TimeFlow Analytical Timeline is a Java desktop program.
Download a zip archive containing the application on the TimeFlow download page.
Once you’ve extracted the files, you can run the program by double-clicking on the Timeline.jar file. We’ve tested this on Macintosh and Windows machines.
If the program fails to start on a Windows machine, check that you have extracted all the files from the zip archive. You should see a folder (without the little zip icon) containing the Timeline.jar file, along with other directories (“settings” and “images”) and a readme.txt file. If you still have trouble, please contact us.
On a Mac, if you have trouble starting the program, the likely culprit is that your version of Java is out of date. Below is a step-by-step walkthrough of how to update your settings.
TimeFlow requires Java 1.6
Tips for Mac users
If you get this error when you start up TimeFlow on a Mac, you probably have the wrong version of Java active on your machine:
There’s an easy fix. Using Finder, go to your Applications folder, then under Utilities, choose the Java Preferences:
Your preferences may look something like this:
On both boxes, grab the Java SE 6 line and drag it above the J2SE 5.0 line:
Close the preferences and try starting it up again.
Windows automatically updates the version of Java when you do routine security updates, so you shouldn’t have the same problem.