Free Timeline

Create, save, print, and share timelines online and on mobile, absolutely free. See demo or view instructions
(If you are looking for your old work, you can still access it here)

Free Timeline


  • To add timeline event

    just double-click/tap anywhere on the canvas.
  • To shift an event

    hold in the middle of an event and drag it along the timeline to change dates or sideways to arrange with other events.
  • To change event length

    drag the start or the end of the event (the circle handles).
  • To manually set specific event start/end dates

    click/tap on the event, enter the desired start/end dates, and click/tap Update.
  • To easily eneter a variety of dates

    use formats: YYYY, YYYY-MM-DD, or YYYY-MM-DD HH:SS. For B.C. dates, add "-00" to the four-digit year (e.g., 100 B.C. becomes "-000100").
  • To set the label of timeline event

    click/tap on the event, enter the label text, and click/tap Update.
  • To get rich labels

    use HTML (e.g., <img src= /> would show a picture and <a href= >link</a> would show a link).
  • To temporarily save a timeline

    you can leave the page and return within a week from the same device and your work will be here. Yay!
  • To permanently save a timeline

    Click Save and create an account with an email and password. You can then access it from any device, including mobile (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.).
Double-tap the canvas to add a timeline


About lets you create, save online, share, and print timelines.
It even lets you embed your or someone else's publicly shared timelines! Free-timeline maker is: free, doesn't require registration, doesn't require any downloads, works on mobile, tablets as well as on desktop, and its drag&drop interface is designed so it's easy enough to use for kids, but versitale enough for students and adults.

Popular Shared Timelines

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Since 2006, over 600K people have used, from teachers and students for learning, to parents and grandparents for family trees and history, to folks like myself for personal planning, career planning, and even project management. Try it!
After 9 years running, in June 2015 Free-timeline got an upgrade including automatic saving and easier touch&drag based navigation that is mobile and tablet friendly. If you are looking for your old work, for a limited time you can still access it here.