Here is a screen shot of the home screen. A simple tap of the buttons at the bottom will guide through the creation of your own timeline.
The third step is adding a photo to your event. You can add a photo from your iPad image library. If you don’t have anything appropriate already in your album, just tap the “search Wikipedia” button and find one that will work. Actually, you can search anywhere on the internet if you wish. Once you’ve found your photo, just save it to your photo library or the pasteboard and then upload from there. Click done and you’re finished!
Here is our entry for the time period during which the Bible became available in English — the Dark Ages:
Here’s what our final timeline looks like:
Now for a couple of slight issues to point out. There is music playing in the background while you build and view your timeline. Ben didn’t care much for the music; he thought it should be softer, more classical. Of course, this was easily remedied by turning off the volume. The other issue was that I had to be very careful where I tapped while building the timeline. Several times I was almost finished and then accidentally tapped outside the entry box, causing the box to close and my entry to be lost. If you’re easily distracted (like me AND Ben), this can be frustrating. It would also be nice if you didn’t have to enter a start and end date for entries where these are the same (birthdays, for example). And a little check box for BC and AD would be fabulous. Nothing here that would deter me from buying this app, just some thoughts to make this awesome app even better.
Timeline Builder is available on the Appstore for an introductory price of $4.99. And here’s a great deal for you. If you buy it, try it, and then write a review on iTunes, you can get a Timeline Notebook for free (a $20 value). This would be great for archiving those printed timelines! You can find more information about that here, on Terri’s Take.
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