Timeline 3D
Timeline 3D
5.1.4

2.3

Timeline 3D free download for Mac

Timeline 3D5.1.4

18 April 2017

Create eye-catching timelines.

Overview

Timeline 3D is software for OS X that makes it easy for you to present historical events in a way that reveals connections and clarifies relationships. Make timeline charts of world history, family trees, fictional events or business deadlines. Timelines can help you understand and present history with new perspective!

In just a few clicks you can publish your timeline to the Web. Interactive timelines work well on all browsers and are also optimized for mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android phones.

Present full screen interactive timelines with a 3D perspective. Use the arrow keys or your Apple Remote to fly over your timeline or integrate them with your Keynote presentations. Timeline 3D allows you to tell stories with images, video, event narration, and musical soundtracks. Simply drag and drop media onto your events. Timeline 3D will allow you to chart anything that you can imagine. Make a 3D chart of dates, times, geological spans, amounts, distances, weights, prices, quantities… Timeline 3D also supports dates in any global format. Chart anything!

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in Timeline 3D

Version 5.1.4:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor

  • [Fixed] Automatic event narration for movie exports
  • [Improved] When new events are created, typing focus starts with event title

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44 Reviews of Timeline 3D

1
StrictlyBagel
27 July 2012
Version: 3.6

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I've been checking out Timeline since version 1. Even registered version 2. The app is now at version 3.6 and, honestly, I cannot see much improvement over previous version. Granted, 3D was a big step forward… but in reality I'm not using it. Printouts just work in 2D. So, frustratingly, Timeline 3D still has the same shortcomings as version 1: + You cannot create a customised timeline. You're stuck with the date options the app gives you. In my case, I'd need for example a timeline just showing the months of the year. Now, in Timeline you cannot do that. It's either month and year or month and date. + The templates… still the same as under version 1. No additions here. Too few, not really nice looking. I'd wish for a better design. + No option to determine spacing between tick marks or compress empty areas on a timeline. Very annoying to work with. At $65 this is a heavily overpriced limited one-trick pony.
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0.5
Macedward
11 November 2017
Version: 5.1.4
This application is a joke, a bad joke. Once it worked quite well, but for now (haven't used it for years until I tried to open some old timelines today) it's not working at all. No star, but since MU require at least half a star I'm forced to give it a half star.
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
14 December 2016
Version: 5.1.2
Ignore the price in MacUpdate. It is not $65 but rather $24.99 and there is an iPad version for $9.99 Love how this app works. Now available on the Mac App Store under a freemium license arrangement at much more reasonable pricing that should put this app into a "must have" position for anyone that tracks things over time... if not for presenting, for simply documenting the timeline of a project, a work history, a resume (career). It is frankly fun to use and you risk nothing with the freemium license. $4.99 gets you the PDF and Printing. Sort of a no-brainer. $8.99 to generate an interactive web site from your timeline. (http://bit.ly/2gJoxdY - NICE!) Full price for all features on Mac App Store is $24.99, not bad. See the developer web site for full description of how the software works: https://www.beedocs.com/timeline3D/mac/ Elegant solution BUT needs to be able to minimally exchange documents using iCloud between iPad, iPhone and Mac.... -⭐ If this could read an ".mpx" file from MS Project or the native OmniPlan project file and produce a timeline, it would get 5.5 stars out of 5!
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Sleek
03 September 2016
Version: 5.1.2
It is listed as Free on MUmenu but when you see on macupdate, it has hafty price of $65.00.
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Sanjinko
22 August 2015
Version: 3.9
Timeline 3D for Mac (v5) requires OS X Yosemite https://www.beedocs.com/timeline3D/mac/
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Alenz
24 November 2014
Version: 3.9
Despite some limitations in the configuration, it's a great application I have been using for years. Unfortunately, it doesn't work anymore with Yosemite. There is a beta version that does work with Yosemite, but it has a very reduced set of feature (same as the IOS version). I would rate the current)(Maverick) version with ****, but the beta deserves only **, so I give *** as a compromise
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Macbookpro
05 December 2013
