About

This serves as our Press Kit as well as our general About page for anyone interested. Scroll down to find the story of the app, tons of facts, and images and screenshots you're free to use.

The App

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 continues to evolve with regular updates.

The Author

TimeStory is built by Aaron Trickey, an independent developer and the owner of Casual Programmer, LLC. Its design, direction, and testing are in partnership with his wife Hemi. Aaron's 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.

The Story

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, and often limited in formatting and layout choices. 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 a free-form timelining tool which could support project and product planning, as well as historical and personal timelines. Since then, it's been such fun hearing from customers using it for so many other things!

Who Uses It?

Here is a small selection of customers who've shared their stories with us:

  • An independent designer planning and tracking projects
  • A team lead at a creative agency, managing their team's work
  • A family therapist helping clients map out personal histories
  • An architect coordinating the home planning and construction process
  • A parent capturing their family history to pass on
  • A startup cofounder presenting roadmaps to investors
  • A theater manager plotting out upcoming shows and all their moving parts
First Release
July 2, 2019
Latest Version
3.6; full release history
Platforms
macOS Catalina (10.15.4) or newer
Purchase
$49.99 US, up-front purchase, on the Mac App Store. Available in all territories at corresponding price tiers.
Free Trial
Seven-day fully-featured free trial available for download.
Privacy
TimeStory collects no data and makes no network connections. It runs entirely on your Mac and saves documents only where you tell it to. Privacy policy here.
Localization
TimeStory fully localizes all date formats and names to your region and language. Its user interface and documentation, however, are currently English-only.
Contact

Please email support@timestory.app for bug reports, feature requests, or any general input, or media@timestory.app for press or media inquiries.

News
Tech Stack
AppKit + Swift
Screenshots & Icons

Click on any screenshot to view a larger version. Need images for press coverage? Find download links below each image, or download everything in a single ZIP file.

All iPhone models ever released, and their dates of availability
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A kitchen remodeling plan
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A hypothetical project plan evaluating, in parallel, a few alternatives (this example document is included in the app)
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A history of Martian exploration, showing one aspect of the Inspector sidebar (this example document is included in the app)
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The same Martian exploration timeline, with an event selected, showing both its Inspector contents and the Details pop-up
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The TimeStory app icon
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