Timbuktu Pro
Timbuktu Pro
8.8.5
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Timbuktu Pro free download for Mac

Timbuktu Pro for Mac8.8.5

24 October 2013

Control a Mac remotely.

What is Timbuktu Pro for Mac

Timbuktu Pro allows you to control Mac or WIndows computers remoted over a network, dial-up, or the internet. It's an essential tool for Mac webmasters looking to remotely maintain their websites.

What's new in Timbuktu Pro

Version 8.8.5:

New:
  • Updated for compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Known Issues:
  • On OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later computers, if the Timbuktu Application has been installed via a Push Install, the keychain will not operate properly (for outbound Timbuktu connections) until the currently-logged in user has logged out and logged back in.
  • On OS X 10.9 Mavericks host systems, the secure screen saver will not automatically engage after a control session with a blanked screen is closed. To work around this issue, set the upper left corner of the screen as a Start Screen Saver "Hot Corner" in the Desktop and Screen Saver preference pane, and insure that "Require a Password after sleep or screen saver begins" is checked (turned on) in the Security and Privacy preference pane. When these are both set, the secure screen saver will come on automatically when you close the control session via the red close dot on the upper-left corner of the Timbuktu Control window.
  • On OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later computers, Timbuktu Pro may crash when the computer wakes from sleep. This crash is harmless and you can immediately restart Timbuktu Pro.
    To prevent this potential crash, disable Send and Exchange sounds in the Timbuktu Preferences.
    From the Setup menu, choose Preferences and click the Sound tab. In the Sound list, select the Send sound. Then open the pop-up menu and choose None. Repeat the process for the Messages Received and Exchange sounds.
  • Timbuktu connections using the Skype protocol are not supported on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Timbuktu connections using the Dial Direct protocol are not supported on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks.
  • If you use the Send or Exchange service to transfer files larger than 2 GB, the File Size and Time Remaining indicators may not be accurate. However, file transfer itself is not affected.
  • When you make a change to Timbuktu Pro settings that require the Timbuktu host to re-initialize, such as disabling Bonjour support or Skype integration, Timbuktu Pro may display an error message that the Timbuktu host could not load. If this occurs, log out of OS X. Then log in again to complete the Timbuktu host reinitialization.

