Office Timeline – free timeline maker
Office Timeline – free timeline maker

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Office Timeline Online Free Edition

Easily plan and share with our free online Gantt chart maker.

Use our web-based app to create professional PowerPoint® Gantt charts or roadmaps in minutes. Easily manage your project visuals and collaborate securely online.

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Online Gantt chart app
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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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What customers tell us

Quick. Simple. Visual.

  • 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 engaging Gantt charts online

Easy online Gantt chart generator for your project visuals.

Engage your stakeholders with clear, simple Gantt charts and timelines. Office Timeline Online is a free, accessible Gantt chart and timeline maker that helps you communicate visually.

Build online Gantt charts and roadmaps that are easy to understand for everyone – clients, teams, and managers.

Collaborative project management software
Collaborative Gantt chart maker

Share and collaborate on the web effortlessly.

Our online Gantt chart maker makes teamwork easy and secure. Create a view-only link to your Gantt chart or invite team members to collaborate so they can see your graphic and edit or share it further.

Online timeline maker and task assignment app
Assign tasks

Keep your team aligned and coordinate your work more efficiently.

Assign individual tasks and milestones on your Gantt chart to help team members understand what they should be working on. Get better visibility into your team’s assignments and optimize performance.

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

The only web Gantt chart creator that makes PowerPoint slides in your browser.

Why choose between a web and a desktop app? Combine the flexibility of a cloud-based Gantt chart maker with the familiarity of the best presentation software to better prepare for your important meetings.

Save time

Build shareable Gantt charts online from existing data.

Quickly turn project plans into a presentation-ready Gantt chart that you can easily share and update together with your team.

  • Import from Jira

    Generate a stylish Gantt chart for a unified view of your Jira projects.

    Import multiple Jira projects or boards and organize them seamlessly on a high-level Gantt chart for stakeholders to easily track. Hit the Refresh button to update your visual when Jira data changes.

    Project data in Jira before importing into Office Timeline Online
    Import data from Jira into Office Timeline Online
  • Import from Project

    Capture attention with a beautiful visual of your Project data.

    Load your Project® file into our online Gantt chart maker to make a vibrant visual that will impress your audience. Easily share your Gantt chart and update it effortlessly for your next status meeting.

    Project data in MS Project before importing into Office Timeline Online
    Import data from Project into Office Timeline Online
  • Import from Excel

    Automatically transform your sheet into a clear, elegant Gantt chart.

    Bring in your project tracker from Excel® to instantly generate a Gantt chart and keep everyone aligned with a straightforward visual.

    Project data in Excel before importing into Office Timeline Online
    Import data from Excel into Office Timeline Online
  • Import from Smartsheet

    Present Smartsheet data in the format preferred by your audience.

    Convert your Smartsheet plans into clean Gantt charts that are easy to access and understand. Share them online or export them as slides to present your project in a more familiar way.

    Project data in Smartsheet before importing into Office Timeline Online
    Import data from Smartsheet into Office Timeline Online
Download online timeline as PowerPoint slide
Work smarter

Make Gantt charts online and download them as PowerPoint slides.

Use the web app to create timelines online wherever you are and download them as native PowerPoint slides. Open them in PowerPoint and edit, share or present them like any other slide.

Compare and choose

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Add more than 10 items per Gantt chart-
Unlimited collaboration-
Download Gantt charts as PowerPoint slidesLimited*
Import & refresh Jira data without restrictions-
Import Excel data without restrictions-
Import & refresh Project data without restrictions-
Import Smartsheet data without restrictions-
Create SwimlanesLimited*
Add milestones inside SwimlanesLimited*
Show multiple timescales
Assign tasks to team members
Save Gantt charts in the cloud
Add notes
Create folders
Upload logo
Add slide title and footnote
Drag & drop tasks and milestones
Technical support-
Unlimited free updates
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Frequently asked questions about Gantt charts

Gantt charts are a category of visual representations that displays a project’s tasks and crucial events (milestones) on a timeband, originally made by hand and named after American engineer Henry Gantt. Check out our visual Project Management guide to learn more about common charts and visualization tools.

Using the Gantt chart framework, it becomes considerably easier to achieve these objectives:

  • Understand complex data by viewing it as a linear time progression;
  • Schedule the concurrent workload of multiple teams across the project lifecycle;
  • Untangle intricate timelines and arrange events in chronological order;
  • Bridge the knowledge gap between technical teams and execs.

You can try different online tools, such as the free online Gantt chart maker from Office Timeline. To create your first Gantt chart, just access the app, import or type in your data and pick a template. The software will then generate a Gantt chart as a PowerPoint slide that you can share with - and collaborate on - with your team.

Project management professionals can make Gantt charts in Excel, PowerPoint and other generic software. However, the process is time-consuming and often with disappointing results. We recommend dedicated solutions like the free versions of Office Timeline that can help you generate awesome-looking graphics in minutes based on professionally-designed Gantt chart templates.

Jira doesn’t have a “Gantt chart” feature out of the box. However, you can use the Timeline and Advanced Roadmaps functionalities to automatically display project data on Gantt-style visuals. If you need a simple-to-understand chart for audiences who might not have access to Jira, try Office Timeline Online, a free Gantt chart maker that integrates with Jira and instantly generates a high-level visual out of your projects’ data.

Microsoft Project has the Gantt Chart view that automatically displays your tasks on a visual graphic. However, the resulting chart can become complicated and difficult to follow in the case of large projects. Read our guide on how to create a Gantt chart in Project to see how to make your visual more straightforward.

You can use Excel’s Bar Chart feature to manually create a Gantt chart out of your data. However, you’ll need to do a bit of tweaking and formatting to make the resulting graphic look as expected. Follow this comprehensive guide on how to make a Gantt chart in Excel to find out the exact steps.

Yes. Smartsheet has the Gantt View that automatically displays your tasks as bars on a timeline, as long as they have their start and finish dates filled out. If you need to show your project data to audiences that don’t use Smartsheet, we recommend Office Timeline Online, an intuitive browser-based tool that imports your tasks and turns them into a beautiful Gantt chart which you can safely share with anyone.

As a minimum, the best software should include these features:

  • Access to multiple templates;
  • Import from external data sources;
  • An intuitive interface and simple controls.

To help you make an informed decision, check out a comprehensive list of the 10 most popular Gantt chart makers.