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    BareTail Alternatives for Mac

    BareTail is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is glogg, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to BareTail and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to BareTail are LNAV (Free, Open Source), in'side log (Free, Open Source), klogg (Free, Open Source) and logsniffer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.
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    1. 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.

      glogg vs BareTail opinions
      Most users think glogg is a great alternative to BareTail.
      Reads complete file, no multi tab.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

    2. 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.

    3. 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.
    4. logg is cross-platform open source tool designed to view and search information in large log files.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      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.


      logsniffer is no longer maintained.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


      The link goes to a scam website now.

    5. Retrospective is a lean solution for IT people to manage enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux.
      Retrospective Log Analyzer vs BareTail opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      creates a signle view over multiple server and additional servers within seconds
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      W3Perl is a free logfile analyzer for web, ftp, squid, cups, ssh, dhcp and mail...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Powerful terminal based viewer for JSON logs using ncurses.
    6. Slice and dice logs on the command line. Angle-grinder allows you to parse, aggregate, sum, average, min/max, percentile, and sort your data. You can see it, live-updating, in your terminal.
      • Mac
      Tail and colorise system log files.


      Download inaccessible and app store link unavailable.

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