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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 a web log analyzer 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 LogExpert, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinTail are glogg, SnakeTail, BareTail and klogg.

WinTail 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 WinTail.
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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...

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  1. 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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  2. glogg icon

    glogg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Discontinued

    Last update was in May 2017.

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    multi-platform, multi-filters.

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  3. SnakeTail icon

    SnakeTail

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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).

    ⚫︎ PortableSnakeTail can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. BareTail icon

    BareTail

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.

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    Discontinued

    The latest version of the application is from November 2006.

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    klogg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  6. 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.

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

    LogFusion

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLogFusion can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    loxx

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    LOG4VIEW

    • 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.

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    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.
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    LogViewPlus

    • 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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