Create professional timelines & roadmaps in minutes

Preceden is a simple yet powerful timeline maker that helps you quickly create great looking timelines and project roadmaps. With our intuitive web-based interface, numerous export options, and more, you'll be able to build and share your timeline in no time at all.

A Timeline Maker for any Project

Preceden is an easy-to-use timeline creator that helps you make professional timelines for work projects, school projects, and everything in between. Here's an example:

Everything You Need to Create the Perfect Timeline

A Simple, Easy-to-Use Interface

Most other timeline software tools leave you scratching your head wondering where to click next. With Preceden, we’ve spent countless hours designing and redesigning the interface to make it as simple as possible while still giving you all the features you need to create a timeline with ease. In a survey of over 1,000 Preceden users, the top two words they used to describe how they use Preceden were easy and timeline and after trying Preceden, we think you'll see why.

Layers to Organize Your Timeline

Layers allow you to keep your timeline organized by helping you group related events together. For example, in a project plan you might have one layer containing all events related to investor activity and another layer containing all events related to marketing and advertising. By grouping related events together in layers, your timeline will always remain clean and organized.

Effortless Sharing

When you're ready to share your timeline, Preceden gives you a lot of options. You can...

  • Download your timeline as a printable PDF or as an image
  • Share your timeline with others using its URL
  • Embed your timeline in other websites
  • Export your timeline as a comma-separated value (CSV) file

Completely Online

Preceden is a free online timeline maker – no download is required to use our software. Regardless of whether you need a timeline maker for Mac or PC, as long as you have a web browser you'll be able to use Preceden to create timelines.

An All Purpose, Printable Timeline Maker

Preceden is a great timeline maker for students and business professionals alike. Our intuitive, easy-to-use interface makes timeline creation simple and painless. Whether you’re creating a timeline for work or school, we’ve got your back. Want to share your timeline with others? No problem! Once you’ve completed your timeline, you can share it online with other students, colleagues, or teachers. Want a hard copy instead? With Preceden, you can download your timeline as a PDF to print it out at home, school, or work.

Preceden is trusted by hundreds of thousands of people around the world for creating timelines

One of the greatest benefits of Preceden is when I use a timeline in a contract for a new client. By including a timeline that shows a detailed scope of work in the contract, I set the exact expectations that I’m going to fulfill, increasing client satisfaction with my consulting services. The tool is very intuitive and quick, so it contributes to a more efficient use of my time.
Josemaria "Chema" Mora, Owner, La Bodega de Chema

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I tested several timeline tools and chose Preceden because of its aesthetic and ease of use. Other tools were clunky and didn't really have the features that I needed such as layers. With Preceden, I was able to customize my timeline and create a timeline that I can insert in a presentation or have a beautiful printout to share.
Galina Madjaroff Rietz, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Maryland

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Simple, affordable pricing with no automatic recurring charges

Free Plan

Try Preceden's easy-to-use timeline maker, advanced customization settings, and numerous export options.

Free for 1 timeline
with up to 10 events

Everyone starts here.
No credit card required.

History Plans

Create timelines with events that took place entirely in the past like a timeline about ancient Rome or family genealogy.

$29 for 1 timeline with unlimited events
$69 for unlimited timelines & events

For one year of use.
No automatic recurring charges.

Roadmapping Plans

Create timelines that include events in the future like a timeline about an upcoming product launch or marketing campaign.

$79 for 1 timeline with unlimited events
$179 for unlimited timelines & events

For one year of use.
No automatic recurring charges.

Enjoy a 100% Money-back Guarantee

After upgrading, if you aren't able to create a timeline that you absolutely love then we don't want your money. Simply email us and we'll refund 100% of your money within 30 days. With thousands of upgrades purchased since launching in 2009, we have less than a 1% refund rate and after trying Preceden we think you'll see why.

Who's Behind This?

Hey, I'm Matt Mazur, the creator of Preceden. As a former project manager in the US Air Force, I spent countless hours creating timelines in Excel and PowerPoint to manage my projects and to keep my leadership informed about our progress. After seeing many of my peers struggle to create professional timelines as well, I decided to create Preceden to make creating timelines a breeze.

If you have any questions or I can help in any way, don't hesitate to drop me an email. Thanks for checking Preceden out!

Matt Mazur

Try Preceden Risk-Free and See How Easy it is to Create a Great-Looking Timeline