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does a similar application to Timesnapper for Mac exist?

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You would get better response if you explained what Timesnapper does, or more precisely what Timesnapper features you're after. –  Gilles Nov 22 '10 at 0:50
    
Were you successful? –  Daniel Beck Dec 30 '10 at 8:13
    
no, not really , and I think youranswer is the best –  flow Jan 4 '11 at 17:34
    
Try SoftwareRecs.SE –  Chipperyman 2 days ago

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i think this should work http://timesheet-mac.en.softonic.com/mac

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ManyTricks have recently released Time Sink. It sounds like it does some of what Timesnapper can. No screenshots though.

If you really want the actual screenshots you could try looking into scripting it using AppleScript and launchd. Shouldn't be that difficult to do.

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yes, I think scripting is the right thing and the most customizable one, thanks a lot. But I do not want to learn applescript, I do alredy know now bash and so –  flow Nov 23 '10 at 12:06
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@user10826: Then use what you know. screencapture -x filename.png in a bash script, have it called regularly using launchd or cron, you're done. –  Daniel Beck Nov 23 '10 at 12:09
    
I did this, but took it a step further to combine the images into mp4s using ffmpgeg damianblog.com/2015/05/26/macblackbox –  Damian May 26 at 13:25

I've created a bash script which takes screen-shots every few seconds, combines them into an mp4 every hour, and combines the hourly mp4s into daily ones each day.

Uses ImageMagick to overly the current time on each screenshot, and ffmpeg to combine the screenshots into videos.

http://damianblog.com/2015/05/26/macblackbox/

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