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Ghost Log

Show logcat in an overlay
NOTE: Device root (superuser) access is required to read system logs on Android 4.1 and above.

Displays the device logcat buffer in a system overlay window.


* Persistent logcat display as a system overlay
* Customisable log filters and display options
* Auto filter by the current foreground Activity process
* Quick access to pause/play, clear & share functions via rich notification
* Integration support for non-root devices


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.0.3 (3) suggested Added on 2015-07-03

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • retrieve running apps
      Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.
    • android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER
    • com.readystatesoftware.ghostlog.permission.READ_LOGS

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