Version: 3.7.3
Version 3.9 is out. Release Notes - 3.9 Adding a new PowerPoint (PPTX) export that generates a slideshow presentation that can be opened with Keynote or PowerPoint. This is now the preferred way to export slideshows. More information about this new feature can be found at blog.beedocs.com
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StrictlyBagel
27 July 2012
Version: 3.6
I've been checking out Timeline since version 1. Even registered version 2. The app is now at version 3.6 and, honestly, I cannot see much improvement over previous version. Granted, 3D was a big step forward… but in reality I'm not using it. Printouts just work in 2D. So, frustratingly, Timeline 3D still has the same shortcomings as version 1: + You cannot create a customised timeline. You're stuck with the date options the app gives you. In my case, I'd need for example a timeline just showing the months of the year. Now, in Timeline you cannot do that. It's either month and year or month and date. + The templates… still the same as under version 1. No additions here. Too few, not really nice looking. I'd wish for a better design. + No option to determine spacing between tick marks or compress empty areas on a timeline. Very annoying to work with. At $65 this is a heavily overpriced limited one-trick pony.
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3.5
Manuel-Fernandez-Vazquez
09 February 2012
Version: 3.3.1
Very nice but need fix some frustrating editing bugs: • lost of focus when editing an item • slow with large entries An update soon ?
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5
Vkubalkova
28 September 2011
Version: 3.2.6
This is a great program. You feed into it any chronology, it then proceeds to transform it and you can add pictures, events, movies on every turn. It is a very good program for any educational material.
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Pr0sthetic
02 September 2011
Version: 3.2.2
I needed a program that allowed me to quickly put together a nice looking timeline of events. This exceeded my expectations. Out of the box, the default colors and looks provided allow you to make a great looking timeline. The 3D functionality offered could make for a very easy to understand ride through the timeline and events - well executed. The program itself is incredibly easy to use. You start a project and simply hit "Add" and enter the details of the event you are documenting. I don't think it could get any easier. The program also offers a very nice interface, representative of a quality piece of true Mac software. Great Job to the developers in offering great functionality in such an easy to use package. I will definitely be purchasing this.
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Wonderworker
05 August 2011
Version: 3.2
It appears as if 3.2 doesn't exist. When I download, I get something that calls itself 3.1.1, but when I Get Info it appears that it is simply 3.1 again. I assume the is some sort of glitch here and that if 3.2 actually exists, the developer will make it available. If it doesn't exist, he should let us know that as well. I like this program and it has really improved over time, frequently in response to users' requests. It doesn't deserve this treatment.
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Peterpan23
05 August 2011
Version: 3.2
Even from Developer's site you get only 3.1 and NOT 3.2 !??
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0.5
Dejmac
10 July 2011
Version: 3.0.30
It takes for ever to "render" for 3D presentation the existing timeline (bdt3 file). After I've been patient for about 7 min, the "famous" 3D appears! But - it stutters, no matter I was using buttons in the upper right corner, or arrows on my laptop. And, last but not least - it "eats" up my CPU! This problems I didn't have with entire version 2. Now, what? Go back from v.3 to v.2? Where to find it to download again?
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5
Carlos-Elias-Jr
30 May 2011
Version: 3.0.30
Incredibly easy to use and beautiful results
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4.5
Steve-R
17 March 2011
Version: 3.0.21
This app just keeps getting better and better. Many thanks to the developers.
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Tokevmur
24 May 2010
Version: 2.11.4
Have you tried searching for 'Bee Docs' with a space in Spotlight? It at least brings up the folder for me. I agree with you that it's odd that the App itself doesn't appear.
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Frankof
24 May 2010
Version: 2.11.4
This is a nice program - and it is unique in that Spotlight will just not index or find it. I have contacted the developer, but got no reply. I posted in a big forum about this strange behavior, and it was confirmed by others, who also did not get a reply from the developer when they sent bug reports.
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5
Ferg
20 April 2010
Version: 2.11.2
