Aeon Timeline is the timeline tool for creative and analytical thinking.

Most traditional timeline applications are designed to suit a single need: to create an attractive display of one- dimensional time. They are presentational, static, and perfectly suited to overhead slides and projectors.

Aeon Timeline aims to be different. Model relationships between people and events. Divide your events into concurrent arcs. Filter events based on people, places, and tags. Zoom to view the time scale you wish to see. Navigate and edit your timeline with a simple, intuitive interface. And when you are done, export data to a range of external formats.

Aeon Timeline is also the only timeline tool that allows you to create your own fantasy calendar systems.


Model Relationships: More than dots on a never-ending line, model the relationships between events and the people, places and ideas that make that event reality. Let Aeon calculate ages for you.

Concurrent Arcs: Model parallel, concurrent arcs. Consider alternative paths someone could take, discrepancies in witness accounts, explore the intricacies of time travel, or just divide events by ideas, place or person.

Navigate and Edit: Most timeline tools are static. With Aeon, you can navigate your timeline, and add, delete, shift and edit events with unobtrusive simplicity. Lock events to prevent accidental edits.

Hidden Complexity: Filter events according to people, places, arcs, labels, and tags. Zoom in to view the time scale you wish to see. The Context Bar will ensure you never get lost.

Fantasy Calendars: Aeon Timeline is the only timeline tool available for the Mac market that allows the user to create their own custom Fantasy Calendar system.

Data Freedom: Your timeline is your data, not ours. Export to any number of formats, or synchronize your timeline with Scrivener to keep your planning and drafting in sync.


  • Build a timeline in any era, including BC dates
  • Develop your own custom fantasy calendar format using your own days, months and eras
  • Assign your events start and end dates and times (or set them to be all day events)
  • Add entities: people, places, ideas, companies, buildings
  • Create relationships between events and these entities, including people's births, deaths
  • Track people's ages at different events
  • Capture key events in a person's history that shaped their development or world view.
  • Group events into different arcs according to people, location, ideas, or different versions of reality
  • Assign tags (keywords) to events
  • Record notes about events and entities that can be exported to external applications
  • Create custom label colours and names to assign to events

  • Zoom in and out of the timeline using the toolbar, scroll wheel, context bar or trackpad gestures
  • Filter events by Tag, Entity, Arc, or Label
  • Save and reload filters for quick access to your most-used combinations
  • Edit information about events and entities in an Inspector that can be hidden when not in use
  • Show and hide arcs and entities to reduce visual clutter and focus in on the areas that interest you the most
  • Text based search to find events
  • Context Bar provides you with information about your current location within the timeline
  • Lock events to prevent accidental editing

    Files, Importing and Exporting
  • Synchronize your timeline with a Scrivener project, link events to documents
  • Import CSV files to pull data from other applications
  • Export your timeline to images, XHTML, word processors, or OPML
  • File format stored as XML to ensure future portability and accessibility


    If you have any questions or feedback, you can contact us by email on, via our forum at or on Twitter @AeonTimeline

  • What's New
    This update runs on OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, and OS X Mountain Lion.

    Changes included in Aeon Timeline 1.0.9:

  • CSV or tab-delimited import attempts to determine file and date formats automatically.
  • Added export to a tab-delimited text format for importing into other programs.
  • Added ability to turn off event lines when not in Relationship Mode
  • Added keyboard shortcut for "Toggle Items to match filter" to allow for fast switching of display sets.
  • Fixed several minor interface quirks when adding items in Manage Entity/Arc Panes.
  • Fixed positioning of buttons when resizing Toggle Items menu.
  • Fixed potential crash when exiting application.

  • Aeon Timeline (com.scribblecode.aeontimeline) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Aeon Timeline 1.2.16. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Aeon Timeline

    Operating System: Mac