Bee Docs Close to Releasing Timeline 3D v3

Bee Docs Timeline 3D v3 is nearing completion! Bee Docs Timeline 3D is what it sounds like – timeline software for Mac OS X that allows you to create charts. These can be interactive as well as 3D. Full motion 3D versions of these timelines can be downloaded to your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or AppleTV, as well as imported into Apple’s Keynote or exported into HD video. It’s useful for genealogists – it goes above and beyond the timelines that can create with genealogy software.

In the meantime, Easy Timeline is available in the Mac Apps Store (Update – Timeline 3D – BEEDOCS).

Timeline 3D v3 is a major upgrade over previous version, and it will be a paid upgrade for owners of previous version. There is a new blog post up on detailing some of the changes to 3D presentations:

Our interactive 3D presentation feature was designed for storytelling to a live audience. Most timeline charts designed for web sites, touch screens, or printing are not simple enough to see across a classroom or a courtroom. Giving a three dimensional perspective to your timeline is the best way to show both the context and detail of your events during a presentation.

With that in mind, we’ve made some improvements to the 3D presentation interface that will make it an even better tool for storytelling with a live audience.

Among the presentation changes:

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TimeFlyer Discount at is running a discount on TimeFlyer 1.4 ($14.95 vs $24.95) at their MacUpdate Promo site. TimeFlyer is a Mac OS X timeline application – you can read more about it here ( or at the Official Site – Among other features, it offers vertical timelines in addition to … Read more

TimeFlyer 1.4

TimeFlyer 1.4 has been released. TimeFlyer is a Mac OS X (10.4 required, Universal Binary) timeline application from ‘A Single Pixel‘, available for $24.95 (a demo is available at the link). This is the “biggest TimeFlyer update yet” according to the developer. Changes: * Addition of vertical timelines, a first … Read more

Bee Docs Timeline 1.53

Bee Docs Timeline has been updated with two minor changes. This brings it up to version 1.53. Bee Docs Timeline is a Universal Binary application that handles timelines – charts, exhibits, etc. It has an automatic layout feature, and can be exported as a PDF file (as well as TIFF, … Read more

MemoryMiner’s Future Additions – GEDCOM Support

While checking the MemoryMiner Blog, I noticed that GroupSmarts, LLC, is adding some of the most requested features for MemoryMiner in the upcoming version 1.1 release:
* GEDCOM import
* Read embedded IPTC metadata (to automatically associate to people and places in MemoryMiner)
* Automatic upload to .Mac and (S)FTP servers (to make publishing easier)

They note that it should make genealogists happy, and I believe it will.

On a sidenote, MemoryMiner won a 2006 Macworld Best of Show award (that link will give you a good review of MemoryMiner).

Finally, John Fox of GroupSmarts, LLC, was interviewed in a Podcast at where he discusses what goes into MemoryMiner and how it came about (very detailed discussion).