Infographics are on the rise; the brain processes information a lot faster when images are involved, which is why when a complex statistic is explained, it is often accompanied by some form of an infographic.
Infographics allow the reader to break down the information while enjoying a satisfying visual; it’s the perfect way to get a point across. Of course, something this useful isn’t easy to make, and it’s not cheap either.
However, some tools can be used to create infographics that are free to use and work just as well (and in many cases, better) than the tools that cost money; here are five of the best free tools for creating infographics.
Vizualize is the resume generator that allows you to create a compelling graphic while expressing your professionalism and accomplishments. Vizualize can make you stand out from the crowd with impressive visuals and sharp, simple and compelling content.
We all know resumes are incredibly boring, and employers often struggle to get through them when they have over 100 applicants to meet with, this is why Vizualize is such a necessary infographic tool and one that you should use if you want to get a head start in any industry.
InFoto won’t help you get your dream job, but if you use your phone regularly and enjoy taking photos this is the perfect infographic tool for you. InFoto allows you to take EXIF data attached to photos on your phone and builds great-looking infographics from it.
You do have to pay for it to get rid of the unwanted ads, but that will only cost you 99 cents, so you get a lot of quality for a minuscule price.
Google Developers is incredibly powerful, easy to use and efficient, which is why it is one of the most popular (and free) infographic tools out there today. Google Developers is a great tool for creating easy to understand charts and graphs for your website or your personal use.
And with plenty of options for the look and feel of the charts, you can find something that matches your personality as well as clearly getting your point across with distinctive visuals.
There are no two ways about it, data can be boring, and so having a tool like Piktochart to combat that is essential. Piktochart can turn your sleep-inducing data into captivating graphics with bold color schemes and an excellent choice of fonts.
You can also insert pre-loaded graphics which still allow you to give your infographic its own unique identity, making Piktochart one of the best infographic tools that you can use for free.
Visual.ly is one of the most fun infographic tools that you can use; it allows you to create entertaining infographics and share them on social media, it’s also incredibly useful If you have a blog or a website.
Visual.ly is a much-needed tool because they have a team of over a thousand designers that you can get matched up with after you create a brief, who you can then collaborate with to realize your vision entirely. Not only is this free of charge, but you also get all of the credit!
Before reading this article, you might have thought the possibilities of using helpful infographic tools, for free, were quite slim. However, the possibilities are endless. There are so many things you can do in all aspects of your life whether it’s fixing up your resume, your website, or posting interesting things on social media, and you can do it for free.
About the author: David Grover is a Communications Manager at Timeo, a useful tool for businesses in the UK. He’s also a freelance career coach, who’s always eager to share his experience. In his free time he enjoys travelling.