7 Best Timeline Creators For Creating Awesome Timelines

When creating a timeline for a project or important event, it is best to use helpful tools or templates so that the timeline can be created accurately without any kind of miscalculations or flaws. One way of doing this is to use PowerPoint templates, such as the Workplan or Arrow PowerPoint timeline template. However, if the requirements of your timeline are too complex, then it might be worth using more comprehensive tools instead of a simple template. For this reason we have compiled a list of some of the best timeline creators that can be used for creating robust timelines, instead of having to create one from a blank timeline template.


If you’re looking to create a professional timeline for work or personal use, look no further than Preceden. With numerous export options and an easy to use interface, Preceden let will help you create and share a great looking timeline in minutes. Preceden is free to try with paid versions available for unlimited access.

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Create a Professional Timeline in Minutes

Preceden let will help you create and share a great looking timeline in minutes. Preceden is free to try with paid versions available for unlimited access.

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Office Timeline

Office Timeline for Microsoft Office and PowerPoint

If you are looking for a PowerPoint add-in that can help you create attractive timelines then the best option is to use Office Timeline. This powerful add-in for MS PowerPoint has been designed to make the complex task of creating elaborate timelines easy. In fact, with Office Timeline you can create a comprehensive project timeline in just a few minutes.


Office Timeline Add-In for PowerPoint

Office Timeline and FPPT.com have partnered to give you the tools you need to build masterful presentations that stand out with your management and customers. The Office Timeline PowerPoint add-in has a free version or you can grab a 10% discount purchasing the Office Timeline Plus edition.

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OfficeTimeline add-in for PowerPoint provides a timeline creation wizard that allows adding basic information regarding a project which is then translated into a timeline. For more details, check out our review of OfficeTimeline.


Timelines can also be created with the help of web services such as TimeGlider. While it is not as elaborate as one might like, however TimeGlider can get the job done for you if you require creating timelines for educational projects (e.g. a history timeline for a history project). You can create free timelines by simply heading over to the TimeGlider website from where you can not only create free timelines but also collaborate with friends and publish zooming timelines.

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Example of Timeglider Timeline created with Legend and showing business people like Warren Buffet and Bush


TimeRime is another online timeline creator that provides easy options for creating free timelines, which can be shared online. TimeRime can help you create timelines for all types of purposes including timelines for professional and educational use.

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TimeRime example showing a timeline created with this tool for school and University


Anyone who requires creating elaborate timelines without entangling information in a confusing sequence should use the Dipity web service. This free digital timeline web service allows organizing web content in a chronological order. With Dipity you can share and collaborate with others to create dynamic timelines with audio, video, image, social media and text content. You can even embedd your created timelines using an embed code.To get an idea regarding what type of timelines you can create with Dipity, see the image given below.

Dipity Timeline example showing a nice timeline with images and caption

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Most of our collected information is often saved in our social media accounts or published in the form of blogposts. TimeKiwi makes it easy to extract this data for creating timelines. With TimeKiwi you can instantly create visually appealing timelines from your Twitter, Facebook, Flickr or Instagram account, blogs or pictures. The below image demonstrates a timeline created using a Twitter account. To try out the TimeKiwi online timeline maker, see the link given below.

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WhenIn Timeline

WhenInTime is a web application that allows creating, sharing, and searching for timelines. It provides users with a large range of timeline templates that can be used for creating customized timelines on any type of topic.

Whenin Timeline with an example of timeline showing Family of Gerard Verner White

It is not only a good web app for creating and sharing timelines but also acts as a timeline search engine, which provides results from content shared by other users.

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In conclusion, we can see there are plenty of different tools that we can use to make timelines and roadmap illustrations for our PowerPoint presentations, Keynote as well as other 3rd party timeline tools with animations, transitions and nice effects. The final choice will depend on many different factors: if we are creating a PowerPoint presentation or PPT template, if we want to show the presentation embedded in a website or blog, or if we want to print the timeline in a document.

About Farshad

Farshad is a Tech Blogger from Pakistan who has worked for numerous international Technology Blogs. He is a former systems engineer and has been associated with the IT industry for the past 8 years, rendering professional services related to desktop administration, networking, SEO and Blogging.