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Top 51 Free Tools for Making Infographics

Telling your story in visual form through the use of infographics has been one of the hottest trends in recent times. Given the tremendous information available online, people are now more interested to get information through colorful and interesting graphics, instead of words and numbers. Creating infographics, however, requires tremendous analytical and creative skills plus the ability to convert these data and information into interesting visuals. The good news is, there are available resources online that you can use to help you create infographics. In this post, we will list down all available resources and tools that you can use to simplify the process of creating infographics.

If you want to view some excellent examples of a well-designed infographics, then checkout our previous post on the following topics:

I. DATA VISUALIZATION TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS

These are online applications that you can use to generate charts, graphs and tables. These applications offer you with many options such as style of graphs and charts, color schemes, and other visual styles.

01-AmCharts
A set of free JavaScript/HTML5-based chart tools that can cover most of your needs, whether designing static infographics or developing embeddable “live” dynamic charts. Y ou can choose from different chart types from serial (column, bar, line, area, step line, smoothed line, candlestick), to pie or donut, to radar or bubble charts and a lot more.

amcharts graphs, charts, inforgraphic tool for website

02-Bubbl.us
A free online brainstorming tool that lets you easily build colorful mind maps to print or share with others. You may also print or copy screenshots of your creations so you can incorporate them into infographics, presentations and other content!

online brainstorming and infographic tool for presentations

03-Cacoo
A user-friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Cacoo can be used free of charge.

online drawing and infographic tool

04-Chartle (Beta)
Simple, browser-based tool for creating slick-looking charts and graphs easily using a variety of pre-built templates like US Map, Venn Diagram, and many others.

online tool for making charts and graphs

05-ChartsBin
A web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. You can then share your interactive visualizations with others by embedding them in websites, blogs or sharing via Facebook or Twitter.

data visualization tool for creating maps, charts and graphs

06-Creately
Create interesting charts and diagrams quickly and collaboratively.  This site has an extensive library of object sets and ready-made templates to make things easy. It also offers both free and  paid (but very affordable) versions to cover your needs.

online tool for creating charts and diagrams

07-Easel.ly is an amazing new web-based tool that allows users to create beautiful infographics using a drag and drop menus with tons of pre-loaded content and lots of great themes that you can edit and manipulate to look however you want.

online infographic visualization tool with pre-loaded themes

08-D3.js
A JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. Its emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

javascript infographic visualization tool

09-Degrafa
A declarative graphics framework for creating rich user interfaces, data visualization, mapping, graphics editing and more.

online data visualization and infographic tools

10-Dundas
Dundas has a wide range of data visualization solutions for Microsoft technologies. They offer a number of data visualization tools including: Chart, Gauge, Map and Calendar for .net and Dashboards for Silverlight.

data visualization and infographic tool for Microsoft

11-Flare
An ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Player. From basic charts and graphs to complex interactive graphics, the toolkit supports data management, visual encoding, animation, and interaction techniques. Even better, flare features a modular design that lets developers create customized visualization techniques without having to reinvent the wheel.

flash actionscript visualization and infographic tools

12-Free Vector Infographic Kit
A huge vector set for creating infographics. Included in the package are over 50 elements, ranging from graphs and charts to maps and symbols.

vector infographic elements such as charts, graphs, symbols

13-FusionCharts Suite
Offers over 90 chart types and 550 maps in JavaScript (HTML5) and Flash formats.

javascript charts and maps for making infographics

14-Gephi
Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs.It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Gephi is open-source and free.

infographic tools-interactive visualization chart and graph tool

15-GeoCommons
GeoCommons enables everyone to find, use and share geographic data and maps. Easily create rich interactive visualizations to solve problems without any experience using traditional mapping tools.

geographic data and maps for infographics

16-Gliffy
An online diagramming service that helps users communicate with a combination of shapes, text, and lines. It’s easy to use. Just drag-and-drop shapes from an extensive library and point-and-click your way to format. No expertise needed.

online diagram tool for making infographic

17-Google Chart
Google chart tools are powerful, simple to use, and free. Choose from a variety of charts. From simple scatter plots to heirarchial treemaps, find the best fit for your data.

online chart maker for infographic by Google

18-Highcharts
Highcharts is a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering intuitive, interactive charts to your web site or web application. Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie and scatter chart types.

javascript charts for making infographics

19-Hohli Charts
Using the Hohli Online Charts Builder you can create bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, Venn diagrams, scatter plots, and radar charts. To use create your chart first select the type and size of display that you desire. Then fill in the corresponding form with the information that you want displayed. Your chart will be generated as you enter information so that you can see how each piece of information influences the chart

online chart maker for infographic such as pie chart, bar graphs, scatter charts, etc.

20-iCharts
A cloud-based company that makes it easy to visualize, share and distribute Big and Small data. Our vision is to empower the world to explore and share data by enabling the free flow of visual data among data owners, media, business and consumers.

online chart maker-infographic tools

21-Infogr.am
Using Infogr.am is like using Adobe Illustrator online to create cool infographics. Simply pick the design you want, add your data and share or embed your infographic.

online graphic software for making infographics

22- InfoVis Toolkit provides tools for creating Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web using JavaScript. The toolkit implements advanced features of information visualization like TreeMaps, an adapted visualization of trees based on the SpaceTree, a focus+context technique to plot Hyperbolic Trees, a radial layout of trees with advanced animations -called RGraph and other visualizations.

interactive data visualization tool for infographics

23-JS Charts
A JavaScript-based chart generator that requires little or no coding. With JS Charts drawing charts is a simple and easy task, since you only have to use client-side scripting (i.e. performed by your web browser). No additional plugins or server modules are required. Just include our scripts, prepare your chart data in XML, JSON or JavaScript Array and your chart is ready.

