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Online Timeline Building Tool

Published 05/09/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
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What can you use the app for?

LifeLine is an online timeline builder. Users can create a timeline using any dates they like. Each timeline entry can include an image as well as text to explain why that day was significant. Users can create LifeLine timelines for anything. They can be used to record personal or corporate events or as a way to share news and media. The new story edit form lets users upload a photo or pull a video from YouTube. The user can add the date, a title and further detail if they wish to do so. Clicking on a timeline entry presents that item in a larger pop up box so the visitor can review it in greater detail. General timeline information can also be added to provide further explanation related to the entire timeline.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Lifeline was created by Scoovery. The application was designed to give internet users an easy way to share important dates and build timelines on the web. The current version includes a few features, but doesn’t offer anything significant. This could contribute to the general lack of popularity LifeLine has seen so far. The application has potential, but could use a few extra features and customization options to entice new users.

What are the differences to other apps?

LifeLine is much like other timeline building applications. None of the features included can be considered original. The application applies all the basic functions that many other modern timeline builders offer. Some users may notice that LifeLine has a modern feel to it compared to some timeline building tools available on the web. Still there are alternative options available that offer the same or better features and customizations.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

LifeLine uses a simple but practical horizontal timeline design. The user can scroll through each entry, which appears as a thumbnail image. The selected entry appears larger at the center of the timeline, making it more visible. The design works well, but isn’t terribly new or original. The basic layout makes LifeLine flexible and versatile, even if it isn’t highly customizable. The new entry field is easy to understand, partially because it contains only a few fields.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can get started with LifeLine by filling out the short form along the right side of the homepage. The form asks for a username, email address and password. The user is automatically signed in after completing the form and clicking the blue “Join” button below it. LifeLine directs the user to a blank timeline so they can begin creating their own right away.

What does it cost to use the application?

LifeLine is available to all users at no cost. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to make any purchases. The application doesn’t place any limitations on timeline creation, either. Free is definitely a good way for LifeLine to go because the application doesn’t offer much in the way of unique features or eye-catching customizations. The service is priced just right to make it a practical timeline building option.

Who would you recommend the application to?

LifeLine is a good choice for anyone who wants to build a simple timeline. The application allows users to organize dates and add images and YouTube videos to their timeline. The general timeline design is functional and has an updated look to it however the user will find that it lacks many customization options. The interface is extremely easy to grasp so anyone can create a working timeline.

  • Try a demo timeline before signing up
  • Upload images or add video from YouTube
  • Provide an explanation to go with the timeline
  • Add captions and descriptions to each timeline entry
  • Build timelines for any personal, corporate or marketing purpose

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LifeLine pricing

FREE - Permanently free version