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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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‘Scary, fast, ugly media revolution is vital for progress’ says Vice founder – Press Gazette

‘Scary, fast, ugly media revolution is vital for progress’ says Vice founder – Press Gazette | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Mark My Words: Medium Will Win — Here’s Why – The Startup

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Facebook Live: Too Much, Too Soon

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The Times has been producing live video for Facebook with very mixed results. It’s time to find a better way.
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5 qualities of innovative leaders in today’s media

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Successful innovators create a culture of optimism.
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How CIR created an investigative series just for Instagram

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Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Instagram account has doubled its followers in the past year. And beginning today, those followers, old and new, will get a project create…
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Tragic images of children captured by photojournalists over time

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In most cultures, children are valued as precious gifts of life — treasured icons of hope. That stands in stark contrast to photographs circulated this week of a small, lifeless refugee child…
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CNN just launched a new drone division. Here’s what they plan to do with it.

CNN just launched a new drone division. Here’s what they plan to do with it. | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
For months, anticipation has been building about the prospect of journalists sending drones skyward to cover the news. At long last, after many months and piles of red tape, the Federal Aviation Ad…
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A CNN lançou uma editoria de... drones!
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How The Wall Street Journal plans to reach 3 million subscribers

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Like many newspapers, The Wall Street Journal is betting that reader support will be a lynchpin of its business as print advertising continues to fade. So Dow Jones, the Journal’s publisher, …
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The Washington Post rolls out automation for the Olympic Games, gearing up for US election coverage

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Results, alerts for upcoming events, and national medal tallies are automated using a system built in-house called Heliograf
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Designing news products with empathy: How to plan for individual users’ needs and stresses

Designing news products with empathy: How to plan for individual users’ needs and stresses | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
"Identifying stress cases helps us see the spectrum of varied and imperfect ways humans encounter our products, especially taking into consideration moments of stress, anxiety, and urgency."
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#Rio2016: 7 data stories and interactives from the first week of the Olympic Games

#Rio2016: 7 data stories and interactives from the first week of the Olympic Games | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
How are news outlets making the most of the abundance of data available about the Olympics?
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Gary Stevens's curator insight, August 13, 11:48 AM
Some good examples of visualisations based on Rio olympics data - including 'closest body match'. (Me? One of three weightlifters, since you ask.)
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Why Snapchat’s New Feature Will Be Pivotal (And Why Marketers Are So Excited) — Stories by Buffer

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Smartshot - Screen capture, Annotate and Share screenshot [Chrome]

Smartshot - Screen capture, Annotate and Share screenshot [Chrome] | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Smartshot gives you the easiest way to capture your screen and share it with one-click uploads.


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The Tale of English

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Anglo-Saxon origin words are in bold; French-Latinate in italics.
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Off topic maybe, but interesting
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RIP Gawker - but was it producing journalism?

RIP Gawker - but was it producing journalism? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
I remember clearly, in Gawker’s early days, when my old friend Nick Denton insisted that what his new blog was producing was not journalism…
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BuzzFeed is separating its entertainment and news divisions, pushing both further into video

BuzzFeed is separating its entertainment and news divisions, pushing both further into video | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
BuzzFeed may have always felt like two things, especially to non-media types: a viral entertainment powerhouse, and a Very Serious news division.
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These are some of the coolest experiments in digital news coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics

These are some of the coolest experiments in digital news coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
We'll be updating this list throughout the Olympics, so send us your favorites.
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The answer to journalism’s biz model problem? Subscription redux — ART + marketing

The answer to journalism’s biz model problem? Subscription redux — ART + marketing | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
As the news business seeks a model to maximise its revenue and make its content production super efficient, could a new conception of…
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Google Says It Wants to Help Publishers Fight Facebook

Google Says It Wants to Help Publishers Fight Facebook | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The search giant says it is helping the open web, but some publishers say it wants to help itself.
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Martim Neto Mariano's curator insight, August 21, 8:40 AM
Google wants to help publishers fight Facebook
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Twitter’s lack of urgency is dragging it down

Twitter’s lack of urgency is dragging it down | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Jack Dorsey’s 2015 to-do list remains largely undone. Here’s my own to-do list for Twitter in mid-2016.
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Tool for journalists: Bloom, for curating hyperlocal news personalised to your readers

Tool for journalists: Bloom, for curating hyperlocal news personalised to your readers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This free tool enables publishers to geotag their articles, allowing readers to filter hyperlocal news stories where they are
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Report: Automated fact-checking is coming (and soon)

Report: Automated fact-checking is coming (and soon) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The British fact-checking organization Full Fact published on Wednesday a road map for automated fact-checking. The document argues that fully automated fact-checking is not a far-fetched fantasy b…
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NPR joins tide of publishers getting rid of comments

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Citing an ineffective experience that was not particularly well-used, NPR on Wednesday announced that it’s getting rid of website comments in favor of other means of communication with listen…
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'Success does not come overnight': YouTubers go to class to learn secrets of turning online fame into fortune

'Success does not come overnight': YouTubers go to class to learn secrets of turning online fame into fortune | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Many people see YouTube stars as the real rock stars of today, but only a select few of them have figured out how to get paid like a guitar god.

YouTube is trying to change that, and this week ran its own school of rock for almost famous video creators.

The recently opened YouTube Space in Toronto wrapped up its first set of workshops designed to help YouTubers grow their channels into a successful livelihood.

The workshops were part of the lead-up to Saturday night's YouTube FanFest, where the site's biggest stars like Toronto's Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, will perform and meet their fans....


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YouTube marketing? Yes, you can

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Youtube scholl for rock and almost famous video creators ~
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What we learned from our first week using Instagram Stories

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Instagram Stories has been out for a week and whatever your views on it borrowing so heavily from Snapchat, it’s here. We decided to test…
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