I want to create a very nice timeline of the development of AI to insert into a Pages document. Do you know of an application that you would recommend?
I like Lucidchart.com for this kind of project.
I don’t have any real experience with this. Looked at v1 years ago. May be worth looking at.
Some years ago I used BeeDocs Timeline 3D. Haven’t used it in a while and it has some pretty negative reviews on the App Store.
I own Aeon Timeline and it’s a decent tool, though it does have a bit of a learning curve on terminology and how all the aspects relate.
I used it to chart my Dad’s career in the RNZAF, plotting his rank, unit, base, and aircraft type so I could visually relate those aspects.
I found the output styles to be decent, though I would have liked a little more control.
This is an in-app view. Different colours represent the different aspects I was tracking.
I use an outline format, with years being level 1, months level 2, specific days level 3.
Have you looked at youexec.com templates. Really sharp.
Lucidchart is very good, but not worth buying a subscription to make one diagram.
I would use Keynote – it’s free, you have it if you have a Mac, and there are lots of short how-tos + templates for making timelines with Keynote just a Google search away. Keynote is a very proficient tool for making nicely-designed simple diagrams. You can import the result into Pages or screenshot it and paste.
I had not thought of that. I’ll do some searching and give it a try. Thanks!
If you want a plain text / markdown version, there’s MarkWhen
I haven’t tried it but it looks appealing, and there now seems to be a web version
I used this in the past
+1 I’ve used this heavily for programme timelines in presentations at work. It’s great.
Thanks everyone for the good suggestions, I’ll check this out. Thanks again!
This is probably too late for you …
It was published a week ago.
Following that article, I stumble upon ChronoFlo, looks very pretty!