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    macOS Console Alternatives

    macOS Console is described as 'An application to view live log files' and is a Web Log Analyzer in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to macOS Console for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. Most alternatives are Web Log and Log Analyzers. The best alternative is grep, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like macOS Console are less (Free, Open Source), SnakeTail (Free, Open Source), MyEventViewer (Free) and Event Viewer (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021
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    An application to view live log files.
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      grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.
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      Less is a free, open-source file pager. It can be found on most versions of Linux, Unix and Mac OS, as well as on many other operating systems.


    1. 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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      MyEventViewer is a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows.
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      Event Viewer is an advanced tool that displays detailed information about significant events on your computer. It can be helpful when troubleshooting problems and errors with Windows and other programs.
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      View, analyze and monitor events recorded in Microsoft Windows event logs with Event Log Observer, a powerful software tool that helps you find and analyze security warnings, problems and any other events that occur within Windows operating system.
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      Logs is a viewer for the systemd journal.
    2. Security Event Manager (formerly Log & Event Manager) is an affordable and easy-to-use SIEM tool, a hardened virtual appliance with encryption capabilities for data in transit and at rest, SSO/smart card integration, and more.
    3. Event Log Explorer is an effective software solution for viewing, monitoring and analyzing events recorded in Security, System, Application and other logs of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
    4. 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. https://logtransformer.com.
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