Data has revealed that people not only find infographics more explanatory due to their visual nature but also that having infographics on your website can increase the chances of it being shared on social media sites significantly, up to 832% in some cases.
However, not all infographics are created equal; some infographics are better than others and this is partly due to how effective the tools used to create these infographics are.
Infographics can be used to spice up your website, reinforce your brand or generate some buzz.
Here are 8 tools for creating amazing infographics;
With lots of infographics templates and an easy to use interface, EWC Presenter makes it extremely easy to create beautiful infographics.
EWC Presenter integrates with Flickr and other major sites to ensure you have everything you need to create your infographic without having to leave the site.
EWC Presenter is also interactive and gives everything you need to make your infographics live and interactive, taking things to a whole new level.
Infogr.am makes it exceptionally easy to create infographics that contain data and that include charts and graphs.
You can also easily edit and customize your data through their built-in spreadsheet. Your infographics can be downloaded in PDF or PNG format, making it easy to send your infographics as attachments or include them in your blog posts.
Visual.ly also allows you to create infographics and visuals but besides the ease-to-use of the tool and the awesome templates you’ll have access to, what makes it really valuable to designers is its gallery; this can serve as a source of inspiration for your own infographics or as a way to get exposure for your infographics by allowing it to be featured on Visual.ly.
Piktochart is another tool that makes it easy to create infographics and with the WYSIWYG editor that comes with it, you just can’t go wrong.
Piktograph has an easy to use interface that makes creating infographics as easy as dragging and dropping various elements, so you don’t need to be an expert designer to be able to create great infographics with Piktochart.
Piktochart also allows you to create interactive infographics and your infographics can be downloaded so that they can be embedded on other websites.
With abundance of visual themes called “vhemes,” Easelly makes creating infographics as easy as dragging and dropping visual themes on your canvas.
Easelly is currently in beta and, till date, over 200,000 infographics have been created with it. Easelly also constantly features some its best themes on the Easelly homepage so that all you need to do to start creating your infographics is to edit one of the templates.
6. Many Eyes
Many Eyes is an experiment by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group.
Either by customizing existing data sets on the website or uploading yours, Many Eyes makes it very easy for you to create presentable infographics with a few clicks.
iCharts lets you create good looking charts with relative ease; you can customize your charts and even make it interactive if you like.
iCharts is free to use and features charts of the day that can give you inspiration for your own charts.
8. Timeline JS
Timeline JS allows you to create infographics in the form of timelines; if you want to keep track of an event, the growth of an organization or a certain trend in an infographic, Timeline JS is the app you need.
Timeline JS is open source and can pull data from Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.
This post was contributed by Joseph, who is a web design expert that writes for Easy WebContent.