Tim Stumbles is the co-founder of Office Timeline, a start-up focused on making project presentations simple. Office Timeline offers timeline maker and Gantt chart software, natively built for Microsoft PowerPoint. With Office Timeline over 500,000 PowerPoint users easily create impressive project presentations for important client and executive meetings.
In this conversation, Tim discusses the Plus Edition of Office Timeline.
Geetesh: How is the Plus Edition of Office Timeline different than the regular version?
Tim: Office Timeline is a PowerPoint timeline maker that makes it incredibly simple for anyone who has a project of any size to communicate it visually. There are two versions of the add-in, a Free version and a Plus Edition. The Free version is fully functional and the Plus Edition unlocks sophisticated features.
We are fortunate enough to have a broad customer base using the Plus Edition. Many of these customers use it because it enables them to import data and transform it into beautiful timelines or Gantt charts instantly. The Plus edition also has the functionality they need to make busy project schedules really easy to understand and easy to present.
Some other favorite Plus features include the ability to show percentage complete for project tasks, additional timeline and Gantt chart templates, and the intelligence that Office Timeline Plus has to dynamically manage the layout of detailed slides.
Geetesh: Can you tell us more about the new features that you have added to this Plus Edition?
Tim: Our customers are passionate about it and have provided a steady stream of requests, many of which we delivered in the 14 releases we published last year. Some these were behind the scenes innovations such as a new algorithm that better manages layout and how timeline slides are rendered in PowerPoint.
Other Plus edition developments increased functionality such as the ability to style any timeline object in multiple ways and the addition of more templates. We also expanded our importing options, most recently integrating with Smartsheet. And finally we tightened our integration with PowerPoint so slides created with Office Timeline are easily shared with colleagues, managers or clients who have PowerPoint.