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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

 While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

What About Me?

"What About Me?" is a personalization tool that produces colorful infographics that display your social media habits automatically from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The tool is provided by Intel. Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.

 

Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me allows you to create an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun, all with just one click. It enables you to express your professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualization, and will help optimize your LinkedIn Profile to get a kickass Visual Resume.

 

Piktochart

With Piktochart, you get to create an innovative Infographic using a combination of different types of visualizations: themes, icons, vectors, images and chart exporter. Drag-and-drop and click your way through color schemes, shapes and fonts, then export the materials as static or html to easily embed it for use at your site.

 

easel.ly

Easel.ly is a fun tool to create your Infographics with drag and drop features and a simple interface. You can easily create and share visual ideas online, supported by ‘vhemes’ or visual themes that help you get started from the preset Infograpic style. Drag and drop a ‘vheme’ onto your canvas to turn your idea into a full infographic.

 

Visual.ly (http://goo.gl/issJu)

Visually helps you customize infographics in seconds, and no, you don’t have to be an analyst or designer to make infographics with Visually Create. Visual.ly allows you to also discover infographics and favorites from other users.

 

Infogr.am (http://goo.gl/UaK3G)

Infogr.am is a simple yet most exciting way to create static and interactive infographics. Import raw data to Infogr.am, and the site’s online tool will help you turn that data into a nice looking chart or full-blown infographic in minutes.

 

Many Eyes (http://goo.gl/9SKr5)

Many Eyes is an experiment by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group with a simple belief: ‘Finding the right way to view your data is as much an art as a science’. Many Eyes provides a range of visualizations from the ordinary to the experimental, where each can be put together with a click.

 

Venngage (http://goo.gl/GhLG7)

Venngage is an online infographics tool that helps you create and publish custom infographics, and at the same time, engage viewers and track results. Venngage allows you to create beautiful infographics for blogs and websites and you can also watch the numbers of your audience grow with compelling and beautiful content.

 

iCharts (http://goo.gl/PXFFx)

With iCharts, you can create great-looking charts in minutes with interactive and easy-to-share data. iCharts makes it easy to visualize, share and distribute big and small data.

 

Dipity (http://goo.gl/V4QLU)

Dipity is a free digital timeline website, if you are looking for a different type of Infographics. The mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines.

 

Timeline JS (http://goo.gl/gCqpr)

TimelineJS is a beautifully crafted timeline that is easy and intuitive to use. You can pull in media from different sources with built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.

 

StatSilk (http://goo.gl/Hk2DE)

StatSilk offers web-based and desktop software to make data analysis easy, efficient and enjoyable, to cater to diverse mapping and visualisation needs.

 

InFoto Free (http://goo.gl/6uM6r)

InFoto Free is an app for your Android to create an infographic of your photo-taking habits, using a Photo stats analyzer. With InFoto Free you can create awesome looking high-res infographics from your photo collection. It tells you things like what time of the day you prefer to take photos in, whether you prefer horizontal or vertical orientations as well as your favorite city to shoot in.

 

Photo Stats (http://goo.gl/b8mB1)

Photo Stats is an iPhone app that analyses the photos you take on your iPhone. The app generates cool and stylish infographics that shows how, when and where you take your photos from. You get to easily visualize your photo-taking habits and share it with friends.

 

More Tools

 

ChartsBin (http://goo.gl/kSZ2k) – An online tool to create your own interactive map instantly with no installation or coding needed, and you can embed the map in your own website or blog easily too.

 

Tableau Public (http://goo.gl/EkmM0) – A free application for your Windows computer that brings data to life. You can create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy.

 

Creately (http://goo.gl/D3gx8) – Want to create beautiful diagrams in no time? Creately may be a good choice to use as it can be used across all sectors by individuals, corporate teams, developers, software architects, students and teachers alike for diagramming purposes.

 

Gliffy (http://goo.gl/x3O6n) – Gliffy helps to easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. You can easily drag-and-drop your way through the makings of an infographic using the many shapes from an extensive library.

 

SIMILE Widgets (http://goo.gl/TvzqR) – SIMILE is a free and open-source data visualization Web widget.

 

Tagxedo (http://goo.gl/2l0Uf) – Tagxedo turns words – famous speeches, news articles, slogans, themes, even your love letters – into a visually stunning word cloud. Every word is individually sized to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

 

Wordle (http://goo.gl/XS56D) – Wordle is a simple web app for generating “word clouds” from the text you provide. While the clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text, you can also tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:47 PM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D.'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:39 AM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, May 13, 2015 8:04 PM

Info graphs are very cool.

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Dating app Tinder can be a tool for journalists

Dating app Tinder can be a tool for journalists | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I was curious about how the people of Guam were reacting to nuclear threats from North Korea. From a cafe in Washington, DC, I turned to Tinder. “Yes, a lot of people are flipping out. Even other islands, especially Saipan,” said Edward, a 22-year-old student at the University of Guam. Saipan, […]


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How the Birmingham Mail Separated Print from Digital to Save the Newspaper - MediaShift

How the Birmingham Mail Separated Print from Digital to Save the Newspaper - MediaShift | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on Medium, written by Marc Reeves, the editor-in-chief of the Birmingham Mail in the U.K. I was struck by Jeff Jarvis’s recent polemic, ‘If I ran a newspaper…’ published on Medium. In it, he quoted an unnamed editor’s description of the predicament he — and many of us — find ourselves in: “We have two houses. One is on fire and the other isn’t built yet.
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Journalism needs the right levels of revenue to survive.

