Timeline JS


TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually,rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS’s core look and functionality.


It can pull in media from a variety of sources and has built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.

Tips & tricks

  1. Keep it short, and write each event as a part of a larger narrative.
  2. Pick stories that have a strong chronological narrative. It does not work well for stories that need to jump around in the timeline.
  3. Include events that build up to major occurrences — not just the major events.


Plan Price Details
Timeline JS Free Open source and free for use.


Tech Coach, Teacher
April 27, 2016

I tried it out for my purposes and found the Beedocs 3D Timeline and the HSTRY timeline tool both work better for me. That being said, Timeline JS3 definitely has its place in specific situations. If you want a robust, impressive-looking timeline and you have the skills, this timeline is for you.

September 6, 2015

An usefull webtool; it can pull in media from a variety of sources. Students build stories that have a strong chronological narrative