Do Time Machine/Time Capsule Backups on your Schedule

I’ve been doing a lot of toying around with Apple’s Time Machine lately and recently stumbled onto this tool that allows you to change the schedule that Time Machine uses to back up your Mac (Normally this is done every hour). Every our is a little excessive for most users in my opinion (Well at least for me it is). 

The tool is called “TimeMachineEditor”  and it will allow you to schedule time Machine backups to be run at whatever interval you want. Every hour, every 2 hours, 3 hours, etc. Or you can increase the interval scope and have it run Daily at a specific time, Weekly on a specific day of the week at a certain time or Monthly on a specific day of the month at a certain time. You can even combine these intervals and have it backup every week on Monday at midnight and also every month on the 14th at 4:00am.  It also has options to backup every time a disk is mounted or whenever the computer wakes from sleep.


If you’re like me and just want some more control over your Time Machine backups this tool is definitely for you. And best of all it’s 100% free! Check it out over at 

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