Level Up Your Log Files

Quickly parse, read and analyze log files with the professional log viewer.

2 Minute Intro

Why do you need a log viewer?

Log files are data stores, but most tools that work with log files treat the data as a continuous block of text. A log viewer will parse your log file and transform it into meaningful data. Viewing log files in LogViewPlus unlocks a new level of functionality way beyond tail and grep.

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LogViewPlus can...

  • Read and analyze large log files
  • Tail remote log files with FTP, SFTP and FTPS
  • Work with text, CSV, XML and JSON
  • Merge multiple log files into a single view
  • Graph log entires by time or category
  • Auto-detect logging formats
  • Transform your log files into meaningful data.

Quick Filters

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. As new records are read while tailing the log file, the filters will automatically be applied. This is similar to how tail and grep work, but completely redesigned for Windows.

Merge 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.


Easy Navigation

LogViewPlus has several features to help you quickly find what you are looking for, including a Navigation Bar on the far right of the application which shows errors and warnings and allows one click scrolling.

There are also navigation options when filtering. For example, you can double-click a log entry and go to the root log file. All navigation options maintain the currently selected row, so you can stay focused on what is important.

You can also set a bookmark and add a few notes. Bookmarks allow you to freely navigate through a log file knowing you can easily return to a particular log entry.


Tail in Windows done right!

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 – everything happens automatically. Tail log files in windows like a pro. No command line required.


Tail Log Files from Anywhere

In a networked world the log files you want to access probably do not exist on your local machine. That is why LogViewPlus includes built in native support for technologies like FTP, SFTP, FTPS, SCP, and SSL as well as mapped drives and Samba shares. Now you can read and tail all of your log files in Windows without starting a telnet session.


Quick Statistics

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.


Open Large Log Files

Struggling with 4GB log files in notepad?

LogViewPlus loves large log files and can open a 500 MB log file in about 30 seconds (depending on your hardware). Opening larger files is constrained only by the amount of memory you have on your machine.

But LogViewPlus can also do something a bit smarter. It can divide the file into chunks and let you decide which chunk you are interested in. Chunk sizes are set at 10 MB, 25 MB, 50 MB and 100 MB so you can decide how much data you need. You can open multiple chunks and consolidate if needed.


Look & Feel

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.


Extensible API

Log files are like snowflakes. They are all unique and beautiful in their own special way. We have put a lot of work into LogViewPlus to help you get the most from your log files, but nobody knows your log files better than you. That is why we built LogViewPlus to be extensible. The ability to build additional features into the application – like custom filters and parsers – has always been a core part of the application design.


Plus tons of other useful features!

  • Directory Monitors automatically detect and open new log files.
  • Workspaces can remember and reload your log file views.
  • Templates can help you quickly apply common filters chains.
  • An 'elapsed time' column is calculated for every log file view.
  • Bookmarks and comments help you find important log entries.
  • LogViewPlus can automatically tail log files as they are rolled.
  • Session tracking collects and groups tailed log entries.
  • Our custom directory browser makes it easy to find your log files.
  • Advanced text search with regex, highlights, and wildcards.
  • Extensive settings options make LogViewPlus highly configurable.
  • ...and more! Customer feedback drives continuous development.

All with Professional Support

When you purchase LogViewPlus, you get a professional product:

  • We are dedicated to building a fantastic product that you will love.
  • We take bugs seriously so you can expect LogViewPlus to 'just work'.
  • We are fully committed to helping you use our products successfully.
  • All of our products are code signed and guaranteed virus free.

We work hard to make simple, rock solid software.
If something is not right, we are here to help.

Level up your log files in 2 minutes.

LogViewPlus is free for 30 days. No registration or credit card required.