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qb
qb
Nov 11 2015
8.8.5
5.0
Nov 11 2015
5.0
Version: 8.8.5
I updated serval of my Macs to 10.11.1 and began having problems. The mouse would get jerky, then freeze and unfreeze. I always display the seconds on the menu clock. They would stop for several seconds, restart and stop again. Eventually the Mac would freeze and stay frozen. So I rebuilt from a clean install of 10.11.1 (three times now) and it seems soon after adding TB2 8.8.5 the symptoms begin again. Just froze again so once I restarted I ran the TB2 Uninstaller. I'll see if the problem comes back. However my feeling is TB2 is finally unusable.
Charlie6
Charlie6
Apr 28 2015
8.8.5
0.0
Apr 28 2015
0.0
Version: 8.8.5
Just got an email from Arris saying that Timbuktu is now discontinued. Too bad.
jreffner
jreffner
Oct 17 2014
8.8.5
0.0
Oct 17 2014
0.0
Version: 8.8.5
Looks like Arris bought this and done very little with it. Anyone know if it will be updated for 10.10?
Plut0martin
Plut0martin
Sep 23 2014
8.8.5
5.0
Sep 23 2014
5.0
Version: 8.8.5
I Have used Timbuktu since the Mac OS 8 days. I just downloaded and installed 8.8.5 and it is working well for me. A wonderful application.
Madison-mac
Madison-mac
Feb 16 2014
8.8.5
4.0
Feb 16 2014
4.0
Version: 8.8.5
I'm having problems getting the "Send Force Quit" to work. Anyone else have this problem?
Macmedix
Macmedix
Oct 31 2013
8.8.5
5.0
Oct 31 2013
5.0
Version: 8.8.5
Timbuktu blows away all the VNC apps. More features, and mad compatibility. Connects & controls any Mac OSX, OS9, even OS8, plus Windows. Built in messaging system, file transfer, get system profile, idle monitor, file transfer, audio intercom, text chat, reverse connection (invite), tons of useful features. I use Timbuktu every day because it totally rocks! Awesome & solid software since 1987. The TB2 8.85 update in ONLY required for Mavericks, not Mtn Lion nor below. Requires OSX 10.6+. My personal TB2 settings for remote WAN use include limit to 256 colors, hide desktop, accept scaled fonts. These are in Prefs->Control. Really helps speed things up. Major hat tip to the one guy left at Moto working to keep TB2 alive & compatible! Dude! Thanks! I'd love to buy you a beverage anytime. Here is the Timbuktu 8.85 download URL: ftp://ftp-xo.netopia.com//products/timbuktu/mac/885/TimbuktuPro885.dmg And the Docs: New 8.85 Install: http://moto.force.com/consumers/articles/General_FAQs/Timbuktu-for-Macintosh-v8-8-5-New-Installation?retURL=%2Fconsumers%2Fapex%2Fpkb_Home_ConsumerEmailPage&popup=true Update 8.85 install: http://moto.force.com/consumers/articles/General_FAQs/Timbuktu-for-Macintosh-v8-8-5-Upgrade-Installation/?l=en_US&fs=RelatedArticle Other TB2 versions & release notes: ftp://ftp-xo.netopia.com//products/timbuktu/mac/ Here is the general Timbuktu page, but it stops at version 8.83. https://www.netopia.com/software/products/tb2/mac/ And an upgrade page for 8.84, that doesn't mention 8.85. http://www.netopia.com/software/products/tb2/mac/upgrade_version_8.html
Vid99
Vid99
Oct 23 2013
8.8.4
0.0
Oct 23 2013
0.0
Version: 8.8.4
Yup, definitely old code and on life support. But did get 8.8.5 update for Mavericks support. Updated 10/7/13: ftp://ftp-xo.netopia.com/products/timbuktu/mac/885/TimbuktuPro885.dmg
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Aug 8 2013
8.8.4
1.0
Aug 8 2013
1.0
Version: 8.8.4
When Motorola bought Netopia, they killed NetOctopus, but they kept one guy on staff to keep Timbuktu Pro on life support. Timbuktu Pro was a plug-in for NetOctopus. Over the years since, they've released patches to try to keep this blob of archaic code relevant enough to continue to generate revenue. It's not only old, it relies on depreciated process management (/Library/StartupItems) and has no clue about GateKeeper. If Motorola can't rewrite Timbuktu, it should shut down the Mac development side, since it's useless in all environments except those that allow users to have admin rights. Imagine trying to help a remote non-user, then Timbuktu crashes, the user is stranded. A reboot will not bring it back up. A user would need admin rights to relaunch it. This software used to be great when Martin Bestmann managed things, but since the company got sold, Martin moved on to bigger and better things (LANrev > Absolute Software). So this is no longer his farm, no longer his pig. I would not recommend Timbuktu pro to my worst enemy. Don Montalvo, TX
RunTime
RunTime
Jul 22 2011
8.8.3
0.0
Jul 22 2011
0.0
Version: 8.8.3
ftp://ftp-xo.netopia.com /products/timbuktu/mac/883/TimbuktuPro883.dmg
jreffner
jreffner
Feb 21 2011
8.8.2
