If you have been with 78p.tv for a while now, you know that we love our infographics. I contribute over at Churchmag quite frequently and have become known as the infographic king over there. I just love how they are able to communicate data in a graphic and visually appealing way for those of us that love to have a different way of engaging online.
Our love for infographics has evolved to the point that from now on, we want to make our own infographics exclusively on 78p.tv. This means that we will be doing the research ourselves for the topics that we want to display, putting together the infographics, and sharing them with you. There are many different ways to make infographics, but we wanted to share with you four different online resources that you may want to consider using.
Infogram is a dedicated infographic online tool for no other purpose than to create visually appealing infographics to share with the world. This tool has several different designs for those that do not have the creative power, custom data entry tools to make dynamic charts, a plethora of text options for headers, quotes, and free text to put into the infographic, a free sharing option to social media and blogs, and a live, interaction design that actually loads up onto your website unlike basic images. This is a great freemium option for anyone want to begin exploring using infographics.
For those that do not want to be stuck with the traditional, skinny and tall infographic and break out of the box, Easelly offers a great option for you to be able to display in unique formats. The website has 16 different designs in a variety of forms each with a very specific purpose from a visually stunning flowchart to a chic organizational chart. For those that have specific infographic formats that break the mold, this site is for you.
If you have a presentation that you want to go from an Excel sheet to something that will wow your audience, whether on your blog or in a conference room, this web application will help you create something out of a data table sheet that is sure to impress. This option is currently in beta and so I do not have a full list of the features, but their video promotional is impressive to say the least. If you want, go to their website and sign up to be a beta tester.
Piktochart is just as the name states: take a picture and make a great chart, or in this case an infographic, out of it. What this service excels at that no other one does is the speed the user has to go from data to a fully working infographic that is shared to all of your social media friends in minimal time. For someone that simply wants to get their data out there quickly, this is the perfect option for you to display something great on a time budget.
What online infographic services do you use?