TimeMachineEditor for Mac

TimeMachineEditor for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    21,050
  • Date Added:
    September 03, 2014
  • File Size:
    519.56KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.8/10.9

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 1–10 of 34

3 stars

"No Prior Info On OS Compatibility"

April 30, 2014  |  By gbcurtis

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 4.0

Pros

Fine for Maverick.

Cons

Won't work for lower OSs

Summary

Wasted my download time.

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3 stars

"Description is off. Only time based settings."

April 18, 2014  |  By BradMacPro

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 3.1

Pros

Still a useful function.

Cons

Description says "You can also set Time Machine to automatically back up when disks are mounted or when the computer wakes from sleep."
There is no option for these functions, which is a shame. At least for version 2.5.3

Summary



Updated on Apr 18, 2014

I checked and version 3.1 under Mountain Lion also shows no option for backup on mount.

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2 stars

"Doesn't control back up time"

January 25, 2013  |  By DesertRatR

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 3.0.2

Pros

None. Doesn't work as advertised.

Cons

Doesn't control time back up specified. Seems to like to back up randomly, rather than at specified time. It doesn't seem to hurt anything. It is simply superfluous.

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5 stars

"Added flexibility Apple refuses to give."

December 17, 2012  |  By rayvogel

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 3.0.2

Pros

Control update frequency

Cons

Not part of Apple software

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1 stars

"Doesn't work."

October 02, 2011  |  By ajustaperson

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

Pros

Easy to configure. Nice idea.

Cons

Doesn't work. I configured TimemachineEditor to have Time Machine backups run only at 5:00pm daily. Time Machine still wakes up my Mac at 3:30am, lighting up the room. Why Apple didn't include basic scheduling, I don't see.

Summary

Pointless.

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5 stars

"Give YOU control over the backup schedule"

September 13, 2011  |  By Benoit Evans

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

Pros

Works flawlessly.

Cons

A one-trick pony, but it does it's trick extremely well.

Summary

Basically, you turn TM off and then TimeMachine Editor replaces you to do "manual" TM backups. You decide your backup schedule in any combination of daily, weekly and monthly backups, with more than one backup per category.

Now I use TM Editor to do daily backups at 4-hour intervals, as well as a weekly and a monthly backup. For redundancy, I use SuperDuper on another disk to do a monthly bootable backup.

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4 stars

"One of Time Machine's missing features"

June 19, 2011  |  By JonCalgary

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

Pros

Gives you actual control over when you want backups, unlike Apple's "we know best" attitude. Over a wireless G network, and on a 3 year old MB Pro, hourly backups are a pain and can slow things down. This free app eliminates that issue.

Cons

Documentation is lacking. Just by trial and error, I figured out I need to turn the system preferences control panel for TM to OFF to make this work (this is on the website, but not the app). So, it loses one star for that, as I almost deleted it.

Summary

You're getting more than you're paying for. Note to developers: We still need better ways of excluding files from TM.

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1 stars

"Never could get it to work."

April 08, 2011  |  By pshoustontx

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

Pros

None that I can ascertain.

Cons

Need to improve install instructions.

Summary

Don't bother to down load.

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4 stars

"Simple, does what it says, no glitch."

March 20, 2011  |  By fedtho

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

Pros

See summary above ;-)

Cons

One might want even *more* control over Time machine... but hell, this certainly is one feature that was missing!

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5 stars

"But does it delete the oldest backups on a full disc?"

March 08, 2010  |  By Glenn Emond

 |  Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

Pros

Works like a charm

Cons

I'm bothered by my initial question.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.2
  • Fixed issue with Yosemite beta.
  • Improved German localization.
General
Publisher Time Software
Publisher web site http://timesoftware.free.fr/
Release Date September 03, 2014
Date Added September 03, 2014
Version 4.0.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 519.56KB
File Name TimeMachineEditor.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,050
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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