Who Uses This Software?

Executives, Project Managers, Program Managers, and Knowledge Workers who need to present project road-maps or project plans to team in executive reviews.


Average Ratings

20 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $59.00/year/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    $59 per year per license.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Office Timeline
  • www.officetimeline.com
  • Founded 2010
  • United States

About Office Timeline

Office Timeline is a Gantt chart and timeline maker for PowerPoint that creates beautiful project visuals for important presentations. Import data from Excel or your favorite PM tools to build stunning timelines in minutes and communicate your projects details in a simple, familiar way that clients, executives and non-technical audiences can easily follow.


Office Timeline Features

  • Collaboration
  • Content Import / Export
  • Diagramming
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Requirements Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Create Subtasks
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Mobile Access
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Recurring Task Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Task Board View
  • Time Tracking
  • To-Do List View

Office Timeline Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Making Timelines of Important data has never been this easy! A few clicks, population, done!

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software being integrated directly with Microsoft PowerPoint makes life so much easier as it adds your timeline directly to a slide you're using. The timeline is made up of shapes and objects commonly available in MS PowerPoint, but there is a lot of intelligence built into it. The object created is not static, but can be edited to change details afterwards by using the simple User Interface provided. The Interface follows the design of PowerPoint and almost seems to be a standard part of the package. Really great software for any level of user.

Cons: The software does not create a grouped object on your slide, but a huge quantity of loose objects. If you move an object around, it will move, unless you edit your timeline through the UI. Whilst this is a nice feature to allow for unique customisation, it adds an element of complexity that not all users will appreciate. (The only reason Ease of Use loses a star.)

Overall: The software made it so much easier to present detailed, informative, and engaging Timelines to customers, as well as to other stakeholders in the projects in which I am involved. It allowed me to pull the audience into the detail without risking boredom.

The number of themes available for different types of timelines, as well as the small details that can be customised right out of the box are really great.

Vendor Response

by Office Timeline on June 05, 2018

Hi, Rick! Thank you for reviewing Office Timeline! It¿s great to hear that you are overall pleased with the add-in¿s performance and output.
When manually changing the elements of your timeline, please click the Accept button on the Office Timeline ribbon. The add-in can handle a variety of custom changes, but there are some that it doesn't support. When clicking Accept, the manual edits that are supported will be saved, while any formatting that is not supported will be reset to default. A solution for the latter case is to make these unsupported manual changes right at the end, after you've finished editing your graphic.
Also, to group multiple tasks on a single row, the Tasks-in-a-row functionality may be helpful. You can learn more about it here:
https://support.officetimeline.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000299847-How-to-show-multiple-tasks-on-one-row
For further assistance, please contact us at support[at]officetimeline.com.
Best wishes,
S. Stingu - Head of Marketing

Valuable time-saving tool

Oct 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Integrates natively with PowerPoint and makes very nice looking Gantt charts and timelines.

2. I can import existing data from Excel or Microsoft Project and it instantly turns them into nice slides; I can synchronize these slides when my Excel or mpp data changes.

3. The slides it makes are native PowerPoint slides so they are easy to put into presentations, share with clients and managers and easy to edit. They are familiar for everyone else which is good.

Cons: 1. Would really like to see more Project Management types of services, like resource tracking and budgeting.

2. Would like to see an adjacent online service for storing and managing my slides and any templates I build.

Overall: This is a great piece of software that has saved me a boatload of time. I create project slides frequently and have been doing so for the past several years. They are primarily used for recurring reviews with my managers. In each review I needed to update the original slide as dates and progress on my project inevitably change month over month. This process was brittle, fiddly, time consuming and just painful.

Office Timeline automatically does this for me which has been a huge time-saver. Since it is a PowerPoint add-in I found it very easy and familiar to create my project slides, but the real value for me is when I need to update or change them. This now happens instantly and my mangers and team seem to love the visuals it creates.

With regard to the functionality, although it is a visual tool, I have also found it quite useful in handling smaller projects. I had used MS Project to plan these projects but it is just too complex for small efforts. This tool has worked really well for that because it is simple to use and very easy to share project slides. The MS Excel and .mpp import and synchronization feature are very good and it leaves me wishing the software had actual PM functionality in the tool itself things like some WBS and some resourcing and cost reporting.

Overall I have been extremely pleased with it.

