Timeline Chart

A graphic timeline is a very effective way to visualize information over time. Whether for project management purposes or to outline historical events, you can plot time-related information as a sequence of points, whereas the length of the interspaces is proportional to the temporal duration of the periods between the main events.

The timeline vizzard allows you to set the granularity (the organization of the information) as exact dates, weeks, months, quarters or years. In case you just want to plot a sequence of events without defining the time, choose here the option “none.”

After determining the granularity, you can quickly add a list of milestones with their respective titles and short descriptions. To do this, you can either use the spreadsheet or click on the time axis to add a new milestone or a scale break (this option is especially useful to plot a timeline with significant time gaps). You can also rearrange any element by drag and drop.

Click on the “wheel” icon beside the date fields to select your preferred date format (we support a myriad of languages and styles). Dates can be plotted alongside the timeline or together with the milestones’ text—use the “Date position” dropdown menu on the sidebar to choose.

Check the Help Center for an easy and more comprehensive tutorial!