Custom Visual Guide

As Timeline
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Sam McKay

CEO & Founder

As Timeline
Visualize your dates and times with gantt or team-rota style. Simple, effective, and easy to use.

Plan and track equipment, people, or anything up to millisecond precision. Find gaps and overlaps from dates and times. Get detailed understanding of time based data in a single glance.

Handles even large amounts of data easily and fast.

Possible uses cases:

1) Plan and track use of equipment

2) Roster planning

3) Production planning


Select mandatory data roles: entity and start (date). You can optionally select category, end (date), tooltips, and overlay texts.


You can select gantt-styled chart(stacked) or rota-planning chart(non-stacked). Stacked chart displays categories of entities on separate lines, while non-stacked shows all categories of single entity on single line.

Overlay texts

You can assign multiple overlay texts. Each datarole appears in new line. Overlay text apperance can be customized for each line separately. Following settings are available: Color, Alignment, Size, and Effects.

Multiselect Tool

Data items can be selected by clicking an item. Selected data will update data shown on other visuals. Clicking an item achieves different selection, which can be customized. Possible selections are: single item, single category of an entity, all items of an entity, single category across entities, all before, all after, overlapping, non-overlapping and clear selection. Each of these can be enabled or disabled separately.

Additive multiselection

When enabled, clicking an item adds to selection. Selection can be cleared by clicking white space. When disabled, clicking item clear previous selection.

Entity separator

When the feature is turned on, separator line will drawn between entities. Truly effective feature with stacked chart which is sorted by entity. It will clearly display which categories belong to single entity.


Data can be sorted by clicking text label of axis. Click y-axis once to sort by entity (default), twice to sort by category. Click x-axis once to sort by start date, twice to sort by end date.

Category Colors

Each category can be assigned a custom color.

Custom data-area size

By default the area of databars (timelines) is fitted to available visual size. Custom size can also be defined.

Interated Help

When mandatory data-roles are not present (but at least one data role is selected), visual displays help page.

What’s new in 1.5.1?

  • New feature: Overlay texts to databars.
  • New feature: Today bar.
  • New feature: Custom sized data area.
  • New setting: Enable/disable scales.
  • New setting: Line color (scales, legend font).
  • New setting: White space clears selection: on/off.
  • Fix: Selection kept after sorting.
  • Fix: Default color can be changed when no category.
  • Fix: No data text shown when empty data set.
  • Separator freely selectable text string.
  • Settings rearranged.

Note the updated privacy policy.


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