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TimeMachineEditor for Mac

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TimeMachineEditor is a free, simple application that lets you change the default setting for your Mac's Time Machine hourly backups.

TimeMachineEditor lets you set a new hourly interval, or even specify multiple calendar intervals for hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly backups--whether you want daily backups at 2 a.m., weekly backups at a certain time every weekend, or any other possible combination. You can also set Time Machine to automatically back up when disks are mounted or when the computer wakes from sleep.

Time Machine's default setting may be adequate for most users, but for certain situations--for example, if you frequently deal with large files that don't require backup, or if multiple Macs are sharing the same backup drive and your network becomes extremely slow during backups--TimeMachineEditor provides an easy way to get more control over Time Machine.

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    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Seems to work OK"

    November 3, 2009  |   By DavidTyler

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5

    Pros

    Seems to work OK although TimeMachine still says that it will back up every hour. That makes it difficult to know when it will back up.

    Cons

    Seems to work OK although TimeMachine still says that it will back up every hour. That makes it difficult to know when it will back up.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Price is right and does what it's advertised to do."

    October 28, 2009  |   By rkaufmann87

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5

    Pros

    Works well in Leopard and Snow Leopard. Easy to install and use. Set it up once and forget about it.

    Cons

    I don't see any negatives.

    Summary

    If you want to do TM backups but don't need them to be done hourly TimeMachineEditor gives you the control to tell TM how often it will back up. Great little product. I recommend it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Price is right and it works."

    October 21, 2009  |   By donpaske

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5

    Pros

    It works fine and, being free, you can't beat the price. It would be nice if it gave more options, but all I really wanted was for Time Machine to stop backing up every hour: now, with TimeMachineEditor, I backup once a day.

    Cons

    Not too many options available.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good, but not great."

    October 13, 2009  |   By tburnham

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5

    Pros

    The program does add a bit of control to Time Machine.

    Cons

    There are so many ways it would be nice to control Time Machine, like scheduling back-ups of different data to different locations.

    Summary

    This program falls into the category of programs that add too little value for the space and complexity/density it adds to my machine.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works flawlessly -- in the background."

    October 11, 2009  |   By lrugolo

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5

    Pros

    It gives the Mac user more control of the backup process.

    Cons

    There are no downsides that I can see.

    Summary



    Updated on Oct 29, 2009

    Ever since I upgraded my OS from 10.5 (Leopard) to 10.6 (Snow Leopard), TimeMachineEditor doesn't work properly anymore. Many times I have set Time Machine to back up just once a day; ?Interval - Backup every 24 hour? and ?Calendar Intervals - Daily at 10:00 PM?. TimeMachineEditor reports that the new settings have been applied, but then Time Machine reverts to the once-an-hour default schedule.

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