TimeMachineEditor for Mac User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works as advertised!"

    February 24, 2010  |   By James Garvin

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

    Pros

    Easy to use. Gives you more granular control over Time Machine's default schedule.

    Cons

    You aren't backed up hourly, if that's important to you.

    Summary

    When I have Photoshop CS4, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and a browser or two running, this utility prevents system slowdowns from TM's default hourly incremental backup. If I were running a four or eight core Mac Pro, that might not be a big deal, but I'm using a MacBook Pro with only 2 GB RAM, so TM's constant interruptions during the work day were becoming a real pain until I found this utility! Prior to that, the simplest option was to turn TM off, but that didn't seem any smarter than Apple not giving us more control from within Time Machine in the first place. I hear TM's default interval can be changed with the command line in Terminal (http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/08/terminal-tip-change-time-machine-backup-interval/), but most people aren't comfortable with that for good reason. TimeMachineEditor offers more control than just changing the interval. Not only can you have Hourly, Daily, Weekly or Monthly intervals, you can combine multiple interval types to achieve whatever backup schedule best suits your work schedule. Great utility, unbeatable price. What's not to like?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "does what it purports to do - good!"

    February 10, 2010  |   By geomac

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

    Pros

    free of charge

    Cons

    doesn't mesh seamlessly with timemachine preference panel

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great."

    February 9, 2010  |   By donpaske

    Version: TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

    Pros

    Works perfectly.

    Cons

    Nothing.I works!

    Summary

    Time Machine Editor works just like it says. I have it set to back up once a day and it always does.

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  • 5.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 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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