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xdaid

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Jul 12, 2009
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This is a logcat/dmesg reader and logcat recorder, likely the most enhanced logcat app on the play store.
There are plenty of features to configure your logcat and, most important, the UI is straight forward, all the controls you need at your fingertips.

The Bottom Bar is back (update 1.60)
- now you can choose between floating buttons or bottom bar to control your logcat
- search added even in Saved Logs

New User Interface, and much more (update 1.50)
- pure material design
- brand new UI, more polished and better looking
- a bright theme and a dark one to choose from
- support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- ready for the new runtime permissions system of Android 6.0
- bug fixes

New features, even for Floating (update 1.45)
- Per-app logcat (filter logcat by package name)
- Cancel button added to the search/filter box
- Ability to filter the logcat in Floating mode
- Ability to clear/restore logcat in Floating mode
- Bug fixes and optimizations

Redesigned and improved (update 1.4)
made it GORGEOUS
- completely reorganized UI, pure Android style
- new sliding side menus, swipe from the left side to the right to access the navigation menu and switch between the main features (main logcat UI, Floating Logcat, Dmesg), swipe from the right side to the left to access the list of your saved logcats, from there you can open, send or delete your logs
- improved seach/filter box
- quick clear log and restore feature
- better Floating Logcat UI
- improved Floating Logcat hide/show system
- bug fixes

Jelly Bean support added (update 1.2)
Please note: Jelly Bean users need root in order to run logcat apps.

Introducing "Floating Logcat" (update 1.1)
a new wonderful feature powered by StandOut, it allows you to keep the logcat on top, right while you're working on your device, perfect for your tests! the logcat is shown inside a window you can move, resize and even minimize, just like a desktop one.

Random tips:
- In order to launch a new Floating Logcat session tap the last button on the right (bottom bar).
- In order to resize the Floating Logcat drag the bottom-right corner of the window.

Devs corner:
Starting from version 1.3, devs can use intent actions and extras in order to launch the
logcat recorder directly from their apps:

"scd.lcex.ACTION_REC" start recording
"scd.lcex.ACTION_STOP" stop recording and service associated
"scd.lcex.EXTRA_FILTER" logcat filter (string, optional), use in conjunction with ACTION_REC

Features

* Read live logcat
* Pause and resume
* Record (even in background)
* Send logs via mail
* Apply filters (priority level, format, etc.)
* Search box for quick filtering
* Many options to configure the logcat
* Read the kernel's debug messages (dmesg)
* New "Per-app logcat" feature!
* Revolutionary "Floating Logcat" feature!
* Floating window resizable even with pintch-to-zoom

Download Logcat Extreme (free version) from the Play Store
or grab the attached APK at the end of this post.

Even the free version has no ads. The pro version adds a couple of minor features, actually it's more like a donate version. If you want to support the development of this app just look for "Logcat Extreme Pro" on the Play Store (thanks!)

enjoy :)

A special thanks goes to Mark Wei for his wonderful library and for being a nice person!

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xdaid

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Jul 12, 2009
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Hahaha I didn't know I was a nice person! Thanks man and good luck. Logcat Extreme is looking real nice.

Anyone who shares good code (as well as any other good thing) for free must be considered a nice person. At least in my opinion... actually you could be a murderer who share good code as a hobby... just kidding :D
 
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anoneemooz

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This looks like a great start. And would be truly useful! I'll give it a try :)

I hope to see improved graphics in terms of the UI elements as this develops. Good job so far dev!
 
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xdaid

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Jul 12, 2009
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Update 1.2: support for Jelly Bean added!

Just uploaded in the Play Store, it should show up in minutes.
 

Flynny75

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FEATURE REQ:

Can you add a 'clear log' button to the floating display? I have bought it and have been waiting/hoping for this feature for a while
 

mdfzhi

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Been using this as long as I remember, didn't even know its from one of xda recognized dev.
Anyway, a request. Ability to record kernel dmesg. Now it only can display it.
 

daniel_m

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Just wanted to say thanks for this app. This is my favourite logcat reader and I love the floating window! :victory:
 

xdaid

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Jul 12, 2009
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Some news - i got some complaints about the UI was not following the Android guidelines so i ended up re-writing the whole code :) expect big changes, what i'm trying to achieve is a pure (well, almost pure) but still super-easy to use and understand UI. It's not ready yet but it already looks sexy!

screenshots below
1st picture - logcat UI
2nd picture - access the navigation menu by swiping from left to right
3d picture - access your saved logcats by swiping from right to left

le01.png



le02.png



le03.png
 
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xdaid

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Jul 12, 2009
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I updated the OP, new version attached!
This is a huge update, main UI and Floating Logcat UI have been redesigned, big portions of code have been rewritten, you should notice an overall improvement in a fresh, modern design.. at least, i hope so!
 

xdaid

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Jul 12, 2009
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@xdaid no support for gingerbread!?
dissappointed! :(

really sorry about that, i had to drop the GB support in order to achieve a modern user interface. Unfortunately i couldn't implement some critical stuff (preference fragment, navigation menu, etc.) with a SDK version lower than 11 (Honeycomb). I was forced in this choice.