The tool is very good facilitates the creation of Gantt graphics

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I found this software in its free trial version when we studied the Gantt charts for the organization and management of projects, I was looking for a tool that will facilitate the design and allow me to assemble the graphic in an easy and understandable way for the rest of my colleagues, What I liked about the application was that it works directly with PowerPoint and it includes templates that make it much faster to prepare them.

Cons: Account only with versions for computers would be good to implement an online version and existing versions are more compatible with each other.

Vendor Response

by Office Timeline on April 10, 2018

Thank you, Jose, for your review of Office Timeline! We¿re glad to hear that the tool has helped you create Gantt charts that are easily understandable for your audience.

It is with great pleasure that I inform you there is a web-based version of this application called Pincello, which allows you to create timelines right from your browser. To learn more about the free online version of Office Timeline, please visit this link: https://www.officetimeline.com/pincello

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu ¿ Head of Marketing

I used this software for presentations and projects at the Uni.

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's an easy tool to manage tasks and overlook current project developments and timelines. It helped me to create weekly schedules concerning my projects in the university.

Cons: The design could be more modern and more interactive. It's easy to use but there are improvements that could make it look more professional and modern.

Overall: To manage daily / weekly schedules and projects.

Vendor Response

by Office Timeline on April 10, 2018

Hi, Antonis! Thank you for using Office Timeline and taking the time to review the tool. It's great to know that you consider the add-in easy to use and that it has helped you with your presentations.

We strive to develop the app on a regular basis, so please make sure to update it whenever notified so you don't miss out on its latest improvements and enhancements.

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu - Head of Marketing

An essential tool in my project toolkit

Oct 16, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It plugs right into to PowerPoint. I use PowerPoint a lot, so do my clients and colleagues. Managing my project slides right inside PowerPoint is really nice and they are very easy to share out.

Also, I have to report project updates on a recurring basis and use the synchronization feature. Before each meeting I simply open the previous slide deck, find the timeline slide I am reporting on, click the synchronization button and instantly my PowerPoint chart is updated with any changes that have occurred over the previous month.

Overall: Very cool software. Quickly makes PowerPoint Gantt chart slides that look really good. Replaces creating timelines in Viso (painfully time consuming) or snipping MS Project Gantts (painfully ugly and complex). The PowerPoint slides are native, so anyone who has PowerPoint can use them, edit them or share them which means my project slides are consumed and used by other around the Office. It does a good job laying out tasks and milestones on a single slide, with some automation that optimizes spacing and crowding. It also has some pretty slick integration with Excel and MS Project that allows me to link to my existing data and to synch the slide when that data changes.

Office Timeline

Aug 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Creates timelines easily in PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft project. Make your designs truly your own with the customization options. Creates timelines that are specific to the minute.

Cons: Sometimes images don't want to stay in place. Luckily this isn't something that happens on a regular basis, but unfortunately when it does happen it's annoying.

At-a-glance view of company milestones with easy-to-use PowerPoint add-in

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I stumbled upon this add-in while searching for professional ways to present historical data over several decades. The free trial worked like a charm, especially if you don't want to waste time constructing Gantt charts and importing data from Excel. It can also be used to add pizzazz to those tedious project timelines and save on the need to get project management software if you are a startup on a budget.

Cons: Not much, really. I would value more customer support to deal with questions after the fact, like removing unnecessary information after the fact.

Overall: Able to construct beautiful timelines without graphic designer expertise.

Vendor Response

by Office Timeline on March 06, 2018

Hi, Zeena! Thank you for using and reviewing Office Timeline!
We¿re glad to hear you find the add-in easy to use and that it has helped you create professional-looking timelines quickly and efficiently.
To find out more about how to use the free edition of our tool, please watch the short tutorial below
https://www.officetimeline.com/videos/quick-start-free
Alternatively, if you need further assistance, you can always contact our support team at support[at]officetimeline.com. Our specialists will be happy to help.

Best wishes

I used this as a student in order to create GANTT charts.

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Overall, the software is easy to understand and straightforward. The timeline for the GANTT chart is laid out in a clear manner.

Cons: There could be more customer support and assistance as well as advice as you are using the software in order to provide tips to improve utility.

Vendor Response

by Office Timeline on June 05, 2018

Hi, Kelly! Thank you for using and reviewing Office Timeline. We¿re glad to know that you find the add-in intuitive and straightforward when creating Gantt charts.

