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Timeline View (Gantt Chart)

Timeline View offers you an alternative visual representation of your projects and tasks:

Timeline

You can easily re-schedule projects and tasks in Timeline by dragging or resizing them.

Moving a parent task or its deadline will also move the dependent sub-tasks (to turn this off, contact our support). Moving a project moves all its tasks as well, making re-scheduling in Timeline a breeze.

The filters on the top allow you to adjust your Timeline, the most important being the date range filter:

Timeline Filters

Only the projects that have an least one day between their start date and deadline (if any) within the selected range will be displayed.

You can also filter by a project to separate it in the Timeline, or you can filter by assigned team members and tags.

There are four view modes available: daily wide (good for very short projects), daily, weekly and monthly (good for long projects):

Timeline Views

Each view has its own default date range and will remember the range you will set for it.

There is also a filter to hide closed projects and tasks:

Timeline Active Filter

Left panel contains the compact list of projects and tasks. As in the main view, you can customize the columns and resize this panel:

Adjusting columns

You can also hide this panel using the button in the toolbar.

You can also add new projects and tasks directly in Timeline:

Add Projects and Tasks

You can just enter the name to quickly create a project/task...

Add Projects and Tasks

... or you can also click on the "details" button to open the full form:

Project/Task form

You can re-open this form later to edit projects and tasks fields. Just use the mouse rollover on a project/task in the Timeline — it will show a small info window with the "Details" button:

Project And Task details

Or you can just use the selected project/task menu in the left panel:

Project and Task menu

The global Timeline menu is located on the top right and offers several useful options:

Timeline

For example, you can control if you want to show long project/task names outside their box or not:

Timeline - long names

You can also show or hide the projects/tasks teams in Timeline:

Timeline teams

The whole Timeline, including the left panel (if not hidden) can also be printed out or exported into a file (image or PDF):

Timeline

Timeline is a powerful view and can help you visualize, re-schedule and manage your projects and tasks.