WinTail Alternatives

    WinTail is described as '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:' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WinTail for Windows, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is glogg, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinTail are LogExpert (Free, Open Source), BareTail (Freemium), SnakeTail (Free, Open Source) and SPHW LogViewer (Free).

    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.


      Last update was in May 2017.

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      multi-platform, multi-filters.
      Positive comment almost 2 years 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.
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    3. BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.


      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. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks SPHW LogViewer is a great alternative to WinTail.

      • 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 !.
    6. logg is cross-platform open source tool designed to view and search information in large log files.
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    7. LogFusion is a powerful realtime log monitoring application designed for system administrators and developers! Use custom highlighting rules, filtering and more. You can even sync your LogFusion settings between computers.
    8. 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.
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    9. 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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