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Preceden

Online Timeline Creation Tools


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Published 05/03/2010 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Preceden fills a unique niche offering users tools to create personalized timelines covering any series of evens they like. Components are decided by the user, which adds a significant amount of adaptability to this online application. The tools offered also allow more detailed timelines that can include layers to depict various aspects of a person or organization’s life. Education, relationships, employment history, and many other components can be incorporated into any timeline created on Preceden.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Little is listed about Preceden history, however the features were designed with one goal in mind: to simplify the process of creating detailed timelines. The features included here have greatly improved user’s ability to put together an attractive, professional timeline to suit a number of purposes, from sharing details about an individual to boasting the achievements of an organization or business.

What are the differences to other apps?

Some may argue that you can make a timeline using many other common computer programs, such as Microsoft Paint. However, Preceden offers users a specialized set of tools that make the process simple. The result is a well organized, professional timeline that has been designed to the user’s specific requirements. Preceden features also make the actual creation process less time consuming than it otherwise would be for other programs. The site even boasts the ability to create a personalized timeline in under 60 seconds.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Preceden offers users a clean, colorful layout that is as attractive as the timelines created here. The logo incorporates bright hues and professional font for a pleasing contrast that appeals to private users as well as professionals. Site navigation is made even easier by a lack of clutter or overbearing ads. Even the account page offers an organized, simple layout that allows the user to get right to making and managing their timelines.

How does the registration process work?

Preceden claims to be the easiest way to make a timeline, and the same can be said for the registration process. On the account creation page, new users need to enter a username, email and password. No further verification is required. As soon as the information is accepted, the user can move on to the actual account page and begin creating timelines.

What does it cost to use the application?

Preceden offers account access and use of all features at no cost. Creating a professional looking timeline is simple and can be done without paying for a monthly account fee. While no comment has been made about this changing anytime soon, the free access is another mark in Preceden’s favor.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The average person probably has little use for a timeline on a regular basis. However, teachers and other educators may find Preceden a valuable asset in teaching students and creating a visual relationship between events. Businesses and private users can find Preceden helpful in creating timelines of individuals, either to use as a recorded history or to celebrate achievements and lifetime activities. Comparisons can also be made, providing an easy way to see events in terms of time.

  • Access to other user made timelines that have been set for public viewing
  • Simple user interface that presents the timeline in progress to be viewed as it will appear upon completion
  • Three viewing permission settings that include a public view, user only view and restricted, password enforced viewing option to allow limited access
  • Time variations that go as long as billions of years or as short as seconds for greater flexibility when capturing any type of event
  • Layer effect that allows users to stack various components to create a multi-dimensional timeline that gives viewers a way to visually compare events and changes
  • User dashboard that allows easy maintenance of existing timelines as well as quick access to the timeline creation feature
  • Color options to add variation to all layers of a timeline to avoid data confusion


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