A picture really is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to relaying important information, infographics are far more effective than multiple paragraphs of text. But where can you create the most eye-catching infographics? Read on to learn about the top 6 infographic tools and where they really shine.
Canva — For More Than Infographics
Canva was featured in our list of the top resources for creating marketing graphics, and it’s the best free graphic design tool around. With plenty of free icons, graphics, and fonts, Canva makes designing easy. Their templates are well designed and can easily be configured to reflect the information you need.
Piktochart — For SEO Infographics
Piktochart is great for infographics and other design projects, and they have a limited version available for free. The best thing about their offering is that all infographics designed with Piktochart are search engine optimized which means the information will be readily available in search results. This is a great option if you plan to present infographics on your website and want to drive traffic to them.
Snappa — For Social Media Automation
Snappa actually integrates with Buffer so not only can you design excellent infographics, but you can also schedule them to post directly in the Snappa interface. They do have premium versions available with extra features, but free members can create and download 5 infographics per month and link up to 2 social media profiles.
Visme — For Lots of Templates
Visme has the best templates around, and they are all professionally designed to make information easy to digest (and visually appealing). Visme’s free account allows you to store up to 3 projects on their site at a time, but you can create as many as you want. The free version does NOT allow you to export as .pdf however, which may be a dealbreaker for some users. Premium memberships start at $10 per month.
Venngage — For Easy Infographics
Venngage has countless templates to take the design guesswork out of creating your infographics. Their best feature is their innovative search that allows you to sort through templates based on the type of information presented so you can more easily find the perfect template for your use case. You can also embed infographics created using Venngage directly to your website.
Infogr.am — For Complex Data
If you have complicated data that is going to change with time, you should be creating your infographics using Infogr.am. You can link your graphics to live sources like Google Sheets or Dropbox, and they even have a listing of public data from sources like the World Bank and the UN. There are 235 display options for data, and your designs can be made interactive with toggled data sets, slideshare integration, and embedded videos. Infogr.am is perfect for complex data, but it isn’t as visually appealing as some other options. Still, it’s a powerful tool for creating dynamic infographics.
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