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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, 8:04 PM

Info graphs are very cool.

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'Structured journalism' offers readers a different kind of story experience

'Structured journalism' offers readers a different kind of story experience | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
“I think it’s a fallacy to think that reporters haven’t been doing structured journalism all along,” says Smydra. By collecting information and choosing what matters, “they’ve just been skipping the step of annotating it in a structured way.”
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It's certainly worth considering whether journalistic stories need to be told in new ways online, but this from the post seems to me to be key: 

“I think it’s a fallacy to think that reporters haven’t been doing structured journalism all along,” says Smydra. By collecting information and choosing what matters, “they’ve just been skipping the step of annotating it in a structured way.”

 

 

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Devadas's curator insight, July 31, 10:31 PM

It's certainly worth considering whether journalistic stories need to be told in new ways online, but this from the post seems to me to be key: 

“I think it’s a fallacy to think that reporters haven’t been doing structured journalism all along,” says Smydra. By collecting information and choosing what matters, “they’ve just been skipping the step of annotating it in a structured way.”

 

 

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Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: The Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product

Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: The Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

cortes de funcionários e benefícios, uma jogada com jornais locais e agora o kinddle ~ jeff bezos não disse ao q veio. os planos são grandiosos


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Rodrigo Mesquita's curator insight, October 6, 2014 6:06 PM

Jeff Bezos wants to turn the Washington Post into a national publication, and he’s going to use his other company—Amazon.com—to help achieve that goal

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The Midsize Newspaper Is Toast

The Midsize Newspaper Is Toast | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
At some point, there won't be anything left to cut.

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Top Men’s, Women’s Magazines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Top Men’s, Women’s Magazines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Which magazines are performing the best on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Engagement Labs used its eValue social media scoring system to find out.
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Is Facebook a Better Source for News Than Twitter? - Motley Fool

Is Facebook a Better Source for News Than Twitter? - Motley Fool | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The same percentage of users get news from Facebook as Twitter. How'd that happen?
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From the post: "Facebook is aggressively pursuing news content for its platform with Instant Articles. Publications like The Atlantic and NBC News are publishing 20 or more articles a day in the new format, according to The Wall Street Journal. Facebook has also added features to its trending sidebar, allowing users to sort trending topics by category -- e.g. "politics."

"Twitter has been slow to react to Facebook's offensive, but 2015 has seen an accelerated rollout of new products and features. The company purchased live-streaming app Periscope, which builds on its strength in breaking news. More importantly, it has experimented with curation with its "While You Were Away..." feature.

"Later this year, Twitter will introduce Project Lightning, which will curate content around live events. The project will use human curators with newsroom experience to provide a high-quality feed of photos, videos, and comments around several live events per day. This move toward a feed similar to Facebook's will make it much easier to consume the best news content Twitter has to offer. It will be available to logged-out visitors as well as active users."

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iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass - BGR

iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass - BGR | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Though Google Glass debuted with a tremendous amount of hype, the futuristic wearable quickly became the butt of a long-running joke about tech products that no one really wants or needs. Having us...
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A further pointer that Google Glass may not be dead

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Fans suffer as football clubs show journalists the red card | Media | The Guardian - The Guardian

Fans suffer as football clubs show journalists the red card | Media | The Guardian - The Guardian | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Clubs, such as Newcastle United, increasingly turn to in-house reporters and restrict access to national and local press
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How Fact-Checking Journalism is Changing Your News

How Fact-Checking Journalism is Changing Your News | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Around the world, small squadrons of journalists who speed-check facts and figures are changing how media works—and holding public officials to their word.
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Lost newsroom sounds, part 3

Lost newsroom sounds, part 3 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Peta Pixel
Let’s add the photo transmitter to our growing collection of lost newsroom sounds.
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Google Weans Itself Off Of Google+

Google Weans Itself Off Of Google+ | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
 It’s no secret that Google+ didn’t quite work out the way Google envisioned and now, after already moving Google Photos out of the service, it’s starting to decouple Google+ profiles from its regular Google accounts.
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Periscope Edges Meerkat in Users (Infographic)

Periscope Edges Meerkat in Users (Infographic) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Periscope has a slight edge over Meerkat in the fight for users among the two fledgling live-video-streaming applications.
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Japan’s Nikkei Buys The Financial Times Group From Pearson For $1.3B

Japan’s Nikkei Buys The Financial Times Group From Pearson For $1.3B | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Some more M&A afoot in the media industry. Pearson has sold the Financial Times Group to Japan’s Nikkei Inc for £844 million ($1.3 billion) in cash. The news comes after a morning of fervent speculation that the Financial Times was on the block.
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Facebook is no longer a social network. It’s the world's most powerful news reader

Facebook is no longer a social network. It’s the world's most powerful news reader | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It was barely two years ago that things were starting to look absolutely awful for Facebook. Its stock was hitting one new low after another, at one point falling to half of its IPO value. General ...

