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The 16 best infographic makers on the web

Infographic maker
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An infographic maker can be a lifesaver if you have a lot of data to present? These handy tools can allow you to transform mountains of inscrutable data into attractive, easy-to-read visuals. Putting your own infographics together from scratch can give original, creative results, but it can take an awful lot of time to put them together. So we've handpicked a range of brilliant infographic maker tools and apps that can help.

The infographic makers below include both paid-for and free options – many of which are aimed at non-designers or complete beginners. Surprisingly, some of the free options are pretty capable so it's worth checking them out. If you need some inspiration, don't miss our list of the best infographics. And if you're designing a new website, be sure to check our guides to the best website builders and web hosting services. For now though, here are the best free and paid-for infographic makers around.

The best infographic maker: our top 16

Infographic maker: Adobe Spark

Quickly create infographics using one of several templates (Image credit: Adobe)

01. Adobe Spark

The best infographic maker for social media

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscriptions
Cost: Free or from £10.10/month
Free trial: 14 days
Reasons to buy
+Easy to use+Perfect for social media+Great free version
Reasons to avoid
-Best looking templates not free

If you need to make infographics quickly and easily for social media then Adobe Spark is the tool for you. It has over 10,000 templates to choose from and thousands of free license-free assets to smarten up your design. There's a basic free plan, but you'll need a subscription to unlock all the many features available – and to remove the Adobe Spark branding.

Spark uses a drag-and-drop editor which kicks things off with a default template. Search through the templates to get the one you want, and then start editing. You can add your own background, change the text, add an image, introduce an icon and include your own logo (if you have one). When done, the infographic maker lets you resize for your favourite social platform with a single click, then download (we recommend saving in cloud storage). Sit back and watch your infographic go viral. Get Adobe Creative Cloud now for Adobe's full suite of design apps.

Infographic maker: Canva

Canva contains a brilliant infographic tool (Image credit: Canva)

02. Canva Infographic Tool

A brilliant video infographic maker

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from £11.99/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+Powerful tool+Huge library+Great for collaboration
Reasons to avoid
-Only works online

Canva is a powerful and easy-to-use online design tool that's suitable for all manner of creative tasks, from brochures to presentations and much more besides. It also offers users a vast library of images, icons, fonts and features to choose from.

It features a dedicated infographic maker that you can use for free, with hundreds of free design elements and fonts at your fingertips and many more premium elements that you can buy for $1. 

Infographic maker: Venngage

(Image credit: Venngage)

03. Venngage

The best infographic maker for a huge choice of templates

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: From free
Free trial: No
Reasons to buy
+Over 7,500 creative templates+Easy to use
Reasons to avoid
-Could do with more fonts-Some features only come with the business subscriptions

Venngage is one of the most popular picks in our best infographic maker roundup. With a vast number of creative templates (more than 7,500, in fact). It's super-easy to use and has a handy image search feature, which makes finding and adding images to your infographics a breeze. 

Though there's a massive range of features available, including font upload and the ability to export in Powerpoint and even interactive PDF, but many of these are only available as part of a Business account – with a big jump between what you get from a Premium account and the Business plan. But there is a fairly decent Free plan, and the Premium subscription gets you everything you need to create attractive infographics with a highly professional feel. 

Infographic maker: Snappa

Packed with templates, images and pre-made graphics (Image credit: Snappa)

04. Snappa

A good option for creating infographics quickly

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from $10/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+Brilliant free plan+Vast collection of images+Use your own company logo/graphics
Reasons to avoid
-Browser-based so you need internet

The highly rated graphics tool, Snappa can enable you to make truly attractive infographics that capture the attention of your audience. It's super-easy to use, with pre-made templates galore and a library packed full of high-res images – over 4,000,000 to be exact. It lets you remove image backgrounds with a single click and has a range of text effects and graphics to drop in. You can even share to social direct from the program. There's a free plan (you can have one user, 6,000 templates and three downloads a month), and paid-for options from $10 per month offering more features.

05. Piktochart

A great infographic maker for beginners

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from $24.17/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+Very customisable+Great free version+No contract
Reasons to avoid
-Watermark on free plan

If you're after an entry-level infographic maker, look no further. Piktochart takes out the legwork of designing an infographic by supplying you with easy to customise templates.

Once you've uploaded your stats, you'll be able to tweak the layout and colour scheme to your heart's content. Given that infographics are an art form in and of themselves, Piktochart is a great way to get to grips with the medium. There are various pricing options, including a free account that allows you to make up to five visuals, although you'll have to pay to get rid of the Piktochart watermark.

Infographic maker: design cap

There are a range of templates available, though some of them are for subscribers only (Image credit: DesignCap)

06. DesignCap

A simple to use infographic maker

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from $4.99/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+Simple to use+Cheap upgrade for unlimited exports
Reasons to avoid
-Nicer templates not free

DesignCap is a free infographic maker that's simple to use and has a good range of templates – although you'll have to pay for some of the nicer ones. It also offers icons, illustrations and stock imagery, and the ability to upload your own should you want to. The free plan allows you up to five jpg exports, and you can upgrade to a basic plan ($4.99 p/mo) to get unlimited templates and high-res png and pdf exports.

