Twistory - A very user friendly program thar marks important historical events and people.
Version: 3.0Twistory is a history browser that displays lifetimes and travels of historical figures, dates, and locations of historical events.
Operating System: Mac OS X
A helpful tool if you want to keep track of when and where things happened, and to determine their relationships to each other.
It is meant to provide a way to keep track of the multitude of different peoples, dynasties, empires and developments throughout history.
The names of hundreds of historic figures are familiar to most people, but it's a challenge to remember when and where they all lived. Many of them are frequently referred to or alluded to in literature or in the media; many of them made the world what it is today.
But it can be difficult to remember even what century they lived in. I wrote this program as an aid to sorting them all out in one's mind. It can show in an instant the time and region in which they lived. It also answers questions like, "Who were their contemporaries, and what was happening in the world at that time?"
Twistory can be used to create maps, time-lines and family trees which can be saved as PDF files or printed. A resource of over 7,000 people, events and places is included. The database has an open text format, so that more historical information can be added by any user. A complete description of the file format is included.
The two main windows are the time-line window, which shows lives and events against a variable time scale, and the map window, which shows people and events in their geographic locations during an interval of time.
There is also a genealogy window which shows the ancestors and descendants of a selected person, and an info window that shows additional details about a person or event. Another window lists all milestones occurring on a particular day of the year. There is also a search function.