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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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Easy Timeline on Mac App Store

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I am pleased to introduce a new product in the Timeline family called Easy Timeline. Easy Timeline is available today on the Mac App Store for $19.99 USD.

Why a new timeline software product?

Timeline 3D was originally designed to meet the needs of lawyers making trial exhibits. Both our product and our customer base have greatly expanded since then. However, professional customers remain an important part of the DNA of Timeline 3D.

I often hear from students and other folks who want to the same create beautiful timelines, but for whom the $65 price is a barrier. I have had many requests from customers who prefer to purchase software from the Mac App Store. I also understand that some people only need to purchase our software in order to present a timeline for a single project.

Easy Timeline is for these people. Easy Timeline is designed to be a simple, inexpensive, and self contained. It is designed specifically for students and ocassional users.

What do Easy Timeline and Timeline 3D have in common?

Both products can present beautiful interactive 3D timelines.

Both products allow you to create custom timelines using any date format you can imagine.

Both products allow you to drag and drop multimedia such images, movies, and audio onto timeline events.

Both of products share the same document format, so timeline documents can be exchanged between the two applications.

Both products are fully localized to over 13 languages (including help documentation) and include the ability to create timelines in any language.

How do they differ?

Timeline 3D was designed to function as part of professional work flow. It can import events from many different Mac applications, including iCal, Aperture, iPhoto, OmniFocus, Basecamp, Skitch, etc…

Timeline 3D also can publish timelines to websites, YouTube, Keynote as well as export timelines as HD video with advanced rendering features such as motion blur and audio soundtracks.

Easy Timeline is designed to be more self contained. The options to import data, publish timelines, and render video are limited. However, Easy Timeline does contain the ability to print and save two-dimensional timeline as PDF. It also shares the ability to present 3D full-screen interactive timelines from within the software.

Why not call it Timeline 3D Lite?

At this time, Easy Timeline contains a subset of the functionally of Timeline 3D. However, I want the freedom to evolve it separately from our flagship product based on the target audiences of each product.

My intention is that each of our timeline products are well designed and useful for their intended audiences, not that one is a trial version of the other.

How do I purchase Easy Timeline or Timeline 3D?

Easy Timeline is available on the Mac App Store.

Timeline 3D is available to download and purchase direct from www.beedocs.com.

Is there a trial version of Easy Timeline?

No, but you are welcome to download our free trial of Timeline 3D.

Can I upgrade from Easy Timeline to Timeline 3D?

Yes, please send us an e-mail at support@beedocs.com for details.

Timeline 3D - For professionals who want to create beautiful timelines. Designed to be an integrated part of your publishing workflow. $65 USD from beedocs.com

Easy Timeline - Beautiful timeline for the rest of us. Create and Present timelines. $19.99 USD on the Mac App Store.

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Blogger UnknownOctober 27, 2011 12:45 PM

Are there plans to offer Timeline 3D on the App Store?

Blogger Adam BehringerOctober 27, 2011 1:03 PM

Eric, no many of the import / export features in the current version of Timeline 3D will not be allowed as Apple restricts the data permissions on the App Store products in the near future.

Blogger scottApril 07, 2012 9:12 AM

If I'm paying such a high price for software on mac, I want it in the app store from now on. That way I know at least I'll always be able to find and download it again and have the easiest way to get updates. So please consider adding 3D to the app store.

Blogger MartieJuly 30, 2014 8:10 AM

What I need a timeline for is ancestry research. It gets confusing on ancestry.com because of conflicting trees with dubious records.

Which one would work best for doing that type of thing?

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