BluetoothLogView v1.08
Copyright (c) 2012 - 2013 Nir Sofer

Description

BluetoothLogView is a small utility that monitors the activity of Bluetooth devices around you, and displays a log of Bluetooth devices on the main window. Every time that a new Bluetooth device arrives to your area and when the device leaves your area, a new log line is added with the following information: Device Name, Device Address, Event Time, Event Type ('Device Arrival' or 'Device Left'), Device Type, and the company that created the device. BluetoothLogView also allows you to specify a description for every device (according to its MAC address) that will appear under the 'Description' column.

System Requirements

  • Bluetooth dongle that works with the standard Bluetooth module of Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8. Currently, 3-party Bluetooth stacks, like Broadcom and BlueSoleil are not supported.
  • Windows XP/SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8. Other versions of Windows don't provide a build-in support for Bluetooth, and thus BluetoothLogView cannot work with them.

Versions History

  • Version 1.08:
    • Updated the internal MAC addresses file, and reduced its size inside the .exe file.
  • Version 1.07:
    • Fixed the flickering appeared while scrolling the Bluetooth log.
    • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
  • Version 1.06:
    • Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
    • Added 'Mark Odd/Even Rows' option, under the View menu. When it's turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line.
    • Fixed issue: The properties and the options windows opened in the wrong monitor, on multi-monitors system.
  • Version 1.05
    • Added 'Hide Paired Devices' option. Paired deviced are usually detected even when they are not active, so this option allows you to hide them.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

What can you do with BluetoothLogView ?

If you have neighbors or family members that use a cellular phone with Bluetooth turned on, you can easily find out when they come home and when they leave. A new log line will be added every time that their cellular phone arrives to your area and every time that their cellular phone left your area.

Start Using BluetoothLogView

BluetoothLogView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply plug the Bluetooth dongle and then run the executable file - BluetoothLogView.exe

After running BluetoothLogView, it'll constantly scan your area for Bluetooth devices, and it'll add a new log line every time that a new device arrives to your area, and when the device leaves your area.

You can select one or more log items, and then save them into text/xml/csv/html file, by using the 'Save Selected Items' option (Ctrl+S) You can also copy the log lines into the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste them into Excel.

The 'Description' Column

BluetoothLogView allows you to set your own description for every Bluetooth device. The description is saved in the .cfg file, and it'll be displayed under the 'Description' Column every time that this device is detected. In order to set the description, simply double-click the log line and in the Properties window, type the desired description.

Translating BluetoothLogView to other languages

In order to translate BluetoothLogView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run BluetoothLogView with /savelangfile parameter:
    BluetoothLogView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named BluetoothLogView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of BluetoothLogView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run BluetoothLogView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run BluetoothLogView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download BluetoothLogView

BluetoothLogView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of BluetoothLogView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'bluetoothlogview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed BluetoothLogView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian PortuguesePaulo Guzm?n 13/07/20121.05
DutchJan Verheijen 22/04/20141.08
French Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 06/07/20121.05
German Latino auf WinTotal.de 22/04/20141.08
Greek geogeo.gr 18/03/20121.00
Hungarian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 05/07/20121.05
Italian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 05/07/20121.05
PolishHightower 26/04/20141.08
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 06/02/20131.06
RussianKoNDoR 11/04/20131.06
Simplified Chineseqzwqzw 19/03/20121.00
Traditional Chinese (GqE) 03/07/20121.05