I happen to LOVE this software app. I use it quite often when I teach and/or make presentations. The software does exactly what it says it does: it makes eye-catching, visually "fun" timelines. If you're looking for a 'cool' way to do timelines with your presentation, I can tell you that Timeline 3D does a great job of it. Whether it's worth it or not to pay the amount of money that it costs is a personal decision on your part; I'll say this, though: I bought this app and have never regretted it.
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online-3
19 March 2010
Version: 2.11.0
Software is rigid. Only support Gregorian calendar. Can not use any form of historical calendar, so it's absolutely useless for any kind of historical time lines. It has very very few features, and zero flexibility. You can not create arbitrary events and drag them around the time line. Considering the price, $65, this is probably the worst rip-off I have seen for any software on the Mac, ever. Well, Stuffit might give it some competition. It's worth $9.99 and not a penny more. Save your money, use a drawing app instead.
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Steve-R
17 September 2009
Version: 2.9.1
I've been using the app extensively for the past week and give it high marks with certain caveats. Exporting to Quicktime takes a long long long time. I gave up several times using the timeline I'd created. Yesterday I created a smaller timeline with 42 entries and decided to let it run till it was finished. Started at 2:30pm and it finally finished at 9:30am this morning. The finished mov runs 2:37 mins. Intel iMac Dual Core, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM with nothing else running. MenuMeters never indicated that either processor was using more than 8% capacity. I believe a much quicker way to create a QT file will be to export jpgs to iMovie or use a screen capture application while running in 3D. Exporting to another app will also allow for re-ordering the slides which for some reason drop an occasional one mid-timeline only to stick it at the end. When creating a timeline with multiple rows, I'd like to see dropdown menus similar to iCal which allow for which row the event is added/modified. Barring that feature, I'd like to see a way to have each row be a distinct separate color so there is no need to repeatedly scroll to the end of the timeline to see which row an event is being added to. I'd like to also see a feature that will allow the entire timeline to be seen on one screen even if the font size is so small it can't be read. Having that visual can be helpful in understanding a timeline. I believe this is a well-done app, and I also believe it has great potential to be even better. I will recommend it to others but I will stress that the export to QT feature -- as is -- should not be the one of the reasons anyone purchases the application. I've emailed the developers on weekdays and have had rapid responses. I have no qualms about their customer service.
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Mistersquid
16 July 2009
Version: 2.7.1
I tried the 3D version several months back and decided that the 3D walkthroughs were too fiddly to create and that I preferred to showcase portions of my timeline using Keynote. Forcing the crossgrade is acceptable only if the price is modest and if the developer makes a serious effort in fixing the bugs the software has with editing data and attributes. I'm very close to providing a detailed review of this software that would rank this software at two stars: good concept, aesthetically pleasing, buggy implementation.
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StrictlyBagel
29 June 2009
Version: 2.7.1
I'm disappointed with the forced move to upgrade to the Pro version of Timeline. Dropping support and future upgrades for the standard version, instead focusing on the overpriced pro version is not a strategy that will be appreciated by users.
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5
Mister-K
11 April 2009
Version: 2.5.1
Excellent piece of software. Simple, elegant and a perfect design. This program really has the little Mac touch we all appreciate. The export feature for Keynote is useful to impress your audience. But what distinguishes Bee Docs has a company, is their excellent customer service. I made a mistake and paid a full version software instead of the upgrade. The developer answers me quickly and made the proper refund. They are so kind and attentive to customer's needs. We sometimes read bad anecdotes in reviews. I think it's important to share good ones too.
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5
Macintosh-Sauce
06 March 2009
Version: 2.5
After playing around with the demo, I purchased the educational version of this program since I am studying to become a secondary Social Science teacher. This program is so wonderful for Social Science courses, especially History - it will make my lectures come alive. Along with Keynote, this program is going to be a great tool in making my classes the place to be.
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Sans-Dieu-Rien
12 December 2008
