Today's web professionals have to analyze and troubleshoot web sites. IEWatch makes
the inner workings of a web site transparent. IEWatch is one of the most popular
and trusted HTTP/HTML Analyzer utilities.
- Ease of Use - When working with
IEWatch you will discover that we put a lot of emphasis in the user interface to
make it intuitive and easy to use.
- Reliable - IEWatch has been refined
and tested for years. It is the trusted tool of market leaders.
- Comprehensive - With an array
of time saving features, IEWatch gives you the web tools for almost every situation
- Flexible - The IEWatch work area
can be personalized with Visual Studio® style docking windows.
- Future Proof - IEWatch is compatible
with the latest version of Microsoft® Windows and Internet Explorer.
- Integrates with WebReplay
- Automate web sites to create highly reproducible and consistent tests while logging HTTP information in IEWatch.
- IEWatch is backed by a company that provides you with updates and professional
The IEWatch work area consists of two distinct modes, HTTP Analysis and HTML Analysis.
In HTTP Analysis mode
you can view HTTP GET query strings, POST data and request/response cookies. IEWatch
can display unencrypted HTTPS data so you can view HTTP information at the same
level of detail even when using secure connections (HTTPS).
IEWatch reliably logs thousands of HTTP transactions allowing you to track down
hard to find issues.
You can compare HTTP headers of two requests by using an external diff utility,
for example Microsoft® WinDiff. Just select the two requests you would like to compare
and choose 'Compare Selected' from the context menu.
IEWatch allows you to tag an HTTP request with a note. Notes are useful to label
specific requests or to relate HTTP requests to HTML pages.
For HTTP performance analysis, IEWatch can display HTTP duration information in
a timeline chart. You can use the timeline chart to spot performance bottlenecks
and to tune the performance of your web site.
Filtering HTTP Data
To help reduce the sheer
volume of HTTP requests, IEWatch allows the most extensive filtering, including
filters on HTTP headers and response content. Using the 'Find in HTTP Log' functionality
you can even seek through the HTTP log information of all the web sites you previously
Defining filters is a simple task in IEWatch. Just click on the filter button located
on the toolbar, type in the search criteria and after applying the filter, only
the requests that contain the search criteria are displayed in the main list. Multiple
Filter definitions can be stored for later usage.
The Filter options allow you to combine filter conditions with AND/OR, to exclude
matching entries and filter case (in)sensitive.
Instead of having to search RFC documents to find HTTP status codes or header definitions,
IEWatch allows you to click on the item of interest. Then just press F1 and a help
window will be displayed that contains the status code or header definition. Information
at your fingertips!
Furthermore IEWatch offers
a 'HTML Analysis' mode where a tree structure gives you an overview of the HTML
elements that are embedded in the page. The tree view reflects exactly the structure
of frameset/iframe documents even if the page contains many sub documents. It displays
only the HTML elements the page contains, making it easy to navigate through the
The page summary node displays the page statistics including page load time, page
weight and the count of HTML elements the page contains.
You can use the HTML Spotlight feature to locate HTML code by directly clicking
in the browser page.
IEWatch allows rapid prototyping and script debugging. You can modify the HTML,
Style Sheets and Scripts of any web page to quickly test code and develop prototypes
without having to create development environments. The Immediate window allows you
to trace script debug messages, evaluate variables or issue commands.
A variety of tools are available from the tools menu, including:
Capture Screenshot allows you to take screenshots of a complete web page
or Internet Explorer window and email or save the screenshot. With Window Transparency
you can apply transparency to the IE window which is useful for comparing a modified
page or image to the original. Additionally you can apply transparency to the IEWatch
window to monitor HTTP traffic while viewing the web page. Resize IE Window
allows developers to resize and fine tune web pages to different screen sizes. The
Color Picker can be used to pick the color of any pixel on the screen or
you can choose a color in the color palette. The Request Builder tool allows
simulating HTTP requests including RFC 1867 file uploads and analyzing the HTTP
IEWatch Professional automatically installs a scripting interface which seamlessly
extends the Internet Explorer DHTML object model. The scripting interface allows
you to integrate IEWatch with any testing framework (for example NUnit, JSUnit,
IEUnit, Rational, QTP etc.) that supports COM objects. Almost all Windows programming
languages support this technology, including the free Windows Scripting Host, Visual
to track down hard to find web application bugs by recording low level HTTP communication
during the test runs.
For more information on the scripting interface please view the help file and the
samples in the application folder.
IEWatch Docking Panels
Most of IEWatch’s screen area is occupied by panels. Each panel serves a separate
purpose in your work with IEWatch. You can even undock the IEWatch window from Internet
Explorer. This is especially useful for dual monitor configurations or when using
a high resolution monitor.
The size and layout of panels are not fixed. You can change panel sizes by dragging
the separator between them. But the most important feature about these panels is
their docking capability which allows you to have a flexible environment that can
be configured so that it fits how you work.
For more information on IEWatch you can view the
on the features page.
New in Version 5.x
Features Video Demos