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Plan, align and collaborate with our free online timeline maker.

Make professional PowerPoint timelines in minutes. Quickly update and share your slides online with the web's simplest timeline app, or manage them in PowerPoint with our free add-in.

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See our free PowerPoint add-in. Designed for Windows, it seamlessly integrates into PowerPoint and lets you make stunning presentations fast.

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Easily make professional timelines online.

Build, manage and share beautiful project slides for free.

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Simple, accessible online timeline generator.

Build stunning online timelines that people actually understand. Office Timeline Online is a free, easy-to-use web-based tool that creates unforgettable PowerPoint slides.

Use the web timeline maker to create Gantt charts online that can be easily shared or downloaded.

Easy-to-use online timeline creator

Share and collaborate online effortlessly.

Team collaboration is simple and secure with Office Timeline Online. Create a view-only link to your timeline or invite colleagues to collaborate so they can see your plan and update or share it further.

Collaborative Project Management Software

Align teams and coordinate your work more effectively.

Assign individual tasks on the timeline, so that everyone's clear about their priorities and nothing falls through the cracks. Easily keep track of who's doing what and optimize performance.

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Why is this the best program to create a timeline?

Office Timeline Online is the only cloud-based timeline maker that creates real PowerPoint slides, right in your browser.

Get the best of both worlds with our online timeline and Gantt chart maker. Now you can have the ease of the web when building timelines and Gantt charts for the world’s most popular presentation software.

Online timeline maker with PowerPoint integration

Make a timeline in 3 easy steps.

Build timelines faster. Connect to existing data to instantly generate beautiful, shareable timelines.

Turn Excel or Project data into a presentation-ready timeline that you can easily share and update together with your team.

Make online timelines from Excel or Project data

The only online timeline maker that produces original PowerPoint slides.

Office Timeline Online visuals can be downloaded as native PowerPoint slides, which means you can edit them just as you would any other slide. Use all the PowerPoint controls you are already familiar with and share or present your timeline as usual.

Download online timeline as PowerPoint slide

Office Timeline Online has simplified our project management immensely. I manage a team of service designers who are not usually experts in project management but the highly visual interface and ease of use has made managing our projects a breeze. We cannot imagine using any other project Timeline tool that is as easy and beautiful.

Yvonne Tran
Senior Design Strategist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Office Timeline Online provides me with a really quick way to create and maintain PowerPoint timelines from the web. I use it to make executive timelines for presentations to our VPs. The bright colors and distinctive shapes make it easy for them to quickly understand what’s at stake, and my slides always stand out.

Éric Hervé, PMP
Project Manager, Major Canadian media company

Frequently Asked Questions about Making Timelines

1. How to do a timeline in Excel

You can manually create a timeline in Microsoft Excel using the spreadsheet platform’s Scatter chart option. If your timeline needs to be regularly updated for recurring high-level communications, it’s easier to build it in PowerPoint. However, if you opt for using Excel, follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to make a timeline in Excel.

2. How do you create a timeline?

Displaying a series of events in chronological order, a timeline is one of best ways to highlight critical milestones and show the progress of a project plan. Given their visual power, timelines play a major role in project management. Learn from our blog post how to make a timeline quickly and effectively.

3. How do you make a timeline in Google Docs?

To present a project plan in Google Docs, you can use the online word processor’s Bubble chart feature and a bit of formatting to create a basic timeline. Read our step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make a timeline from a Google document or use the dedicated timeline maker Office Timeline Online.

4. How do you make a timeline in PowerPoint?

Making a timeline in PowerPoint is one of the easiest ways to showcase project plans because the result is presentation-ready. You can build a PowerPoint timeline either manually, using the Basic Timeline option from SmartArt, or automatically, with the Office Timeline add-in. Find out more in our tutorial on how to make a timeline in PowerPoint.

5. What is the best software to create a timeline?

There is a variety of tools that you can use to create timelines, including both multi-functional project management applications and dedicated ones. Opting for a purpose-built timeline maker, however, yields the best results. To make an informed decision on which solution is the right fit for you, read our timeline maker software review.


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The free online timeline creator will build a high-level view of your project right away. With Free Edition, you don’t need to install complex software or even create an account to start building and sharing timelines.

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