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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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New Washington Post 'flexible' homepage completes site redesign

New Washington Post 'flexible' homepage completes site redesign | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The publishing process on the outlet's website is now entirely powered by Arc, a collaborative tool developed by engineers and journalists
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Is comics journalism making a comeback?

Is comics journalism making a comeback? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
New projects are integrating traditional art with digital innovation, and the medium's proponents believe it can tell stories in a way other media may not
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Twitter now lets you pin tweets to the top of your profile on iOS and Android

Twitter now lets you pin tweets to the top of your profile on iOS and Android | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Twitter’s always been a mobile-first platform, but some functionality has always been limited to the Web interface. Today one of those features is coming to mobile: you can now pin tweets to your profile on iOS and Android.
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Staying informed: IJNet introduces a journalism safety toolkit

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From the post: This week, we’re debuting a journalism safety toolkit built on the data publishing platform Silk. Throughout the toolkit, you’ll find IJNet's resource articles and tips sheets on how to protect yourself in tough environments — be it physical safety or digital security. 

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How print is still a growing market for some UK magazines | Press Gazette

How print is still a growing market for some UK magazines | Press Gazette | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Press Gazette, Britain's Journalism Weekly: news, analysis and jobs
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Newsonomics: Why native apps still matter in the Age of Distribution

Newsonomics: Why native apps still matter in the Age of Distribution | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Social distribution and the open web generate huge numbers — but readers who use news organizations' native smartphone apps are far more loyal and engaged. In today's economics of news, those readers are paying more of the bills.

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Brian Steffens's curator insight, August 17, 5:29 PM

The conversation around native apps vs. mobile browser seems surprisingly similar to premium vs. programmatic advertising. What's more important: a well educated, well paid, loyal, engaged audience .. or number of clicks, exposures? I know, it probably shouldn't be an either-or scenario .... but it pretty much is at this moment.

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Cody Simpson donates his Twitter account to a Syrian refugee - The Independent

Cody Simpson donates his Twitter account to a Syrian refugee - The Independent | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Cody Simpson handed over his Twitter account to a Syrian refugee to launch a digital storytelling initiative highlighting human suffering endured every day across the globe.
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Push it: Why the Detroit Free Press is sending out more notifications

Push it: Why the Detroit Free Press is sending out more notifications | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of stories on how news organizations manage their mobile news alerts.
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Digg is building a new commenting platform

Digg is building a new commenting platform | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The team at Digg is spinning up a new project to improve the way people discuss news on the aggregator.
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Interesting development in light of this situation, outlined in tthe post: "This year could be a tipping point in how media companies employ reader comments and conversation. A number of publishers have either shut down or put their comments on indefinite hiatus."

Can Digg regain relevance as a place where moderated discussion on news stories can take place?

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How a pop-up newsroom helped a Boston news nonprofit connect with readers

How a pop-up newsroom helped a Boston news nonprofit connect with readers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
DigBoston news and features editor Chris Faraone started the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism this year because he wanted to produce more rigorous local journalism that connects with readers online and off.
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New Financial Times And Economist Owners Ponder The Future Of Digital Media

New Financial Times And Economist Owners Ponder The Future Of Digital Media | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
 Who saw the recent sale of the Financial Times (FT) from Pearson to Nikkei for $1.3 billion coming?
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Nobody uses 'LOL' anymore, Facebook study reveals - Daily Mail

Nobody uses 'LOL' anymore, Facebook study reveals - Daily Mail | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Inspired by an article in The New Yorker called 'Hahaha vs Hehehe', the social networking giant decided to look into 'e-laughing' and how patterns have changed.
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9 clever ways to automate your small business with IFTTT

9 clever ways to automate your small business with IFTTT | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more. Want your tagged Facebook photos backed up on Google Drive? IFTTT can do that.
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No 3 is a great tip for keeping tabs on rival news organisatons' story updates

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How to create a GIF from a video, a screencast, or a bunch of images - Storybench

How to create a GIF from a video, a screencast, or a bunch of images - Storybench | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Animated GIFs are great. They’re more lightweight than video, take very little time to produce, and, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then GIFs are arguably worth a whole lot more. (In recent news, GIF clearing house Giphy recently released a camera app to record from your phone.) Increasingly, GIFs are being used by journalists to [...]
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Instagram photos no longer have to be square

