Advanced REST client

Advanced REST client

The web developers helper program to create and test custom HTTP requests.

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What is Advanced REST client?

"Advanced REST Client" is a Chrome extension providing web developers with a platform to create and test custom HTTP requests. It allows connection directly on socket, giving full control over headers. The application also aids in setting up proxies, adding headers list, constructing body for POST or PUT requests, among other features. It's integrated with Google Drive for convenience.

Stats date:
Version: 10.0.12-stable (Last updated: 2019-02-14)
Creation date: 2019-02-14
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • identity
  • syncFileSystem
  • {"fileSystem":["write"]}
Size: 3.12M
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

THIS APPLICATION IS DEPRECATED BY GOOGLE. Please, install desktop client from

A better API testing tool!

Save your time with the easiest API testing tool out there. No complicated forms and scripts. Easy to use yet very powerful.

The only REST client that makes connection directly on socket giving you full control over the connection and request/response headers.

Note: You must use valid certificate (for secured connections) to use this app. Get free SSL certificate from Alternatively check "use XHR" to disable socket and use Chrome's regular connection. You can set up proxy in Chrome settings if you having trouble connection to the remote machine.

To run the app go to New tab page, then click "Apps" on the top bar and find the ARC icon. The app also installs itself in the system's apps search. On MacOS it's command+space, on windows it's a windows button. Type there app name to find the app.

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    • No longer supported
    • Cannot make requests to localhost
    • SSL Protocol Error
    • Cannot save to Google Drive
    • Update message blocks save requests scroll bar
    Most mentioned
    • No longer supported
    • Issues with saved requests
    • Lack of updates
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    Risk impact

    Advanced REST client may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

    Risk likelihood

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