Best BareTail Alternatives in 2021

    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 (Free, Open Source), glogg (Free, Open Source), LNAV (Free, Open Source) and in'side log (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    1. 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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      SPHW LogViewer vs BareTail opinions
      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!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      The filtering/searching works in runtime within the same window.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Support for regular expressions! The filtering even works in runtime.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    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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      LogExpert vs BareTail opinions
      Most users think LogExpert is a great alternative to BareTail.
      aktiniya 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 :)
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      It supports filtering the tail of the log in real time, supports regex, colorizing, additional addon's to interact and Columnize the output
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      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
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    3. 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.


      Last update was in May 2017.

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      glogg vs BareTail opinions
      Most users think glogg is a great alternative to BareTail.
      Reads complete file, no multi tab.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    4. 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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    5. Colorized real-time log viewer with remote tail over SSH support for Windows, Mac and Linux.
      Almost everyone thinks in'side log is a great alternative to BareTail.

    6. 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.
      • 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 !.
    7. logg is cross-platform open source tool designed to view and search information in large log files.
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    8. 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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    9. 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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      loxx vs BareTail opinions
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      Low memory usage, MDI view, very fast loading and searching, time stamp support
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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