If you’ve ever wanted a clean and concise Console-style app for iPhones and iPads that would make viewing different types of Syslog/OSLog logs in real time an easy process, then you might want to take a few minutes to check out an app for iOS 13.0 and later devices called Antoine by iOS developer @CoreSerena.
Antoine gives users the ability to search through and view all kinds of different logs on-device without the need to connect to a Mac. Logs can be easily filtered by process, message, type, and other filterable parameters, and if that wasn’t cool enough, users can also see information about logs such as when they were made, what type of log it is, and more.
As noted in Antoine’s Chariz repository-based depiction page, the app supports the following features:
- Stream Logs
- Attractive UI
- Filtering logs via a variety of different ways
- View detailed information about specific logs
- Keep an app streaming in the background
From what we can gather, for Antoine’s backgrounded app streaming to work, the app must have full always-on location services permissions.
Antoine has been available at the project’s GitHub page for a couple of weeks now, but today marked the first time that it’s being made available to a wider range of people via the Chariz repository.
Because Antoine is hosted on the Chariz repository, you might think it’s only for jailbroken devices, but that’s not the case. While it can be installed on any iOS or iPadOS 13.0-16.2 device using a jailbreak, it can also be installed and perma-signed via TrollStore on iOS or iPadOS 14.0-15.4.1 (and some 15.5 and 15.6 betas, excluding the release candidate and public releases).
One thing we should say right off the bat is that we were wowed by the Antoine user interface. If you’re a developer and you find Console-like apps useful for your workflows, then we think you’re going to enjoy how clean and accessible the Antoine user interface feels. The real-time system log viewing is also particularly useful on-device, as Antoine eliminates the need to connect to a Mac to achieve the same result.
Those interested in trying Antoine can acquire it for free from the Chariz repository. If using a jailbroken device, then you can access Antoine via your favorite package manager app upon refreshing all your sources. If you’re not jailbroken, then you can snag the .tipa file for TrollStore at the project’s GitHub page, where it’s also open source for those interested in learning more about what’s going on under the hood.
Are you planning to try the new Antoine real-time Console app for iPhone and iPad? Let us know in the comments section down below.