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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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Journalism is a public service. Why don’t we fund it like one?

Journalism is a public service. Why don’t we fund it like one? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

LOCAL NEWS IS IN DIRE STRAITS. In a quest for profit, publishers have gutted newsrooms and hollowed out coverage of local communities. As the industry struggles to build the business model of the future, it’s missing an opportunity to embrace a funding mechanism that can enshrine journalism as a public service: the special service district. […]


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In 2003, Vin Crosbie wrote a Poynter column suggesting that news organizations “should get ready to use mobile telephone Short Messaging Service (SMS) for news delivery and as a micro-transactions …
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Newspapers’ Stand Against Facebook Is Hypocritical and Doomed—and Absolutely the Right Move

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Journalism 360 Challenge funds 11 projects that explore best practices for immersive storytelling in news

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The projects have been awarded a total of $285,000 to expand on the narratives, ethics and production of virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree video
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Save 8 Days a Year with These Keyboard Shortcuts for Social Media Managers

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I used to think the few seconds I save by using keyboard shortcuts are not useful. I mean, what can I do with those few seconds? A few seconds here and there can add up. And according to Brainscape…
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Press Association wins Google grant to run news service written by computers

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Press Association wins Google grant to use AI to create up to 30,000 local news stories a month in partnership with Urbs Media
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Apple News May Let Publishers Sell Ads Their Own Way

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Apple will let publishers use ad technology they already employ on their sites, like Google's DoubleClick for Publisher, to deliver ads into Apple News.

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(Some of) the thinking behind my new MA in Data Journalism

A few weeks ago I announced that I was launching a new MA in Data Journalism, and promised that I would write more about the thinking behind it. Here, then, are some of the key ideas underpinning the…
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News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are paying for news. 2017 is weird.

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The Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news contains some surprises.
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This new Facebook analytics tool lets publishers compare their mobile and Instant Articles traffic

This new Facebook analytics tool lets publishers compare their mobile and Instant Articles traffic | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook today released a new developer’s tool for publishers to see how their stories are doing on the social media platform. The analytics tool, which is located under the “Publishing…
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Facebook's Campbell Brown: we are launching a news subscription product

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The head of the company's news partnerships said Facebook has heard the cries of publishers....FB
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Mobile journalism helps reporters get closer to the story, new Reuters Institute research finds

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The report found interviewees are more likely to talk to a journalist with mobile equipment than traditional-looking TV crews
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Why Alexa is a big deal? – Ravi Katragadda – Medium

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The little Echo Dot sitting calmly next to my bed never ceases to surprise the futurist in me. I use it for mundane daily tasks like setting alarms and not so mundane tasks like ten minute…
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WordPress.com gives you more options to share your posts on social networks

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WordPress.com is slowly but surely replacing all those clunky social sharing plugins that you use. With today’s update, you can now schedule tweets,..
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Comment: Why The Independent is on shaky ground ethically and legally by lifting court story from Wales Online – Press Gazette

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TV Newsroom to Classroom: What One Prof Learned at His Summer Internship - MediaShift

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In the eight years since I left working in journalism to teach journalism, new technologies, devices and audience habits have fueled a lot of change. This summer, I used a NATPE Faculty Development Grant to spend two weeks at a television news operation, my longest stint in a newsroom sinc
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When The Washington Post’s Ray Daly gave a talk about “JavaScript journalism” at JSConf back in May 2013, Snow Fall had appeared less than six months earlier. Daly showed dozens of examples in which…
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BBC prioritising live video in News app to take on Facebook and Youtube as it looks to win over younger audience

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The Listening Post Collective aims to help newsrooms have more meaningful conversations with their communities

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The evolution of The Economist’s social media team – Severe Contest – Medium

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