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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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The brand-new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism, now available

The brand-new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism, now available | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

EQUIPPING YOU FOR THE FOURTH REVOLUTION IN JOURNALISM Yet again, journalism is undergoing radical change. James Harding, the BBC's director of news and current affairs, speaks of a fourth revolution in journalism. First there was print, and then came the first three revolutions: • Radio • Television • Online Each caused radical upheaval in their turn. The fourth revolution, which is taking place right now, is being caused by mobile technology. The brand new 2nd edition of Multimedia Journalism is designed to help student journalists join that fourth revolution.

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Destination unknown: Trinity Mirror, the Bristol Post and the erosion of local media

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How the latest acquisition of Trinity Mirror will continue to take the ‘local’ out of Local World

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How Facebook’s News Feed Weeds Out Clickbait

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Until now, Facebook ranked stories in News Feed with an emphasis on what you click, Like, comment on and share. But thanks to insights from new qualitative..

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From the post: "This algorithmic tuning has allowed Facebook’s feed to stay fresh after nearly a decade. It’s too smart to let spammers drown the feed in crappy marketing, scandalous headlines, or non-stop posts. Meanwhile, the algorithm ensures that no matter how many friends you add, the feed stays relevant."

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The sun never sets on The Times: How and why the British paper built its new weekly international app

The sun never sets on The Times: How and why the British paper built its new weekly international app | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

"We're pursuing the idea of editions everywhere. An edition is something that can be finished.

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The (London) Times shows faith in the relevance of a finished edition in online news, something we explore in depth in Chapter 7 of the new edition of Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide

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News is a product: A new report outlines best practices for news product managers

News is a product: A new report outlines best practices for news product managers | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

We end every year here at Nieman Lab with our annual predictions package, and one of the main themes that emerged out of the more than 100 contributions we received looking forward to 2016 was that product management would prove to become even more...

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From the post: "Product managers “will be the interdisciplinary heart of media organizations where editorial and business come together to create better products, drawing a page from Silicon Valley’s playbook,” "

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Check out this tool for multimedia storytelling

Check out this tool for multimedia storytelling | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
For each element of a story, there is a form that fits best. We designed the flow chart helps to decide which part of a story is better told as text, with pictures, videos, maps, infographics or charts.
 
Warning: This tool only suggests the most appropriate forms. Which and how many of them are used, depends on the story and the resources. This tool does not help in deciding the order in which the forms are used.
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From a suggestion by Martin Bellam, text presented via Google Translate

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What if a newsroom treated its audience as a fount of story ideas rather than a faceless group of people consuming articles conceived and crafted by journalists?

What if a newsroom treated its audience as a fount of story ideas rather than a faceless group of people consuming articles conceived and crafted by journalists? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

You might be thinking backward if your newsroom sticks to the following formula: Editors sit around and decide which stories should be told.

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From the post: "This brand of reporting, which has been called "discovery journalism," has its roots in the personal, questing reportage of New Journalism pioneered by the likes of Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe in the 1960s and has manifested in the last two years with breakout hits like "Serial" and "Mystery Show." Both programs are concerned with showing audiences how and why reporters gather their facts and give listeners a front-row seat as editors and producers try to make sense of them."

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The New York Times and WBUR are bringing ‘Modern Love’ essays to life with sounds and celebrity reads

The New York Times and WBUR are bringing ‘Modern Love’ essays to life with sounds and celebrity reads | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

"We're trying to touch people just through sound, in a really profound way."

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Masterclass 4: Creating a mashed-up RSS feed of news or information | Andy Bull

Masterclass 4: Creating a mashed-up RSS feed of news or information | Andy Bull | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

In Chapter 10 of Multimedia Journalism we looked at creating email bulletins and, in module 10B4within that chapter, at how you can mash up RSS feeds from a number of sources to create a new, curated RSS feed of targeted news or information.

One element of that tuition now needs updating. The text below forms that update.

