Easily create timelines, schedules, timetables, Gantt charts, chronologies, and much more!

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Easily create timelines, schedules, timetables, Gantt charts, chronologies, and much more!

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Timeline Software

SmartDraw's timeline software is the quickest way to create timelines and other historical charts.

Use SmartDraw on any device with an internet connection to enjoy a full set of features, symbols, and high-quality output.

Start by choosing the timeline starter template, then add timeline events or historical milestones. SmartDraw automated timeline software does the rest-spacing dates and events automatically and applying professional design themes. You'll get presentation-quality results every time you use it.

Share your completed timeline with others using Dropbox®, Google Drive, OneDrive®, and SharePoint®, or export it to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PDF, or PowerPoint® with a single click.

Top reasons SmartDraw is the ideal timeline maker:

  • Automatic Formatting
    Simply click to add events and SmartDraw timeline software builds your time line for you, automatically. Add or remove events, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the elements in your timeline for you so that everything looks great.
  • Share Your Timeline Any Way You Choose
    Share your timeline in a variety of common graphics formats such as a PDF, or export it to any Office®¬†application in one click. SmartDraw works with popular services such as Dropbox®, Google Drive, and OneDrive®.
  • Works on Any Device
    Use SmartDraw on your computer, browser or mobile device—Windows®, Mac®, Android®, iOS®, or any other platform with an internet connection. Whether you're in the office or on the go, you'll enjoy the full set of features, symbols, and high-quality output you get only with SmartDraw.
  • Quick-Start Templates
    Dozens of timeline examples make you instantly productive. Choose a timeline template and customize it to suit your needs with just a few clicks.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!

What is a timeline? And when should you use one?

Timelines show the steps or events of a process or project over a certain period of time. They show minimal detail, but they do make it easy to see when each step of the process must be completed. A timeline consists of a horizontal bar or line representing time progressing from left to right. This bar is marked with events or steps to indicate when they should or did happen.

Create a great-looking timeline fast with SmartDraw's easy-to-use timeline maker.
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