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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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Timeline Software for Windows - Progress Report

Friday, July 01, 2005

This week, I have been working on a Windows version of Bee Docs Timeline. Today I laid out most of the user interface elements and created toolbar icons that are appropriate for Windows. This is the instant gratification part of programming as you can get something that looks like a fairly complete program with a day or two of work. Here is a screenshot of the user interface so far:

For the sake of comparison, here is the Mac version. They are pretty similar except for the toolbar icons and option drawer. You can click on either screenshot for a larger version. By the way, the toolbar icons for the Mac version of Bee Docs’ Timeline are courtesy of Seattle’s Mac hero, Mike Matas.

I’m predicting that most of my code for drawing the timelines will be fairly easy to port to Windows. After all drawing a line from point A to point B is a pretty similar operation on any platform. Therefor, I am going to save that part to the end. Next, I am going to work on printing, page size control, saving and loading data, etc… After all that is working, I will write the code to actually draw the timelines.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous AnonymousJuly 03, 2005 9:59 PM

Bee Documents Timeline looks like an excellent application. Are there educational rates for licenses?

Blogger Adam BehringerJuly 05, 2005 12:48 PM

Thanks for the feedback! We decided to price our timeline software at a regular price that is less than the competition's educational price. That way everyone gets the best deal. There are no other discounts or coupon codes being offered at this time.

Blogger kathleen skinnerOctober 12, 2009 12:00 AM

when will the windows version be available? i used the mac version, and it was a life saver... however moving to windows has left me high and dry (funny since traditional life savers rescue from drowning:)
im desperate to get my hands on a windows version, even if still in beta.
thanks

OpenID aghabk1December 29, 2011 4:22 AM

Adam, this post is a few years old now, however i am keen to know oof your progress with a Windows Version? or indeed an iPad version

Blogger Adam BehringerDecember 29, 2011 9:05 AM

aghabk1 - I decided not to continue work on the Windows version. However, an iPad version is currently in development.

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