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Fabrice Marcoux's curator insight, August 6, 2014 2:52 PM

Facebook était condamné, disait-on il y a un an. Et voilà qu'il semble que son orientation ait basculé vers la seconde partie de la mission : non plus être en lien avec ses proches, mais partager ce qui nous intéresse avec le monde.

Mark William's curator insight, July 30, 9:28 AM

“Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.”

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Publishers are hiring Snapchat specialists

Publishers are hiring Snapchat specialists | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Snapchat is the buzziest platform for publishers these days, but it’s also the most high-maintenance, with its own CMS, vertical video requirements and unique features like swipes and disappearing content. That’s why many publishers have dedicated staffers to the app. Whether any of this will pay off is a big open question, but for its early adopters, the chance to build awareness with Snapchat’s Gen Y users make it “too big to ignore,” Laundry Service’s Jason Stein said.

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Using design thinking to reimagine mobile news in Seattle

Using design thinking to reimagine mobile news in Seattle | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The Online News Association is a non-profit membership organization for digital journalists.

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Brian Steffens's curator insight, July 29, 6:08 PM

It's amazing what bright folks can do when motivated and assisted by a dozen really good mentors. Check out the results of the daylong design sprint and prototype exercise.

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How to Interview and Capture Details in the Digital Age

How to Interview and Capture Details in the Digital Age | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In a digital-first news landscape, journalists are providing instant content on social media while simultaneously producing in-depth coverage. It may seem impossible to balance the need for expedie...
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LinkedIn Is Not Facebook, But It Clearly Wants To Be And It's Turning Away Users - Forbes

LinkedIn Is Not Facebook, But It Clearly Wants To Be And It's Turning Away Users - Forbes | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Removes Export Function In A Bizarre Move It's the beginning of the end of LinkedIn. UPDATED: "Since that change, we’ve heard you loud and clear -- that is too long to have to wait for a download of connection information.
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BBC Academy - Journalism - Visual journalism: Motion graphics

BBC Academy - Journalism - Visual journalism: Motion graphics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The BBC’s Global Video Unit creates online motion graphics (infographics) to make sometimes complex facts and figures more interesting and memorable.
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A new Instagram quick edit screen means even Instagram knows filters are passé

It looks like Instagram version 7.3 didn’t just bring new Explore features – but an entirely new edit screen to help quicken the sharing process.
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After Arab Spring, journalism briefly flowered and then withered - Washington Post

After Arab Spring, journalism briefly flowered and then withered - Washington Post | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Reporters and photographers braved street battles, government repression and prison to little avail.
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Journalists outraged by newspaper outsourcing pay rates in India

Journalists outraged by newspaper outsourcing pay rates in India | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Page designers are being recruited in New Delhi for as little as £1,500 a year
The outsourcing of production work by newspaper companies has become increasingly common over the last decade.
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Facebook users in Europe can now assign someone to manage their account when they die

Facebook users in Europe can now assign someone to manage their account when they die | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook users in the US have been able to nominate someone to manage their account pages after they pass away – allowing it to be turned into a sort of memorial, if desired – but the company has only just now started rolling the option out for UK...
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Why don’t The New York Times (and other news organizations) link out to sources more often?

Why don’t The New York Times (and other news organizations) link out to sources more often? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Like many other news organizations, The New York Times wrote about the recent high-profile resignations at Gawker (here’s the link), and like a few others, it chose not to link to the root of the Gawker upheaval, a story about a male escort’s...
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The BBC show that proves ‘clickbait’ isn’t the only stuff readers want

The BBC show that proves ‘clickbait’ isn’t the only stuff readers want | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A lot has been written about the importance of audience metrics in newsrooms recently, and the predicted impact of assigning goals every month to individual journalists, something we’re about to start doing in one of the newsrooms I work with in...
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From the post: "A group of academics create the top 40 of stories based on how popular they have been online,primarily through social media sharing and viewing. For anyone who thinks such an approach means the UK’s most popular news story is a skating cat, it’s time to think again."

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