News Flash: Not everyone has the privilege of having Photoshop!
In fact, did you know that most, if not all, of those beautiful infographics that you see everywhere are made from free tools that you could easily find in the Internet? Well, believe it or not, it’s true. Okay, sure some of you might consider it as cheating but think of it this way: Photoshop is a complex tool, right? Unless you have seriously mad Photoshop skills to dish out a number of infographics everyday (yes, there are deadlines to be met), for sure you’ll be burnt out before you could even see the end of the month.
That’s why we resort to hacks.
We’ve compiled a list of free and affordable infographic tools for you to use in your future projects.
First in the list is Canva. Though Canva had just turned one-year old, it’s an online graphic design tool to be reckoned with. What’s great about it is that they offer free graphics and templates from YouTube banners to infographics for you to work on. In terms of accessibility and ease of use of the website, worry now as it is highly user-friendly. Unfortunately, the paid templates, photos and graphics come as low $1 individually instead of a monthly subscription is its minor downside.
A highly popular infographic tool is Piktochart. Most developers prefer this tool because of the free reign it offers to users from colors to fonts. Furthermore, with its featured graphics, shapes and images, you’ll be able to spruce up any boring statistical information with just a few clicks. Furthermore, you can also insert YouTube videos to your infographic, enhancing your presentation even more. Though this tool is free, you get more free range if you get their pro account which is $29 a month, about $169 a year.
If you’re a Google user, you might be familiar with Google Developers. This free infographic tool is not only user-friendly and simple to use, it can also prove to be a powerful tool for designers. This is because Google Developers offers a variety of graphics such as charts and icons to help enhance your website.
Not far behind is Easel.ly. This web-based, free tool allows developers to create infographics from their list of free yet customizable templates, fonts, text styles, graphics and so much. The tool also gives you a free reign on how you want your infographic to look overall. Unfortunately, it also has its own limits with a limited amount of themes and images on-site.