The lines of time (or timelines, in English) are a good resource to show events chronologically in a very visual way. Today we bring you a list of tools with which you can easily create timelines.
Timelines are very versatile for all types of documents and projects, although normal office applications generally do not make their creation much easier. In our list, you will find tools to create timelines that you can integrate into the web, in a document, or save as an image.
Timeline.js is one of the oldest timeline creation tools that is still functional today, designed to create timelines that you can include in other web pages. It is open source and ready to get the data from a Google spreadsheet or JSON files. To accompany the information, you can import photos and videos from YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Twitter, and more.
Tiki Toki (not to be confused with the popular short video social network ) is another veteran of free online timeline creation, although the paid version unlocks the ability to embed the timeline on your web page. His specialties include the ability to create 3D timelines that show events somewhat in the style of the Guitar Hero game.
- Tiki Toki
Precede is a powerful online tool to create timelines, which can be shared as an image, or PDF document, embedded in other web pages, or downloaded as Excel. The design is fully customizable and more refined than in other tools, although the free version has important limitations: you can only create a timeline with a maximum of 10 events.
Visme is an online tool for creating all kinds of infographics, presentations, and charts that can also create timelines. The free version allows you to create up to five projects that can be downloaded in JPG format. The process is relatively simple thanks to the templates and the visual editor with which you can easily change the theme, icons, and colors.
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Sutori is a tool for teachers and schools to create all kinds of educational material, including timelines. These timelines are prepared to show blocks of information (with videos and images) in chronological order. The free version allows you to test many of the functions.
Office Timeline is a tool specialized in adding timelines to Microsoft Office products. To get all the features you will need the paid version, but the PowerPoint timeline maker is free. It is available both as a plug-in for Office and as an online version, from the browser.
- Office Timeline
Another well-known name on our list is Adobe with Adobe Spark. This streamlined chart editor comes with a tool for creating timelines. It is a simple editor, suitable for the simplest timelines, and in which it is very fast to change the design. You can start your design without obligation but you will need to sign in with an Adobe account to download the result.
For more complex timelines, Timetoast. It is a very powerful tool with which you can create all kinds of interactive timelines that can be shared via a link or embedded in another web page. In this gallery, they list a good number of examples so you can see the final result.
Simile Widgets Timeline
Simile’s timeline widget is an open-source tool with which you can create interactive timelines to consult from the browser. The final design is not as modern as other alternatives, but it is still an alternative to consider and that still works very well today.
- Similar Widgets
Free Timeline is a simple web application to create timelines. It is not as complete as other web tools to create timelines, but it is relatively easy to use since you just have to click on the timeline to fill it with events. The design is not too customizable (you can only choose between five colors), but less give a stone.
- Free Timeline
If you feel nostalgic for the web pages of the early days of the Internet, with Our Timelines you generate a timeline with a design from the 90s. It’s a free tool, though the types of events you can add to the timeline are limited to six categories (historical, leadership, technology, disaster, personal history, and personal disaster).
- Our Timelines
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