Connect people and places
Connect events in your story timeline with characters and setting.
Arrange events into story arcs and themes, or create your own custom types.
Use these relationships to explore and visualise your story outline.Explore relationships
Enhance your creative process
Aeon Timeline is a toolkit to empower your existing process.
Is brainstorming an important part of building your story outline?
Use the freeform Mindmap View as your initial story planner, and add details such as dates and the characters involved as your story evolves.
Or if you want to get your ideas down fast and sort them into a loose order of events, Spreadsheet View will keep your fingers on the keyboard.See all view types
Turn your timeline into a story
Not all stories are told linearly. Narrative View keeps an independent order of selected events, so that your flashbacks, flashforwards, memories, and time loops can find their correct place in your plot outline.
As you progress, group events into parts, chapters, acts and scenes to flesh out your story outline.Learn more
Deeper world building
Build deeper, richer worlds for your characters to inhabit.
Along with standard items such as Scenes, Characters, Locations, and Story Arcs that come in our fiction templates, you can add your own custom types and fields to match your writing genre.
If you like a structured approach, enhance your narrative timeline with custom fields to match your preferred methodology.Learn more
Is your story set in another world? You can define your own eras, months and weekdays to suit your story world.
Don't want to be pinned down to specific dates? Use hourly, daily, or weekly calendars to map your story outline to an arbitrary date.Try for free
Stay in sync
Sync your narrative with Scrivener or Ulysses. Keep chosen documents and folders up to date without resorting to copy/paste or double data entry.
Use Aeon Timeline as your story planner to outline your plot, then sync it across to your writing tool to flesh out the scenes.
As you write, sync the content back to Aeon Timeline regularly so that your timeline is an up-to-date reference should you need to recall key details from 6 chapters ago.
When your draft is complete, use your narrative timeline to spot inconsistencies and plot holes that need to be addressed in a second draft.Explore integrations
Material from Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie incorporated under license from Agatha Christie Ltd.