12 tools to create infographics

Consumers love infographics. There are plenty of inexpensive and easy-to-use tools to create the visuals and enhance your digital marketing efforts.

Here is a list of simple tools to create infographics at little or no cost. You can start with a template, create from scratch, or hire a designer. Create timelines, charts and diagrams, and more. Almost all of these tools offer a free plan.

Vism

Vism

Visme is a platform for creating infographics, presentations, branding materials, data visualizations, videos, and more. Its infographic maker lets you use templates, mix and match pre-designed content blocks, and customize the results. Users can access thousands of templates and content blocks, over 1.5 million photos, thousands of vector icons, and around 125 fonts. Visualize data with over 50 powerful charts, graphs, data widgets and maps. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $12.25 per month.

Cloth

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Cloth

Canva is a design and publishing tool. With its infographic maker, users can choose a template, add information, and customize. Canva’s library contains over 2 million stock photos, icons, and illustrations, with thousands of free and $1 images. Canva offers many tools for editing and producing videos, audio, and photos. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $12.99 per month.

Vengage

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Vengage

Venngage is a design tool primarily for infographics, with additional features like reports, charts, newsletters, and more. Create infographics or any other chart using one of 7,500 templates for various industries. Use the drag and drop editor and add icons, free images and graphics. Premium plans offer multiple formats, real-time team collaboration, and premium templates with one-click branding. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $16 per month.

Pictochart

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Pictochart

Piktochart is a tool for creating infographics, reports, presentations, social media graphics, posters and flyers. Choose from a gallery of over 230 unique infographic templates. Choose between tables, graphs and interactive maps to present your data. Present a timeline, list, process, or data. Add a custom color palette and downloaded fonts in the editor, then quickly apply them to any new project. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $14 per month.

easel

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easel

Easelly lets you create your own graphic or hire a professional through its design service. With the DIY tool, create an infographic from over 320 premium templates and 1.1 million icons and photos. Access over 20 charts for your data. Price: Individual is $4 per month; Business is $5 per month. Design service plans start at $120 per month.

Snappa

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Snappa

Snappa is a simple tool to help small businesses, marketers, entrepreneurs, and non-designers create social media graphics, display ads, blog posts, and more. Customize free infographic templates and access over 5 million stock images. Reuse an infographic for multiple platforms with just a few clicks. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $10 per month.

Infogram

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Infogram

Infogram lets you create and share infographics, reports, slides, dashboards, maps, and social media visuals. Quickly create interactive data visualizations with your branding, colors, fonts, and logo from over 200 customizable templates. Set objects to zoom, bounce, flip, fade or slide. Enjoy enhanced interactivity with tooltips, tabs, clickable captions, links, and more. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $19 per month.

AdobeExpress

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AdobeExpress

Adobe Express, the successor to the old Adobe Spark, is a simple application for creating social posts, advertisements, banners, logos, flyers, and more. Access thousands of templates, the entire collection of royalty-free Adobe photos, and Adobe fonts from the app. Then post your content to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Reuse templates or share them with other Adobe Express creators. Price: Basic is free. The Premium plan is $9.99 per month.

Animaker

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Animaker

Animaker is a platform for creating animation and live action videos – for beginners, non-designers and professionals. Produce animated infographics and access over 1,000 icons and 3,000 maps. Use tools to (i) create a video, 2D animation or whiteboard, (ii) record voice and (iii) edit images. Pricing: Premium plans start at $10 per month.

DocHipo

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DocHipo

DocHipo is a design platform for creating infographics, presentations, flyers, posters, web banners, and social graphics. Choose from hundreds of templates, text frames and typography. Access thousands of royalty-free images, icons and illustrations. Upload your document, post it on social media or embed it. Price: Basic is free. Pro is $7.50 per month.

Cordially

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Cordially

Genially is an application for creating engaging and interactive content. Access over 1,000 templates and add text, images, video, audio or external links to create presentations and infographics. Collaborate in real time and manage multiple projects in your team’s workspace. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $9.90 per month.

ChronologyJS

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ChronologyJS

TimelineJS is an open source tool that allows anyone to create visually rich and interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline through a Google spreadsheet. Drop dates, text and links (to media) in the appropriate columns. TimelineJS can extract media from Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Google Maps, Wikipedia, SoundCloud, Document Cloud, etc. Advanced users can use JSON to create custom installations. Price: Free.

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