Aeon Timeline Version 0.4.0 has just been released. This new version is compatible with Snow Leopard, Leopard, and Tiger.
I would encourage everyone to update to this new release, as the new version is a major advancement.
The big addition to this release is in the improved exporting capabilities. The export mode allows you to filter events based on Tags, Story Arcs, Entities, and manual selection, and then export them to a variety of formats and applications, including:
- Both Story Arc View and Entity View can be exported to a range of image files (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF).
- To Scrivener, via OPML (a better Scrivener exporter will be coming with Scrivener 2.0).
- RTF document, HTML table
- Other presentational timeline applications, including Bee Doc’s Timeline and Simile Timeline.
The export system uses a plugin architecture, which makes it easy for further applications to be added in future (discussions are underway with several other application developers). If there is an application you wish to see included, please let me know via the feedback form.
Other changes include background images, the ability to specify an entity’s age at first event, improvements to the collapsible timelines, and improved calculation speed.
Follow the link for upgrade information.
Aeon Timeline supports automatic updates, which means you will be notified whenever an update is available, and able to download it directly within the program. If the program does not alert you automatically, you can choose ‘Check for Updates…’ from the Aeon Timeline menu.
Alternatively, you can download the latest version of the application by clicking on the Latest Version link at the top of the Blog page. The last beta was downloaded more than 500 times, and I hope even more users will test out this latest version. If you know other users who may be interested in the program and the direction the program is taking, please encourage them to take a look.
There will be more posts in the coming weeks as I discuss and seek feedback on some of the more interesting and exciting developments still to come, including fantasy calendars, further improvements to story arc view, and more.