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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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Alessio Manca's comment, December 31, 2012 4:00 AM
GR8 Collection! TYVM John!
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

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8 tools for greater digital security in 2015

8 tools for greater digital security in 2015 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
From anonymous web browsing to encyrpted instant messaging, IJNet rounds up the top tools to start protecting yourself online. 
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Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention | WIRED

Type By Dirk Fowler It’s like a parody, spending time in a well-funded startup’s office, with exposed brick walls and Great Big Screens Showing User Numbers and Pie Charts, just down the street from a food truck pavilion, sipping on a cup of...
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From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads

From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
HuffPo UK editor Stephen Hull explains how the trend for longform is developing as online publishers seek to distance themselves from the 'viral' label
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13 tips on applying for journalism jobs from a Trinity Mirror recruiter

13 tips on applying for journalism jobs from a Trinity Mirror recruiter | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
I’ve been doing a lot of recruiting for Trinity Mirror recently. Which means I’ve looked through literally hundreds of CVs and applications. So I have opini
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Among the great tips in this post: 

"Show, don’t tell…

If you are applying for a job in web journalism, show me your web journalism. URLs. Links. Evidence that you have written for the web."

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4 Skills Newsroom Recruiters Wish More Job Candidates Had - American Journalism Review

4 Skills Newsroom Recruiters Wish More Job Candidates Had - American Journalism Review | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Simply being a really good reporter is no longer enough.
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From the post: "Hiring managers said they want journalists who can intelligently dig up news from social media and other online posts, smartly interpreting and verifying for their readers the significance of what users are posting across the web.

“Now, a journalist’s job is helping people sort through information as opposed to giving them access, which takes a higher level of skill than it used to,” said Traci Carl, west regional editor for AP."

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Why Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion Under Facebook - BostInno

Why Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion Under Facebook - BostInno | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It took just a few days of discussion between Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom to reach an agreement: In spring of 2012, Facebook acquired the photo sharing app for $1 billion in...
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Visualization goes mainstream

Visualization goes mainstream | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Alberto Cairo teaches infographics and data visualization at the School of Communication of the University of Miami.
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Why ABC News launched livestreaming initiative GoStream

Why ABC News launched livestreaming initiative GoStream | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Journalists at the outlet are now able to broadcast live footage from their smartphones when news breaks
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New Research: 65% of Top Brands on Facebook Post Five Times a Week or More

New Research: 65% of Top Brands on Facebook Post Five Times a Week or More | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook is a staple for social media marketers, and it’s not surprising. According to their press page, Facebook boasts over 1.35 billion monthly active users, 1.12 billion of which are active on mobile devices.
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Hollywood to journalism: Delete, delete, delete

Hollywood is concerned about the ethics and morals of journalism

Sony's lawyer sent a letter to news organizations demanding that the documents stolen from the company in the recent hack be "avoided, and destroyed."

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Op-Ed | The Social Media Rorschach Test - The Business of Fashion

Op-Ed | The Social Media Rorschach Test - The Business of Fashion | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The fact that many established companies struggle with social media does not simply reflect their inability to learn new tricks. It reveals a deeper lack of self-knowledge. Social media is a test that challenges a company to answer the question: do you know how your brand fits into the minds of consumers?
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What's New Now: Google News Shuts Down in Spain - PC Magazine

What's New Now: Google News Shuts Down in Spain - PC Magazine | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Rather than pay to include content from Spanish publishers on Google News, Google will close up shop there instead.
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Are publishers the losers here? This from the post, about what happened in Germany, and how publisher Axel Springer withdrew its content: "About a month later, though, Axel Springer was back, since removing snippets from Google News prompted a big drop in traffic to its newspapers' sites."

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Tip: Use these cyber security tools to keep your conversations private

Tip: Use these cyber security tools to keep your conversations private | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This IJNet list recommends tools journalists can use to secure their digital communications
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Journalism hackathon calendar 2015

Journalism hackathon calendar 2015 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A list of hack days and code events related to journalism in 2015, plus advice for journalists on how to get the most out of them
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How to optimise blog images for maximum impact on social media and search

How to optimise blog images for maximum impact on social media and search | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Images on social media posts increase shareability 40 times - but not if the image doesn't appear as you had planned

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Great advice from the Buffer blog

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Hot new areas of curriculum development at journalism schools include sports, data and drone reporting - American Journalism Review

Hot new areas of curriculum development at journalism schools include sports, data and drone reporting - American Journalism Review | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Sports is one of the big growth areas in journalism education, but there are plenty of others. Check out what new courses the country's major journalism schools have added in the past two years.
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From the post: "hot areas of curriculum development right now include sports, computer coding, data-driven reporting and digital audience analysis. Also big in course development are the use of emerging technologies such as drones in storytelling."

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Reducing the cognitive burden of news

Reducing the cognitive burden of news | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The most robust conversations about the future of journalism will be led by thoughtful marketing professionals.
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The allure of a finishable news experience

The allure of a finishable news experience | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
1. Social storytelling News organizations have been Storifying and embedding tweets for the past three or four years, and 2015 will see further experimentation around adding social elements to stories.
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Personalization reaches newsrooms

Personalization reaches newsrooms | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, EPIC 2014 warned of automated algorithms entertaining the masses with frivolous news items made relevant by their routines online.
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Predictions for Journalism 2015 » Collections » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Predictions for Journalism 2015  »  Collections  »  Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
New predictions-for-journalism-in-2015 up from @ftrain @emikolawole @saila and @rasmus_kleis http://t.co/zVDElX5mnG
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How Buzzfeed does it

BuzzFeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, recently sent out an email to employees and investors summarizing the company’s strategy and progress. I really liked his email so I asked Jonah if I could blog it and he gave me permission. This isn’t just the usual cheerleading email – there is a real strategy here (I especially like the strategy choice in section 3), and it’s working.

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7 reasons Buzzfeed is succeeding, from the founder

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How I Upload My Photos to Facebook or The Photographer's Guide To Photo ... - Fstoppers

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  If there is one thing I get asked, and that has been answered online time and again, it's "How do I get my photos to look like I want them to look on Facebook?" followed immediately by "Why does Facebook ruin my photos anyway?
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Now Buzzfeed has superseded Gawker

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Whatever your success has been, you will always be superseded by a next-generation form of the business. 

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From the post: "in the BuzzFeed era (BuzzFeed claims 150 million monthly visitors), a media company is really a technology company, with its highest resources devoted to automating and increasing the efficiency of audience aggregation."

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