LogTail
LogTail
3.10

4.3

LogTail free download for Mac

LogTail

3.10
27 March 2019

View and monitor local and remote log files.

Overview

LogTail is a modern macOS app to view and monitor local and remote log files (using SSH) or any plain text file. It reads log files and outputs their contents as they change, and can follow or "tail" the file in a way similar to the Unix 'tail' utility (tail -f)

LogTail is helpful in monitoring application and system log files which are updated constantly at runtime. It allows you to set up filter and highlight rules that can be used to hide or colorize lines with matching words or patterns. This allows you to focus on the important data in your log files!

Features
  • Manage and browse remote SSH server hosts
  • Bookmark and Search remote log files
  • Share local log files as Mail message attachment or Messages instant message (or via AirDrop or add to Notes (Sharing toolbar item))

What's new in LogTail

Version 3.10:
  • Added filter/highlight rule grouping functionality
  • Simplify rule management by grouping them logically
  • Enable / Disable multiple rules at once
  • DnD to re-order rules within group or move it to a different groups

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1 LogTail Reviews

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MichaelHaeusler
26 September 2016

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Will this work with the new logging facility in macOS Sierra? I heard that there is no API to extract the logs.
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Version 2.5
MichaelHaeusler
26 September 2016
Will this work with the new logging facility in macOS Sierra? I heard that there is no API to extract the logs.
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Version 2.5
1 answer(s)
cme-mk
cme-mk
17 October 2016
Hi Michael,
Sorry, I just saw your message now - LogTail works well on macOS Sierra too. It doesn't depend on any specific logging API/facility from the OS itself - it uses low-level Cocoa/Foundation framework APIs (like NSURL, NSFileHandle etc) to read local files and SSH-based commands for remote files. Hope it helps. Thanks
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