The infographics industry is exploding and now we’re seeing some new tools to help. Currently, infographics agencies charge between $2k and $5k to research, design and promote a fantastic infographic.
These tools will make development of your infographics a lot less costly, easier to design and publish, and some include reporting modules to see how well your infographics are distributed and promoted. Some of them are a bit young so you may have to deal with some bugginess, but they’re all very impressive.
Use with Caution
You may be sitting on a pile of really fascinated statistics and tempted to slamming a bunch of charts into an infographic. That’s not what an infographic is for, that’s what Excel is for. An infographic should have a central theme with a specific goal on what you’re looking to convey or explain to your audience. An infographic walks the user through the story so they can easily retain and understand the information. Your infographic should end with some kind of call-to-action to tie it all together.
Easel.ly – create and share visual ideas online
IBM Many Eyes – Upload your data, create your informational graphics and share them from your data in 3 easy steps.
InfoActive – currently in a closed beta, Infoactive is a interactive, mobile-awesome, super-simple, live-data, web application for building informational graphics.
Infogram – We work with marvelous designers to bring you the best components and themes for your infographics. Simply pick whatever you like to build your own.
Mind the Graph – Create visually impactful posters, articles & presentations. Their library includes over 3,000 scientific illustrations and ready-to-work infographic layouts.
Piktochart – Piktochart is among the first online web applications to autonomize the creation of infographics. Its vision is to allow non-designers/programmers to create interactive infographics to promote their cause/brand and educate in a fun and engaging manner.
Venngage – Venngage helps you create and publish custom infographics, engage your viewers, and track your results. Venngage is the most powerful infographics publishing platform ever for marketers and publishers.
Visme is a free tool used to create engaging presentations, infographics, web banners and short animations. Visme users can start from a preset of professional templates or start from a blank canvas and create their content, fully personalized to their needs.
You can even make Infographics from your iOS device now with the Infographic Maker.