Journalism needs the right levels of revenue to survive. | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Oldham Evening Chronicle, published daily for over 160 years, ceased publication at the end of August after administrators were called in. If ever a press release had the ability to stop every…
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Why do we keep using Facebook? – Hacker Noon

Why do we keep using Facebook? – Hacker Noon | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
John Lanchester’s long essay about Facebook in the London Review of Books has been getting shared a lot in my circles; Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson called it “the most intense, critical…
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No, I’m not abandoning the term “storytelling”, Alberto — just the opposite (and here’s why)

No, I’m not abandoning the term “storytelling”, Alberto — just the opposite (and here’s why) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Alberto Cairo provoked quite a bit of reaction this week when he tweeted that data journalism and data visualisation ought to abandon the term “storytelling”… Given that in two weeks I’ll be doing…
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How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Everything has changed, including journalism
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10 principles for data journalism in its second decade

10 principles for data journalism in its second decade | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In 2007 Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel published The Elements of Journalism. With the concept of ‘journalism’ increasingly challenged by the fact that anyone could now publish to mass audiences…
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A new silence at the grassroots as local news fades | Peter Preston

A new silence at the grassroots as local news fades | Peter Preston | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Local journalism as one prop of democracy grows weaker year by year and that matters to communities – and to journalists
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The next wave of data journalism? – Thoughts On Journalism – Medium

The next wave of data journalism? – Thoughts On Journalism – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In the first of three expanded extracts from a forthcoming book chapter on ‘The next wave of data journalism’ I outline some of the ways that data journalism is reinventing itself, and adapting for a…
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Washington Post's aggressive video journalism is paying off in hurricane coverage

Washington Post's aggressive video journalism is paying off in hurricane coverage | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Video and radar ruled media coverage of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, with the Washington Post providing a tidy case study in how aggressive exp
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#Tipsheet: Excellence in Journalism 2017 — Mobile Reporting and Data Viz Tools

#Tipsheet: Excellence in Journalism 2017 — Mobile Reporting and Data Viz Tools | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
List of tools showcased by Mike Reilley and Victor Hernandez during #EIJ17 training workshop focusing on new and noteworthy digital storytelling applications: It’s TweetDeck, but with all the…
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Why It’s Time News Got to Know Its Readers – News Is Breaking – Medium

Why It’s Time News Got to Know Its Readers – News Is Breaking – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It has long been assumed that news publishers serve an unknowable mass audience. There’s a certain passivity to this descriptor for readers that doesn’t seem quite right — at least not in the…
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Journalism’s new mission: understanding the human – Charlie Beckett – Medium

Journalism’s new mission: understanding the human – Charlie Beckett – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
There is a bias in journalism. Not against any particular party or point of view — it is a bias against understanding. Sound familiar? It is from John Birt’s seminal article in The Times in 1975. He…
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The Washington Post's robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year - Digiday

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The Schools of Journalism: Digital Optimists vs. Digital Pessimists - MediaShift

The Schools of Journalism: Digital Optimists vs. Digital Pessimists - MediaShift | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This first-person post originally appeared on Extra News Feed and is re-published with permission. Two articles came across my feed the other day and gave me a rare delight. The first was from Cory Haik, who I’ve met on several occasions and greatly respect.
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Lost Context: How Did We End Up Here? – NewCo Shift

Lost Context: How Did We End Up Here? – NewCo Shift | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook and Google’s advertising infrastructure is one of humanity’s most marvelous creations. It’s also one of its most terrifying, because, in truth, pretty much no one really understands how it…
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LRB · John Lanchester · You Are the Product: It Zucks!

LRB · John Lanchester · You Are the Product: It Zucks! | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had hit a new level: two billion monthly active users. That number, the company’s preferred ‘metric’ when measuring its own size, means two billion different people used Facebook in the preceding month. It is hard to grasp . . .
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BBC opens applications for regional titles to take in reporters as part of the Local News Partnership

BBC opens applications for regional titles to take in reporters as part of the Local News Partnership | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Under the agreement between BBC and the News Media Association, 150 reporters will be hired to improve coverage of councils and other local institutions
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Newsrooms used Facebook groups to help cover Hurricane Irma

Newsrooms used Facebook groups to help cover Hurricane Irma | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
We have a lot of new ways to stay in touch with our communities when big news hits, but during Hurricane Irma, some newsrooms turned to a tool that
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Turnaround at San Francisco Chronicle shows way for legacy newspapers

Turnaround at <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> shows way for legacy newspapers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

The hiring freeze started right after Jill Tucker was hired by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006. The paper was losing tens of millions of dollars a year and shedding staff through buyouts and attrition. Layoffs started a couple of years later. “I was the least senior reporter here for four or five years,” says […]


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Computational thinking and the next wave of data journalism

Computational thinking and the next wave of data journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In this second extract from a forthcoming book chapter I look at the role that computational thinking is likely to play in the next wave of data journalism — and the need to problematise that. You…
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Twitter built an in-app Tweetstorm feature

Twitter built an in-app Tweetstorm feature | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It looks like users will be able to draft the entire Tweetstorm in the app before sending it out.
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An anatomy of murder – The Economist

An anatomy of murder – The Economist | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In the “fake news” era, few things are more important to a 174-year-old newspaper than hard facts. At The Economist this is perhaps best demonstrated in the kind of painstaking work done by our data…
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I do run a newspaper – Marc Reeves – Medium

I do run a newspaper – Marc Reeves – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
How a regional newspaper in the UK is stepping up to Jeff Jarvis’s challenge to create the news business of the future
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The Birmingham Mail editor with an optimistic reading of the future for local print-and-online titles
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YouTube now lets you stream your iPhone’s screen, makes it easier to moderate chat

YouTube now lets you stream your iPhone’s screen, makes it easier to moderate chat | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
YouTube today is rolling out several features to make itself more appealing to live streamers, including video game streamers, as the battle with rivals like..
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