Timeline View is a lighter and more useful tool than the Gantt chart. When you switch to Timeline View in a list, tasks will be displayed in a horizontal timeline.
In Timeline View, you can keep track of everyone's progress in your project management and make timely adjustments to your work plan. It is also possible to plan your work and life within a longer time frame.
How to use the timeline view
The Timeline is a feature for Premium, and you can use it on macOS, Windows, and Web.
You can find it in the Options Menu of the Lists (All and Inbox are not supported), Folders, and Filters.
You can view tasks for a week or a month with Timeline View. Just hold down the mouse and swipe to view.
This horizontal and continuous presentation of tasks is more in line with our daily practices. Compared with Calendar View, the Timeline view is also more useful when we need to organize tasks that span weeks and months.
Switching display scale
When tasks span a large period, you can also adjust the display scale by switching between day, week, and month.
Do you spend too much time on minor matters instead of important ones? The significance of changing the display scale is not just to see more tasks on one screen, but to provide a bird's eye view. It helps us to review our schedules in a broader time frame.
Create and schedule tasks with ease
It is very easy to add tasks in the Timeline view. You can simply click on a blank area and add a task. The task will pick up the date you select.
Like Calendar View, Timeline View can only show tasks with exact dates. Those without dates would be displayed in Arranging Tasks on the right-hand side, and you can manage them by dragging and dropping.
Be more comfortable with changes
You must have the following experiences:
- Failing to finish the work in the expected 2 days when you get started with it.
- A newly added task forces you to rearrange.
Changes always run faster than plans. These embarrassing dilemmas make you feel that making plans is useless. In reality, making a plan and adjusting it in time is not only a way of visualizing our progress but also a way of taking the first step to combat procrastination and anxiety. So the question we face is not whether to plan, but how to react and adapt quickly when plans change. Now Timeline View gives us the answer.
Drag to modify task duration
Previously, we had to go through the steps to change the task duration: select a task ->click on the time panel-> select start and end time ->save. In the Timeline view, task length stands for its duration. If you want to adjust the duration of the task, you just need to move the mouse to the edge of the task and drag it.
Drag to modify task time
The position of the task represents its start time and end time. When you want to adjust the task, you can simply hold the task with the mouse and drag it to the corresponding position.
In conclusion, Timeline View is lighter and more practical than the Gantt chart. You can use it for project management or for long-term personal planning.