Five Apps: Tools for building timelines


There are many reasons to keep a timeline. You might want to create a chronological map of how a project or company developed, track a family history, or follow your career progress or trajectory. But whatever the reason, you need the right tool to make the timeline easy to work with. You can't just use a spreadsheet or text document to create a helpful, interactive tool. Instead, you need the right software to do the job.

I've found five apps/services that do a great job of creating timelines, whatever the purpose. Some are mobile apps, some are website services. No matter your need, this list should have it covered.

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By Jack Wallen

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