javascript charts for making charts and graphs

24-KeyLines
A JavaScript toolkit for visualizing networks. It works in all major browsers, and on all platforms, including the iPad. It uses HTML5 but also works on old versions of Internet Explorer.

tool kit for visualizing networks for infographics

25-Kinzaa
This application lets you build visually stunning infographic resumes.

graphic and visualization tool for creating infographic resume

26-Many Eyes
A data visualization site that offers tools for creating your own visualizations as well as for browsing infographics created by others. There are already thousands of visualizations included on the site.

data visualization site for making infographics

27-Mind 42
A browser-based collaborative mind-mapping tool. It helps you manage your ideas, visualize your brainstorms, and screenshot your creations adding well-organized, text simplicity into your infographics.

collaborative mind-mapping tool for infographics

28-Mindomo
An online mind mapping software that lets you create attractive collaborative visualizations of your thoughts and ideas.

mind-mapping tool for infographics

29-Online charts
At Onlinecharttool.com, you can design and share your own graphs online and for free. The application supports a number of different chart types like bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots.

design chart online for infographic

30-PiktoCharts
Information is supposed to be fun and exciting, not dull and boring. If you agree to this, then try PiktoChart, a web application for creating fun infographics.

web tool for creating infographics

31-Prefuse
A set of software tools for creating rich interactive data visualizations. The original prefuse toolkit provides a visualization framework for the Java programming language. The prefuse flare toolkit provides visualization and animation tools for ActionScript and the Adobe Flash Player.

interactive data visualization tool for infographics

32-Re.vu
Are you thinking of creating a resume through infographics? Try Re.vu, an application for creating visual résumé.

tool for creating infographic resume

33-Stat Silk
Offers a range of web-based and desktop software to cater to diverse visualization needs. Award-winning suite of products that includes StatPlanet, StatTrends & StatWorld.

visualization software for creating infographics

34-Tagxedo
Use tagxedo to turn words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning word cloud. Words are individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

word cloud maker for infographics

35-Tableu Public
This free data visualization tool can help you create an interactive visuals and embed it in your website or share it. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy—and it’s free.

data visualization and infographic tool

36-Weave
A new web-based visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. Weave is an application development platform supporting multiple levels of user proficiency – novice to advanced – as well as the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at “nested” levels of geography.

data visualization and infographic tool

37-VIDI
A suite of powerful Drupal visualization modules.VIDI gives you easy-to-use tools to build and embed colorful and dynamic maps for your presentations or your blogs. It includes powerful and intuitive tools for expressing data through maps.

chart and map creator for infographics

38-Visualize Free
If you are looking for a way to visually explore and present data that standard office charting software cannot handle, Visualize Free is for you. This is a free visual analysis tool that’s perfect for sifting through multi-dimensional data to spot trends and aberrations or slice and dice data with simple point-and-click methods.

data visualization and infographic tool

39-Visualize.me
Convert your LinkedIn profile into a beautiful infographic in one click. This online application can automatically translate your data from LinkedIn and formats it in a clean, crisp, and easy to read visual resume.

tool for converting linkedin profile to graphic resume

40-Wordle
An application for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
A huge vector set for creating infographics. Included in the package are over 50 elements, ranging from graphs and charts to maps and symbols.

word cloud maker for typography-based infographics

II. DATA SOURCES FOR INFOGRAPHICS

41-Data 360
A treasure trove of useful, up-to-date data for incorporating into your infographics.  Covers a wide range of topics, including Economy, Societal Trends, Energy, Environment and data by Country. If you’re looking data and statistics, start here!

business and economic data sources for infographics

42-DataMarket
Explore data sets from the most important data providers, upload your own data, build reports and create beautiful visualizations in seconds.

free data sets for creating infographics

43-EveryBlock
All the news and talk from your neighborhood. Finally in one place.

data about simple things that can be used for infographics

44-Freebase
An entity graph of people, places and things, built by a community that loves open data.

free data sets about people, places and things for creating infographics

45-Gapminder
Also a great source of data for infographics. A “fact tank” that promotes a fact-based world view, here you will find updated statistical content, videos, Flash presentations, and charts showing major global development trends with animated statistics and colorful graphics.

source of data about global development trends for infographics

46-Get the Data
Ask and answer data related questions.

ask and answer data-related questions for infographics

47-Google Public Data Explorer
If you need a very specific data for your infographics, Google Public Data Explorer may be just the answer to that. This Google tool presents interactive charts of public data that you can explore, manipulate and screenshot for developing rich, informative infographics. Use the built-in search function to find information about specific topics.

source for specific data for infographics

48-Knoema
Knoema is a knowledge platform for connecting data with analytical and presentation tools.

application for connecting data and presentation tools

49-Number of
You ask, we count. This is another great source of data for your infographics. The topic covers anything under the sun.

source of basic data for infographics

50-Visualizing.org – A massive collection of rich data sets and beautiful, well-organized infographics from all over the web. This site is also a source for inspiration with a massive collection of beautiful infographic examples.

free data sets and examples of interesting  infographics

51-WorldMap
An open source software that lets you build your own mapping portal and publish it to the world or to just a few collaborators.
Offers over 90 chart types and 550 maps in JavaScript (HTML5) and Flash formats.

infographic tools-maps

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3 Comments

  1. A mind boggling array of options

  2. Hello,

    What a great article. Thanks for sharing this post now i ll create an attractive Infographics for my upcoming post.

    Regards,
    Minakshi Srivastava

  3. I just released Infographic Maker app for iPhone! Infographic Maker allows you to easily make cool infographics on your iPhone!
    https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=924789407&mt=8

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