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.MAJOR FEATURES
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.FULL FEATURE LIST
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 email@example.com, via our forum at http://www.scribblecode.com/forum or on Twitter @AeonTimeline
This update runs on OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, and OS X Mountain Lion.CSV or tab-delimited import attempts to determine file and date formats automatically.
Changes included in Aeon Timeline 1.0.9:
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.