The Time Machine Launcher widget is a simple widget that allows you to launch Time Machine directly from the comfort of your Dashboard. You’ll not need to have the Time Machine icon in your dock anymore! Simply open the application or the folder you want to revert back in time, and click on the Time Machine icon in your Dashboard, it’s as easy as that!
What is Time Machine?
Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you can easily go back in time to recover anything. You’ll find more information about Time Machine on the Apple website.
The easiest widget ever
Just click on the widget to launch Time Machine and here you are, ready to go back in time!
Force Time Machine to backup
You can force Time Machine to backup when you want, you don’t need to wait for the backup each hour!
Turn ON and OFF Time Machine
You don’t want Time Machine to backup anymore? Simply click on the cross button of the widget!
Choose the size of the widget
You already have a lot of widgets in your Dashboard? Just choose a smaller size for the Time Machine Launcher widget! The size of your widget will be saved on your computer as well as on your .mac account automatically.
Click here to download the latest version of Time Machine Launcher.
To use the Time Machine Launcher widget you will need to use a Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or higher (with Dashboard and Time Machine included).
Thank you very much! For me, another click is just fine to not have something in my dock that I rarely use. (Francola)
Very nice widget, very useful, thanks to it my dock isn’t full of icons! (Benoit)
If you have the time, I’d also greatly appreciate it if you could leave a short review of the widget by e-mail.
I’d like to thank you Jon Brown for his version checker as well as Pierre Pongi for the localization. I made this widget with Dashcode, a really great tool made by Apple, so thanks a lot to the Dashcode team!
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