TimeMachineEditor for Mac

TimeMachineEditor for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    21,515
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    523.18KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    28
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Seems to work OK"

November 03, 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 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Fixed issues on Snow Leopard that would cause more backups than expected.
General
Publisher Time Software
Publisher web site http://timesoftware.free.fr/
Release Date October 03, 2009
Date Added October 03, 2009
Version 2.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 523.18KB
File Name TimeMachineEditor.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,515
Downloads Last Week 28
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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