TimeMachineEditor for Mac

TimeMachineEditor for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    21,515
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 25, 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

"Easy to use, Simple interface."

December 11, 2009  |  By dickjdoc

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.1

Pros

Does what it is supposed to do with ease.

Cons

Nothing I don't like

Summary

As above

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5 stars

"Works flawlessly in the background."

December 11, 2009  |  By lrugolo

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.1

Pros

Once it is set up, it requires no further maintenance. The price (free) can't be beat.

Cons

Setting up TimeMachineEditor is confusing. It isn't made clear that after turning off Time Machine, it should be left in the off position. (See ?Bottom-line summary? below)

Summary

The TimeMachineEditor instructions read: ?Time Machine automatic backups must be turned OFF while TimeMachineEditor handles the backups scheduling by itself.? The key word here is ?while? -- I interpreted that to mean that Time Machine should be turned off only while TimeMachineEditor is being set up. What happened was that after choosing the TimeMachineEditor settings, I would repeatedly go back to the Time Machine Prefs and turn it back on. Of course, the TimeMachineEditor settings were gone and Time Machine reverted to its hourly backups. I eventually learned, on your web site's FAQ, that
?TimeMachineEditor handles the scheduling itself and has its own ON / OFF switch (which behaves very much like the one from Time Machine).? I think that this statement should be included with the download info accompanying TimeMachineEditor.

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4 stars

"It simply works. It should be part of Time Machine."

December 04, 2009  |  By hmumd

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.1

Pros

Simple application that keeps Time Machine from interrupting my workflow and, I suspect, saves back up space.

Cons

You have to stop Time Machine in the Preference panel to make changes.

Summary

As someone else said, Apple should have thought of it.

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4 stars

"Does what Apple should have done"

December 03, 2009  |  By baskousemaker

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.1

Pros

easy as mac

Cons

dialog with the original time capsule software could be improved, more embedded so to say

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.1
Fixed a minor issue.
General
Publisher Time Software
Publisher web site http://timesoftware.free.fr/
Release Date November 25, 2009
Date Added November 25, 2009
Version 2.5.1
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, Mac OS X 10.6 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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