To make the best out of the tool¿s features, please see our support articles and step-by-step video tutorials at the links below:
¿ Support articles: https://support.officetimeline.com/hc/en-us
¿ Video tutorials: https://www.officetimeline.com/videos

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu ¿ Head of Marketing

Excellent Gantt charts for presentations

Sep 22, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Super easy to use. Built into PowerPoint so it creates nice PowerPoint slides.

Cons: It didn't have dependencies.

Overall: It took my project data from Microsoft Project and turned it into a summary Gantt chart PowerPoint slide that looked really simple and professional. Saved me an hour of time because I usually make my own summary charts for team reviews.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you use Project or Excel, you don't have to manually create a timeline. Just use the import feature and it will make the timeline for you. Then, you can sync it when the project data changes.

Fancy timelines to have an professional overview on projects

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is really user friendly. Professional timelines are made in a few minutes with a few clicks. The presentation can be customize. Different colors are available so you can have a visual display of different tasks/steps of the projects.

Cons: It is not always easy to remove parts of the timeline that are not necessary. As soon as you do not get the same versioning as another user, he cannot modify the timeline.

Overall: Less time spent on building timelines with shapes on Word or Excel.

Professional presentation.

Quick, Easy and Fancy

Oct 10, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, good looking

Cons: Not available on Mac

Overall: Had some presentations to get ready and with Office Timeline everything was ready on time! Really happy with the decision of purchasing this piece of software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Recommend for Product Managers

Must have PowerPoint add in

Jan 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I needed to quickly create a Gantt chart that I could use in my engagement planning document. The Office Timeline add in does just that. I found it to be quite intuitive and I was able to get the graphic I needed within 10 minutes of installing the software.

At a later time, I needed to create a timeline using hours and minutes but that feature is not yet available. I've contacted their support line which was very responsive and assured me that I will be able to also use Office Timeline for hours and minutes timelines within Q1 2017, really looking forward to that.

I am yet to test out their integration with MS Project and Excel but I feel I've got my money's worth already.

FANTASTIC PRODUCT FOR QUICK PROJECT SCHEDULES AND TIMELINES

Aug 26, 2011
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: 1. Can't beat the price. It's free.

2. Love the integration with PowerPoint

3. New Timeline Wizard is nice and saves time in creating schedule

4. Timelines look very professional

5. Easy to customize timelines

6. Great for showing project timelines to execs and customers

Cons: Not so good for very complex timelines or schedules but great for quick timelines/schedules of medium complexity.

Overall: This is a really helpful, easy to use tool and I love it! I highly recommend it for any projects where you have to share project schedule and timeline with others.

Simple and straightforward

Jan 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Fast, reliable

Cons: Could have a bit more tips and tricks. Easy to use but I have a lot of experience, could be harder if you're not tech savvy

Overall: Really fast software & good functionality. Never let me down especially when I needed a presentation up and running in no time.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get it fast!

Great tool to professionalize your projet presentation

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Office Timeline is easy to use and give to the user all wishing functionality to create a efficient presentation. In small click, slides are greaters

Cons: Based on milestones and tasks, offie time line directly create the timeline in a pwp slide. Sometimes, you have to centralize or move a miletsones flag as it's not always fiting in 1 page

Great Experience!

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Comments: For the money, this program is definitely worth it.

Pros: The tutorial once I downloaded the program was great! I was able to create a timeline within minutes of watching the video and following the steps.

Cons: I had some compatibility issues and it took a little while with support to get it fixed. The process was just a little longer than I would have liked.

Fast and reliable timeline generator

Nov 02, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Good looking, feature heavy, direct in Ms Office Powerpoint

Cons: only desktop version, can't be used online

Overall: I needed a software for creating timelines incorporating some graphics at least. I found Office Timeline who delivered basically everything I needed. Too bad it's only a desktop version and has to be downloaded.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't forget to use their templates, big help on getting started

Great tool for professional timelines

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Office Timeline integrates seamlessly in your Microsoft Office applications. It offers amazingly easy to make Timelines which realy enhance your visual representation of a project or timing.

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What previously took me time to do in power point now is only a matter of time.

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is the perfect integration in Power point, and a perfect administrator of time, it helps to plan the development of the projects in terms of the outputs and evolution of the same

Cons: It gets a bit complicated in terms of downloading and updating, the users would value more customer support.

Easy to use and makes presentations professional and informative

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I love how easy it is to use and it does not take long to familiarize yourself with functions. It is easy to drag and drop points to make your timeline.

Cons: There are different versions and if others don't have the same version or updated version, the collaboration gets a little tricky.