What have you done on my Mac?

timeLAPSE will take a silent screenshot of your Mac's desktop automatically and periodically at an interval according to your setup, from between 10 seconds to 24 hours. All captured screenshots will be saved in a folder of your choosing. Then, these captured screenshots can be linked and compiled into a continuously played time-lapse video at any time.

timeLAPSE is ideal for computer security and educational usage like as a child computer behavior monitor, it's also very useful for medical care professionals, law enforcement personnel, journalist and researchers, to act as a computer event tracking and analyzing app.

You may even use it to create your attractive personal video diary or freelancer's invoice attachment and share it with friends and client.

features: v1.11
- Silent and user unnoticeable automatic screen captures;
- Screenshot capture's interval can be choose from between 30 seconds to 24 hours, accurate to the second;
- User may choose any folder as destination, anywhere ( yes, ANYWHERE! ) that Finder can handle could be used;
- With full screen capture, high resolution full motion movie captures anything and everything;
- Time-lapse videos was compiled with a single click in incredible speed;
- You may choose to delete the screenshots after the video has been compiled.

v1.11 -> v1.31
- add simple password protection;
- slight modification of app icon;
- add "More By dragonBTV menu";

v1.31 -> v1.45
major upgrade version
- app's icon changed
- lower the minimum in between capture time to 10 seconds
- add feature request function & menu
- add status menu icon and menu
- add Hide & Display interface menu item
- add dock menu
- add Preferences menu
- add option not displaying dock icon
- add Beep sound while compiling movie
- more detailed technical support email templet
- more detailed feature request email templet
- update more by dragonBTV menu & panel

v1.45 -> v1.48
- the FPS (frame per second) rate of the crated movie can be freely changed from 1 to 50fps
- longest capture interval changed to two days (172,800 seconds)
- click for technical support button updated
- more by dragonBTV updated

v1.48 -> v2.00
- Sandboxed OS 10.7 - 10.8 compatible version
- full ARC coding
- option added, user can set prefix of the screenshots
- option added, mutable beeps after each picture finalized
- option added, user may stop capture but do not finalize the movie
- Finder alike screenshots sorting before compiling the movie

v2.00 -> v2.52
a major upgrade version
- fully re-coded Sandbox ARC version for macOS Sierra 10.12
- updated to macOS Sierra 10.12 and still compatible to OS10.7 and above
- all deprecated function are replaced
- all file operation are Sandbox compatible
- option added: the current processing frame can be monitored
- option added: movie processing can be interrupt
- option added: deletion of screenshots are double protected by user alerts
- interface redesigned
- app menu rearranged
- hide app icon option is removed
- what is FPS added to Support menu
- password panel modified
- color of app icon changed
- change color of all popup alerts into white
- change smallest capture interval to 3 seconds
- captured screenshots number displayed on dock icon
- More apps by dragonBTV is simplified by displaying in App Store directly

v2.52 -> v2.53
- icon color change back to blue
- thread processing efficiency improved
- performance improvements for macOS 10.13 High Sierra

What’s New

Version v2.53

v2.52 -> v2.53
- icon color change back to blue
- thread processing efficiency improved
- performance improvements for macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Ratings and Reviews

shamalyan ,

Won't change the capture time

While the app is simple to use, it will not change the capture time to a rate slower than 10 seconds, which is useless if you're trying to record actions that you're doing in a program (such as Photoshop). Then when it made the movie, it didn't take more than 20 or so frames...even though I could see it had shot more frames.

It's cheap...but not worth it. I probably shouldn't have purchased an app without reviews.


Jiulong Zhao
1.3 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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