Timeline View

The Timeline view is only available in the Professional, Premium, Enterprise plans. More information can be found on our pricing page.


When it comes to scheduling your tasks for your project, the Timeline view can be your new best friend. Timeline view is a horizontal bar chart that illustrates the entire project schedule.

The bars in the Timeline view represent a task in the project and the length of the bars visualizes the duration of the task. It can help you spot the roadblocks and make adjustments immediately for your project in a visual way.

In Quire’s Timeline, the main panel will be divided into two separate views: on the left-hand side is the nested task list which keeps you in context, and on the right-hand side is the Timeline view.

You can switch to the Timeline view from the List or any Sublists in your project by clicking on the Timeline icon at the upper right corner of the mail panel.

Press 4 on your keyboard to switch to the Timeline view. Press 2 again to access the dropdown menu for additional options, then use the number keys or arrow keys to navigate through the different options.

Quire view timeline

For the tasks that either have a start date or due date or both, a dot will appear at the end of the task in the Timeline view.

You can hover over the dot to see the time duration of the task. Click on the dot to quickly slide to the task timespan bar.

Learn more about the meaning of the color for task timespan bar.

Set dates to task

The dot indicates there’s a time frame associated with the task. When there isn’t a dot, you can set a date for the task.

Click to select a task first, then click on the Timeline view to set due date to the task or drag to set a duration.

set date in timeline view

Reschedule tasks’ dates

You can hover over the timespan bar to see the duration of the task.

To reschedule the date, drag the start or due date to extend or shorten the task duration. You can also drag to move the whole timespan bar altogether to reschedule the dates.

Another way to add dates to your task is through the detail panel. Double-click on the task or hit Spacebar to open up the detail panel. Or you can right-click on a task to open up the context menu.

Reschedule tasks in bulk

Hit Shift to select multiple tasks and reschedule them all at once.

Remove the date from the task

Right-click on the timespan bar and select Clear date.

clear date in the timeline view

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