Goldilogs Alternatives

    Goldilogs is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Goldilogs for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is glogg, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Goldilogs are LogExpert (Free, Open Source), BareTail (Freemium), SnakeTail (Free, Open Source) and Tail for Win32 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    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.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in May 2017.

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    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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    3. BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.

      Discontinued

      The latest version of the application is from November 2006.

    4. 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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    5. 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.

      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      logsniffer is no longer maintained.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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    6. 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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    7. 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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