Internet Surfers today are incredibly visual. Most of them would rather look at a graphics than read an entire article or report. Fortunately, there are now ways to fit just as much information into n graphic as there would normally be in a text article.
For all the importance we place on text, it's an undeniable fact that graphics is processed in the brain faster than words. Henceforward the rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.
The days are gone where you need an entire graphics team to create them. If you have information to present, there are tools for creating infographics and charts that help you to visually bring it to life.
Here's a list of Best Free Tools for Creating Infographics.
Canva (canva.com)Canva is filled with options, whether you are working on a project for work, personal, or social media. Each new project comes with a template for the project you choose to work on. With the dimensions done for you, you can focus your attention on creating beautiful designs in seconds.
Easel.ly (easel.ly)Easel.ly has Very basic design layouts and assets. You can drag artwork onto the canvas, and move around or add different elements as needed. New charts feature allows some basic editable charts in your design and Easy downloads for JPG and PDF versions.
Piktochart (piktochart.com)Piktochart is one of the best looking programs on this list. This grid-based infographics tool features pre-designed themes that you can customize with text, colors, and various shapes and design elements. Pictochart offers a free version with 7 different themes, along with pro versions that have more than 100 themes and don’t include any Piktochart branding.
Their intuitive user interface is where Piktochart truly excels. All the tools you need to create are laid out intelligently, making your new job as a “designer” so much easier.
One of the coolest aspects of this program is that they show how versatile infographics are for different projects. Whether you’re creating for a classroom, office, website, or social media setting - Piktochart gives you the heads up on how to use infographics effectively.
Infogr.am (infogr.am)Infogr.am has got the best charts. For illustrating data, there are more than 30 different types of charts to choose from. Anything from bubble charts and tree maps to simple pie charts.
You can use Infogr.am to create infographics from scratch, or you can import existing CSV or XLS files to simplify the process. The site also includes built-in sharing and embedding features so that you can make sure your graphics end up in the right place.
Vizualize (vizualize.me)Vizualize.me is one of these services, an app which allows you to produce an infographic style resume. You start by filling in the sections present in the app (things like education and skills), then choose a theme and save. It’s a simple and straightforward service with some fun customization options and pretty cool results. Stick with me after the jump to see the kind of things you can create with Visualize.me.
Venngage (venngage.com)Venngage tool developed by the team from Visual.ly – an online dataviz sharing community, which aims to make reports easier for analysts who don’t want to install expensive software. There’s a free demo mode with most functionality, but the Professional version offers export options and the ability to publish documents privately. It also allows you to use connections to Social Media analytics with some standard report templates set up.
Visme (visme.co)If you’re looking for a way to bring visual content to life, then Visme could be the answer. Formerly known as Easy Web Content Presenter, the free browser-based tool allows marketers to easily create a range of visuals, including Web and mobile animations, Presentations, Infographics, Banner ads Graphs, and charts Product demos.
Which Infographic design tools have you tried? Which tools are your favorites? Post in the comments.