“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a phrase that you must have heard more than once, I bet. The statement has never been truer, especially now that so much information fly around on the web thoroughfares. There is need to condense so much information into small packets that can be grasped and processed quickly. Nothing makes the process easier than these free web apps for creating infographics and animated graphics.
Infographics make it ideal to condense so much information into a single image in a fun and interesting way. They are not only fun to look at but also optimized to be shared on social platforms.
The main challenge with infographics is that they must be done right to get the desired results. Some wit must be employed to achieve this. Ideally, it would have been an exclusive arena for the graphic designers if not for the numerous web applications I will share with you today in this post.
With these apps, you too can create some interesting graphics for sharing your information across the web. Please note that you will still need the services of a professional graphic designer if you want to produce professional quality work.
Professional quality graphic design takes more than just throwing shapes and words on a canvas. It takes research, colour coordination, font choice, exposure levels, and much more. Also, you have to take into account the psychology of the target audience and how the message will resonate with their needs.
Curated 17+ apps for creating infographics and animated graphics you can use in your next project.
Visme is one of the best apps for creating engaging infographics. It gives you the ability to animate, embed video or audio file in the infographic to make it more informative and engaging. You can even record a voiceover directly into the infographic, giving you the room to be as creative with your content as possible. The platform has tons of graphics, fonts and pre-made templates to lift the weight off your shoulders.
One of the best infographic making web apps out there for the entry level users. It has a free trial and paid module if you want to take full advantage of the application.
03. Adobe Spark
You can create an account and start using this application for free. It has over 10000 templates to choose from as well as thousands of license-free assets to use for your next project. You can add your own images to the templates and change text and font sizes to personalize your infographics. Once done, you can download your infographic and start sharing on your blog and social media platforms.
Mural is an infographic making platform with a twist. It allows collaborative work with members being able to share thoughts and exchange notes on the thought process for a given project. It comes with a 30-day free trial but the paid version starts at $12 per member per month.
Biteable gives its users the opportunity to create videographics to share on social media. It has a library of graphics and soundtracks that you can use for your project. There are plenty of templates to choose from to suit your needs. You can start using it free of charge when you sign up.
Users can start using this platform for free to create beautiful works of art including photo-arts, collage, infographics among other stuff. You can take full advantage of the entire suite by paying $4.99 per month (billed annually). It is a simple drag and drop on canvas infographic maker that anyone can use provided they know how to point and click a mouse.
Infogram is one of the few apps that will let you create interactive maps to present on your website. It is an excellent tool for creating graphical presentation of data set to make it more engaging. You can also upload your own files, including video into the project you are working on. It has a clean interface that is also very easy to use. There is a free version as well as paid version that scale up according to usage. Fees start from $19 per month for Pro users. There are also packages for Business, Team and Enterprise.
08. Mind the Graph
If you produce academic content and you want to disseminate the information via graphs, charts and other infographics, then Mind the Graph is your go to tool. You will find many icons and graphics to enhance and enrich your content in a relatable format for the target audience. Make your journals papers and presentations easy to read and interesting for the readers by utilizing this free tool. Paid version starts at $5 per month and offers you more flexibility and functionalities.
This platform allows real-time collaboration on a project and integrates with major cloud-based apps such as Adobe Creative Cloud, DropBox, Google Drive, AWS, Slack, Visio, Atlassian Confluence, TypeTalk and Box. There are tons of templates to choose from and a lot of graphics to use in your project. They offer a free trial to use the platform and charges kick in at $ per user per month.
Snappa offers the user a little bit less control compared to the other infographic makers in this list. It has plenty of high resolution royalty-free images to incorporate in your project, unlike the other apps that offer these images at a fee. With many templates on offer, you can manipulate the one you choose to produce an infographic that meets your needs. The images/graphics created on Snappa are optimized for social media sharing.
With Canva, you can create tons of graphics including social media covers, book covers and infographics. The infographic tool on Canva is powerful and easy to use, letting you choose from plenty of templates. There are also many icons, shapes, fonts and graphics you can use for free. You can also upload your graphics to incorporate in your project. The Pro version starts at $12.95 per month and gives you access to lots more control and a larger library of graphics and functionalities.
12. Google Charts
If you are looking to create interactive charts and graphs, then Google Charts is your perfect solution. With your data set, you can modify the graphic as you want it to appear on your website then copy and paste the .html code into you site’s editor then publish to display the interactive chart/graph. It is free to use when you log into your Google Developer page.
As the name suggests, Kartograph is an app for creating interactive maps to embed in your website. It is free to use and you can run its Python script 100% standalone, no server necessary. It also has JS library for creating interactive maps that can run across all the major browsers without any problem.
PicMonkey lets users create infographics for free online. The free usage has a caveat, though, since you can only download the infographic you have created when you subscribe. Subscription fees kick in at $7.99 per month and offer 1GB of cloud storage.
Venngage has both free and paid options. The Pro options starts at $ 19 per month for individuals and $49 per month for organizations. You get tons of templates and graphics that you can modify to create an infographic that meets your needs. You can also upload your own graphics, icons and photographs to personalize and/or animate your infographic as best as you can.
This app allows users to produce infographics that follow pre-designed formats. The infographics adjust automatically as you supply text and graphics so you don’t have to adjust the design yourself. It is a paid app whose pricing starts at $39 per month.
If you are tired of presenting your resume the old boring way, then you will find Vizualize a little bit too interesting. Present your accomplishments in an engaging manner, when the situation permits or even calls for it. Visualize is free to use and integrates with your LinkedIn profile.
This web-based app lets you transform data into informative infographics to share on the internet. You get access to a pool of templates, graphics, texts, and colurs. You can even upload your own images to enrich your project. It is free to use but also has a paid version that start from $4 per month.
If you are looking for an app that can let you make animated graphics on the fly, the Animaker is it. It has tons of icons, charts, maps, music, sound tracks, and other graphics to enrich your work and make it more engaging. The free users can make up to five two-minute videos per month. Pro users get more headroom and payment plans start from $12 per month when billed annually.
Which web app do you like to use when creating your graphics? Share in the comments.