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    SnakeTail Alternatives

    SnakeTail is described as 'Windows tail application for monitoring text log files. You can also monitor Windows event logs. Multiple window modes are supported (MDI, Tabbed, Floating)' and is a Web Log Analyzer in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SnakeTail for Windows, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is SPHW LogViewer, which is free. Other great apps like SnakeTail are LogExpert (Free, Open Source), glogg (Free, Open Source), BareTail (Freemium) and klogg (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    SnakeTail is a Windows tail application for monitoring text log files. You can also monitor Windows event logs. Multiple...
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    1. 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.
      SPHW LogViewer vs SnakeTail opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SPHW LogViewer is a great alternative to SnakeTail.
      dbareis I really don't like SnakeTail as it is convoluted, in fact the only advantage SnakeTail has is it's tray support but that was flakey so I looked for an alternative and this is already way better.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

    2. LogExpert is a Windows tail program (a GUI replacement for the Unix tail command). LogExpert is free for non-commercial or commercial use.

    3. 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.


      Last update was in May 2017.

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


      The latest version of the application is from November 2006.

    5. logg is cross-platform open source tool designed to view and search information in large log files.

    6. A log file viewer for static or running traces as usually written by setups, server or debug traces. It supports fast reading of huge files, content highlighting, filtering, search (regex, plain and wildcards), multiple file view and even more.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      mTAIL is a Windows Program that works like the Unix Command TAIL. It's free, no ads, no pubs, no DLL... so enjoy !.
      • 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.
    7. 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.
    8. Tail for Win32 is used to monitor changes to files; displaying the changed lines in realtime. This makes Tail ideal for watching log files.
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