Rather, multiple log files. Even finding log files on a Mac isn’t easy. Apple makes sure they’re hidden from the average user.
Log files have all kinds of useful information. The problem is that log files are typically ugly and anything but visually friendly. Log Leech is the app that opens and displays the log files on your Mac in a way that’s readable and usable.
Think of your Mac’s logs as a system black box that records everything that happens. Log Leech reads the log files with a click and displays them in a more understandable way.
Instead of a giant list of not easily understood log data, Log Leech brings the data into a more visually digestible table view, complete with icons, and a built-in sort capability.
There are basically two reasons to dig through your Mac’s system logs. First, something went wrong and you’d like to track it down. Logs are good for recording system errors, crashes, even application errors.
Second, it’s a good way to learn a little about the Mac’s Unix underpinnings. What Log Leech doesn’t do is give you an idea of what all those terms mean. For example, “Invalid Framebuffer Operation.” Or, “An NSDocumentController returned nil when sent…“. That kind of thing.
Still, the app is an easy way to peer into your Mac’s inner workings. And it doesn’t care how large the log file is.