with minor bug fixes. Read more.

9 Sep 2013

Charles 3.8.1 released with minor bug fixes and improvements. Read more.

4 Sep 2013

Charles 3.8 has been released with new features and bug fixes. Read more.

12 Feb 2013

Charles 3.7 has been released. Includes new features, bundled Java runtime (so you don’t need to install Java anymore), and bug fixes. Read more.

27 Jun 2012

Charles 3.7 beta 2 has been released. This changes the SSL signing for Charles on Mac OS X to use Apple's new Developer ID code-signing. Read more.

8 Dec 2011

Charles v3.6.5 released including bug fixes and minor changes. Read more.

15 Nov 2011

Charles v3.6.4 released including major bug fixes and enhancements. Read more.

5 Sep 2011

Charles v3.6.3 released including minor bug fixes. Read more.

24 Aug 2011

Charles v3.6.1 released including minor enhancements and bug fixes. Read more.

18 Aug 2011

Charles v3.6 released including new features, enhancements and bug fixes. New features include HAR and SAZ file import. Read more.

17 Aug 2010

Charles v3.5.2 released including bug fixes and minor new features. Read more.

1 Jan 2010

Charles 3.5.1 released. Minor bug fixes. Read more.

23 Dec 2009

Charles 3.5 released. Major new features, bug fixes and enhancements.

17 Oct 2009

Charles 3.4.1 released. Minor features and bug fixes.

27 Sep 2009

Charles 3.4 released. Major changes especially to SSL.

11 May 2009

New website launched. Follow @charlesproxy on Twitter. Say hi in San Francisco when I'm there for WWDC!

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7 Mar 2009

Charles 3.3.1 released. Minor new features and bug fixes. Experimental 64 bit Windows support. Read more.

15 Feb 2009

Charles 3.3 released. Major new features. Download

24 Sep 2008

Charles Autoconfiguration add-on for Mozilla Firefox adds support for Firefox 3.1

23 Sep 2008

Charles 3.2.3 released. Minor new features and bug fixes.

6 Sep 2008

Charles 3.2.2 released. Minor new features and bug fixes.

17 Apr 2008

Charles 3.2.1 released. Minor new features and bug fixes.

24 Mar 2008

Charles 3.2 released. Major new features. Release Notes

28 Jan 2008

Charles 3.2 public beta released. Download and more information on my blog.

19 Dec 2007

Charles 3.1.4 released. Bug fixes and minor new features.

21 Nov 2007

Charles Mozilla Firefox add-on updated for compatibility with Firefox 3.0.

12 Nov 2007

Charles 3.1.3 released. Minor bug fixes, minor new features.

  • Chart tab now includes charts for sizes, durations and types
  • Request & Response can now be displayed combined on one split-panel
  • SSL handshake and certificate errors are now displayed in the tree
29 Aug 2007

Charles 3.1.2 released. Minor bug fixes.

27 Aug 2007

Charles 3.1.1 released. Minor bug fixes.

13 Aug 2007

Charles 3.1 released.

22 May 2007

Charles 3.0.4 released. Fixes SSL bug on Java 1.4.

14 May 2007

Charles 3.0.3 re-released. Fixes launch bug on computers that haven't used Charles before.

12 May 2007

Charles 3.0.3 released. Various improvements and minor bug fixes.

23 Apr 2007

Charles 3.0.2 released. Minor bug fixes and improvements.

28 Mar 2007

Charles 3.0.1 released. Minor bug fixes.

24 Mar 2007

Charles 3.0 released. Major new features and improvements

7 Mar 2007

Charles 3.0 public beta released.

27 Feb 2007

Charles v2.6.4 release. Minor bug fixes:

  • IBM JDK compatibility
  • Improved malformed Referer header support
17 Feb 2007

Charles v2.6.3 release. Minor bug fixes:

  • Fixed Port Forwarding fault introduced in v2.6.2
1 Feb 2007

Charles v2.6.2 release. Major improvements and bug fixes including:

  • No more recording limits. Large responses are now saved to temporary files, reducing memory usage.
  • MTU support in the throttle settings
  • AMF3 / Flex 2 bug fixes
2 Dec 2006

Charles v2.6.1 release. Minor bug fixes and improvements:

  • SOAP information visible while response is still loading
  • AMF3 externalizable object parsing regression fixed
  • AMF view for AMF3/Flex messages simplified to hide Flex implementation details
27 Nov 2006

