Dipity is a digital timeline creator. Users can put together their own themed timeline with content pulled from other popular resources, including Digg, Wikipedia, YouTube and more. The application is intended to give internet user with a way to curate their own content. Anyone can create a useful timeline, including government organizations, celebrities, journalists, publications, non-profit organizations, community managers, financial institutions, politicians, students, educators, bloggers, universities, museums and others. Using timelines created with Dipity, users can attract website traffic or share information with groups and communities. The timeline includes dates and chat bubbles that feature headlines and a small thumbnail image. The user can click on a specific item to review it in detail. Important items can be posted larger with a bigger image to draw more attention to it.
Dipity was founded in April of 2007 by Derek Dukes and Zack Steinkamp. The company is currently based out of San Francisco, California and consists of fewer than 10 employees, including Community Manager Stephen Rossenshein and Core Architect Ben Garrett. Today, Dipity provides many different users with a way to build an attractive, functional multi-media timeline.
Dipity gives its users the freedom to build a timeline for any purpose or topic. The user can curate their own content and pull together items they feel are important and relevant to the subject. The timeline can be embedded on a website to improve traffic and give visitors another reason to return.
Dipity uses a unique green, black and grey color scheme. The homepage features a sample timeline that includes headlines and images. The user can find each area of the site by clicking the buttons presented in the upper, left hand corner of the Dipity homepage. The stylish logo features a green outline of a figure with stars and a space helmet, appearing to float or glide to the right. A search tool is positioned in the upper, right hand corner so users can find timelines that others created.
Dipity offers users five membership plans to choose from. The first is a free personal plan which allows up to three timelines, 150 events, up to 5,000 embedded pageviews per month, 50 MB upload space, printing capabilities, standard branding and a standard widget theme. The Plus plan costs around $5 per month and upgrades to allow 50 timelines, unlimited events, 10,000 pageviews, 500 MB upload space, premium widget theme, standard stats and analytics and bulk export and import features. The Pro plan costs around $100 per month and includes unlimited timelines, 100,000 pageviews, 10 GB of upload space, premium branding, premium stats and analytics, commercial use features, kiosk mode access, content moderation and comment moderation. The Partner plan allows up to one million pageviews, 100 GB of upload space, custom branding, custom stats and analytics, single sign on, multiple user support and more. A mid-range channel plan is coming soon and will cost around $50 per month.
Dipity is a helpful tool for anyone who needs to create a timeline. The application includes many paid plans as well as a free option, making it appealing to almost any kind of user. The timelines are flexible and can work with any theme or topic.