Why do you need a log viewer?
Log files are often viewed as plain text. A log viewer will parse your log file and read the information. This helps you find, analyze, and fix issues faster.
See how LogViewPlus can help you analyze log files. (1:55)
Your log files are datastores waiting to be analyzed. LogViewPlus has a custom SQL engine based on Transact-SQL which makes it is easy to transform your log file data into a report. Reports can be grouped into dashboards which make it easy to analyze similar log files.
Visualizing the information in your log file helps you better understand the context under which the target application was executing and quickly identify areas of interest.
LogViewPlus includes several prebuilt dashboards. See how dashboards can help with your log files in the videos below.
IIS Log Reporting
See who is visiting your website and where they are going. View status codes and response times statistically to help you identify areas for improvement. With LogViewPlus, you get instant reporting with no java script that's based on the data you already have.
Analyzing an IIS log file. (1:41)
Java GC Analysis
Java garbage collections have big performance implications. This makes GC analysis an important task for any Java developer or sysadmin. LogViewPlus gives you more analysis options without needing to upload your data to a third-party.
Easy Data Filtering
Filtering log files is better than searching because filters can be combined into a more detailed query. For example, you can narrow your log file down to a particular thread and then search just within that thread. Filter results can also be joined using AND OR relationships or excluded to show everything that does not match. LogViewPlus is like tail, grep, and awk combined and 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 provide your analysis with more data, or give you insight into how multiple processes interact.
Tail Your Data
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. All features in LogViewPlus are built with tail in mind, so when a new update happens, filters and statistics update automatically.LEARN MORE
Tail Log Files from Anywhere
LogViewPlus includes built-in support for technologies like SFTP, FTP, 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. It may sound small, but when you do it every day this feature can really add up to save you a lot of time. If you find an issue and need to jump on the box, we make that easy too by working with third party tools such as PuTTY.
Rules can be applied automatically when a filter matches a log entry. Rules give complete control over the display of your log entries and can also help with analysis. You can add new filters automatically, bookmark log entries for a closer look, or even reset the log file to a clean state when an application is restarted.LEARN MORE
Any Data Source
LogViewPlus can do more than just read log files. We support other data sources like databases, UDP, Syslog, Windows Event Tracing (ETW) and the Windows Event Log. LogViewPlus is highly extensible and we are committed to helping you view and analyze your logs regardless of the underlying format, protocol or storage method.LEARN MORE
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). 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. You can even open multiple chunks and then merge your logs as needed.LEARN MORE
When you work with parsed data you start to have new ideas on how that data can be used. Often these ideas will involve manipulating the data into another format. Text Transformations can apply a custom template to any column data so it can be adapted for use in another application.LEARN MORE