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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Just for the heck of it, I thought I'd provide links to some of my timeline competition. After searching Google for a while, these are the ones I found:

I haven't actually tried any of these (trying to leapfrog the competition by thinking fresh), but I want to understand the general lay of the land. If I've missed any timeline software that you know of, put a link in the comments.

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8 Comments:

Blogger David StevensDecember 06, 2006 3:56 AM

I actually checked out several of those timeliners before I bought TimeLine. Living Time is trying to do a lot more, and I found it fiddley to use. It seems to be more of a time line based journler than anything else. TimeLiner looks to be aimed primarily at schools, and, like Living Time, has that clunkey low-end Windows software look to it.
I wanted software to build a time ine of my life, and Bee Doc's was by far the best option, as well as looking like "proper" software! There are things that would make Timeline more useful - and the addition of notes is definately one of them.

David

Blogger janraDecember 07, 2006 6:30 PM

simile timeline has some fantastic features. It doesn't have an interface for adding events, it'll only read an xml file and display them, but it has some features that are really fantastic.

Blogger Adam BehringerDecember 09, 2006 8:30 AM

Janra,

Yes I like a lot of what simile offers.

I'd like to build an "export to simile" option into Timeline so that people could create timelines using our nice user interface and then display the timeline on the web.

I'm not sure if that feature will make cut for T2, but I think there must me a lot of simile users who would purchase a good tool for creating the timelines.

Blogger janraDecember 10, 2006 10:44 PM

When I ran through the simile tutorial, two main things jumped out at me as being particularly great - the double timelines that were linked but displayed on different scales (overview/detail), and the ability to stretch dense portions of a timeline so the items don't stack too tall.

The lack of anchor lines was also nice, so you didn't get the "valley" effect due to stretching the earlier timeline items higher so they didn't cross the anchor lines of other timeline items.

Blogger wonderhorseDecember 13, 2006 1:04 PM

Recently released timeline app for OS X http://www.bartastechnologies.com/products/temporis/

Blogger Adam BehringerDecember 29, 2006 9:54 AM

Timemap by Casesoft is another interesting timeline software. It is targetted toward lawyers and is for Windows only.

Blogger austindownsFebruary 02, 2007 5:58 PM

I've run into quite a problem trying Timeline: in attempting to timeline a short (20 minutes) but crucially timed event, although seconds can be displayed, events can't be assigned to anything finer than minutes. If I try to enter seconds into the event start field, it's ignored, and the event remains fixed at the minute mark. I hope this is addressed in T2

Austin

Blogger mcdOctober 07, 2009 11:42 PM

Aeon Timeline is in beta for OS X:
http://aeontimeline.wordpress.com/

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