Charles v2.6 release. Major improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Major UI overhaul
  • JSON and JSON-RPC support
  • SOAP support
20 Sep 2006

Charles v2.5 release. Major improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Major UI improvements
  • Support for new filetypes including FLV
  • Major improvements to AMF / Flash remoting viewer
  • Thank you to everyone who made suggestions and participated in the long testing process.
1 Jun 2006

Charles v2.4.2 release. Minor improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Support for request body compression (used by web services)
  • Fix for parsing of AMFPHP responses
  • Improvements to AMF viewer
6 May 2006

Charles v2.4.1 release. Minor improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Firefox extension improved
  • AMF 0 and AMF 3 parsing improved
  • Look and Feel changes to give a greater (and more consistent) range of font sizes in the Charles look and feel
  • SSL error reporting improved when a connection cannot be made to a remote host
  • Port Forwarding tool and Reverse Proxy tool re-bind exception fixed
26 Apr 2006

Charles v2.4 release. Major new features, improvements and bug fixes including:

  • AMF 3 support
  • SSL support for IBM JDK (thanks to Lance Bader for helping solve this)
  • Automatic Update Checking
  • Documentation wiki open to public
25 Mar 2006

Charles v2.3 release. Major improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Proxy implementation improvements including better handling of keep-alive connections
  • SOCKS proxy added, so any SOCKSified application can now run through Charles
  • External proxies configuration improvements including authentication
  • Flash Remoting / AMF viewer improvements
  • Dynamic proxy port support, for multiuser systems
5 Nov 2005

Charles v2.2.1 release. Minor improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Further improved Firefox proxy configuration
  • Port Forwarding enhancements including port ranges and UDP forwarding
  • Bug fixes for Reverse Proxy and AMF viewer
5 Oct 2005

Charles v2.2 released. Major enhancements and bug fixes including:

  • Improved Firefox proxy configuration
  • XML viewer improvements
  • Line numbers displayed in ASCII viewer

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2 Sep 2005

Charles v2.1 released. Major new features and enhancements including:

  • Automatic Firefox proxy configuration
  • Formatted form posts and query string information
  • Parsing of SWF and AMF (Flash Remoting) binary formats

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18 Jun 2005

Charles v2.0 released. Major enhancements and improvements.

With Windows, you can easily make your computer to act as a proxy server using CCProxy. CCProxy was one of this things I missed on Windows when I finally fully switched to macOS. This particular software program isn’t available for macOS, but there are alternatives. For my specific need, I found out that the best alternative to CCProxy on macOS is SquidMan. Now, SquidMan isn’t the real deal, it is only the graphical installer and manager for the Squid proxy cache on macOS.

Most of the time, I surf the internet using a VPN, both on mobile and PC. It’s one of the many ways to hide your real identity online, bypass captchas and geo-restriction.

With most IP addresses of Nigerian service providers blacklisted online already, it’s becoming even harder accessing the internet without changing your IP address. In this article for instance, I explained how to use PlayStation Network in Nigeria. Even with a US PSN account, it may be difficult at times to access your account due to your blacklisted IP.

You certainly can’t use your VPN directly with your PS4, but there’s a way out. You may still run the VPN on your Mac, then make every connection from your PS4 go through the VPN on your Mac by setting it up as a proxy server.

In the simplest terms, every connection from the PS4 passes through your computer (with VPN running), bypassing IP restrictions. With this method, you can tunnel every other gadget too on the same local network through your Mac.

How to configure SquidMan to enable Mac as a proxy server

1. Download and install SquidMan. Opening the DMG file should reveal the app. You have to drag this to your applications folder.

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2. Start SquidMan. If you’re prompted to download and install the main Squid package, you should accept. The the app is finally launched, you should see the config screen:

3. You can leave the port at 8080 unless the port is already in use by another app on your system. Now go to the “Clients” tab and add your IP range.

Squid gives you a hint here that adding will make it work for your whole IP range. It didn’t work for me though, I had to find out what my IP range was by going to Network Preferences in macOS settings.

With this above, your need to enter something like in your Squid settings. Again, take note of the MacBook IP address, you’re still going to need it.

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4. Save your settings.

5. On the small SquidMan user interface, hit the Start Squid button.

The proxy service is now enabled. On the device which you want to use a proxy server with, enter your MacBook’s IP as the proxy and the port (8080) you chose in Step 2.

If you have a VPN running on your computer, any device with the IP and port should have its connections passed through the virtual private network.

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