Hidden features from Proxyman (Part 2)

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This mini-blog will show you a collection of hidden features that might significantly boost your productivity.

Import Charles Proxy Log files

You can directly import Charles Proxy Log file by Proxyman by simply drag and drop the file to Proxyman Window.

From Proxyman 2.30.0 and above, Proxyman can open:

  • *.chls file, which is exported from Charles Proxy.
  • *.chlsj file, which is exported from Charles Proxy for iOS.

Mutiple Filters

Filter Response by Status Code

We can quickly filter Response by status code, such as 1xx, 2xx, 3xx, and so all.

Just simply click on the Status Code Filter buttons (Please Click on the Arrow to expand the Status Code Section if it's closed)

Response Status Code Filters

Multiple Filters

Do you know that you can combine multiple filters by hold Option Key and Click on the next Filter?

Mutiple Filters

Auto Create a debugging rule with the right menu-context

When creating a Map Local rule, we can quickly create a rule by right-clicking on the Request -> Tools -> Map Local.

By doing this way, a new Map Local tool will create a Local File from its Response. Therefore, we can easily modify the Response Status Code, Headers, and Body.

The URL matching of the rule is formed by the Request's URL.

It works with Breakpoint, Scripting, Black List, White List, Map Local, Network Throttling, ...

Map Local

Reorder & Resize Columns

Since Proxyman uses NSTableView from macOS, so it has all built-in functionality from macOS TableView, such as Resize and Reorder the Column.

  • To resize the column, move the cursor to the edge of the column and resize
  • To reorder the column, click on hold the cursor on the column header, then moving to left and right.

Additionally, Proxyman persists the state of all columns, so the layout remains.

Click on Tools Badge on the bottom bar to quickly open the window

To quickly open the running debugging tools, we can simply click on the Tool Badge on the Bottom Bar. It will open the corresponding Tool Window.

What's next

Proxyman has many hidden features which are waiting for you to discover. If you find it useful for your daily works, don't hesitate to share it with your team/colleagues ❤️.


Proxyman is a high-performance Web Debugging Proxy app, which enables developers to view HTTP/HTTPS requests from apps and domains on macOS, iOS device, iOS Simulator, and Android devices and emulators.

Noah Tran
Noah Tran