Reviews by Argyl Dickson
July 6, 2020  |  9:29 PM   |    Okay (3)
Great New Features!!! NOT READY for power users.
This new timeline is a much better tool than the previous one in many ways. If you use the timeline for simply looking up dates and relationships then this is for you. Buy it without hesitation.

However, if you are a power user and you add date to the timeline like I do then you might want to hold off a bit. All my previous data I added to the previous timeline version disappeared on the upgrade. Also since I thought that might happen I saved ...
Great New Features!!! NOT READY for power users.
This new timeline is a much better tool than the previous one in many ways. If you use the timeline for simply looking up dates and relationships then this is for you. Buy it without hesitation.

However, if you are a power user and you add date to the timeline like I do then you might want to hold off a bit. All my previous data I added to the previous timeline version disappeared on the upgrade. Also since I thought that might happen I saved screenshots because there is no way to export custom data. This is a feature I asked for years ago and guess what...you still cannot export or import custom data. It also is not really ready for custom data. I spent several hours today re-entering custom data and in the old timeline it shows up neatly stacked in areas where times overlap each other. But in this new version they all show up right on top of each other where they overlap. Which makes time visualization of custom data useless. Also they still have not solved the problem of how they define time and the timeline. There is no Adam in the Ushers chronology until you search for him and then he shows up. The reason he does not show up right away is because they arbitrarily cut off time at 4000 BC. This creates a problem for Adam because he plots out to being created just prior to 4000BC.

The other problem is a wildly liberal view of history. I would guess that most users are conservative Christians (Generally liberal christians don't care a great deal about the inspiration of the word and so I am guessing this based on what their bias would be.) The timeline has the great pyramid being built before the world wide flood. This is a glaring liberal bias in their layout of the timeline.

I hope that they will relook at some of these things and fix the problems with the custom data entry. And for crying out loud, it seems like it is time to have custom data import and export from the timeline. Is it really that hard to get done???

I almost wish I could go back to the old timeline with all of my data and the ability to see it.
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