Ready to create your very own infographic? All you have to do is use the great free online data visualization and infographics tools available today, to create attractive, professional-looking infographics with your own stamp of individuality. You may need some skills in Photoshop or similar graphic design software, such as the free GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program, which is a powerful, free, open-source image editor.
Some of the tools listed below (like Creately) are very easy to use, even for a comparative newbie to infographic design. So – students, businessmen, teachers, presenters — plunge in and begin making your own infographics to share with the world!
Many Eyes provides web-based data visualisation tools from IBM. Upload your own data, create custom data visualizations, use free data sets, produce infographics for others to view and discuss.
Create simple graphics and flowcharts online for free. Creately offers online diagrams, graphics, flowcharts, wireframes, mindmaps,data flow diagrams, business process charts, UMLS (Unified Modeling Language (UML) and collaboration tools. Paying users can export their work. Easy to use.
Visual.ly is the world’s first social network that specializes in data visualization.
Visual.ly offers a new way of seeing the world of data with infographic-building tools that “communicate complex ideas in a clear, compact and beautiful way, taking deep data and presenting it in visual shorthand.” The user’s profile on Visual.ly becomes his portfolio, showcasing the creator’s infographics to the world and to a community of infographics enthusiasts.
StatSilk is the producer of the award-winning StatPlanet software and numbers many corporations, UN organizations, non-profit organizations and low income countries in its user network. StatPlanet, StatPlanet Lite and StatTrends are free for any kind of use, both commercial and non-commercial. Statsilk offers a number of tools for creating interactive charts and maps, including its free StatTrends software.
PiKtochart is a free tool to create graphical presentations, tutorials, demos and infographics -with customizable, colorful themes by category. It is simple and intuitive so that even users without graphic skills can achieve good-looking results in minutes.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. Words that appear frequently in the source text are given more prominence. Play with fonts, colors and layouts, print out the images or save them to the Wordle gallery to share. A Wordle image can become part of a complex infographic.
Interactive charts and graphics have never been so easy. Infogr.am provides pre-made themes so you can create your infographics with a few clicks, place them in your article, blog post or share them with friends.
Google Chart Tools
Display live data on your site with powerful, simple to use, free Google Chart Tools. Try their rich gallery of customizable interactive charts and data tools, controls and dashboards, cross-browser compatibility with HTML5 coding, and dynamic data connection tools to connect to your data in real time.
Looking for some innovative icons to jazz up your infographic? Whether you want funny icons, hand-drawn icons, icon sets, mini icons, stock icons, or pictograms, Icon Archive with over 297000 free icons has the right one for you. Browse icon sets by category, artist, popularity, date.
Pixlr is a free online photo editor. Edit, adjust and filter your images. No registration – jump right in.
Pixlr-o-matic gives you free online tools for awesome photo effects – vintage or retro; apply filters, lightning or borders, water ripples or more!
More great resources for creating infographics
1. What is an Infographic?
2. Why use Infographics?
3. How Infographics Evolved
4. Infographics in PR and Editorial Content
5. Infographics in Education
6. Free Tools for Creating an Infographic
7. How to Create a Memorable Infographic
8. How to Assess Your Infographic