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Best BareTail Alternatives

BareTail is described as 'real-time log file monitoring tool' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to BareTail for Windows, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is SPHW LogViewer, which is free. Other great apps like BareTail are LogExpert, glogg, LNAV and in'side log.

BareTail alternatives are mainly Web Log Analyzers but may also be Log Analyzers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BareTail.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.

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  1. SPHW LogViewer icon

    SPHW LogViewer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The SPHW LogViewer is the perfect companion for software developers or administrators. With its functions, you can easily keep an overview and track down problems very quickly.

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    Almost everyone thinks SPHW LogViewer is a great alternative to BareTail.

    I love the clear button! It removes all current lines and shows only the new entries from this moment. But it does not touch the content of the file, it is perfect for debugging!

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    Support for regular expressions! The filtering even works in runtime.

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    The filtering/searching works in runtime within the same window.

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  2. LogExpert is a Windows tail program (a GUI replacement for the Unix tail command). LogExpert is free for non-commercial or commercial use.

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    Most users think LogExpert is a great alternative to BareTail.
    zorglups

    Allows:

    • Filter for selection
    • Word mode temp highlight
    • Line mode temp highlight
    • Complex highlighting rules in both word and line mode, foreground and background.
    • Highlighting rules based on filename patterns.
    • Recognize columns.
    • Filter to new tab.
    • Time computation.
    • Time sync between tabs (even with possibility to induce deltatime (when timesync is not enabled between 2 hosts)).
    • Fuzzy search
    • And so many more
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    Supports regexp! Stores filters and highlightings! The best alternative to BareTailPro! The only BareTailPro feature that it miss is outputting filtered test while entering filter. This feature saves the annoying push on "search" button. But! It stores the last view and shows it on reopen! I liked it a lot, and BareTailPro doesn't have it :) Glog has no regexp search, so it loose :)

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    It supports filtering the tail of the log in real time, supports regex, colorizing, additional addon's to interact and Columnize the output

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  3. glogg icon

    glogg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    glogg is a multi-platform GUI application to browse and search through long or complex log files. It is designed with programmers and system administrators in mind. glogg can be seen as a graphical, interactive combination of grep and less.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in May 2017.

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    Most users think glogg is a great alternative to BareTail.

    Reads complete file, no multi tab.

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    LNAV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    All log file contents are merged into a single view based on message timestamps. You no longer need to manually correlate timestamps across multiple windows or figure out the order in which to view rotated log files.

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    in'side log

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    in'side log - Colorized real-time log viewer with remote tail over SSH support for Windows, Mac and Linux

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    Almost everyone thinks in'side log is a great alternative to BareTail.


  6. SnakeTail icon

    SnakeTail

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    SnakeTail is a Windows tail application for monitoring text log files. You can also monitor Windows event logs. Multiple window modes are supported (MDI, Tabbed, Floating).

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    klogg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    logg is cross-platform open source tool designed to view and search information in large log files.

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    LogFusion

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    LogFusion is a powerful realtime log monitoring application designed for system administrators and developers! Use custom highlighting rules, filtering and more. You can even sync your LogFusion settings between computers.

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    loxx

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    A log file viewer for static or running traces as usually written by setups, server or debug traces. It supports fast reading of huge files, content highlighting, filtering, search (regex, plain and wildcards), multiple file view and even more.

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    Low memory usage, MDI view, very fast loading and searching, time stamp support

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  10. mTail icon

    mTail

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    mTAIL is a Windows Program that works like the Unix Command TAIL. It's free, no ads, no pubs, no DLL... so enjoy !.

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