TimeMachineStatus: Swift App for Backup Info


This app is a simple status bar app that shows the status of Time Machine backups. It is still in early development and I'm open for suggestions and contributions.

⬇️ You can download TimeMachineStatus from releases or using homebrew.



There are multiple ways to download TimeMachineStatus listed below.

Once installed the app can be updated by itself by selecting the Check for uptades... button or by pressing ⌘ + U while the popover is active.

GitHub Releases

TimeMachineStatus is currently available for download in the Releases Section.


You can also download TimeMachineStatus using the brew command:

brew install --cask timemachinestatus


  • Show the current status in the menu bar
  • List all backup destinations and detailed information about them
  • Start a backup on a specific volume
  • Customize the appearance of the menu bar item


  •  Schedule backups (instead of hourly backups)
  •  Schedule backups on a per volume basis


If you want to contribute to this project, please have a look at the open issues and let me know which one you want to work on. If you have an idea for additional features, please open a new issue first so we can discuss it.

Please do not create pull requests for new features without discussing it first.

When submitting a pull request make sure you are on a feature branch in your fork. Pull requests from your main branch will be closed.

Development Setup

Currently it is only possible to run the app by building it from source using Xcode 15. To do so, clone the repository and open the project in Xcode.

Warning Make sure that you change the signing team in all targets to your own, otherwise the Full Disk Access permission does not persist between app launches.

Then simply run the app using the Run button in Xcode.

Support Development

I develop this app in my free time and I would highly appreciate a donation to help me maintaining this project if you are able ❤️

You can either buy me a coffee or sponsor me on GitHub!

Download Details:

Author: lukepistrol
Source Code: https://github.com/lukepistrol/TimeMachineStatus 
License: View license

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TimeMachineStatus: Swift App for Backup Info
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