Is “skim-ability” a word? Skimmability? We don’t know, but we know it helps.
A few parts of Papertrail’s event viewer make it a particularly rewarding way to read or skim logs.
- ANSI color support to colorize log messages and make it easier to spot what you are looking for while making it all look beautiful.
- Contrast that’s controllable to suit your tastes and the ambient lighting.
- Scrolling as one way to travel through time. As you scroll, the viewer automatically shows older or newer logs. It’s a great way to “poke around.”
- Information density. Papertrail’s viewer doesn’t show a zillion pieces of metadata merely because they exist. It’s an opinionated view with wise, battle-tested opinions.