Backup Scheduler: Time Editor at Mac App Store analyse

App power index: 180 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
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Developer: Voros Innovation
Price: 0 free
Current version: 1.6.0, last update: 5 months ago
First release : 23 Jul 2013
App size: 2.9 Mb
4.0 ( 8050 ratings )
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> 3.96k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 1.62k
Estimation App Cost

16 Oct
16 + 984
Backup Scheduler for Time Machine lets you control when Time Machine backs up your data

Supports: macOS 10.8+ to High Sierra +

App features:
• backup time interval options range from 10 minutes to 1 week
• option to backup when the computer is idle
• backup when time interval is reached And/Or the computer is idle
• app helper is available free from our website to make backups start automatically
• start app automatically
• dock/menubar icons can be hidden
• app only schedules backups, everything else is done by the system

IMPORTANT: Time Machine backup in System Preferences should be OFF to prevent the system ALSO doing its default hourly backups. Otherwise it continues to do its backups in every hour!

A free Helper (available from our website) is recommended for optimal user experience to enable advanced functionalities:
• Starts scheduled backup on 10.9+ automatically (instead of displaying a reminder)
• Displays Time Machine backup status & statistics

The app does not need Helper for its basic functionalities:
• To show Scheduled backup reminder
• To enter Time Machine

Simple settings:
• Time based schedule: Backup starts in specified intervals (10 minutes - 1 week) or at the earliest possible time

• Idle based schedule: If computer is idle for a specified length of time the backup will start

• Combined schedule: Time based & Idle based schedules can be made to work together (AND) or independently (OR)

• Backup Time period schedule: The time range when backups are allowed. For example from 5pm to 10pm. Note: The computer must support "Power Nap" to start a backup in Sleep mode

App tries to start a backup every 6 hours but only when the computer is idle for at least 5 minutes
Backups won’t be more frequent than 6 hours.

App tries to start a backup every 6 hours OR when the computer is idle for at least 5 minutes
Backups could be more frequent than 6 hours.

App only tries to start a backup when computer is idle for at least 10 minutes.

App tries to start a backup every 24 hours whether or not computer is idle.

App tries to start a backup every 24 hours between 5pm and 10pm if computer is idle for at least 3 minutes.

Note: In Sleep mode computer can only start backups if “Power Nap” is supported otherwise conditions can only be checked when computer is running.
More info:


1. Do I need to disable Time Machine backup?
This is recommended but not necessary. If it is Turned On the system will continue to start a backup according to its 1 hourly schedule as well as starting a backup based on your own preferences.

2. Where can I set up a new Time Machine disk?
All settings are still handled in System Preferences / Time Machine. This app only instructs the system when to start a backup.

3. How does Time Machine Scheduler work?
It simply tells the Time Machine app to start a backup based on the app schedule that you set in the preferences. This is done automatically if Helper is installed, otherwise it displays a reminder.

4. Where can I see the backup progress?
If Helper script is installed the app automatically shows the backup progress, last successful backup date, time and drive info. If the script is not installed this information can be found in the Time Machine app.

5. How to open preferences if both Dock and menubar icons are disabled?
Relaunch the app from the Applications folder or LaunchPad. It will open the preferences window.

6. Is Sierra supported?
YES, our free Helper script (available from our website) is recommended for optimal user experience.
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 9.99 CAD
China 45 CNY
France 7.99 EUR
Germany 7.99 EUR
Italy 7.99 EUR
Netherlands 7.99 EUR
Portugal 7.99 EUR
Spain 7.99 EUR
Poland 7.99 EUR
UK 6.99 GBP
India 549 INR
Japan 840 JPY
Poland 32.99 PLN
Russia 529 RUB
Turkey 29.99 TRY
USA 6.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 7.69 USD
Ukraine 6.99 USD
Available for devices

Latest version Backup Scheduler: Time Editor: 1.6.0

+ Updated for High Sierra
+ Bug fixes

Apps Changes History:
  • 11 months ago: New App Version 1.5.1 ☛ 1.6.0
  • New App Version 4.99 -> 0
Great when it works...

I’ve been using this app for almost a year. I have no changed my settings in that time - back up ever 12 hours or when idle for 10 minutes. While the idle part never really seemed to work properly, the every 12 hours was pretty clockwork. In recent months, however, (perhaps with the latest version) it will often go 2-3 days between backups, unless I manually tell it to do so, and even then it won’t always start. Even a restart of the app doesn’t always prompt it to work properly. I purchased this app so I wouldn’t have hourly backups flooding my drive, but also wouldn’t have to think about making sure it was actively backing up either.

Marche trés bien!

Lapp fait exactement ce quon lui demande! On peut configurer le lancement de sauvegarde "Time Machine" de maniere trés libre. Bonne App!


Tout à fait satisfaite de cette application qui permet la sauvegarde au(x) moment(s) souhaité(s) Il faut simplement penser à laisser l’application active tout le temps (présente dans le dock avec la barre sur le côté) pour que la sauvegarde puisse se faire.

Très bonne application

Cette version simplifie l’installation. Tous ceux qui n’ont pas besoin d’une sauvegarde horaire devraient l’acquérir.

Plutôt pas mal

Seul petit reproche que je me permets : le choix des délais entre les sauvegardes est assez limité. On passe de 10 minutes à 15 minutes, puis 30 minutes, 1 heure, 2 heures et puis on saute à 6 heures, puis 12 heures, 24 heures… Le saut entre 2 heures et 6 heures est considérable. Je verrais mieux un curseur ou la possibilité de saisir une valeur numérique. Mais à part ce tout petit détail, ça marche du tonnerre, et la combinaison du délai de sauvegarde et de la durée d’inactivité du Mac est une excellente idée.


Pas grand chose à dire si ça n’est que cette application tourne sans qu’on s’en préoccupe (et n’a pas besoin d’être dans le dock), très efficacement et sans se faire remarquer. On l’installe, on met ses préférences, on l’oublie et on se sent en sécurité. On ne peut pas faire mieux !

Problème depuis mise à jour vers Yosemite

Depuis la mise à jour de Mavericks vers Yosemite l’exécution de Time Machine Backup Scedulder fait apparaître une icône d’engrenage qui clignote et se déplace sans cesse dans la barre de menu. Assez perturbant je dois dire...

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