In IntelliJ IDEA 11 we’ve improved Android logcat view, so now watching the logs of your applications became much more convenient.
First, you can create your own named filters and switch between them:
You can use regular expressions to filter the log, e.g. by a tag or message text. Note that autocompletion of tags already presented in the log is available:
Another noteworthy improvement is that multiline messages aren’t cut anymore when you filter them by a named filter or using search. For example, if you search for “ActivityThread.java”, you’ll see full stacktrace containing the query, but not just separate lines: