Monitoring logs in Linux is a dream. The tail tool by itself, and especially piped into other tools, makes for an incredible log monitoring tool which if you work in Linux environments regularily, you get pretty reliant on. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for monitoring text logs in Windows.

A colleague of mine introduced me to a program I had not heard of before today, BareTail, for Windows. It is essentially “tail -f” for Windows, only with many more options for filtering/searching, as well as tabbed log viewing.

You can download the application (a simple executable, no install) from Bare Metal Software’s site, here.