14 Tools for Creating Beautiful Infographics for Developers

August 20, 2014
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A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. 

 

Vizualize

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After the success of our post on an infographic ‪résumé‬, it was only a matter of time before this infographic ‪résumé‬ generator turned up. You can visualise your resume in one click and also take a look at previous examples. Enabling people to express their professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualisation, we think this is the start of something big.

Google Developers

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Google chart tools are powerful, simple to use, and free. You can choose from a variety of charts and configure an extensive set of options to perfectly match the look and feel of your website. By connecting your data in real time, Google Developers is the perfect infographic generator for your website.

 Easel.ly

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This free web-based infographic tool offers you a dozen free templates to start you off, which are easily customisable.

 

Piktochart

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Piktochart is an infographic and presentation tool enabling you to turn boring data into engaging infographics with just a few clicks. Piktochart’s customizable editor lets you do things like modify colour schemes and fonts, insert pre-loaded graphics and upload basic shapes and images.

Infogr.am

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Infogr.am is a great free tool which offers access to a wide variety of graphs, charts and maps as well as the ability to upload pictures and videos to create cool infographics.

Visual.ly

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Visual.ly is a community platform for data visualization and infographics set up in 2011. It allows you both to create infographics and get them shared on social media. The website is also able to match those commissioning infographics – including brands, companies and agencies – with its community over more than 35,000 designers.

 InFoto Free

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This one’s a bit niche, but if you take a lot of photos with your Android phone it’s worth checking out. InFoto takes the EXIF data attached to your photos and builds nice-looking infographics from it. It’s got a great interface, and the paid-for version (which comes without ads) only costs 99 cents.

Venngage

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Venngage is a great tool for creating and publishing infographics because it’s so simple and easy to use. You can choose from templates, themes, and hundreds of charts and icons as well as uploading your own images and backgrounds, or customize a theme to suit your brand. You can animate them too!

 Dipity

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Dipity is a great way to create, share, embed, and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location, and time stamps. You can join for free but premium plans offer custom branding and backgrounds, analytics, and custom iPhone apps.

 Get About

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This free Windows app lets you monitor your social media activity and generate infographics that help you visualize how you connect and share with your network.

 

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