Timeline Maker

Create Interactive, Visual Timelines

Create timelines for any event, from tracking your projects to creating business presentations to teaching students.

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  • Real-time visual collaboration
  • Customizable timeline templates
  • Extensive timeline and infographic libraries
Timeline Maker
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How to make a Timeline Diagram?


Draw Complex Timelines in Minutes

Draw Complex Timelines in Minutes
  • Brainstorm and conceptualize processes or events with drag and drop tools.

  • Visualize complex timelines and update them easily using automatic drawing features.

  • Create data-rich timeline infographics by importing images, vectors and more onto the canvas.

Draw Complex Timelines in Minutes
Centralize All Information

Centralize All Information

Centralize All Information
  • Build canvas wikis with project timelines, plans, and initiatives side-by-side on an infinite canvas.

  • Embed documents and assets in the notes panel to link information together around timelines.

  • Streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing your project timelines with multiple access and role levels.


Manage Timelines Collaboratively

Manage Timelines Collaboratively
  • Create timelines with teams and other stakeholders. Real-time cursors for any number of participants.

  • Instantly share feedback on events and processes with synchronous editing.

  • Comment with context, have discussions and follow ups.

  • Embed timelines in any site or intranet or share with anyone via an email or link invite to collaborate on.

Manage Timelines Collaboratively

Augment and Interact with Your Data

Augment and Interact with Your Data
  • Organize your timelines, group similar content, or build a presentation flow for proposals using frames.

  • Easily create multi-perspective visuals by converting timelines into action plans and roadmaps.

  • Export timelines as SVGs, PDFs, and PNGs to publish, present, print, and share.

Augment and Interact with Your Data

What is a Timeline?

Timeline diagram is a tool used to visually represent the steps of an event or process in chronological order. They make complex information easier to comprehend. They are popularly used in project management, business profiling and presentations, and in teaching and learning.

How Can Teams Collaboratively Create a Timeline for a Project/Event Using Creately?

  1. Timelines are useful in planning and managing projects, tracking progress and identifying potential issues. Start by creating a workspace on Creately and conduct a brainstorming session together with your team to define the project or event’s objectives and scope. Using a mind map or an affinity diagram will help you to gather everyone’s ideas and record them in an organized manner.

  2. Break the project into smaller tasks, estimate the time it would take to complete each and arrange them in the order that they need to be completed. Once the order is determined, you can start assigning tasks to team members and use a Kanban board to track them.

  3. Make a draft timeline of important milestones and deadlines, using one from the wide range of timeline templates. You can easily customize it by dragging and dropping elements from the dedicated shape library.

  4. Style your timeline and add images. With Creately you can quickly style your timeline with preset color themes or even choose your own to reflect the company’s branding. While you can import images, clipart, gifs, logos, icons, etc. right from your device to customize your timeline, you can also use the built-in Google image search to find more images from across the web.

  5. Collaborate around the timeline with your team members to get everyone on the same page and to keep everyone informed. Review the timeline together with your team and make changes and improvements where necessary. Get comments and feedback from team members to ensure that the goals you have set are achievable within the timeline.

  6. Easily share the timeline with relevant stakeholders by exporting it in PNG, SVG, PDF, and JPEG formats to embed in websites, presentations, etc. You can also share it with anyone via an email or link invite making collaboration easier for remote teams.

Create Your Timeline with Editable Templates

Event Planning Timeline Template

Event Planning Timeline Template

Business Timeline Template

Business Timeline Template

Personal Timeline Template

Personal Timeline Template

Career Timeline Template

Career Timeline Template

American Revolution Timeline

American Revolution Timeline

Martin Luther King Timeline

Martin Luther King Timeline

Monthly Timeline

Monthly Timeline

FAQs About the Timeline Maker in Creately

How do I make a timeline?
Making a timeline is easy and simple with Creately. Create a blank workspace in Creately and select one of the multiple featured timeline templates. These templates are fully customizable, so you can make any adjustments and select a color theme according to your preference.
How can timelines help your team?

Timelines are useful especially in project management, since they allow you to plan a project properly and identify tasks that need to be completed depending on the priority. Teams can easily collaborate and use timelines as a visualization of a particular sequence of events, tasks or project milestones. It also improves communication among team members since everyone is aware of deadlines and how the project should progress with successive events.

Timelines are also important when illustrating the history of a particular subject or theory, as it enables you to present an overview of what you want to convey to your audience.

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Creately integrates with the tools your teams use every day and supports your team’s workflow seamlessly.

Google Drive
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Google Docs
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