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Split timeline into time zones

florismk
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:51:37 GMT

Part of the novel I'm writing takes place simultaneously in two time zones with a 7-hour difference. For the events that take place concurrently, I need both the time zone local range (that the characters in the time zone experience) and the time in other time zone offset (to know how the events in the timelines overlap, how a phone call falls across their time zones etc. Ideally, in a project with two time zones, the timeline would be divided into two swim lanes, with their times and dates offset by the time zone difference. That way, relative horizontal positions of events would still reflect actual concurrency, while events within a single time zone swimlane would display at their time zone local range.

aeonjess
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:39:04 GMT

Hi, We included this feature in a survey we conducted last year of our users and it received minimal interest. Therefore while it is still on our list of possible things to add in the future in will be at a lower priority than other features that received more votes. Jess

robodean
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:07:30 GMT

I just want to add my vote to such a feature. The ability to visualize concurrent timelines in a parallel fashion is critical to writing certain kinds of fiction. This is exactly what I need as well. So...BUMP

dracorn
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 13:18:06 GMT

I would also like to add my vote. This would be very helpful to me as I have many time zones, as well as northern and southern hemisphere seasons.

dracorn
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:15:22 GMT

I made myself an Excel spreadsheet to show time zones in various cities, as mine is on another planet with 26 hour days and 16 time zones. It was a bit convoluted trying to get the hours to flip back to 1:00 after 26:00, but it works. I'm going to do the same with north/south for the season differences.

wonderingmoney
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:33:18 GMT

This is two years later and it is still not a feature? how low of a priority is it for you guys?

aeonjess
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:15:01 GMT

Hi, Unfortunately it is still on the lower end of our priority list at the moment. Jess

wonderingmoney
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 22:50:10 GMT

I'll refer to my response on the other thread so we can have our communication in one place. But really, 4 years later no one seems interested in timezones in a age when people, and their stories, have friends and family across the globe