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Immersive journalism: What virtual reality means for the future of storytelling and empathy-casting - TechRepublic

Immersive journalism: What virtual reality means for the future of storytelling and empathy-casting - TechRepublic | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

As The New York Times brings new attention to VR, immersive journalism could drive not only changes in the media industry, but mainstream adoption of the technology.

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Highlights and lowlights of journalism innovation in 2015 | Poynter.

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A Global Leader in Journalism | Journalism training, media news & how to's

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BuzzFeed's Apple Watch app is a needy virtual pet

BuzzFeed's Apple Watch app is a needy virtual pet | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
When you install an Apple Watch companion app, you typically expect something that reflects the experience you get on your iPhone. News on your phone means ne...
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write, edit, blog: Why old media still smashes it when things really matter

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Latest Facebook News Feed Algorithm Tweak: High Ratings and Likely Engagement

Latest Facebook News Feed Algorithm Tweak: High Ratings and Likely Engagement | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Facebook’s constant fine-tuning of its News Feed took another step forward with Monday’s announcement that the social network is now using qualitative feedback to deliver the most relevant posts to users.

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App for journalists: Lrn, for learning to code

App for journalists: Lrn, for learning to code | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Learn more about HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python or Ruby during your coffee break or commute with this app

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What's it like being a motor racing correspondent? Q&A with Kevin Eason of The Times

What's it like being a motor racing correspondent? Q&A with Kevin Eason of The Times | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

The Times' motor racing correspondent, Kevin Eason, on what his role involves on a daily basis and why keeping in touch with people is essential

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Great advice and insignts on the job of a motor racing correspondent, from one of the best in the business

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Remain calm, keep recording and other tips for high-conflict reporting

Remain calm, keep recording and other tips for high-conflict reporting | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

When the National Press Photographers Association and the University of Georgia’s journalism school held a symposium to examine First Amendment issues earlier this month, they didn’t wa…...

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Jeff Bezos on The Washington Post’s digital strategy, the future of print, and sending Trump to space

Jeff Bezos on The Washington Post’s digital strategy, the future of print, and sending Trump to space | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

The Post and Amazon owner met with the paper’s staffers in a town hall meeting this morning.

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Bezos discussed the future of the Post’s print edition, the state of diversity in the newsroom, and the importance of turning users who visit the Post online into paying customers.

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Crowdfunding is on the rise for journalism, Pew report finds

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Although crowdfunding is still “a drop in the bucket” when compared to the multi-million dollar business of print advertising, journalists are increasingly turning to their audiences fo…...

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Great examples of multimedia storytelling: from Martin Bellam

Great examples of multimedia storytelling: from Martin Bellam | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

I’ve been in Zürich, talking to people at SRF about multimedia story-telling. One thing I’ve picked up during the day is this storytelling tool from MAZ.ch.

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Some great examples of current multimedia storytelling linked to from this post

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BuzzFeed launches in Japan, with some help from Yahoo Japan

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BuzzFeed on Tuesday launched BuzzFeed Japan, the company's eleventh international edition.

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Time to rebrand comments

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"The focus will shift from 'Say anything, whoever you are' to 'How can our most dedicated readers contribute — to the debate, to the reporting, to the work of our journalists?'"

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Online Journalism Blog: Note to journalism schools: give us new heroes

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Big data triggers predictive journalism

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"By using available data, journalists will be able to orchestrate predictions and write tomorrow's headlines and stories accordingly."

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The Washington Post recreates the mobile game sensation Flappy Bird for the 2016 campaign season

The Washington Post recreates the mobile game sensation Flappy Bird for the 2016 campaign season | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Where do you get your news? How do you get your news? It's no surprise that the channels through which readers (users? customers?) can access timely information on what’s happening in the world are multiplying. The Washington Post is trying... delivering good old #content: through a free 8-bit–style phone game in the vein of the short-lived mobile phenomenon Flappy Bird.

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Interesting experiment in delivering news through gaming.

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The amplification of audio storytelling

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"What are the stories that are going to break through the noise? Which topics would inspire engagement and build community?"

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