Version: 2.2.1
They have recently updated their website--very professional. I don't know if they had a previous link for educators, but now they do! There is an educators' discount, that makes it even more tempting for any educator to get this stunning program. As I thumbed through the various tutorials, I'm finally realizing that this program is chalked full of potential. My lesson plans and class notes will never be the same.
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Sans-Dieu-Rien
10 December 2008
Version: 2.2.1
As a teacher, it's too expensive for the couple of times I may use it. Perhaps adding a feature such as hyperlinks to each event would be cool: Quicktime, audio, etc. I would be hard pressed to spend $65 for shock and awe.
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Castle
23 October 2008
Version: 2.2
No problem projecting the timeline here (though I've only tried with mirrored displays). What I would like to see, though, are more advanced (or at least easier) printing options, so a long timeline can be scaled down, exporting to Flash would also be great, and the ability to prioritise certain events, so on really busy timelines some events don't get pushed off the page. The keys used to navigate through a 3D timeline are also strange - I'd like to be able to hit the space bar to move to the next event on a timeline in 3D mode. Perhaps allow the user to define the keys? A great app, but surprisingly few options.
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Red-state
05 July 2008
Version: 2.1.3
Not alot of functionality beyond just adding some dates and colors. I found that the 3d features weren't viewable on a projection screen. Printing features were good. Overall, I give it an average. Apple was reaching with giving them an award. It's affordable at the lower cost of $40 but not at the higher price.
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Groovydave
13 June 2008
Version: 2.1.2
A nice little app that creates wonderful motion for presentation. Would like to see: A way to import other themes and templates. Expandable windows on events. Would be a lot easier when adding tasks to events.
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Geopick
13 May 2008
Version: 2.1
I have and like the standard version of Timeline. The 3D version has some interesting possibilities, but the downloadable demo only shows you the one trick - foldout labels. For a $25 sidegrade, it's a little hard to justify the investment for minimal effects. What about pop-out and/or tilting events? Warping of the entire timeline field? Putting an event on a bulge in the timeline background?
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Hervé-5
13 May 2008
Version: 2.1
- idea and realization both look great - when I tried to import my iCal (intense, 5-users-based and extending 3 years in the past) the previous version just crashed :-( Will try again with this one I'd say: OK for small timelines of a couple of dozen items... - lacks flexibility for defining time interval
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5
Hanleryo
12 May 2008
Version: 2.1
Finally! A solution for making interactive timelines without having to learn and wrestle with Flash. Messing around with it a bit and I must say that it looks to be a promising start.
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Hanleryo
12 May 2008
Version: 2.1
I've been using this for the past 4 months and have made great timelines and have bowled over my colleagues and left them in awe. Great product.
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Mesomys
12 February 2008
Version: 2.0.4
It would be great if it has support for Geological time scale.
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Nerradv
04 February 2008
Version: 2.0.3
I just downloaded this app and found it very easy to use. I have been looking for something that would visually display the projects that we have in our office with meetings, deadlines, etc. I am not a left brained project manager geek and the project management apps like OmniPlan, Merlin, etc are just too complicated and unattractive for what I was looking for. Bee Docs makes it quick to set up a timeline that our designers and technicians can understand and is easy on the eyes. While it isn't as detailed as a PM app, it more quickly shows us what is overlapping and where the fires are. It does let you add pictures and notes to each event which is also very nice. It is missing a few features that would be nice such as the ability to manipulate fonts and manual layout. Automatic layout works though so not too much of a complaint. I don't know of anything that is perfect so I give it a 4. I tried a couple other "timeline" apps as well but I ended up buying Bee Docs Timeline.
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Stephane-Carpentier
29 January 2008
Version: 2.0.3
If you're still under tiger, avoid this software. The most recent version for this OS is 1.6 and it lacks a lot of features ! Please Beedocs, extend Timeline compatibility to tiger ! Moreover version 1.6 suffers from bad interaction with foreign languages: I can't enter a few months (like february, for example).
