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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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Are tech and media becoming the same beat? Financial Times has a reporter in L.A. to cover the convergence

Are tech and media becoming the same beat? Financial Times has a reporter in L.A. to cover the convergence | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
When Disney announced last week that it was launching a streaming service to compete with Netflix, Financial Times tech reporter Tim Bradshaw couldn’t get to the story. The former Londoner wa…
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Here’s why 4 publishers jumped onto Facebook Watch

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A year ago, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram launched “Titletown, TX,” a real-world version of “Friday Night Lights.” Over 20 mini-documentaries, the Star-Telegram followed the …
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How to Make Your Facebook Page Cover Photo Stand Out

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Your Facebook Page cover photo is one of the first things people will see when they visit your Facebook Page. That is exactly why it is so important to make the best first impression possible and for…
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‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism

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I’ve spent the last eight years building the case for using audience data in newsrooms and the tools and culture required to make it a force for good. So reading Franklin Foer’s piece When Silicon…
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This free tool will help you pause the flood of email with just one click

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Ever feel overwhelmed by all that email? This week’s tool offers a way to stop it, at least for a bit. Kristen Hare: Hi, Ren! I’m ready for our next tool! And also for my kids to be back in s…
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The European Union’s new data privacy rules will make companies worldwide clean up their online security, or else

Sweeping reforms are set to take charge of European consumers' online privacy and data concerns next spring, but the impact could be global — and a huge win for consumer privacy advocates. The regulation applies if the companies collecting or storing data are based in the European Union or deal …
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In 2017, the one thing every digital-native news outlet needs is a newsletter (not an app)

In 2017, the one thing every digital-native news outlet needs is a newsletter (not an app) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Newsletter > Apple News > podcast > app: In terms of how digital-native news outlets get their information out, the newsletter wins. That's according to a digital news fact sheet from Pew Research Center, released Monday. It looks at 36 news outlets that originated online and have at least 10 milli…
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The New York Times Needs Two Bold Moves (updated version)

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The New York Times should accelerate the shift underlined in its latest quarterly results: reconsidering the daily print product and moving aggressively abroad. The quarterly earnings season always…
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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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With teamwork and hustle, Toledo Blade dominated after Charlottesville attack

With teamwork and hustle, Toledo <i>Blade</i> dominated after Charlottesville attack | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

It’s not often that The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, takes an all-hands-on-deck approach to a national story rooted in a city nearly 550 miles away. But it happened this week. A large rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, when a man in a Dodge Challenger drove into a crowd of […]


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It’s time to kill the personal website

It’s time to kill the personal website | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It’s the year 2017 — social media sites are competing for attention, and even the powerful and highly-regarded use blogging sites like Medium. With that in mind, does the average user need a personal website? Who are You, and What do You Want? Usually I see people put together personal websites to advertise themselves as …
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My thought: social media and platforms such as Medium are essential means for journalists to build and buttress their personal brand, but you still need a personal website, using your name in the URL, to present yourself fully, and to cement your identity online.
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If I Ran a Newspaper…. – Whither news? – Medium

If I Ran a Newspaper…. – Whither news? – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A wise editor I know described his newspaper’s situation this way: “We have two houses. One is on fire and the other isn’t built yet. So our problem is that we have to fight the flames in the old…
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Andy Bull's curator insight, August 10, 3:11 AM
Lots of great insights here, but it's hard to see how any of this can be achieved if people won't pay for it. Some legacy news brands are beginning to make paywalls work. Could there be a parallel between paid-for news and vinyl? Streaming was supposed to destroy sales of vinyl. It hasn't, and vinyl is enjoying a resurgence.
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Facebook wants to help news publishers sell subscriptions, but says it doesn’t want a cut of the revenue

Facebook wants to help news publishers sell subscriptions, but says it doesn’t want a cut of the revenue | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn’t want publishers’ data, either.
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NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A new Polis report by Petra Olsson considering the ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism. This report was produced as part of the Polis Newsroom fellowship scheme with the Swedish new…
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Google Is Developing Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content

Google Is Developing Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” upping the ante in a race among tech giants to dominate news dissemination on smartphones.
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Ex-Google VP: Android is the reason your phone takes worse pics than iPhone

Ex-Google VP: Android is the reason your phone takes worse pics than iPhone | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Former Google executive and head of mobile says iPhone's camera has convinced him "he would never use an Android phone for photos."
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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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NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show

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"We're certainly walking before we're running, but we're actually sort of jogging before we're running."
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Pushing messaging platforms beyond their boundaries

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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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Why were Facebook, Google, and Amazon so quiet about net neutrality?

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In the weeks leading up to Wednesday’s day of protest over net neutrality in the U.S., big tech names signed on to join the fight to keep it. Among them were some of the biggest names on the internet…
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