TimeMachineEditor 4.0.2

Free and lightweight OS X application designed to make it simple to easily change Time Machine's default one-hour backup interval
TimeMachineEditor - In this window you can choose the interval you want the backup to take place.
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TimeMachineEditor is a free Mac utility that allows its users to rapidly and effortlessly adjust the backup interval used by Apple's Time Machine to create a backup.

Simple and intuitive Time Machine controller

The TimeMachineEditor application comes with a clean and minimalist user interface, designed to make it as straightforward as possible to manage your Time Machine’s backup scheduling options.

In addition, TimeMachineEditor works by launching Time Machine backups on its own and was designed from the get-go to never modify any system files in order to work properly.

Adjust the Time Machine backup interval

From TimeMachineEditor's main window, you can rapidly change the default backup interval or choose different calendar intervals that suit your schedule.

The backup interval option enables you to choose a time interval of 1 hour or more to schedule Time Machine backups manually.

Schedule hourly, daily, weekly and monthly backups

Moreover, with the help of the Calendar Intervals option, you can add an unlimited number of recurrent backup time intervals for automating hourly, daily, weekly and monthly Time Machine backups.

Furthermore, after you've installed TimeMachineEditor on your Mac, you will no longer have to turn the Time Machine one from the System Preferences because TimeMachineEditor comes with its own TimeMachineEditor manager service.

Drag and drop uninstall

If you want to uninstall TimeMachineEditor from your Mac, you will first have to switch the Time Machine schedule off using the bottom left toggle button and then just drag and drop the TimeMachineEditor app into your Mac’s Trash.


On the whole, the TimeMachineEditor app makes it very easy and quick to revert and customize the Time Machine backup scheduling settings, with just a couple of mouse clicks. TimeMachineEditor can be used if your Mac suffers from a huge drop in performance each time the Time Machine starts backing up your files or if you have to perform system backups at custom time intervals.

Reviewed by , last updated on September 5th, 2014

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Mac OS X 10.8 or later
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What's New in This Release:
  • Fixed issue with Yosemite beta.
  • Improved German localization.
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TimeMachineEditor - One can also choose calendar intervals for the backup process.

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TimeMachineEditor is a software for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion that lets you change the default o...

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