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  • Adam Behringer

    Seattle, Washington USA

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

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Timeline Update (Windows Version)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I’ve been working on the Windows version of Bee Docs Timeline this week. Here is the current screenshot. Click it for a full size version:

First, I created a custom timeline control that handles a background color, adjustable foundation, and draws a text string. Then, I hooked up the toolbar buttons so that the font, font color, background color, foundation shading, and foundation height can all be adjusted. I also hooked up the zoom buttons so that the timeline can be zoomed. I also wrote some code that finds a nice starting location for the options window when it is opened.

Then, I went down the File menu and added functionality to each item. The software can now perform: New File, Open, Save, Save As, Print, Print Preview, Export Timeline (as PNG or TIFF graphic), Exit. I also added functionality for displaying the document name in the title bar and tracking whether or not a document is “dirty” so that I can display appropriate warnings when the application is exited.

Next, I am going to work on undo / redo functionality and add the ability to set the timeline size based on the print setup options.

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Blogger YahiouhJanuary 19, 2009 6:37 AM

Any news about the windows version?

Blogger Adam BehringerJanuary 19, 2009 7:54 AM


We are no longer working on a Windows version of Bee Docs Timeline. Currently we are focussing all of our development efforts on Mac OS X.


Blogger YuraSeptember 28, 2009 10:09 PM

That's too bad because I was just going to buy a Windows version (didn't know there was only OS X version). Missing out on a huge market.

Blogger emassoFebruary 26, 2010 6:16 PM

Hi Adam
I'm so sad to hear you dropped the Windows version... I'm in love with BeeDocs!. Unfortunately I have now to use a PC in my new job. I checked, as you suggested, the SmartDraw software for PC but it lacks the timeline feature of BeeDocs which I so badly need. Any suggestions?. Thanks

Blogger ElsitaApril 12, 2011 6:03 AM

Is there a windows version of this software, alresdy?
Thanks from Puerto Rico!

Blogger Elias GhazalJanuary 24, 2013 10:44 AM

Please reconsider producing a windows version

Blogger mccal006May 28, 2015 11:51 AM

It's been ten years since the original post, but the thought remains--WHY isn't there a PC version of this?

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