Instagram photos no longer have to be square | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Instagram is making a huge change to the way photos and videos are posted on the platform: they no longer have to be square. That means you can now share photos and videos in their full unadulterated glory, whether in landscape or portrait format.
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Vine rolls out new music tools that help you make perfect looping videos

Vine rolls out new music tools that help you make perfect looping videos | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Vine is rolling out a new music-focused tool for video creators on its network called ‘Snap to Beat’. The option, Vine says, will make it a doddle to create looping six second videos that sync perfectly.
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Pro smartphone journalism part 2: Hand-held shooting tips

Pro smartphone journalism part 2: Hand-held shooting tips | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In a follow-up to his first piece on stabilizing rigs for your mobile camera, Packer offers breathing techniques, shooting postures and other ways to ensure a clear shot. 
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12 basics of interviewing, listening and note-taking | Poynter.

12 basics of interviewing, listening and note-taking | Poynter. | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A Global Leader in Journalism | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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How YouTube videos changed the way I see one left-wing commentator

How YouTube videos changed the way I see one left-wing commentator | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
I used to dislike Owen Jones for a living… at least partially.
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Good insight into how journalists can use YouTube effectively. This from the post: "Jones’ YouTube videos have changed my view of him, because they allow him to come across as funnier, more nuanced and project his passion for the subjects he talks about more directly at the viewer.

"And there’s another big difference. Unlike the often impenetrable divide between professional commentators above the line and readers ‘below the line’, YouTube – for all its outright crazy commmenters – can inspire a different sense of intimacy and encourage creators to respond to their viewers, both the positive and the negative ones."

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Can't see how anyone can dislike Owen Jones but an interesting read nonetheless.

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News Corp CEO attacks Google and more with an alphabet of insults

News Corp CEO attacks Google and more with an alphabet of insults | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson – the Grand Moff Tarkin to Rupert Murdoch’s Darth Vader – has once again attacked Google, accusing it of “piracy, zealotry and kleptocracy.” He also went in hard on LinkedIn (“a pretender”) and showed his fists to...
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First speakers announced for news:rewired 'in focus' event on newsgathering and verification

First speakers announced for news:rewired 'in focus' event on newsgathering and verification | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The first in a new series of half-day events will look at the issue of social media newsgathering and verification skills, tools and best practice
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Millennials And Money: A Guide To Covering Millennials

Millennials And Money: A Guide To Covering Millennials | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Reynolds Center Graduate Assistant Rian Bosse invented our Millennials And Money column.  As he moves on to new duties at the Cronkite School, we asked him to share some departing thoughts about covering millennials.
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Here are the domains Donald Trump bought to prevent trolling (and a few he didn’t)

Here are the domains Donald Trump bought to prevent trolling (and a few he didn’t) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Website domains can help identify an individual or brand on the Internet, but can also serve trolls. Donald Trump is covering both ends of that, and has snapped up some domains he (or his campaign, at least) feels may do him an injustice.
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Football fans need to cry foul on clubs that ban journalists

Football fans need to cry foul on clubs that ban journalists | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Newspapers have found themselves relegated to a media second division - so what are the teams trying to hide?Football clubs have been upset by critical newspaper coverage for as long as there have been football clubs and newspapers.
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From the post: "Owners’ attempts at news management, in order to promote positive messages about their clubs, can be used to stifle public interest concerns about the way in which they run their companies. Vested interests require journalistic inquiry."

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From the post: "Owners’ attempts at news management, in order to promote positive messages about their clubs, can be used to stifle public interest concerns about the way in which they run their companies. Vested interests require journalistic inquiry."

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Jon Stewart's lessons for journalism - Commonweal (blog)

Jon Stewart's lessons for journalism - Commonweal (blog) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart's lessons for journalism
Commonweal (blog)
Years ago I interviewed a portrait artist whose portfolio included some distinctly unappealing clients.
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From the post: "One of the many brilliant aspects of Stewart's 'Daily Show' was that he knew the surest way to skewer ignorance or bigotry is to simply let it speak for itself. He made most of his points simply by running footage of the target."

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