Point this free log viewer at your Flash log file and you’ll get an enhanced view of the Flash log output. There’s nothing to change about your code — just trace away and then set BareTail to display your Flash output log. You don’t have to launch your SWF in debug mode or even have the Flash or Flash Builder IDEs open to view your trace output with BareTail. It displays the Flash log file even while Flash Player is writing to the file and you can choose to auto-scroll the content so the end of the file is always in the display window or you can manually scroll.
My favorite feature is colored highlighting of lines of text including the search terms you specify. BareTail allows you to specify multiple simultaneous search terms and color-highlights the lines of code containing your search terms. It’s helpful for visualizing the flow of events in a sea of trace output.
There’s one shortcoming with BareTail that makes it hard to completely switch away from using the Output/Console windows — with the free version of BareTail you can’t search (you can only use the colored highlighting) so you have to scroll to find the lines that highlight your search terms. The paid version looks like it may have better search support but I haven’t tried it.
Windows only. Try it here:
Another great logging tool is MonsterDebugger. It requires integration into your app, but it offers enhanced trace features.