The older version, which is compatible with GB, is still available in the OP and i won't remove it.
 
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xdaid

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Jul 12, 2009
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FEATURE REQ:

Can you add a 'clear log' button to the floating display? I have bought it and have been waiting/hoping for this feature for a while

Another monster update incoming, it will include your request as well.

so what's next:

- per-app logcat
- improved search/filter box
- log filtering in floating mode
- clear log in floating mode
- maybe play/pause/record for dmesg too (it could be postponed)
- bug fixes
 

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    This is a logcat/dmesg reader and logcat recorder, likely the most enhanced logcat app on the play store.
    There are plenty of features to configure your logcat and, most important, the UI is straight forward, all the controls you need at your fingertips.

    The Bottom Bar is back (update 1.60)
    - now you can choose between floating buttons or bottom bar to control your logcat
    - search added even in Saved Logs

    New User Interface, and much more (update 1.50)
    - pure material design
    - brand new UI, more polished and better looking
    - a bright theme and a dark one to choose from
    - support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    - ready for the new runtime permissions system of Android 6.0
    - bug fixes

    New features, even for Floating (update 1.45)
    - Per-app logcat (filter logcat by package name)
    - Cancel button added to the search/filter box
    - Ability to filter the logcat in Floating mode
    - Ability to clear/restore logcat in Floating mode
    - Bug fixes and optimizations

    Redesigned and improved (update 1.4)
    made it GORGEOUS
    - completely reorganized UI, pure Android style
    - new sliding side menus, swipe from the left side to the right to access the navigation menu and switch between the main features (main logcat UI, Floating Logcat, Dmesg), swipe from the right side to the left to access the list of your saved logcats, from there you can open, send or delete your logs
    - improved seach/filter box
    - quick clear log and restore feature
    - better Floating Logcat UI
    - improved Floating Logcat hide/show system
    - bug fixes

    Jelly Bean support added (update 1.2)
    Please note: Jelly Bean users need root in order to run logcat apps.

    Introducing "Floating Logcat" (update 1.1)
    a new wonderful feature powered by StandOut, it allows you to keep the logcat on top, right while you're working on your device, perfect for your tests! the logcat is shown inside a window you can move, resize and even minimize, just like a desktop one.

    Random tips:
    - In order to launch a new Floating Logcat session tap the last button on the right (bottom bar).
    - In order to resize the Floating Logcat drag the bottom-right corner of the window.

    Devs corner:
    Starting from version 1.3, devs can use intent actions and extras in order to launch the
    logcat recorder directly from their apps:

    "scd.lcex.ACTION_REC" start recording
    "scd.lcex.ACTION_STOP" stop recording and service associated
    "scd.lcex.EXTRA_FILTER" logcat filter (string, optional), use in conjunction with ACTION_REC

    Features

    * Read live logcat
    * Pause and resume
    * Record (even in background)
    * Send logs via mail
    * Apply filters (priority level, format, etc.)
    * Search box for quick filtering
    * Many options to configure the logcat
    * Read the kernel's debug messages (dmesg)
    * New "Per-app logcat" feature!
    * Revolutionary "Floating Logcat" feature!
    * Floating window resizable even with pintch-to-zoom

    Download Logcat Extreme (free version) from the Play Store
    or grab the attached APK at the end of this post.

    Even the free version has no ads. The pro version adds a couple of minor features, actually it's more like a donate version. If you want to support the development of this app just look for "Logcat Extreme Pro" on the Play Store (thanks!)

    enjoy :)

    A special thanks goes to Mark Wei for his wonderful library and for being a nice person!

    lcfl02.png
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    update 1.6

    Hello everybody,

    many users asked for a quicker way to access the controls (pause logcat, resume, stop, record, save, etc.) so here comes this update which brings back the bottom bar.
    Now you have the ability to choose between the floating menu button and the old-fashioned (but more handy) button bar at the bottom. Just open the main menu, tap "User Interace" and make your choice.

    Also, added search in saved logs.

    Happy logcat :)
    6
    Some news - i got some complaints about the UI was not following the Android guidelines so i ended up re-writing the whole code :) expect big changes, what i'm trying to achieve is a pure (well, almost pure) but still super-easy to use and understand UI. It's not ready yet but it already looks sexy!

    screenshots below
    1st picture - logcat UI
    2nd picture - access the navigation menu by swiping from left to right
    3d picture - access your saved logcats by swiping from right to left

    le01.png



    le02.png



    le03.png
    3
    FEATURE REQ:

    Can you add a 'clear log' button to the floating display? I have bought it and have been waiting/hoping for this feature for a while

    Another monster update incoming, it will include your request as well.

    so what's next:

    - per-app logcat
    - improved search/filter box
    - log filtering in floating mode
    - clear log in floating mode
    - maybe play/pause/record for dmesg too (it could be postponed)
    - bug fixes
    3
    I just updated the APK with a minor bug fix, if you already downloaded the 1.45 please do it again :)