0.0
Feb 21 2011
0.0
Version: 8.8.2
TB2 9.0.2 for Windows 7, Vista, and XP is finally a reality! I never thought I'd see this day, but it has indeed arrived. So, if you need your Mac to connect to Vista or Windows 7, the wait is finally over. Also, your Mac serial number works as an upgrade making the $90. price about $45.
qb
qb
Nov 10 2010
8.8.2
5.0
Nov 10 2010
5.0
Version: 8.8.2
I've loved TB2 for decades. Works great across the WAN and across platforms. Support has been slow to fix the recent modifier keys with clicking issues but 8.8.2 seems to have made those operational again. But 8.8.2 has introduced a problem for me that I don't see any discussion of yet: when connected Mac to Mac and I press my CMD key there are many times the remote Mac makes a boing sound. Does not seem to do this when the remote Mac is in the Finder - but it does happen if the remote has Mail.app as the front app. And with numerous other apps.
mbt
mbt
Nov 3 2010
8.8.2
0.0
Nov 3 2010
0.0
Version: 8.8.2
While there are free or low cost screen sharing tools out there, I have not found any that work as well over a WAN connection as TB2. TB2 really shines over VNC (e.g. ARD) when the bandwidth starts getting tight.
leoofborg
leoofborg
Nov 2 2010
8.8.2
0.0
Nov 2 2010
0.0
Version: 8.8.2
I used to use this back in the day... but since then ARD+Slink came along and that's the new baseline. Or, if you prefer, ARD+Terminal.app(tappity tap type your ssh pipe in). Slink's easier & cheaper.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Nov 2 2010
8.8.2
0.0
Nov 2 2010
0.0
Version: 8.8.2
Wow, does anyone still use this software? So many other solutions like iChat/VNC/ARD, etc... Still not 64-bit!
RunTime
RunTime
Sep 20 2010
8.8
0.0
Sep 20 2010
0.0
Version: 8.8
ftp://ftp-xo.netopia.com/products/timbuktu/mac/881/TimbuktuPro881.dmg by remote; trash the timbuktu folder in application folder copy the v881 timbuktu folder to application folder start timbuktu application, asked to replace driver; yes you get kicked out but all is fine next session, even crtl/com/shift-klick!
Craigd
Craigd
Sep 10 2009
8.8
0.0
Sep 10 2009
0.0
Version: 8.8
Rather than paying $4.95, just go to http://www.netopia.com/software/products/tb2/evaluate.html and get them to send you the evaluation version which is 8.8 - your old v8 activation key will work.
Moofthestoof
Moofthestoof
Nov 2 2007
8.7
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 8.7
I purchased the upgrade to 8.6 just a couple of months ago, and would really be upset if I had to pay $50 per license to get the 8.7 upgrade. Thankfully, I've not missed TB2, yet, because the screensharing feature built into 10.5 does the task admirably. Now, I haven't yet tried it on machines outside my LAN, but since I never did with TB2 either, I'm not sweating it.
Kg5na
Kg5na
Oct 30 2007
8.7
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 8.7
I noticed the update and tried to find what it covered at Netopia's website. They don't seem to claim anything new except 10.5 compatibility. I bought the 8.6 update when it came out and didn't see any changes s I don't use skype. I just installed 10.5 last night. I noticed the TB2 icon was not in the menu, but when I ran the program it popped up. Under 10.5 TB2 8.6 seems to connect a lot faster. I have not noticed any problems with TB2 8.5 on 10.5 so what's the upgrade for? Maybe just to get $4.95? Post a link if you find any updates please.
Ltdave928
Ltdave928
Oct 30 2007
8.7
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 8.7
I had the same problem. Paid for 8.7 upgrade, the download is for 8.6
Tomnibus
Tomnibus
Oct 30 2007
8.7
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 8.7
Um.... I PAID for the upgrade. When I put in my username/password and get to the download screen it says to download the 8.6 CD! What the heck is up with that?!
wstevens
wstevens
Oct 29 2007
8.7
0.0
Oct 29 2007
0.0
Version: 8.7
Leopard is released on Friday, October 26th, and Netopia has an upgrade available for download on Monday, October 29th - and the upgrade works. Thanks Netopia!!!
Guest
Guest
Nov 29 2005
8.5
3.0
Nov 29 2005
3.0
Version: 8.5
I bit the bullet and downloaded Timbuktu Pro, hoping to get even better fullscreen display update performance from my Belkin gigabit networked Mac and Windows PC. It turns out that Chicken of the VNC running against TightVNC server on a PC machine is at least as fast as the multi-platform Timbuktu Pro version 8.5. So don't waste your time trying TB2Pro - Chicken is just as fast for $200 less.
Guest
Guest
Mar 10 2005
8.0.1
0.0
Mar 10 2005
0.0
Version: 8.0.1
