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LogTail is described as 'modern Document-based Cocoa App for OS X to view and monitor log files on your local system and on remote servers over SSH. It provides real-time monitoring of local and remote log files, filtering, highlighting and search features' and is a web log analyzer in the network & admin category. There are seven alternatives to LogTail for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is SPHW LogViewer, which is free. Other great apps like LogTail are BareTail, LOG4VIEW, in'side log and Log Transformer.

LogTail alternatives are mainly Web Log Analyzers but may also be Log Analyzers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LogTail.
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  • Mac

LogTail is a modern Document-based Cocoa App for OS X to view and monitor log files on your local system and on remote...

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  1. SPHW LogViewer icon

    SPHW LogViewer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The SPHW LogViewer is the perfect companion for software developers or administrators. With its functions, you can easily keep an overview and track down problems very quickly.

    Almost everyone thinks SPHW LogViewer is a great alternative to LogTail.
  2. BareTail icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.


    The latest version of the application is from November 2006.


  3. LOG4VIEW icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    LOG4VIEW helps you find areas of code and bugs and identify performance issues. Powerful filters enable you to quickly filter out the log lines you are currently interested in from several millions of log lines.

    1) Message View

The Message View shows a list of all selected messages. Message layout and color can be freely customized. The context menu offers are powerful selection of different filter techniques.
2) Message Details

All details of the currently selected message are shown here. Resizable text boxes allow event the inspection of complex formatted log output like call stacks.
3) Logger Tree

The logger tree shows all loggers in a hierarchical order and permits setting log level filters for each logger individually. The logger tree shows the selected log level of each logger.
4) Search Messages

Use wildcards or regular expressions to find log messages.
5) Message Chart (Version 3.x)

Visualize loggers as state chart, line chart or histogram.
  4. in'side log icon

    in'side log

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    in'side log - Colorized real-time log viewer with remote tail over SSH support for Windows, Mac and Linux

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    Java and SSH. No special needs to make it work!

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  5. Monitor log files in real time using customized filter and formatting rules. Use regular expressions to apply color and formatting. Go even further by filtering out unwanted text or lines.


  6. LogrPro

    • Mac

    Tail and colorise system log files.


    Download inaccessible and app store link unavailable.

  7. Log Manager icon

    Log Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Log Manager lets you view the contents of multiple log files as they're updated in real time.

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