Office Timeline – free timeline maker
Office Timeline Online Free Edition

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

Make PowerPoint® timelines and roadmaps online. Quickly update and share your slides with the web’s simplest timeline creator.

Native PowerPoint slides
Native PowerPoint slides
Online timeline maker app
Online timeline maker app
  • Timeline slide made with online timeline maker

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  • Gantt chart made with online timeline tool

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  • Agile product release plan built with online timeline and Gantt chart app

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  • Executive roadmap made with online timeline software

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What customers tell us

Easy. Visual. Beautiful.

  • 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
    Yvonne TranSenior 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
    Éric Hervé, PMPProject Manager, Major Canadian Media Company
Easy-to-use online timeline creator
Make timelines anywhere

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.

Collaborative project management software
Collaborative project tool

Share and collaborate online effortlessly.

Teamwork 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.

Online timeline maker and task assignment app
Assign tasks

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.

Software for creating and managing project roadmaps online
Online timeline maker with PowerPoint integration
Best of both worlds

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 from 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.

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.

  • Import from Project

    How do you create a visually appealing timeline from Project?

    1. Plan your team’s tasks and milestones in Project as always.
    2. Upload your Project file to instantly create a timeline.
    3. Refresh to update your timeline when your Project data changes.
    Project data in MS Project before importing into Office Timeline Online
    Import data from Project into Office Timeline Online
  • Import from Excel

    How do you make your own timeline from Excel?

    1. Manage your data in Excel as you usually do.
    2. Drag & drop your file to load it into the timeline maker.
    3. Instantly generate your timeline, style it and share it.
    Project data in Excel before importing into Office Timeline Online
    Import data from Excel into Office Timeline Online
Download online timeline as PowerPoint slide
Download slides anyone can use

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 present your timeline or roadmap as usual.

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The most convenient free online timeline builder.


Instantly make simple, elegant online timelines.

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.


See the power of a premium account.

While Office Timeline Free comes with powerful features, the premium version offers you so much more! Create impressive roadmaps, collaborate without restriction, download full PowerPoint slides.


Frequently asked questions about making timelines

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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