The Future of History - New Timeline Software Released for Mac OS X

December 12, 2007 in Project Tracking (E)

[] Seattle, WA - Seattle-based software company Bee Documents, Inc. is pleased to announce the official launch of Bee Docs' Timeline 2.0. A ground-up redesign of Bee Documents' popular timeline-charting software, version 2.0 caters to the specific needs of students, educators, professionals and film makers. The full product can currently be had for $40 USD. A free trial version is also available for immediate download. Mac users who would like to create elegant timelines of their iTunes music, iPhoto albums, historical events, iCal calendars and Address Book contacts can test drive the software online.

Bee Documents' founder Adam Behringer explains, "Although this software is a complete redesign, we have embraced the same spirit of the original version. Version 2.0 will continue to allow professionals to create beautiful timeline charts quickly and with minimal fuss. At the same time, it will afford non-professionals the ability to design unique family trees, holiday letters, baby's first years and even iTunes playlists from the comfort and convenience of their home computers."

To ensure the redesign supports the needs of its diverse user community, Bee Docs' Timeline 2.0 was developed in close collaboration with students, lawyers, professors and writers. Through an invitation-only "User Design Panel" blog, existing customers were able to provide feedback and advice on the software's early incarnations.

"The creation process of this new version has felt like a partnership with the many customers who, over the past two-and-a-half years, have sent me encouragement and advice," says Behringer. "From writing novels to building resumes and teaching lectures, a lot of folks have found innovative uses for timelines that inspired me during the new design process."

One such inspiration was Tamara Mackenthun, a graduate student and teaching assistant at Boise State University. "Bee Docs' Timeline 2.0 is a perfect teaching tool for the history professor. It helps me set up beautiful, projectible timelines that include small, integrated outlines, pictures and web links for each event. It's a great way for me to illustrate to students the span of history in such a way that will help them learn and remember."

According to Apple(R), over two million copies of its Mac OS X Leopard sold within the first weekend of the new operating system's debut. What is prompting so many consumers to upgrade is Leopard's introduction of user-friendly capabilities like Quick Look, which affords users "a new way to instantly see files without opening an application." It is features like these that Bee Documents has leveraged in its timeline software redesign.

For more information on the launch of Timeline 2.0, contact Adam Behringer at (206) 829-8166. To download a free trial of the software, visit the Bee Documents, Inc. website.

Located in Pioneer Square in the heart of downtown Seattle, Bee Documents, Inc. is an artisan software company that is inspired by its customers. Bee Documents takes great pride in bringing useful and elegant products to life. Founded in 2002 by Adam Behringer, Bee Documents built the world's first timeline software designed for Mac OS X.


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