About Timed Screenshot 1.3

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In the german newsgroup someone looked for an application to make screenshots every few minutes to log what is going on.

When you launch this application it runs in the background till you kill it on the Terminal or you log out. There is a configuration file (plain text) where you can change some settings like the time interval in seconds, the name of the destination folder (which can be an alias) and the quality of the JPEG compressor in percent.

The files are named e.g. "2003-06-05-21-42-48-0.jpg". Year, month, day, hour, minute, second and ID of the screen. It should work with multiple screens, but it's not tested.

The application will quit when you shut down your Mac or you log out. To quit at any time you may need the force quit dialog.

This application is freeware and provided as is.


Mac OS X 10.4 or newer.

For OS X 10.10, the alias functions are no longer working. But you can use a symlink instead.


TimedScreenshot.dmg1.3 (Intel)1.6M
TimedScreenshot13PPC.dmg1.3 (PPC)1.6M

Changes in version 1.3:

  • Now intel only and works with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Changes in version 1.2:

  • Added new option for reducing the maximum screen count. This way you can make sure a second or third screen is not captured.

Changes in version 1.1:

  • Updated for Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Updated to REALbasic 2007r5 and latest MBS plugins.


Making donations

This application is considered donation-ware (uncrippled shareware). If you find it indispensable, please consider making a donation.

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If you'd rather not use PayPal, you can send something to me directly at:
Christian Schmitz, Plaidter Straße 31a, 56645 Nickenich, Germany

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