10+ Top Tools for Creating Infographics

Sunday, 01 September 2013
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Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture.

Here are my 11 top software for creating infographics that rock, check them out and let me know what you think:

1. EWC Presenter

EWC Presenter is a top choice due to its simplicity and ease-of-use; it’s also getting a lot of press lately so it’s an app to check out.

Presenter is currently in beta so you can use all the features provided for free; it allows you to create infographics and embed vectors and assets to make your infographics look cool. You can save and download your infographics so you can use and embed them on your site or social networks.

EWC Presenter is fully HTML5 and also does a lot of other cool things like creating presentations, animations and banners.

2. Infogr.am

With over a million infographics already created with it, Infogr.am is one of the top apps online for creating cool infographics.

It allows you to create charts, bars, full infographics and different forms of visuals. There are several templates and options to create the infographic of your choice.

You need an account to create an infographic with Infogr.am and you’ll need to upgrade to PRO to download your infographics.

3. Piktochart

With premium designs and a powerful editor, Piktochart guides you step-by-step towards creating powerful infographics.

Some interesting facts about Piktochart is that it over 700,000 infographics have been created with it, it has over 400,000 users and over 100 themes for you to choose from.

You can either create a free account on Piktochart or upgrade to PRO to access better features.

4. Visual.ly

Visual.ly is another interesting tool that allows you to create good looking infographics; Visual.ly is a community of over 50,000 developers and it allows you to create infographics by editing existing templates on the site.

To create your infographics, you need to start by selecting a theme of your choice, linking your Twitter or Facebook account and then customizing your infographics.

5. Google Charts

This is Google’s attempt at helping you create visuals that rock.

Google Charts is a product of Google Developers and it allows you to create graphs, bars, columns and different types of charts. It is free and easy to use as well as HTML5 compatible.

6. Easel.ly

Easel.ly is a beta app that allows you to create and showcase your infographics.  You’ll be presented with a simple, easy-to-use interface and creating an infographic is as simple as dragging and dropping elements of your choice.

7. Venngage

Venngage helps you take your infographics to the next level by allowing you to not only create cool infographics and charts but also by allowing you to embed your infographics on blogs and websites and track how people are interacting with your infographics.

8. Visualize.me

If you think there’s only one way to create a resume, then Visualize.me will change your mind; it’s an app that allows you to create resumes in form of an infographic. In other words, surprise your employers/clients with an infographic resume and get the job.

9. InFoto Free

Unlike the other apps already mentioned in this article that are online apps, InFoto Free is an app for Android phones that takes the EXIF data generated by your Android phone when you take pictures with it. It then uses this data to create good looking infographics for you.

In other words, it makes creating infographics on your Android phone significantly easy.

10. Hohli Charts

Built based on the Google Charts API, Hohli charts makes it extremely easy for you to create good looking charts whenever you want.

11. Timeline JS

If you want to create an infographic that shows a timeline of all your activities online by pulling data from all your social profiles, including Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Flickr, Google Maps and more, Timeline JS is just the app you need.

Whether the tool of your choice is EWC Presenter or Piktochart or Timeline JS, all the tools featured above are unique in one way or the other and they make it very easy for you to create good looking infographics.

Check them out and share this list with your friends. Also, let me know your favorite apps for creating infographics in the comments section!


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Ibrahim Jabbari

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