The Best Free Tools to Create Your Own Infographics
A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. More and more people are coming round to this idea and using infographics to get their message across. After all, infographics is nothing more than a visual representation of your information and data. It is easy to view the information in an infographic as it is made up of several images. Visually appealing, it is a sure way of getting information to others. If you have decided to follow this route, help is at hand. There are many free tools available to help you create your own infographics. Here are some of them.
Infogr.am: This is one of the many free tools you can use to build your very own infographics. In fact, this tool is very simple to use as it has six different layouts. Simply choose the layout and insert your information into the pre set boxes that this tool has. You have the option of adding or deleting more boxes according to the amount of information you have. There are over a dozen options where graphics are concerned. The information you add can be in the form of videos, photos, text boxes and maps as well. Once your infographic has been created, you can share it instantly by either putting it on your website or via social media networks. Note that you will have to use the embed code if you share it on your website. You can also create standalone charts with Infogr.am.
Dipity: Dipity is another great free tool that you can make use of. Dipity allows you to visualize your data beautifully over a period of time. If you are looking for a fantastic visual format to create web content, then Dipity is the tool for you. You can use this too to visually create and map out just about any information that you wish. The result will be multimedia timelines. The beauty of Dipity is that your photos, videos etc are all arranged chronologically on the timeline. It is a great way to bring your personal history alive – be it business oriented or your very own story on your blog. This tool is popular with people and organizations the world over – these include even government organizations, museums etc.
Easel.ly: This is by far one of the favorites out there where free tools to create infographics are concerned. Anyone can use Easel.ly and not just because it’s for free! No data skills are required for this infographics tool. All you need to do is to move your mouse about and keep clicking. Yes, it really is as simple (easy) as that! You can start creating your own infographic by either choosing from the several free templates or starting work on a blank canvas. You have the freedom to rearrange a template as well. Simple remove a part of the template and replace it with other graphics that are available on this site. Customization of text is also possible on Easel.ly. Change the color; use the connector lines, common shapes and arrows to enhance your infographic.
Piktochart: Apart from Easel.ly, this is probably one of the best free infographic tools that you can use. You can do just about anything on Piktochart. Visualize anything and everything that you want to share with the world. There are several themes on this free tool that you can avail of. Piktochart also has several ready made tools of its own that help you to design the best infographic ever. It has a customizable editor and allows you to change or modify color schemes, upload images, modify fonts, and insert pre loaded graphics as well.
What About Me? : This free tool has been created by Intel and works a little differently from other free tools. This tool helps you to create infographics based on the social media accounts that you operate. Basically, this tool will analyze the information in say, your Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts and present it visually. It will visualize your interests’ percentage wise, showing your usage on social networks as well as provide information on how you deal with your friends. This infographic can be shared directly online with other people.
The internet is flooded with many other free tools to create infographics, but the above are ones that I find the best and most easy to use. Check them out and let me know what you think about them.
Carlene Masker is a technology enthusiast who is interested in posting useful tips and fresh tidbits of knowledge about the various fields in technology and innovation. She is currently working with Massbeacon and you’ll discover the most up-to-date information on FiOS Internet.