Use a text editor to edit text.
Use a log viewer to view log files.
With LogViewPlus, you can open as many log files as you need and press a button to combine them. Merged log file entries are automatically sorted by date so the information appears to be written by a single process. Merging log files can give you greater insight into how multiple processes are interacting with each other.
Filtering your log files is better than searching because filters can be chained. For example, you can narrow your log file down to a particular thread and then search just within that thread. Filters can also be applied automatically while tailing the log file. This is similar to how tail and grep work, but completely redesigned for Windows.
LogViewPlus can do more than just read log files. We support other data sources like UDP, Syslog, Databases and the Windows Event Log. LogViewPlus is highly extensible and we are adding more data sources all the time.
Whether you store log data as JSON or a database blob, LogViewPlus can help you access, consolidate, and understand your log data. We are committed to helping you view and analyze your logs regardless of the underlying format, protocol or storage method.
LogViewPlus processes real-time log file updates through functionality similar to the Unix 'tail' command which tracks log entries as they are written to the log file. This means you immediately see the new log entries in your log viewer. No need to mess around with a refresh button. Tail log files in windows like a pro. No command line required.
LogViewPlus includes built in support for technologies like SFTP, FTP, SCP, and SSL as well as mapped drives and Samba shares. Because the world is full of networks and often the log files you need do not exist on your local machine. Now you can read and tail all of your log files in Windows without starting a telnet session.
We work hard to help you get the most from your log files, but nobody knows your log files better than you. That's why we built LogViewPlus to be extensible. The ability to add additional features into the application - like custom filters and parsers - has always been a core part of the application design. Our extensible API will help you execute project specific log file analysis.
When you are looking at text, it can sometimes be hard to see the information you need. That's why LogViewPlus supports syntax highlighting on all log entries. LogViewPlus can even pretty-print log entries that contain XML or JSON.
Have you ever counted the number of errors in a log file?
You are a techie - of course you love statistics. We do too. That's why we put statistics for your log file right on the main window. As soon as you open a log file you can quickly start to get a feel for what it is telling you.
Want to go deeper? Detailed graphs and statistics can be generated for both the entire log file and the current filter. You can view log entry distribution over time or graph data from a particular data column. LogViewPlus is kind of like Excel for log files.
When you spend all day in and out of log files, you want to be using an application that is responsive and looks nice. That's why we put a lot of effort into creating a high performance application with a customizable appearance.