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10 free tools for creating infographics | Creative Bloq

10 free tools for creating infographics | Creative Bloq | SpisanieTO | Scoop.it

...The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it's occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process.


We've selected our favourites here. They're all free, or offer free versions. Let us know which ones you get on best with...

Via Jeff Domansky
JBass Learning's curator insight, August 21, 2014 6:50 PM

Some really useful looking tools 

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 2014 4:26 AM

I know nothing about this but it looks like a good starting point...:-)))

Luis Cano's curator insight, August 23, 2014 4:02 PM

Herramientas de Infograficas ...

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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | SpisanieTO | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

Via Robin Good, Kim Flintoff, catspyjamasnz, Paula Silva
Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:39 AM

Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:53 PM

Valuable collection of the art of curation from Robin Good.

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6 case studies & infographics: the optimal time to send emails

6 case studies & infographics: the optimal time to send emails | SpisanieTO | Scoop.it

Email has the potential to deliver a strong ROI for marketers, though the precise response rates depend on a number of factors including the subject line, type of offers and the time of day the email is sent.

The best way of accurately finding the optimal time of day to send your emails is to run tests, taking into account fluctuations around pay day and annual events such as Christmas and bank holidays.

According to the Econsultancy/Adestra Email Marketing Industry Census 2013 only half of businesses (49%) are currently testing the time and day of their email messages, so either the other 51% already know the optimum time or they're working off a hunch. 


So to give some food for thought on where to start looking and testing, here are six case studies and infographics that look at the best time and day of the week to send emails...

Via Lauren Moss
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John van den Brink's curator insight, May 10, 2013 2:23 PM

Great infographic!

Susan Myburgh's comment, May 13, 2013 10:09 PM
None of these take into account time zone changes. For example, I live in Australia and deal with Africa, Europe and the US. Just sayin'.
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How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less | SpisanieTO | Scoop.it

Learn how to create stunning infographics - without spending hundreds of dollars on a graphic designer or losing your mind - in just 30 minutes or less.

From word clouds to network data visualizations, infographics have become a primary format for content in a relatively short period of time. Although the ‘infographic’ is nothing new, its proliferation and evolution has been nothing short of exponential in the past few years.

Whether you love them or hate them, the rising popularity of infographics can’t be denied.

Via Baiba Svenca, Abi Woldhuis, BookChook, Neil Ferree
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 7, 2013 4:29 PM

Really excellent how-to using the impressive Piktochart infographic tool.

Neil Ferree's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:05 AM

Infographics done right and done well can generate lots of traffic to your http://bit.ly/RichSnippet and build your brand

Charles-Louis Mazerolles's curator insight, March 8, 2013 3:28 AM

good tool to know :-)

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Piktochart Infographic & Graphic Design Tool for Non-Designers [Scenttrail Review]

Piktochart Infographic & Graphic Design Tool for Non-Designers [Scenttrail Review] | SpisanieTO | Scoop.it

Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce simple and high quality graphics. Create free infographics here.

Marty (@Scenttrail) Review
I used Piktochart yesterday to create an infographic to support my 5 Easy Email Marketing Tips (http://sco.lt/7T6pTF ). I am NOT a graphic designer, but I found Piktochart helped me think like one.

Creation of my first "infographic", and I put infographic in quotes not to offend any true infographic pro, took about two hours. Piktochart's User Interface is excellent, intuitive and drag and drop friendly.

At first I tried to do everything IN Piktochart. Then I noticed they have a robust import tool so I created a draft in the tool, took a screen shot, sized the screen shot up to their 600 x 400 and worked on it in photoshop.

Piktochart, if you are reading this, you may want to make an export tool that is as easy to use as your import tool. If I could export a block at a time it would be ideal. Even when I was finished and published I manipulated some spacing of the infographic by selecting and moving blocks in Photoshop.

The tool comes complete with icons like the bulls eye and pad. I couldn't understand how to color my fonts (their styling options seem to not come up the way they are supposed too) so I added the text color in Photoshop and important the resulting block overlaying what was there.

My process made the graphic HEAVY since I had 2 copies of everything, so it would be great to export, work on a block in Photoshop, import it back in and then overlay on a blank canvas. The only way I can see to do that now is start over.

Creating visual support for our blog posts is so important Piktochart is a great new tool for any content marketer / blogger. Interesting to note my infographic of 5 Easy Email Tips got 3x the views and shares of my written Scoop. We know the visual marketing revolution is upon us, so getting as good as someone like Mark Smiciklas (http://www.intersectionconsulting.com/ ).

Piktochart is a great and timely tool! Highly recommended. Marty

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
malek's curator insight, February 21, 2014 6:47 PM

A guided tour into Piktochart by a no-designer. You can't help but like the story behind the infographic. 

Raj Nadar's comment, February 22, 2014 5:35 AM
I had built my visual online CV on this and I'm a no-tech no designer guy, was very easy to create still, thank you for sharing
malek's comment, February 22, 2014 3:07 PM
@Raj Nadar great utilization of piktochart
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Implications Of Infograhic Revolution on Website Design

Implications Of Infograhic Revolution on Website Design | SpisanieTO | Scoop.it

What does the Infographic Revolution mean for your website design efforts?

* Less is more.

* Get to the point.
* Tease Don't Smother.
* Interactive beats Lectures.
* Colors Matter.
* Design Matters.

Friends @Scoopit are creating the Lean Content Movement and it is a movement web designers should join. Lean sites can still SUCK if they don't deliver a meaningful experience. Think of "meaningful experience" as one of two things:

1. Visitors quickly find what they want.
2. Visitors are intrigued enough to explore.

3. Some combination of 1 and 2.

One common web design error is to SMOTHER visitors instead of teasing them. Designers think great design means sharing everything NOW. Turns out you want poeple to work A LITTLE to find cool things. If we don't work we don't value and until a visitor starts clicky you don't know enough to smother.

What is the most common social stance now? Head down looking at a phone right? We expect and want to be include now. Visitors don't want lectures. They want to be included, to see what their friends thought and to share their take - LET THEM.

Color and Design have and will always matter. Be aware of the social signals your color choices send. Know if your design is clean and easy or complex and confusing (and you want the former :).

Note: The interactive Why Your Brain Craves Infographic seemed the best link for this post (and its fun :).

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
Andrés Romero's comment, July 12, 2013 8:17 PM
Excelente Infografía
ramil navidad's comment, July 15, 2013 7:31 AM
good article....
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Create Your Own Information-Based Visual Display with One of these 20+ Tools

Create Your Own Information-Based Visual Display with One of these 20+ Tools | SpisanieTO | Scoop.it

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Two Pens's curator insight, May 13, 2013 1:14 PM

Piktochart is easy to work with and creates a fair Infographic. I still prefer to hire an art director. It's worth the money to have an intelligent designer with you :-)

Eddie Thornton's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:29 PM

Don't forget to add your perspecitve, your insight as to why this infographic add up to more than just numbers and figures on a chart.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:09 PM

Another great link to help create infographics. I'd like to get more time to create these for class...