The first thing you should know is what infographics are; they are pictures that represent “a thousand words.” They are becoming more and more popular everywhere and you can make them pretty easily, but it can be time-consuming if you don’t know what you’re doing. There are quicker ways to make infographics, but there are a ton of options to sort through and it’s not always easy to decide which one is right for you.
There are plenty of infographic tools out there so here are some tools that may help if you’re short on time but want a beautiful and creative infographic quickly. Each tool will have a short description to highlight what it can help you with.
TOOLS FOR CREATION
Visme allows the user to create a multitude of different things quickly and easily from banners, infographics, animations and more. It has quite the library full of shapes, objects, templates, and icons that you can choose from. They have a free account alternative or a premium plan for about $16, with special prices for teachers and students.
Easel.ly has a free version for anyone that wants to try it. Using it is simple and doesn’t require a ton of work. You start by choosing your desired template from their options, filtering the results is pretty makes it easy to find the perfect one. Next, you can add anything else you need such as text, shapes, graphs, and charts, etc.
You can sign in to the site with your LinkedIn or your email, while the sites are mostly used to make “infographic resumes” there are other options that allow you to do other things as well.
PiktoChart is great for those that aren’t really designers. With over 400 customizable themes, colors, charts, and shapes, it’s very easy to use. It makes making infographic images a simple and painless experience.
Canva is truly unique in that sense that it, unlike other sites similar, looks to train designers and nondesigners to create. It starts out by giving you a tutorial and showing you how to use it. After the tutorial it allows you to do your project, whether it’s a poster, business card, or banner, etc.
Those are just the top five; there are quite a few other options that can cover just about anyone’s needs. Here’s a quick rundown of a list that may be helpful.
Pick your chart, visualize the data, and publish. Infogr.am is that easy, in three simple steps anyone can make their personalized infographic.
Venngage allows you to make anything from infographics to social media posts and post them in real time.
Dipity organized data by date and time; it’s perfect for anyone that wants to make a timeline.
With I charts you can not only create an analytic platform, but you can update it whenever you like due to its cloud-based nature.
This one allows you to make geography based infographics with the map of your choosing.
This site allows you to chart anything so long as you have the data; it’s completely free and has quite an extensive library.
InfoActive allows you to plug in your data to create interactive infographics.
This is an android app that allows you to track your photography activity and observe and share it.
- GET ABOUT
Get about is an app that lets you track your social media activity by tracking things such as your hashtags and letting you see them.
Creately is a great tool for teams that need to collaborate to make diagrams. It’s a great place to gather information in an organized and small space.
PhotoStats is an iPhone app that tracks your photography habits and allows you to see them, and show your friends.
Charts Bin can easily be linked to your blog and is an interactive map creator.
Gliffy allows you to create graphs by dragging and dropping things from their library.
Put simply Wordle allows you to create a word cloud, that is very easy to customize.
Super easy to use it allows you to create open source data widgets and visuals for free.