LogTail is an OS X app to view and monitor local and remote log files on linux servers (using SSH) or any plain text file in a simple, clean and unified interface!

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 search terms. This allows you to focus on the important data in your log files! You can also enable notifications to be alerted when matching text is found in the log file.

In addition you can:
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))
Bookmark lines within a file
To our dear customers - if you have any feedback / comment / feature request / encounter any issues, please contact us using the 'Email Support' menu under Help. We would love to hear from you!

What's New

Version 3.6.1

Fixes a rendering bug seen in v3.6 on High Sierra and a random crash when scrolling files

Ratings and Reviews


Not what's advertised

One, the app hasn't been updated to support Mojava Dark mode which is annoying.

Two, the SSH configuration is strange, why do I need to input a public key file? Any other SSH client I've used only requires the private key. I've attemped to create a public key file based on the AWS public key but it doesn't seem to work, maybe I'm just missing something though.

Three, I was hoping this application could open Windows Event logs, but it doesn't appear to support that feaure.


Not doing what it says

I bought this app to view log files.
It shows option for filtering - showing just the lines with the matching terms.
The part of the line without the term is highlighted while the part with the term is invisible.
Clearly buggy! Useless for me as it is. Thrown away money


Very slick!

I started using this application about a week ago, based on a recommendation from a colleague. It is terrific and customizable. I am a professional engineer and need to look at log files on a regular basis in order to troubleshoot issues. The tailing feature is of course terrific, but I really love the ability to create custom filters so that I can highlight particular lines for ease of finding particular types of events. I had a few feature requests, which I e-mailed to the developers. They were very quick to respond and seemed receptive to the feedback.


Stratumsoft Technologies Private Limited
12.3 MB
Developer Tools
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.