Aeon Timeline

Developer: Scribble Code

Current Version: 1.2.17

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 8.9 MB - Download


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. It provides an intuitive, responsive interface to help you create and edit your data on the fly. It allows you to hide and filter information so that you can focus on what is important to you at the time. It displays additional images and links to external research documents, providing a single access point for all of the information related to your project.

Whether you’re a writer, historian, teacher, attorney or project manager, Aeon Timeline is a tool that can help you capture, analyse or present complex ideas.


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.

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.

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.

External Links and Images: Add links to files stored externally from the timeline. Display images directly on the timeline. Open any linked file from directly inside Aeon Timeline using QuickLook or their default application. Use Aeon Timeline as a central hub for other time related information and research.

Focus your attention: Filter events according to people, places, arcs, labels, and tags. Show and hide entire arcs and entities, or hide the relationship area altogether. Zoom in to view the time scale you wish to see. The Context Bar will ensure you never get lost.

Multiple Timeline Styles: Standard date/time formats can be set to any precision from years to seconds. Use year-only calendars spanning anything from centuries to millions of years. Use relative formats to create timeline events that occur on dates like “Monday, Week 5″ or “Day 4, 11:00am”. Use the time-only format to create short-duration timelines for movie planning or emergency response.

Event Precision and Duration: Decide what precision to use for each event individually.Omit time of day, day of month, or month of year. Directly enter a duration for an event instead of always calculating an end date.

Printing and Exporting: Your timeline is your data, not ours. Print or export images containing exactly what you can see on the screen. Export your data to a range of text formats for import into other applications, or synchronize your timeline with Scrivener to keep your planning and drafting in sync.

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.


You can view video screencasts of Aeon Timeline in action at


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


Release Notes:

Minor bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.9
Review by Adam Y

Brilliant - This software is brilliant and well-designed. The developer obviously put great care in the user interface, and provides a comprehensive User Manual on his website. As a trial lawyer, often the goal is to assemble a "four dimensional jigsaw puzzle" and Aeon Timeline allows me to examine the evidence from every angle in that critical fourth dimension: time. I will be recommending to other attorneys I work with. Can't say enough good things about this software. Easy to use, powerful and well designed.

Found helpful by 22 out of 22 people
Version 1.2.4
Review by frc1964

Blows up!! - Blows up after second run.. Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: 'NSConcreteAttributedString initWithString:: nil value' It would be nice if the software industry could make code that actually works. I know that is unreasonable.

Found helpful by 2 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.17
Review by 55browning

Excellent App for Education - I don’t usually do reviews/feedback unless there is a problem, but I’ve been so impressed with this program that I can’t resist. I am a Teaching Fellow at the Catholic University of America, and am teaching a course on World Religions to undergrads. I wanted to make a timeline that showed the major events in the development of the three Abrahamic religions. Most timeline apps either won’t let you show separate arcs or how they interact with each other. So, I had ended up with a list of events that were inevitably packed on top of each other, which defeats the purpose of a timeline, namely to clarify the data. Aeon, however, is awesome - and saved me a lot of time literally using scissors and tape at the photocopier so that my students could see the progression of religious history.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 1.2.17
Review by WJ1

LOVE this App - Keep up the great work! I use this app for all kinds of purposes in business and personal. Charting out events from my childhood for example. Would love to see a new feature to enable nesting of sub-events under a major event. Such as listing a historical figure’s birth/death as the major category and then nested under that could be events from that person’s life. Lots of possibilities open up for use of a feature like that. Overall, love this app. It works and works well.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.2.17
Review by JMyklebust

A must for series authors - If you’re an author who writes multiple books in a series, this is an absolute must. Helps you keep events in their place, lets you create different arcs for different books and you can color code things. There’s even a drag you can do between events to see how much time occurs between them. Fabulous piece of software!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people