If you’re in the market for timeline software, you may have stumbled across ChronoFlo — or maybe you’re already using it. Whatever the case, you might not be aware of how ChronoFlo’s competitors compare.
This guide will give you an overview of the best ChronoFlo alternatives, looking at their key features, unique selling points, pricing, and best use cases.
Let’s take a quick look at the 10 best ChronoFlo alternatives on the market, all of which you'll find more details on further down in this article.
|1. Preceden||Preceden is free to try with paid plans starting at $12/month.||
|2. Timeline Maker Pro||One-time purchases ranging from $49 for students to $535 for enterprise teams.||
|3. Time.Graphics||Free public timelines up to 18 events. Premium plans from $4.90/day to $97.90/year.||
|4. Tiki-Toki||Tiki-Toki's free plan is limited to 1 timeline with paid plans starting at $9.50/month that support multiple timelines and additional features.||
|5. Aeon Timeline||Free 14-day trial, then a one-time purchase of $64.99.||
|6. TimeToast||Timetoast has a free plan that lets you create unlimited public timelines, with paid plans starting at $5.99/month that add premium features.||
|7. Timeline 3D||Timeline 3D is free to use.||
|8. Timeline JS||TimelineJS is free to use.||
|9. Kronoli||Kronoli is a free service.||
|10. iSpring Suite||iSpring offers a fully functioning free trial with paid options starting at $770/author/year.||
Knowing your options is a good place to start when looking for an alternative to ChronoFlo. Before you decide whether to use ChronoFlo or something else though, it’s helpful to dive a little deeper.
To start, ask yourself these 3 questions:
After answering these questions, narrow your list down to a few tools and try them out. Having this hands-on experience can help get a feel for how easy they are to use and whether they’ll satisfy your requirements.
Beyond the features and timeline style, be sure to check out other aspects of each offering. Some may not have been worked on for years and have poor support (you can send an email to their support team to see how quickly they respond). If you like multiple tools, the strength of their support docs and quality of their response could be a deciding factor.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for creating timelines quickly.Tags:
Preceden is a web-based timeline maker that lets you quickly create, customize, and share professional-looking timelines. It offers a variety of templates to help you get started and makes it easy to adjust your timeline's style with its variety of appearance settings. It's actively developed and provides fast customer support.
As an alternative to ChronoFlo, you’ll find that Preceden is easier to use, has more customization options, and gives you more ways to share your timeline. It strives to have all features you need (and nothing you don't) including:
Pricing: Preceden is free to try with paid plans starting at $12/month.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for private investigators.Tags:
Timeline Maker Pro is a Windows program helps private investigators, researchers, and planners create timelines in a variety of formats. It's one of the oldest timeline makers (it launched in 1995), but does not appear to be under active development.
Unlike ChronoFlo, it is Windows software so you'll need a PC in order to use it.
Pricing: One-time purchases ranging from $49 for students to $535 for enterprise teams.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for embedding charts in your timeline.Tags:
Time.Graphics is an online timeline tool that supports a wide variety of rich media like charts, videos, and images.
Pricing: Free public timelines up to 18 events. Premium plans from $4.90/day to $97.90/year.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for multimedia heavy timelines.Tags:
Tiki-Toki is a cloud-based timeline generator that lets you create timelines with a distinctive stylish graphical background. Unlike most other tools, Tiki-Toki lets users embed videos (YouTube, Vimeo, or MP4) directly in timelines.
Pricing: Tiki-Toki's free plan is limited to 1 timeline with paid plans starting at $9.50/month that support multiple timelines and additional features.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for writers.Tags:
Aeon Timeline is a Mac and Windows app that helps users create data-rich timelines. Unlike ChronoFlo, it lets users sync their timelines with Scrivener and Ulysses to avoid copy-pasting data between applications.
Pricing: Free 14-day trial, then a one-time purchase of $64.99.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for simple horizontal timelines.Tags:
Timetoast lets users create simple historical timelines with events displayed above a long horizontal bar. Unlike ChronoFlo, it lets users create unlimited public timelines for free.
Pricing: Timetoast has a free plan that lets you create unlimited public timelines, with paid plans starting at $5.99/month that add premium features.
Timeline 3D is a Mac app for creating beautiful multimedia timelines.
Pricing: Timeline 3D is free to use.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for open source enthusiasts.Tags:
Timeline JS is one of the few open source timeline creators, meaning you can view and even customize its source code if you'd like. It's somewhat limited in features and customization options, but might be a good option if you like the style as-is or want to support an open source project.
Unlike ChronoFlo, Timeline JS has you enter your data in a Google Sheet which is then read by your timeline.
Pricing: TimelineJS is free to use.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for vertical timelines.Tags:
Kronoli is a website that lets users create basic vertical timelines. Unlike ChronoFlo and most other tools, Kronoli's timelines can range billions of years, letting you visualization things like the geologic history of Earth.
Pricing: Kronoli is a free service.
Best ChronoFlo alternative for educational institutions looking for a suite of PowerPoint tools.Tags:
Compared to ChronoFlo, iSpring is a suite of tools for educators to create PowerPoint-based learning materials. One of the visualizations it can help educators create are timelines.
Pricing: iSpring offers a fully functioning free trial with paid options starting at $770/author/year.