Hand a client a scroll of numbers and dates — and the message of their financial history is lost. Offer them a timeline colorized and embedded with images — and their past, present and future is suddenly clear. Welcome to Lineal Timeline, an iPad app hoping to make history—even financial history—a visual feast. Users build customized timelines from a simple menu, adding titles, images (their own as well as stock images) and even color-coded categories. Want to find a moment quickly? A search option in the upper right corner is handy. Reps may be more familiar with columns of numbers, but put them in visually compelling graphic to make them real, visceral and fun. Clients will never glance at their watch during their financial check-up again.