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HttpWatch Basic Edition

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HTTPWatch Basic Edition is a free browser plug-in that collects and displays information about Web sites. It's a trial edition of HTTPWatch Professional, with which it shares many features, albeit with limitations, mostly for Web sites with nonproprietary log files. The Basic version also displays a logo banner on printouts. Both work with Microsoft Internet Explorer as well as Mozilla Firefox. You can save the information HTTPWatch Basic Edition collects as a log file and view it with an included utility, HTTP Studio.

We downloaded and installed HTTPWatch Basic for Internet Explorer. During the process, we allowed the plug-in's installer's request to install the Firefox add-on, too. HTTPWatch's quick start page appeared when we opened IE. Brief but detailed and with high-quality screenshots, this guide explains how to use, customize, and uninstall the plug-in in both IE and Firefox; how to log requests; how to open and use HTTP Studio; and more. We opened a new tab, browsed to a selected site, and clicked the Tools menu on the IE command bar. We clicked HTTPWatch Basic on the menu, and the plug-in's interface opened in the lower half of the IE display; we also tried the shortcut key combo, Shift + F2. We pressed the Record button to initiate a request, and the software quickly returned results in the upper file list view, which included a color-coded progress bar. We clicked Summary, and HTTPWatch displayed a variety of results in 10 tabs in its main view, including Time Chart, Headers, Cookies, Query String, POST Data, and more. We then browsed to a random site that apparently had a different log file type, and this time the request only returned results in six tabs. Next we opened Firefox and clicked the HTTPWatch icon in the extensions panel at the bottom-right edge; HTTPWatch Basic opened with a virtually identical interface to the IE version. We were able to open HTTP Studio and other tools from the program's Windows Start Menu folder.

HTTPWatch Basic Edition worked well despite its limits. For casual users, the free version's data may be more than adequate, but we appreciate the ability to try out the program's basic functionality in a free plug-in before buying the enhanced Pro version.

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4 stars

"Es una heramienta muy util"

May 06, 2008  |  By idaliavc

2008-05-06 08:28:23  |  By idaliavc

 |  Version: HttpWatch Basic Edition 5.3.8


Es muy util para encontrar los errores que se puedan tener al programar.


está todo me desagrada nada.

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4 stars

"Great for web developers testing their site's caching behavior"

January 04, 2007  |  By jronan

2007-01-04 14:29:33  |  By jronan

 |  Version: HttpWatch 4.2.12


The free version is very useful for viewing the status code, size, and time spent for HTTP traffic back to the site.


$250 for Headers and Cookies

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Full Specifications

Publisher Simtec
Publisher web site
Release Date July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 10.0.24
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6.0 - 10 or Mozilla Firefox 10.0 - 22.0
Download Information
File Size 26.58MB
File Name httpwatch.exe
Total Downloads 31,315
Downloads Last Week 7
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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