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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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Wikipedia's founder wants to fight fake news with a crowdfunded news site

Wikipedia's founder wants to fight fake news with a crowdfunded news site | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is out to tackle the plague of fake news on the web with a new venture called Wikitribune.
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Royal Charter-backed press regulator Impress tackles freebies, incitement and plagiarism in standards code – Press Gazette

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Why the 'Subscription as a Service' era of journalism will be our most exciting - and save legacy publishers

Why the 'Subscription as a Service'  era of journalism will be our most exciting - and save legacy publishers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Even though an entire generation has grown up with the internet at their fingertips and now in their pockets, it’s important to remember that digital journalism is still in its infancy.
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How Google and Facebook grew to take more than £1bn a year out of the UK national and regional news industry – Press Gazette

How Google and Facebook grew to take more than £1bn a year out of the UK national and regional news industry – Press Gazette | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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One of the biggest tech concepts we take for granted today was essentially unheard of before Facebook launched its Platform 10 years ago. While there were..
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11 Ways to Hack the LinkedIn Pulse Algorithm – The Mission – Medium

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Tumblr has a new social video watching app called Cabana

Tumblr has a new social video watching app called Cabana | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In its persistent quest to make the world a more distracting place, technology has blessed us with a perfect way to waste time: Cabana, Tumblr’s first standalone app. Tumblr was written down last year as a stunning $482 million loss by parent company Yahoo, a mere three years after acquiring it. But now they’re back with something …
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What is that rocket Facebook is adding to your feed all about?

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You may have noticed a little rocket icon pop up on your mobile version of Facebook. Tap it and it will take you to alternative news feed. No, not “alternative facts,” but an algorithmic design feed…
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Facebook's rocket icon takes you to content similar to that which you choose, but from sources you aren't following
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The credibility of financial news sites has been damaged. It’s up to them to fix it.

The credibility of financial news sites has been damaged. It’s up to them to fix it. | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing

Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Regional press online ad revenue fell in 2016 despite 40 per cent digital audience growth as Google/Facebook cashed in – Press Gazette

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At a time when news consumers are questioning traditional journalistic notions of balance and objectivity, research suggests the way journalists view their own work is evolving. Readers, too, are embracing that new ideology. For more than 40 years, the American Journalist surveys have periodically asked journalists what they thought were the most important aspects of […]


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The NYT brings its news – and a mini crossword – to Snapchat Discover

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The New York Times announced today it's joining Snapchat Discover - the feature in Snapchat which includes updates and news from a variety of media..
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I’ll admit that I’ve previously been skeptical about ideas of digital detoxes and media fasts. Instead, I’ve subscribed to Clay Shirky’s maxim: “It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure.
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Is there an untapped market for print in local journalism? No, seriously.

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Editor’s note: This article was previously published on Medium.com. It is being republished here with the author’s permission. Starting in January of this year, we at the Chicago Tribun…
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The French magazine L’Obs is using Facebook Messenger to follow undecided voters

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Ahead of the French presidential election on Sunday, L'Obs is using Messenger to track how four citizens across the country plan to vote.
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Local Edition: What do journalists need to stop doing to survive?

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Local news in the UK reaches more people than ever before.

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Listening Starter Pack for New Social Journalists – Social Journalism #SocialJ – Medium

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