I was not able to set any prefs on ssh-compression and technical support send me this: There is not a way to set commpression using a Mac platforms. so, an ssh-tunnel with compression enabled is still be best way *hmpf*
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2005
8.0.1
3.0
Mar 2 2005
3.0
Version: 8.0.1
I'm sorry but dosen't mac os x already have somthing like this biult in?
Guest
Guest
May 28 2004
7.0.3
3.0
May 28 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0.3
I've upgraded Timbuktu from v6 to v7 and couldn't be more pleased. The greatest new feature is being able to set the port (other than 407) to whatever is needed without having to run an Applescript to change the port invisibly. Connectivity using email address to IP through Netopia's IP locator service is far more reliable for me as well. The toughest part has always been getting the connection through all the myriad brands of routers and with complicating factors such as web proxies. Once initial setup is debugged getting your port forwarding mapped to your IP, it's a dream!
Guest
Guest
May 28 2004
7.0.3
3.0
May 28 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0.3
I've upgraded Timbuktu to v7 and couldn't be more pleased. The greatest new feature is being able to set the port to whatever is needed without having to run and Applescript to change the port invisibly. The toughest part has always been getting the connection through all the myriad brands of routers and web proxies. Once initial setup is debugged, it's a dream!
Guest
Guest
May 7 2004
7.0.3
3.0
May 7 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0.3
I have also use TB2 for many years. While I found early OS X versions slower than OS 9 (gawd I hate having to invoke the name of that decaying old corpse) this just isn't the case in new versions. I mostly use it for connections to an old OS 9 box that controls an old scanner. It performs flawlessly and is very quick running on my dual G4 with Panther over both our local network and our corporate WAN. The interface is looking better all the time. It's simple, effective, and looks very professional. While I do wish the menu bar icon was classier, this is a niggling complaint. I honestly don't know how anybody can find this slow but I will say that it can only be as fast as the fastest machine running it, or as fast as the speed of the network it's connected to. Regular updates and good support for their product mark a first-rate application that is worthy of a permanent place in my arsenal of tech support options.
Guest
Guest
May 7 2004
7.0.3
3.0
May 7 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0.3
still a TON slower than the os9 version.. just crawls comparitively
Guest
Guest
May 6 2004
7.0.3
3.0
May 6 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0.3
Lame interface ... nuff said
Guest
Guest
Mar 27 2004
7.0.1
0.0
Mar 27 2004
0.0
Version: 7.0.1
I've used Timbuktu for years, and 7.0 is the best yet. It helps me take care of my parents' eMac 1,200 miles away. Nothing else I've seen can touch it. You can change resolution on the fly with the click of a button to speed things up when you don't need to see color or the finest detail. All in all, worth every penny.
Guest
Guest
Mar 26 2004
7.0.1
3.0
Mar 26 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0.1
I've been using Timbuktu for years and it is one of the best remote control apps available. I believe the Mac GUI is much, much better than the Windows interface and am not sure why anyone would complain about it. I use this in conjunction with Apple Remote Desktop which has a few features that Timbuktu does not. Timbuktu tends to be more stable than ARD as well.
Guest
Guest
Mar 26 2004
7.0.1
3.0
Mar 26 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0.1
Timbuktu is one of the best RemoteControl-Apps, I am using it @ home and in the company.
Guest
Guest
Jan 16 2004
7.0
3.0
Jan 16 2004
3.0
Version: 7.0
Unrecognizable from where it once started. Poor GUI, poor implementation and severely behind the times in all facets. If Netopia simply wanted to go after the money, which they did, they should have bailed out of the MAC market altogether and left it with dignity. Instead it seems they have left us with a lame app, probably for patent purposes and little else.
Guest
Guest
Dec 12 2003
7.0
3.0
Dec 12 2003
3.0
Version: 7.0
The product seems ok, but their attitude in customer service is definitely one of the worst. I switched to use KDX server for accessing my home computer.
$89.95
3.8
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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