A Local and Remote Real-Time Log Viewing and Monitoring Application for Mac OS X

LogTail is a modern Document-based Cocoa App for macOS (10.12+) to view and monitor log files on your local system and on remote servers over SSH

Provides real-time monitoring of local and remote log files in a clean, uniform interface


Supports automatic polling & manual refresh to get latest log file updates


Document-based, so you can tail multiple local / remote files at once!


Lot of handy features to give you the best log-viewing experience on the Mac!

Price: $19.99

Automatic / Manual tailing

Tail multiple local and remote log files log files at the same time in separate documents


Automatic (polling-based) or manual tailing options


Auto start / stop tail when scrolling up or down

Filter / Highlight lines

Set up Filter and Highlight rules based on matching text


Filter or hide lines containing search text


Highlight lines by setting foreground and background colors


Mark matching occurrences with Bold / Italic / Underline attributes

Bookmark log files

Bookmark local and remote log files for easier future access


Easily manage bookmarks from any open document

Add / Remote / Edit SSH server configuration details and verify connectivity!

Organize servers into logical groups for easier identification

View Log files on Remote SSH servers

Supports Password, Keyboard-Interactive and Public Key SSH server authentication methods

Browse SSH servers in an easy-to-navigate multi-column browser view to select the log file to view


Pin the login path to quickly start browsing from your commonly accessed remote folder

Share local log files

Quickly share local log files by sending it as Email attachments, IMs or via AirDrop

Clear allows you to clear the view any time to view only the most recent log entries


Reload entire log file to refresh the data if needed

Clear / Reload view

Wrap long log lines to fit in view by toggling the line wrap button

Line wrapping

Search files

Supports incremental Forward and Backward searches

Recent search history

Search remote open log files!

Use custom font and view colors

Change the default macOS system font to a custom font (e.g. monospace fonts like Menlo)


Customize the view foreground and background colors!

Quick Highlight search

Quick Highlight matches by double-clicking on a word or selecting some text

Easily highlight occurrences of selected text without setting up a filter

and more …handy shortcuts, Copy lines, Save remote files, Go to line etc. !

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