Alternatives to SWATCH (Simple WATCHer) for all platforms with any license

  • Microsoft Log Parser icon

    Microsoft Log Parser

    Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.2, released in April 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Retrospective Log Analyzer icon

    Retrospective Log Analyzer

    Retrospective is a faster and better way for IT people to manage their enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux. It has been widely used by developers, system administrators, testers and support specialists dealing with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Logwatch

    Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through your systems logs and creates a report analyzing areas that you specify. Logwatch is easy to use and will work right out of the package on most systems.

    Open Source Linux

  • LogSurfer

    Logsurfer is a program for monitoring system logs in real-time, and reporting on the occurrence of events. It is similar to the well-known swatch program on which it is based, but offers a number of advanced features which swatch does...

    Open Source Linux

  • Log Parser Lizard icon

    Log Parser Lizard

    Log Parser Lizard is a versatile GUI tool that provides query access (using SQL) to text-based data, such as log files, XML files, Event Logs, TSV/CSV text files, as well as databases like MS SQL Server, Google BigQuery, OLEDB (MySQL...

    Freemium Windows

  • Specto icon

    Specto

    Specto is a desktop application that will watch configurable events (such as website updates, emails, file and folder changes, system processes, etc) and then trigger notifications. For example, Specto can watch a website for updates...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The program is not actively maintained anymore. Last version, 0.4.1, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Logcheck

    Logcheck is a simple utility which is designed to allow a system administrator to view the logfiles which are produced upon hosts under their control. It does this by mailing summaries of the logfiles to them, after first filtering...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Domain no longer registered.
  • Epylog

    Epylog is a syslog parser which runs periodically, looks at your logs, processes some of the entries in order to present them in a more comprehensible format, and then mails you the output. It is written specifically for large network...

    Open Source Linux

  • Pacosoft Log Analyzer

    LogAnayzer is a text editor specifically designed to analyze log files faster and easier by allowing the user to create, store and apply rules. When a log line contains all the patterns of a rule a match is added to the index. The...

    Freemium Windows Linux

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