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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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Advice for young journalists from Martin Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post

Advice for young journalists from Martin Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
'They need to educate themselves in all of the tools that we now have available to us, and at the same time they also need to be entrepreneurial'
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A day in the life of a journalist in 2027: Reporting meets AI

A day in the life of a journalist in 2027: Reporting meets AI | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

What might a day in the life of a journalist look like 10 years from now? What would have taken weeks or months of reporting by an investigative team today could take a lone journalist aided by artificial intelligence only one day. It’s not science fiction. The fictional scenario below was inspired by the very […]


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Journalism needs to change in the wake of the UK election — but how?

Journalism needs to change in the wake of the UK election — but how? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In the wake of this shock result should journalists now abandon their previously-held beliefs about covering elections? Or is there a danger that we’re replacing one set of shibboleths with fresh…
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It's not the job of journalists to predict the election result, rather to report on the campaign. And YouGov did predict the result accurately, using data analysis of electorates rather than polling. Which suggests it's polling that needs to change.
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Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]

Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic] | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A visual, easy-to-understand explanation of public domain, including a flow chart to help you decide whether you can legally use an online image or not.

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Creative Commons remains the best licensing system that promotes creative work and its appreciated.
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How Trinity Mirror’s Data Unit created the 2015 election interactive ‘Find My Seat’

How Trinity Mirror’s Data Unit created the 2015 election interactive ‘Find My Seat’ | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
During the 2015 UK general election the Trinity Mirror Data Unit created a special interactive tool which allowed readers to find out more about their own constituency. The Find My Seat tool was used…
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How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide

How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Michelle Nijhuis reports on a course at the University of Washington, in Seattle, that teaches students to approach data-backed claims with skepticism.
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How to use Instagram to cover an election – Thoughts On Journalism – Medium

How to use Instagram to cover an election – Thoughts On Journalism – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
During this year’s mayoral elections one of my MA Online Journalism students, Sam Gould, adopted an Instagram-first publishing strategy during the lead up to the vote, and on the day of the count…
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10 tools to tackle common problems journalists face

10 tools to tackle common problems journalists face | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Few industries have been as affected by technology as much as journalism. More than just a seismic shift from print to web to mobile devices, news now is gathered with the help of all types of tools, and smart newsrooms are making sure there’s as much room for social teams or podcast studios as for […]


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Facebook will let publishers convert Instant Articles to Google AMP and Apple News formats

Facebook will let publishers convert Instant Articles to Google AMP and Apple News formats | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The move comes after a number of high-profile publishers have stepped back from Facebook's distributed-content offering, preferring to direct Facebook mobile users to their websites.
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Netflix for news? Now at 500,000 subscribers, Scribd is training its sights on journalism

Netflix for news? Now at 500,000 subscribers, Scribd is training its sights on journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
By now, the game plan is all-too familiar: Build an enormous library of content, then charge people a small monthly fee for access to it. Spotify did it with music. Netflix did it with video. Now S…
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Google Lens will let smartphone cameras understand what they see and take action

Google Lens will let smartphone cameras understand what they see and take action | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
At Google's I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new technology called Google Lens. The idea with the product is to leverage Google's..
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3 smartphone apps for creating time-lapse videos on the go

3 smartphone apps for creating time-lapse videos on the go | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Check out these free apps to make stunning visuals for social media
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Google Assistant is taking on Siri, search, and the future of computing

Google Assistant is taking on Siri, search, and the future of computing | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The machine is learning
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The Economist is using Medium to give readers an inside look at its reporting and production

The Economist is using Medium to give readers an inside look at its reporting and production | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
"We're always asking: How do I know that I'm not wasting my time on a platform by chasing vanity metrics? If we focus on traffic, we miss quality."
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A new Twitter test puts a bunch of current events across the top of user timelines

A new Twitter test puts a bunch of current events across the top of user timelines | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Twitter is trying help people find popular events.
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Journalists, Let's Create Stories for Alexa - MediaShift

Journalists, Let's Create Stories for Alexa - MediaShift | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
“Alexa, tell me how to make chilaquiles.” This was one of the conversational commands University of Southern California journalism students programmed when creating a new skill for the Amazon Echo device that uses Alexa voice-powered technology.
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9 tips for writing stronger headlines

9 tips for writing stronger headlines | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Headlines are lifelines to our readers. They grab attention, build trust and help time-pressed consumers focus on the stories they care most about. Here are nine ways to write engaging, accurate he…
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The 8 startups that will upgrade your newsroom – Startups for News – Medium

The 8 startups that will upgrade your newsroom – Startups for News – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Helps online publishers recover the revenue they are losing to adblockers. Blockthroug uses its patent-pending Accelerated Ad Reinsertion™ (AAR), that identifies adblock users in real time, enabling…
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Why newsrooms should be thinking differently about social data

Why newsrooms should be thinking differently about social data | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In other words, social data shouldn’t just be about measuring content distribution – it can also be used in the editorial process itself, right at the ideation stage.Many newsrooms already have particular ways of integrating social analytics and metrics into their workflows. Morning editors will keep a close eye on the stories that saw heavy engagement overnight as a means of informing their coverage in the early part of the day.But in a digital publishing space that is more competitive, where publishers have to fight hard to gain attention in news feeds, there’s room for much more creativity and with the data. We look at three ways that newsrooms can look at harnessing social data to improve their content and storytelling....
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Three ways that publishers should be rethinking how they use social metrics in their workflows.

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The Times (of London) is expanding from digital to print (in Ireland)

The Times of London is expanding its Irish edition from digital into print, a move that bucks against a continued trend of declining daily print sales in the country and elsewhere.

The Times launched its digital-only Ireland edition in September 2015 (after a failed legal challenge from the Iri…
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Who’s really driving traffic to articles? Depends on the subject: Facebook (lifestyle, entertainment) or Google (tech, business, sports)

When you're publishing to Facebook, or tweaking a headline to align with some carefully honed SEO strategy, how closely do you take note of story topic?

New research from Parse.ly suggests that news organizations trying to make the most of Facebook referrals and Google search traffic need to be …
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Twitter as a data source: An overview of tools for journalists | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism

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This tool tells you when sources try to make quiet changes online

This tool tells you when sources try to make quiet changes online | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles that highlight digital tools for journalists. You can read the others here. Got a tool we should talk about? Let Ren know! We’v…
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Virtual and Augmented Realities: Asking the right questions and traveling the path ahead

Virtual and Augmented Realities: Asking the right questions and traveling the path ahead | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The past year has been big for virtual and augmented reality: new VR hardware for consumers came to market, from smartphone-powered options to desktop-powered systems. Developers started exploring AR…
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