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16. 12. 2013

10 Online Tools for Creating Infographics and Charts

Creating infographics and charts can be a real pain if you don’t have the correct tools to do it. Incredo will make it easy for you today, by providing you with 10 online tools for creating infographics and charts.


What is the key to Good Infographics?

Google Charts – This is a free solution to visualize data on your website. Anything from simple line charts to more complex hierarchical tree maps. This chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types.

View website – This free theme-based app is there to help you create not only infographics, but data visualizations as well. It’s very simple; just drag a theme onto your canvas and enter your information. You can also drag additional artwork onto the canvas.

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Pikotchart – This is another web app with themes and easy drag-and-drop graphics customization. Pikotchart provides useful tutorials and resources to discover and research your dataset. For 6 themes it is free, but the premium plans start at as little as $14 per month.

View website – This amazing app lets you create over 30 chart types. What really makes it powerful is the fact that it has a built-in spreadsheet for easy data editing and you can import your XLS, XLSX and CSV files.

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InfoActive – This is an online platform to create interactive, mobile-friendly infographics and data driven stories. How awesome is the fact that you can let your customers’ deep dive into the parts of the data set that means the most to them?

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Many Eyes – This free app almost speaks for itself. It is a web app from IBM for data visualization. You can compare sets of values, track rises and falls over time. It also included heat maps and viewing in context charts.

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iCharts – This one I personally love as I can create infographics from Excel spreadsheets, Google Drive documents or manual data. There are pre-defined design templates that are ready to use. I can also update charts anywhere on the web with new data. The basic public chart is free, but from there on you can upgrade with plans that start at $25 per month.

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TimelineJS – This free open-source tool lets anyone build visually rich and interactive timelines – something that I feel is very important. You don’t have to be an expert, as you can start with nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.

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Creately – This power tool lets you create and collaborate on interactive diagrams. You can create and style smart shapes and connectors. The fact that you can choose from over 40 types of diagrams and 100s of templates for each type, just makes so much cooler. This is also free for up to 5 diagrams, where the premium plan starts at $5 per month.

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Vennage – This is a social analytics and marketing company. They offer infographics and other designs as part of the service package. You can upload your own images and backgrounds and also choose from a number of different themes.

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BONUS TOOL-  Canva: – There’s no need to download or install anything to use Canva. Simply head over to their website to create an account and get started. Canva's inforgraphic maker includes hundreds of free design elements that allows you to experiment with data visualization like a pro.

View website - This free course will walk you through step-by-step how to create premium quality infographics and precisely how to promote them so that you can generate coverage on big name websites like Forbes and Mashable - sending a surge of traffic to your website

Of course there's more than 10, but I think that these really are the TOP ones. So now that you have a better idea of the tools that are available for you to create Inforgraphics and charts, why don’t you start creating and let us know how it’s going. Happy “charting”! 

Here is another article that you may be interested in 10 Apps Digital Marketers Should Have On Their Android or iPhone

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Artash Arakelyan
CEO at Incredo. 6 years experience in internet marketing and marketing obsessed. Always thinking of traveling in exotic countries and wishing I could eat couture cupcakes all day long. My birthday is on Dec 17 and yes I don't mind anonymous birthday gifts!
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