Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there a list of Mac applications that integrate with Time Machine?

I think iPhoto has a somewhat hidden feature that allows you to browse previous versions of its library. What else is out there?

What I am specifically looking for is a text editor that uses Time Machine to implement undo across the whole history, and "compare with previous versions". I totally rely on these features in Eclipse, but not all files I need to edit are managed by Eclipse.

share|improve this question
1  
You've meanwhile found my other post, but just for the archives: Wikipedia has a tiny overview –  Arjan Sep 1 '10 at 11:21
    
@Arjan: tiny, indeed :-( –  Thilo Sep 2 '10 at 8:36
    
To clarify, you mean you want something like E (with "personal revision control") for Mac OS X? And Time Machine support is just one of the ways that could be realized for you? In that case I suggest you edit your question. –  Daniel Beck Dec 17 '10 at 12:49
    
@Daniel: No, Time Machine support is essential (for the purpose of this question). –  Thilo Dec 17 '10 at 13:03
1  
@Thilo OK thanks. I'm pretty sure however that no such software exists: It would be too unreliable (no backups for FileVault home directories while logged in, easily disconnected backup drive and users are only warned after 10 days, etc.). –  Daniel Beck Dec 17 '10 at 13:32
show 1 more comment

1 Answer

For what it's worth, time machine backups can be searched with spotlight.

What it sounds like you're really looking for, is some sort of version control system. BBEdit integrates nicely with CVS, for example. You can find differences between older versions of a document and the current version.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.