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6 Best Free Timeline Makers

6 Best Free Timeline Makers

If you’re starting a business it can be difficult to organize your time.

If you want to map out your workweek visually, timelines are a wonderful way to categorize your thoughts and processes. 

They are a great way to develop an insightful understanding and have a quick overview of what’s going on. This means you can see what you’ve got coming up and can plan accordingly. 

A timeline can be professional, personal, or even educational. 

Here is a list of the 6 best free timeline makers out there today:

Here’s What We’ll Cover:


Adobe Spark


Time Graphics



Key Takeaways

1. Preceden

Preceden is a great online tool for creating lightweight, text-based interactive timelines. You can enter a title, date, and description for each event, which is signified by a dot on the timeline. When you run your mouse over the dot, it displays the full text for the event. 

Preceden offers a free version, where you can create one timeline and up to ten events. But to unlock more you have to buy their premium plan and pay a subscription fee. 

2. Adobe Spark 

Adobe has done it again with their Adobe Spark online timeline maker. 

You have a number of timeline templates to choose from and you can search thousands of images and icons to add to your design. 

As they offer so many templates, you’re never starting from a blank canvas. This allows you to concentrate on getting the details of your timeline right. 

Once you’re finished, you can save your timeline to print, share or import onto another project. 

3. Visme

Visme is a popular free timeline maker. It's used by over 10 million marketers, communicators and educators from over 120 different countries.

What’s great about Visme is that you can use the timeline creator to generate animated infographics and embed them in a blog post or your site. This gives a different angle to your timelines and definitely draws the eye. 

They offer a wide range of templates, however, only a certain amount of them are available for free, as the rest are part of their premium package. 

4. Time Graphics

Time Graphics is a professional standard free timeline maker that really gets the job done. With an endorsement from the American Association of School Librarians, you know you can have confidence in this product.

Available to export so you can work on your timeline offline, Time Graphics can be integrated with any Google service for ease of use. 

They have their own in-house design so there are no templates available, so there is little flexibility when it comes to customization. 

5. Creately 

Creately is a bright and colorful online timeline creator used by over 5 million people worldwide.

You can save time on designs with preset-color themes, and create unique formatting and more advanced drawing features.

You can also collaborate in real-time with your peers on editing and drawing project timelines which open up a whole new avenue of teamwork.  

The free version of Creately allows you to create three timelines but has a limited choice when it comes to their themes and features. You can upgrade by paying a monthly subscription which gives you unlimited access. 

6. Venngage

Venngage is a timeline software that prides itself on its ability to allow you to fully customize your timelines. 

They have a number of easy-to-edit timeline templates where you can change the colors, icons, fonts and backgrounds in seconds. They also have 10,000+ free diverse icons or stock photos to choose from. 

A popular choice among business owners, Venngage is used by over 40,000 businesses. 

Key Takeaways

When it comes to choosing your free timeline maker, there is a huge range of options. 

In the end, it really comes down to what is important to you and your business. Are you more focused on the design? Do you care more about being able to work alongside your colleagues? Or is it all about ease of use? 

When running a business, no matter what the size, keeping everything organized and in one place is key. 

That’s why so many businesses choose to work with FreshBooks

We may be sounding a bit biased here, but FreshBooks’ quality speaks for itself. 

FreshBooks is a suite of accounting and business tools designed to help business owners run their businesses. It allows you to manage your books more efficiently and easily. 

With tools such as its time tracking software, invoicing software and many more, it’s the perfect tool to keep your business running smoothly.