One Stop Shop for Time Machine

BackupLoupe is an alternative GUI for Time Machine. At its core it provides a Finder-like interface where you get to select a snapshot and it will show you what has been backed up.

Browse your backups

BackupLoupe lets you peek inside backups, tells you which files have been backed up when and where. It will show you when a file has been backed up for the first time, when a modified version has been backed up and when it has been deleted. Navigating between versions only takes a click.

Find the space hogs

BackupLoupe shows you which files take up the most space in an instant. Scanned snapshots are color-coded so you can tell the big ones from the small. Select a snapshot and the browser view will list all items that have been backed up ordered by size in descending order.

Stop searching. Find!

BackupLoupe provides a fast search facility. Just enter (a part) of the file name you are looking for and BackupLoupe will return a list of matching items immediately. You can limit the scope of the search by backup device and machine, if you want. Or search only specific snapshots. Use QuickLook to peek inside found files.

Quick restore

Restoring files and folders with BackupLoupe couldn't be easier. Click the icon in the toolbar of the browser to restore to the original location or drag an item from the browser to a Finder window. When restoring a directory you can choose between full restore (the directory and its contents the way it was when it had been backed up) or a partial restore (only items backed up in this particular snapshot will be restored).

Finder integration

BackupLoupe hooks into the Finder's context menu. Select 'Show Time Machine Revisions' to find out about the selected file's backup history. Preview any modification captured and restore it if you want.

Predict the future

Well, not quite. But based on the information BackupLoupe has collected from your backups it can tell you how much data has been backed up per hour/day/week. And knowing how much space is left on you backup device BackupLoupe can make an educated guess about when your backup device will fill up.

System requirements

BackupLoupe supports macOS Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13), Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15b4). It requires a 64bit Intel Mac.