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All app logs, text log files, and syslog. One place.

Tail & Search Logs


It's realtime. Use a browser, command-line, or API.

React & Analyze


Get alerted instantly. Detect trends and archive forever.

How Papertrail Makes Life Easier

Instant log visibility. Use Papertrail's time-saving log tools, flexible system groups, team-wide access, long-term archives, charts and analytics exports, monitoring webhooks, and 45-second setup.

Realize value from logs you already collect. Track down customer problems, error messages, app requests, slow DB queries, firewall policy decisions, config changes.

Papertrail works with all common log methods and formats. Try for yourself.

How Papertrail works (diagram)

Papertrail aggregates...

  • syslog
  • Text log files
  • MySQL
  • Cloud hosting
  • Apache
  • Routers & firewalls
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Windows events
  • Tomcat
  • Heroku apps

.. and many more. No more digging through a dozen log files and directories. Get free log management now, take a tour, or ask us a question.

Use Papertrail To...

Troubleshoot fast.

Log viewer (screenshot)

Diagnosing a monitoring alert, app server error, customer service ticket, or missing email? Just search or tail.

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See related events together.

Flexible log groups (screenshot)

Create flexible log views in a few clicks.

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Spread visibility around.

Team-wide access (screenshot)

Help less-technical staff take advantage of logs (without SSH/RDP knowledge or access).

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Integrate with killer tools.


Work with common, powerful existing services (and avoid reinventing wheels).

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Get back to work.


Setup averages 45 seconds.

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Loosely couple.


Mix in other Web services and your own apps.

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Revel in dev/ops goodies.


Engineers work on and work with Papertrail. It shows.

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Give your systems and apps a voice.

We don't want your credit card and there's no time limit. Just enjoy.

  • Logging starts instantly.
  • Users love it.
  • It's free.
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