Frequently Asked Questions
We're glad you're here! We know you might have some questions about how Chronologies works, so we've put together this FAQ page to help you out. We've included answers to some of the most common questions we get, but if you have a question that's not covered here, feel free to reach out to us and we'll be more than happy to help.
The Chronologies team is continuously working on making the tool better and more user-friendly, so some features might be tested as "Public Preview" and may change in the future. But don't worry, we'll keep you informed of any changes through email or our announcements page.
We hope this page helps you get the most out of Chronologies. Happy timelines building!
Q: What features can I use for free right now?
A: Right now, you can use all features of Chronologies for free! This means you can create, customize, and collaborate on timelines, and even make them public. Some features, such as the ability to add collaborators, will have aPublic Previewbadge next to them. This just means that we're testing these features out and they may change in the future.
Q: Will there be any changes to the features in the future?
A: We're always looking for ways to improve Chronologies and make it even better for you. So, we're currently considering monetizing certain features in the future but in a user-friendly way, ensuring that the way we do it will be fair and beneficial for the users. This might include advanced customization options or additional collaboration features. If a feature has aPublic Previewbadge next to it, it may be subject to change in the future. But don't worry, we'll let you know well in advance if any changes are made through email or on our announcements page.
Q: Will any features require a paid subscription?
A: We are currently exploring the possibility of requiring a paid subscription for certain advanced features in the future, but we will always ensure that the way we do it will be fair and beneficial for the users. However, at this time, all features of Chronologies are available for free.
Q: I did not receive a confirmation link during registration, what should I do?
A: If you did not receive a confirmation link during registration, please check your spam folder. If the email is not in your spam folder, please reach out to us through our contact page and we will assist you with the confirmation process.
Q: How do I create a new timeline?
A: To create a new timeline, simply click on the "Create a new Timeline" button on the top right corner of the timeline overview page. This will open a modal where you can enter the title and description of your new timeline. Once you've filled in the details, click on "Create" and your new timeline will be created.
Q: How do I add entries to a timeline?
A: To add entries to a timeline, navigate to the timeline page by clicking on the "See Timeline" link of the corresponding timeline on the timeline overview page. Once on the timeline page, click on the "Create a new entry" button on the top right corner of the screen. This will open a modal where you can enter the date and time, title and text of your new entry. Once you've filled in the details, click on "Create" and your new entry will be added to the timeline.
Q: Can I add images to entries?
A: Yes, entries support markdown syntax which allows you to add images. For example, you can add an image using the following syntax:
![alt text](image url)
For more information on markdown syntax, you can check out the Markdown Guide. Additionally, we support GFM (GitHub Flavored Markdown)
Q: How do I edit or delete an entry on a timeline?
A: To edit or delete an entry on a timeline, navigate to the timeline page by clicking on the "See Timeline" link of the corresponding timeline on the timeline overview page. Once on the timeline page, you will see a list of all the entries on the timeline. You can edit an entry by clicking on the "Edit" button next to the entry and delete an entry by clicking on the "Delete" button.
Q: How do I invite collaborators to a timeline?
A: To invite collaborators, go to the settings page of the timeline you want to collaborate on. On the "Collaborators" section, you can add email addresses of the people you want to invite. Once you've added the email addresses, click on "Add" and the collaborators will be able to access and contribute to the timeline immediately, as long as they have an account with this email. If they don't, they need to register first.
Q: How do I set a timeline as public?
A: To set a timeline as public, go to the settings page of the timeline you want to make public. On the "General" section, you will find a checkbox labeled "Make this timeline public". Check the box to make your timeline public, uncheck it to make it private. Once you have made your timeline public, anyone can view it, however, only the owner and collaborators can make changes to it.
Q: How do I change the sorting order of entries on a timeline?
A: To change the sorting order of entries on a timeline, go to the settings page for that timeline by clicking the settings icon next to it on the timelines overview page. In the General section, you will find the option to sort the entries by date ascending or descending. Simply select your preferred sorting order and click save. Entries will be sorted according to the selected order on the timeline page.
Q: How do I import my timelines from GitKraken Timelines?
A: You can import your timelines from GitKraken Timelines into Chronologies. Under the settings of a timeline, go to the Import section and select the .json file that you exported from GitKraken Timelines. If you had any annotations in your timeline, you can choose to create entries for them by checking the "Create entries for annotations" checkbox. Two entries will be created for every annotation: one for the start date and one for the end date, prefixed with 'Start: ' and 'End: ' respectively.
Note that GitKraken Timelines has been sunset, so it is no longer possible to export timelines from the service. However, we understand that some users may still have access to their previously exported .json files and may want to import them into Chronologies.
Q: How do I reset my password?
A: If you have forgotten your password or need to reset it for any other reason, you can do so easily on our website. Simply go to the reset password page and enter the email address associated with your account. We'll send you an email with instructions on how to reset your password. If you don't receive an email from us within a few minutes, please check your spam folder. If you're still having trouble resetting your password, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to help you out.
Q: How do I change my password?
A: If you're a logged-in user and would like to set a new password, simply go to the set new password page . Once there, you'll be able to enter your desired new password in the provided text field, and then click the 'Set new password' button to save your changes. That's it!
Q: Is all text on the Chronologies website generated by an AI?
A: Yes, most of the content on Chronologies is generated by AI models, specifically natural language generation models. This includes the FAQ page, some of the timeline entries, and other parts of the site. We also use machine learning technologies for implementation support. However, our team of human experts carefully curates and reviews all generated content to ensure its accuracy and relevance. We are committed to providing high-quality, trustworthy information to our users, and we believe that our use of AI can help us achieve that goal in an efficient and effective manner. If you have any concerns or questions about our use of ML models, please feel free to contact us.