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. Another free real-time log file monitoring tool. Made in Java. It's almost the same Baretail free edition but with the cappability of searching through the log file. And without a bothersome screen asking you for buying the product.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      The LogViewer Pro is a viewer for text log files. Features include: Fast scrolling, eats low memory Supports any file size (4 Gb and larger) Multitabbed interface Auto-reload file, "Follow tail" mode


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Yata is a general purpose log viewer and file monitor with a nice pretty GUI.
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    2. fLogViewer.net is a free Windows program which allows one to view large log text files with color coding and filtering.
    3. LogAnayzer is a text editor specifically designed to analyze log files faster and easier by allowing the user to create, store and apply rules. When a log line contains all the patterns of a rule a match is added to the index.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      W3Perl is a free logfile analyzer for web, ftp, squid, cups, ssh, dhcp and mail server
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    4. Compact Log Viewer is an open-source developer utility to read, search & filter logs stored in the CLEF (Compact Log Event Format).
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    5. Intuitive and powerful real-time log viewer. Low CPU/RAM/network usage. Handles large files (gigabytes), instant loading, colour highlighting, tailing and powerful text/RegEx searching.
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    6. Log Manager lets you view the contents of multiple log files as they're updated in real time.
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    7. tail for Windows is a UNIX/Linux like tail DOS Command for Windows that designed to display last lines of a file and trace/monitor file's change. You can also intercept a file from specified line by using the redirection symbol.
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