FiddlerCap Web Recorder is an advanced, yet simple-to-use tool that enables you to capture web traffic logs that you can further sent to a debugging tool for troubleshooting purposes, in order to detect any bugs in your web browser or website.
No installation necessary
There is no setup pack involved, which makes the program portable. As long as you have a working Internet connection, you can directly launch FiddlerCap from any location on the disk or removable media device. What's more, unlike most installers, this app doesn't modify Windows registry settings or create extra files on the disk without your permission, thus leaving no traces behind after removal.
Capture and save web traffic
As far as the interface goes, the application doesn't put emphasis on looks, adopting a classical-looking window. However, it's quite easy to get around.
Capturing web traffic is very simple, as highlighted by three listed steps: start it, stop it, and save it to file in Session Capture or Password-Protected Capture format (.saz).
Configure app settings and analyze captured traffic
In addition, FiddlerCap is capable of storing binaries, decrypting HTTPS traffic, storing cookies and POSTs, as well as of automatically discarding traffic after a user-defined time interval. You can clear cookies, cache and captures with one click, or just as easily take a snapshot and add it to the capture (with or without an attached comment).
Details on all captured sessions can be examined by extending the main application window. You can find out the status, protocol, host, and full path of each item. Lastly, FiddlerCap integrates options for clearing WinINET cookies and cache.
Evaluation and conclusion
We haven't come across any stability issues in our tests, thanks to the fact that the tool didn't hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and minimal impact on system performance, using low CPU and memory.
Overall, FiddlerCap Web Recorder sports powerful and accessible tools and configuration settings for monitoring, capturing and saving web traffic, mostly geared toward experienced users.