The A post for #26Tech A-Z Challenge will preview Aeon Timeline, a timeline tool for both Mac OS and Windows PC desktops, with the added bonus of being compatible with Scrivener.
Aeon Timeline, by Scribble Code, costs around $40, and is available through the Mac App store, or directly from the website.
Originally created for Mac Users, the software is now on Windows also, with a free trial available for both platforms.
The app has some interesting and flexible timeline calendar options and allows contextual analysis between events and characters in a fiction work.
There is synchronisation capability between Aeon Timeline data and Scrivener 2. (Note that Scrivener 2 is only on Mac at the moment – Windows users still await an update to this version).
As such there are some familiar functions within AT that Scrivener users will recognise – such as the Inspector view for elements. Other functions include filter options, multiple arcs and entities that take a bit of a learning curve to make useful.
I trialled Aeon Timeline for Windows during NaNoWriMo in 2013, with an offered discount on the software for NaNo winners. I personally found it complicated to understand, and don’t particularly like the long events on timelines; but without the ability to get full use of it through to my Scrivener projects, can not provide a verdict.
Website: Aeon Timeline.
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