Timeline Maker

Create Interactive, Visual Timelines

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

  • Real-time visual collaboration
  • Customizable timeline templates
  • Extensive timeline and infographic libraries
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Draw Complex Timelines in Minutes

Draw Complex Timelines in Minutes

Draw Complex Timelines in Minutes

Simple to use drag and drop tools to brainstorm, organize, and conceptualize processes or events.

Multiple timeline templates for project management, teaching, business presentations and more.

Advanced built-in diagramming to define project parameters, plan events, or create learning material for students.

Automatic drawing with Plus Create and intelligent canvas tools to visualize complex timelines and update them instantly.


Centralize All Information

Centralize All Information

Import images, vectors and more into the canvas to create more data-rich timeline infographics.

Embed documents and assets with in-app previews to link information together around timelines for faster decision-making.

Easy to use visual canvas to convert your timelines into multiple other views; timelines to workflows to action plans.

Advanced collaborator controls to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing your project timelines.

Centralize All Information
Manage Timelines Collaboratively

Manage Timelines Collaboratively

Manage Timelines Collaboratively

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Work with teams and clients on a shared canvas.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Comment with context, have discussions and follow ups on the same canvas. Async!

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

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

Execute & Extend

Augment and Interact with Your Data

Augment and Interact with Your Data

Add even more interaction to your timelines by linking them to other resources and building on them with custom properties and additional data fields.

Infinite visual canvas to build canvas wikis containing project timelines, plans, and initiatives side-by-side.

Frames and containers to split canvas to boards. Organize content to create and conduct interactive presentations.

Augment and Interact with Your Data
  • Event Timeline
  • Company Timeline
  • Business Timeline for Presentations
  • Personal Timeline
  • Career Timeline
  • Wedding Timeline
  • Research Timeline
  • American Revolution Timeline
  • Martin Luther King Timeline
  • PowerPoint Timeline
  • History Timeline
  • Monthly Timeline
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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 to Create a Timeline

  • Gather the information you need. Depending on whether it’s a project timeline, an agenda, or an outline of a historical event for a school project, first identify the key details you need to add to your timeline.
  • Create a rough outline of the timeline by arranging the gathered information in chronological order. This step will also help you filter out the key details from the rest of the researched data.
  • Pick a layout for your timeline. While you can use a vertical layout when you have multiple points to include, you can use a horizontal layout for a timeline with fewer points, and a snake layout for a timeline with many points, but little text. Creately offers an array of timeline templates that fall into these categories, and you can pick one of them to start quickly.
  • Once you have selected the Creately timeline template, write the start date at the beginning of the line and the end date at the end. Keeping space in between, add each event/step to the timeline. Make sure to keep the descriptions under the events brief.
  • Style your timeline and add images. With Creately you can quickly style your timeline with preset color themes. 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.
  • Share your timeline with other key stakeholders or team members to gather their feedback with contextual comments on Creately. You can download your timelines as PNGs, SVGs, PDFs, and JPEGs for printing, sharing or publishing on websites, presentations, etc. You can also share it with anyone via an email or link invite.