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Timeline [Python-based event manager]

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:21 pm
by I am Baas
Timeline is a cross-platform application for displaying and navigating events on a timeline. Features:

• Organize events in hierarchical categories
• Move and resize events with the mouse
• Duplicate events
• Search events
• Go to a specific date
• Scroll and zoom with mouse wheel
• Different representation depending on zoom level
• Export to image
• Available in multiple languages

Download installer @ and uniextract.

Writes .thetimelineproj.cfg to Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data folder

Re: Timeline V0.14.0

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:41 pm
by I am Baas
Timeline is at version 0.19.0:
The abilty to define URLs on events and execute "Goto URL" to open a Web browser. Implements a 'fit week' navigation function. Help text has been added to describe vertical movement of events. The build script generates a zip file with only LF as line endings in files. Year 0 has been removed from Timeline display when using extended date range.
Previous changes:
Version 0.18.0 released (04 October 2012)

Zooming with scroll wheel zooms at cursor position instead of center.

Version 0.17.0 released (15 June 2012)

This release enables the creation of allert messages associated with an event.

Version 0.16.0 released (30 January 2012)

One new feature: group events in containers. Also fixing bug which casued timeline files with non-English characters in the name to not open.

Version 0.15.0 released (30 October 2011)

New features are: custom font color for categories, measure distance between events, and only break text in balloon if needed to keep balloon on screen. Most critical bug fixed is that SVG export now works for non-english characters.

Re: Timeline V0.14.0

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:40 pm
by webfork
I downloaded and looked at this program but somehow missed what forum thread this program was under ...


Reminds me a bit of EagleMode but for events.

Notable Features
  • License: GPL v3
  • Drag and drop resize of event time frame
  • Zooms in to the hour (not minutes) and zooms out to the century.
  • Autosave (there is no save button)
  • Can attach mouse-over items to an event including description, icons, alerts, and a URL. (Mouse-over can be "pinned" to remain visible.)
  • Ability to show time or snap to whole days, as well as a time or time period
  • Reshape the block to include different properties (Fuzzy, Locked, and Ends Today)
  • An included help file (which seems to cover all the basics)
Overall an excellent program - could really have used this a few months ago when I was trying to put together a project plan. If you want to quickly get started, just do File - New - Directory Timeline and see what shows up by date.

I loved the very creative addition of looking at a directory and listing all the files heirarchically by date (see image). I was able to see many portable programs I've been working on and when they became available. Will run this on some of my larger collections just to see what shows up.

I also created a few calendar items in Sunbird, exported the file to ICS and was able to view the information in Timline.

It's fortunately able to use CTRL+SHIFT scroll wheel to zoom in and out as I already have that key mapped.

  • Export and import into more formats. As it stands, this just exports to .SVG and .PNG. A simple .CSV spreadsheet with a title, date, and time would also be great.
  • Ability to easily and clearly note weekends, holidays, etc.
  • I'd be interested to see future versions zooming in to extremely small date ranges and extremely large ones for scientific purposes (cosmology/anthropology) as well as for fractions of a second for others (e.g. atomic/microprocesors)

Re: Timeline

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:17 pm
by Marc
Perhaps an interactive* export import format would be a nice addition (html, flash?), for sharing porpuses for example. Nevertheless a great program.

Edit: Forgot to add there's a PortableApps launcher in Dev Test 2 for version 0.12, at this point who knows eventually some apps that had been in PA forums for a very long time without been released have. Might portabilize as well current release? I'm not even sure if I should post it...

Re: Timeline

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:05 am
by I am Baas

Re: Timeline

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:56 pm
by I am Baas
The Timeline Project is at version 1.8.1

Re: Timeline

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:38 am
by I am Baas
The Timeline Project is at version 1.10.0 (30 April 2016)

Re: Timeline

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:33 pm
by webfork
Program update: development on Timeline is still going with releases this year and another one coming soon. Good to see.

Timeline (Python-based event manager)

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:29 am
by Midas
Timeline ( appeal might be a somewhat specialized but I haven't seen many solutions for what it tries to do; plus, in my brief testing, it left no significant traces on the system so it may qualify as portable. Being Python-based FLOSS, Timeline is also available for Linux (Fedora) licensed under GPL3.

There's no ready-made Timeline portable download -- Windows ZIP packages at Sourceforge contain only the program source -- but it can be easily (Uni)extracted; afterwards, Timeline's executable is inside the 'timeline' sub-folder; optionally, the 'Additional files' folder can also be deleted.

It deserves noting that Timeline's export capabilities include both images (PNG and SVG) and textual CSV.

Timeline is a cross-platform application for displaying and navigating events on a timeline.


Timeline latest installer (currently v2.0, released 2019-11-03) can be downloaded from

EDIT: just found a '.thetimelineproj.cfg' (note the initial dot) file in Windows 7 '%APPDATA%'. Moving to "Not Portable" forum.

Re: Timeline

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:31 pm
by webfork
Update: I put together a tweak to make the program work portably. There's also a YaP config described earlier in the thread:
I am Baas wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:05 am
Timeline yaP config @

Re: Timeline [Python-based event manager]

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:12 pm
by juverax
The site map of has (slightly) changed.
... I can't find the !!!!
Does some body know where it is?

Re: Timeline [Python-based event manager]

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:26 am
by Midas
juverax wrote: I can't find the

:information_source: Check instead...

BTW, an up-to-date full list with working links is at viewtopic.php?t=22138.

Re: Timeline [Python-based event manager]

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:48 am
by juverax
Found! Many thanks!

Re: Timeline [Python-based event manager]

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:25 am
by Midas
Timeline for Windows build #207(?) released 2021-04-08 (available changelog at