BareTail Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to BareTail for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is SPHW LogViewer, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to BareTail and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to BareTail are LogExpert (Free, Open Source), glogg (Free, Open Source), in'side log (Free, Open Source) and SnakeTail (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    1. Tail for Win32 is used to monitor changes to files; displaying the changed lines in realtime. This makes Tail ideal for watching log files.
      • Windows
      Looking for a better way to view log files? LogViewPlus is a professional log viewer that can parse, read and analyse log files in a variety of different formats.
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      • 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      logsniffer is no longer maintained.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.

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    2. Phrozen Windows File Monitor is a standalone program designed to capture any kind of modification inside the file system of Microsoft Windows. It could be very useful to detect potential unwanted activity in your system.
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    3. Retrospective is a lean solution for IT people to manage enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux.
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      creates a signle view over multiple server and additional servers within seconds
      Positive comment over 6 years ago


    4. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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. This is particularly useful for: Viewing program execution traces in real-time.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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 log files.
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    7. A multi tail for Windows, designed to follow log files, highlight, search, filter, and much more. Embeded JSON viewer, XML extractor, send log to mail, save to file, etc. Part of QuickManager or as a stand-alone tool.
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