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

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 10, 2020

    • Tail for Win32 is used to monitor changes to files; displaying the changed lines in realtime. This makes Tail ideal for watching log files.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Log4View is a convenient viewer for XML or pattern formated log4net, log4j or log4cxx logging output.


    • LogViewPlus is a professional log viewer that can parse, read and analyse log files in a variety of different formats.
      • Windows
    • Phrozen Windows File Monitor is a standalone program designed to capture any kind of modification inside the file system of Microsoft Windows.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • logsniffer is a sophisticated open source web tool for viewing, monitoring and analyzing log data. It provides a modern and intuitive end to end web interface and log viewer to keep an eye on all your logs - in one place and in real-time.

      Discontinued

      logsniffer is no longer maintained. Last version, 0.5.6, released in July 2016, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      The link goes to a scam website now.

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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
    • Retrospective is a lean solution for IT people to manage enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      creates a signle view over multiple server and additional servers within seconds
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    • Hoo WinTail is a real-time log monitor and log viewer for Windows like the UNIX tail -f utility. It monitors your log and captures output in real-time.
      • Windows
    • TailExpert is a useful application that helps you analyze log files, android logcat logs, eventlogs or system logs. The software is able to open multiple files and allows you to compare them side by side, find character strings, or highlight lines.
    • WinTail allows you to view the last 64K of a growing text file in real time under Win32 operating systems. It's a bit like using the "tail -f" command under UNIX.
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      • Free
      • Windows
    • GamutLogViewer can be used for viewing and filtering log files of all types including Log4J, Log4Net, NLog, CSV files, files delimited with other separators, or plain unformatted...
      • Freemium
      • Windows