Timeline Maker AI FAQs
Timeline Maker AI is an experimental new tool by Preceden that lets you generate timelines on any topic using artificial intelligence.
How do I access it?
Timeline Maker AI is available on Preceden's homepage.
How much does it cost?
Timeline Maker AI is free to use and does not require you to sign up for a Preceden account.
However, if you want to edit a timeline you create with Timeline Maker AI, you will have to sign up for a Preceden account and upgrade to one of our low-cost paid plans. You can do this in two ways:
- You can create an account and upgrade to a paid plan by clicking the Edit Timeline button above the generated timeline.
- You can create an account (which is free to try) by clicking the Sign Up button at the top of the page, then upgrade after exploring Preceden some more.
With a paid account, you'll be able to add your own events, remove events, and modify events that Timeline Maker AI added to the timeline.
How does it work?
Behind the scenes, Timeline Maker AI uses the same technology as ChatGPT, but it is tailored for creating timelines.
What type of timelines does it work well for?
Timeline Maker AI works best for well-known historical events that you might be able to find information about on search engines. For example, a timeline about World War II or the history of space exploration. It also works well for fictional timelines, like a timeline of future human space exploration.
If your timeline will include content that is only known to you or is not available online (like a project plan that is very specific to your organization or a personal legal case), Timeline Maker AI won't be able to generate an accurate timeline. You can still try the tool and it may serve as inspiration, but you'll likely have to do a lot of editing to tailor the content to your project.
How accurate is it for historical timelines?
For well-known historical events, the timelines generated with Timeline Maker AI are usually very accurate.
However, the less well-known the topic, the more likely it is that the timeline will contain inaccuracies. For that reason, we recommend double-checking the content when the topic is not well known.
Also, it does not know about events after September 2021 so won't work well for timelines about recent events.
Lastly, due limitations in web browsers, Preceden only supports events after about 200,000 BC, so you won't be able to use this tool to generate timelines about topics older than that.
How do I share my timeline?
Above the AI-generated timeline, you'll see an Export & Share button that you can use to export and share your timeline in a variety of ways including by link, downloading a PDF or image, and more.
What else should I know?
By default, timelines about the future will start next Monday. However, you request a specific start date. For example:
- Trip to Venice in August
- Plan to get in shape starting in May
- Zombie apocalypse next month
Similarly, you can request a specific duration for project plans:
- Two week trip to Venice in August
- Six month startup launch plan
By default, Timeline Maker AI will try to generate a timeline with about 25 events, but you can request fewer or more (up to 100):
- 10 important events in world history
- 100 artificial intelligence milestones
Note that the more events you request, the longer it will take to generate the timeline.
Preceden will automatically detect the language of the topic you search for and generate a timeline in that language.
- A search for Inteligencia Artificial would result in a timeline about AI in Spanish
- A search for Artificial Intelligence would result in a timeline about AI in English
- A search for Artificial Intelligence in Spanish would result in a timeline about AI in Spanish
If you would like your timeline to be generated as a Gantt chart, simply include the word "Gantt" anywhere in the topic:
- Product launch plan Gantt chart
How do I contact support?
You can contact us anytime at [email protected].
We welcome questions and feedback, especially any bugs or inaccurate data you might encounter.