TimeMachineEditor for Mac

TimeMachineEditor for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    21,515
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 13, 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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Results 1–6 of 6

5 stars

"It just works."

December 26, 2009  |  By jay himes

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.2

Pros

This product does one thing, and does it well. Simple, reliable. It makes Time Machine functional for the everyday user.

Cons

No cons that I can discern.

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3 stars

"Works as it indicates"

December 22, 2009  |  By acrook

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.2

Pros

It does the job of delaying the scheduled backups as it says it does.

Cons

Wish it was more flexible and indicated exactly what was happening in the backups.

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5 stars

"Great app to reset Time Machine Backup Intervals"

December 21, 2009  |  By wlswinner

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.2

Pros

The default for Time Machine backups is hourly. This is a problem when I need to take my MacBook Pro and go. This app allows me to change the backup interval to optimal time for me. This saves time and minimizes reduced performance.

Cons

None I can think of with the current version.

Summary

There were some bugs after Snow Leopard was installed, but these seem to have been resolved and all is now working smoothly. This app has a seemingly small function, but it can make a big difference. I really appreciate what it does and consider it a must have.

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4 stars

"A nice replacement for Time Machine scheduling"

December 21, 2009  |  By dodds2

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.2

Pros

Pros: lets you set your own backup schedule.

Cons

Cons: Doesn't seem to access all of the time machine logs.

Summary

I'm not sure why it only loaded some subset of the backup logs for my system, but I use BackupLoupe for that, so it doesn't really affect me. The scheduling interface and operation are good and work well.

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3 stars

"simple - easy to use"

December 21, 2009  |  By JAMingin

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.2

Pros

It works well.

Cons

since I started using it, my backup icon in the menu bar shows up as delayed if I am not plugged into my external drive.

Summary

Great if there are big partitions like Parallel's that back up at each interval.

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4 stars

"It works very well."

December 21, 2009  |  By speedyraf

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.2

Pros

It's simple to use.

Cons

Perhaps an optional way to install it into the system preference "Other" area?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.2
  • Fixed: an alert tells you the settings are already applied when you try to enable TimeMachineEditor
  • Italian localization (thanks to Vincenzo Boiano from VinBoiSoft)
General
Publisher Time Software
Publisher web site http://timesoftware.free.fr/
Release Date December 13, 2009
Date Added December 13, 2009
Version 2.5.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
  • 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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