I wanted to draw a simple and nice timeline the other day. However, it’s not easy when I didn’t have a drawing tool and some template could use.

I tried a quick way – Google any handy tools.

Smartdraw appeared on the top. It looks excellent. I downloaded it. Free trail but you cannot really create a very usable timeline. This version only allows you to create year spans before 2008.

I quickly tried a couple of online tools. Not so successful.  Eventually, I tried the Timetoast. It’s easy to use, clear and simple. The only disappointing feature is that it does not show all events information in one screen. If I want to see all my events and timespans in one diagram, I have to use image editing tools to cut and re-form.