I usually do my Java development on Ubuntu (Linux) and tail is my best friend. Tail is a console tool to follow real-time updates on a file, for example the Apache Tomcat log file. However, in Windows, I don't have the "luxury" of tail
MakeLogic Tail, a GUI/visual Tail utility, comes to save my day! It is a Java application so it also runs on Linux and Mac OS X and other Java-supported platforms.
If you want the "real tail", alternatives are: