Home of Goldilogs, the naughty log viewer

Please note: The Goldilogs log viewer currently available on this web site is considered ALMOST feature complete (for its 1.0 version) and stable for production.

Intuitive and powerful
real-time log viewer

  • Built for large files (gigabytes)
  • Instant view and scroll
  • Powerful text and regex search engine
  • Low memory footprint (even with large files)
  • Userdefined color highlighting
  • Follow tail on logfiles and searches

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Built for production, simple to use

Goldilogs lets you continously watch multiple log files with low impact on server CPU and Network trafic, yet offers powerful searching and navigation ability. Search as you type for fast feedback. Click search result to instantly locate line in logfile.

Drag and drop interface

Drag large files directly into the Goldilogs window and view them instantly. No waiting for the logfile to load. Scroll back and forth immediately.

Rename, reorder and group

Give the logfiles an easy to recognize name, re-arrange them and group them together using simple drag and drop gestures. Collapse groups to preserve screen realestate and minimize CPU/Network usage. Supports multi level grouping.

Highlighting schemes

Build multiple highlighting schemes using this nice, intuitive interface. Create rules, define colors and font properties and order them using simple drag and drop.

Assign highlighting schemes to individual log files or set one up as default or to be used as a filler AFTER another scheme has been applied.


Thumbnail view of log files

While only one logfile can be viewed full-screen at a time, the logfile list can display a thumbnail for each log revealing the highlighting applyed. Combined with ‘follow tail’ you have good overview of multiple logfiles at a time.

The thumbnail shows both the highlighting background and the font color. Since the thumbnail cannot display all lines due to the limited space, the colors from the highest priority rule is shown in the thumbnail. This means that if to lines in the log file has e.g. a warning and an error rule, the thumbnail displays the colors from the error rule since it has the highest priority in the highlighting scheme.