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anonymous-tyrannosaurus-4491
14 August 2007
Version: 1.6
Very easy and enjoyable to use, stable and attractive. However, it seems like it is missing some features that would make it ideal. As it is now, it is minimal, which is not necessarily bad, as it is clean and uncluttered. The paging options are nice, as well. Some absent features are: added means to communicate lengths of events, or associated events (using tags, perhaps,) a greater range of style options, greater range of export options, and compatibility with .Mac and other services/programs. Overall, the $39.98 price-tag seems a little steep but I can also see myself using Timeline for a good long time.
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Bng
08 March 2007
Version: 1.52
I tried out this product (the video tour was very helpful :)) and I have to say it's pretty good. Intuitive, easy to use, and a nice UI to boot, but there are some obvious enhancement possibilities in my opinion. I noticed some other reviewers had some of the same things in mind: multiple timelines, hyperlinks, notes, etc. The only other timeline software for Mac I could find is called Timeflyer(www.asinglepixel.com). I also tried it out and I was able to create multiple timelines and add hyperlinks and notes. You can also export your timelines to pdf, png, and even Quicktime. There is also a beta of 3d views. I am interested to see if Bee Docs has any of these features in store for a future release.
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3.75
Ca
28 June 2006
Version: 1.5
Good but not great… Stable, nice and Mac-y interface but too limited. No parallel timelines, no hyperlinks inside the timeline. And I couldn't find a way to apply a font to a specific entry. Am I missing something? I guess I'll have to wait until this piece of software is updated.
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Anonymous
15 September 2005
Version: 1.2
Wonderful! Exactly what I needed in terms of demonstrating chronological events for presentation and review purposes. This is not a project management app, it is for those historical presentations.
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2.25
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Version: 1.0
Here's a shop selling a kernal, albeit a pretty kernal, of corn for $50. Around the corner another shop is selling the whole ear for $51. If you can live without a "pretty" gnatt chart, elegantly designed Project Managers like Merlin provide you this kernal plus 200 additional tools that can help you better organize, prioritize, visualize and maximize your time. If you spend $49.95 on Timeline, I have some prime swampland in Zambizi we must discuss.
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3.75
American Student
06 April 2005
Version: 0.77
This is a wonderful piece of software! It is just what I was looking for. I wish that it had the ability for multiple timelines in paralell. This would help with makeing visually accessible comparisons (imagine country histories). Also, since I use this software for school, it would be great if there were a section for notes on each event and to be able to footnote events (for references and comments). Great work!
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Anonymous
18 March 2005
Version: 0.77
Timeline is stable and intuitive to use. I've been using it with students (teaching Tragedy in the English Literature paper) and the effect of seeing the history of the genre graphically displayed is enlightening. I'd say it's the only way to grok historical trajectories, and it's really useful to have such a simple tool to do it on OS X. A few things for the wish-list, of course; most importantly, a key-binding for entering a New Event, and some degree of manual control of the position of timelines (like having the span of e.g. a reign or a government below -- or above -- all the things that happened during that period). But I imagine they'll come. The developer seems to know what he's up to and I, for one, will pay the shareware fee happily when he ships the release version.
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2.75
Anonymous
31 December 2004
Version: 0.3
As a (french) graphic designer, this app may help a lot. This idea is very smart. Still there is some major improvements to archieve. FIrst, let's try to do a maximum of work with the software itself and without the need of Excel (please give a nice aqualicious interface). I wish to be abble to change the font. I beg for more stability. I wish to be abble to have the timeline in two horizontal lines (slipt the A4 by 2). I wish to export in native Adobe Illustrator or EPS (converting PDF is boring). Is there a way to avoid text overlaps? May I choose between several kind of strokes? More ideas will come later. Hey ! Despite everything I said, it's a great start. Keep deeding !
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