TimeStory is a fast, easy-to-use Mac app for creating graphical timelines. It's used for project plans, product roadmaps, ancient and modern history, family stories, and much more!
Timeline authoring is designed to be fast, simple, visual, and direct. Despite its ease of use, it provides advanced features for styling, filtering, structuring, importing, exporting, and more. And it's gotten continuously better since release.
TimeStory is built by Aaron Trickey, an independent software developer and owner of Casual Programmer. Its design, direction, and testing are in partnership with his wife Hemi. His background includes many years of programming on various platforms, and a variety of development and leadership roles at a few different companies before going solo.
Over our careers in software and technology, we have often needed to create, present, and iterate on timelines for projects, products, and tasks. Sometimes we'd reach for a project management app, but those are often complex and cumbersome to use, especially for rough estimates and quick iteration. (They also tend to produce unattractive output.) Other times, we'd manually lay out a timeline in a spreadsheet or drawing app, but these documents are hard to update, search, manage, and use as a timeline—the app just thinks it's a grid or a picture.
In 2019, we started designing TimeStory to fill this gap with a native Mac app. We wanted to support project and product planning, but also historical timelines. Since release, it's been great to hear from customers using it for all kinds of other things as well!
July 2, 2019
macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave. Universal app with native Apple Silicon support.
$39.99 US, or similar, on the Mac App Store. One-time purchase. Available in all territories.
Seven-day fully-featured free trial available for download.
TimeStory fully localizes all date formats and names to your region and language. Its user interface and documentation, however, are currently English-only.
AppKit + Swift
The Apple Media Services page for TimeStory provides its current App Store description text, links, and HTML embeds.