07. MURAL

A good option for collaborating on infographics

Specifications
Payment options: Subscription
Cost: Free or from $12/month
Free trial: 30 days
Reasons to buy
+Great for collaboration with a team+Flexible tool+Good free trial
Reasons to avoid
-No free plan

As an infographic tool, MURAL is aimed at teams, allowing them to ideate with imagery and collaborate more efficiently. However, thanks to its interactive, real-time tools, MURAL allows anyone to think like a designer and act like a designer.

Users can express ideas with smart inking on the Windows app, draw freely for a full whiteboard experience and share sticky note feedback with team members so everybody is kept in the loop with the progress of a project. If your team needs to collaborate and share data in a visual way, MURAL could be the infographic maker for you. Pricing starts at $12 per month. There's a free trial.

08. Visme

A good options for pre-made assets

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from $15/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+Amazing array of assets including fonts, icons and images+Fun experience
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Visme promises to help you 'speak visually'. You can use it to build presentations, but it's especially geared towards creating engaging infographics. This infographic maker includes over 100 fonts (for more, see our list of free fonts), millions of free images and thousands of quality icons, and there are options to include video and audio (including the ability to record a voiceover directly in the editor, which is handy). You can also animate your content to make things clearer.

What sets this tool apart from the rest on this list is that Visme allows users to whip up an infographic in a few minutes, thanks to a library of pre-made assets that can be easily dragged and dropped into place. This allows even non-designers to display their data visually. Visme also gives users the ability to create interactive and animated infographics, making their stats and figures sing like never before. Pricing starts from $15 a month, but there's a free version that can serve to get a feel for the software.

09. Biteable

A strong video infographic maker

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from $19/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+1.8 million pictures, videos and animations to use – even on the free plan+Specialised video infographics made easy
Reasons to avoid
-Watermark on free version

Fancy something a little different? Biteable gives users the chance to create high-quality video infographics that can be shared on social media. As well as providing engaging image assets for creatives to work with, Biteable also offers soundtracks to really make your creations sing. 

With plenty of designs and pre-made scenes at its disposal, this app removes the barrier to entry that so often stops people from using videos to their full effect. There's a range of plans available, the free plan enables you to make and share up to 10 video projects with the Biteable watermark. Paid plans start at $19 per month.

Infographic maker: Google Charts

Google can do everything, right? Including infographics

10. Google Charts

Great for building a range of charts for a website

Specifications
Payment options: Free
Cost: Free
Free trial: n/a
Reasons to buy
+Extensively customisable+Dynamic+Free
Reasons to avoid
-Charts only

Google's chart tools are powerful, simple to use – and free. You can choose from a variety of charts and configure an extensive set of options to perfectly match the look and feel of your website. By connecting your data in real time, Google Charts is a straightforward infographic maker for your website.

Infographic maker: Infogram

Great for embedding or sharing (Image credit: Infogram)

11. Infogram

An infographic maker with a wide variety of presentation types

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from $19/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+Upload your own assets+Can embed or share your infographic on free plan/download HD images on paid plan
Reasons to avoid
-Can't download on the free plan

Infogram is a great tool with a wide variety of graphs, charts and maps as well as the ability to upload pictures and videos to create cool infographics. You enter and edit the data that makes up the infographic in an Excel-style tool, the contents of which are reflected in your design. The software will automatically change the look of the infographic to perfectly represent your data, too. 

When you're happy with your infographic, you can publish it to the Infogram website for all to enjoy, embed it into your own website, or share it via social media. The basic version (up to 10 projects and 13 maps types) is free, while paid versions start from $19 per month.

Infographic maker: Mind the Graph

There's a huge range of interesting and informative templates available at Mind the Graph (Image credit: Mind the Graph)

12. Mind the Graph

Best for scientific infographics

Specifications
Payment options: Free or subscription
Cost: Free or from $5/month
Free trial: Free version
Reasons to buy
+Free version allows you to pay on-demand for extra assets+Paid versions include Creative Commons licenses
Reasons to avoid
-Watermark on free version

Mind the Graph specialises in scientific infographics, but its tools can be used to create illustrations to complement most forms of data outside of scientific papers. The online infographic maker provides various infographic layouts that can be used straight out of the box to design many types of visual illustrations.

Mind the Graph provides thousands of icons that are useful for non-scientific purposes as well as for livening up a wordy journal paper, and you can take advantage of its built-in image editor and online updater to make changes on the fly. There's a free version suitable for trying out the software. The paid versions start as low as $5 for the Junior version aimed at undergraduate students and occasional users.

Infographics maker: Kartograph

Kartograph lets you integrate beautiful map infographics onto your digital platform

13. Kartograph

A great free option for map-based infographics

Specifications
Payment options: Free
Cost: Free
Free trial: n/a
Reasons to buy
+Simple and lightweight+Standalone
Reasons to avoid
-Need internet to use it

For a map-based infographic tool, you need look no further than Kartograph. Kartograph is a free design tool that makes illustrative and interactive maps, created for the needs of designers and data journalists. The application doesn't require Google Maps or any other mapping service, making it a simple and lightweight framework – and there are a variety of map types to suit your needs. 

It has Python and JavaScript-based tools to create the required maps. The Python library generates beautiful and compact SVG maps; while the JS library helps you to create interactive maps that run across all major browsers.

Infographic maker: Easel.ly

Easel.ly is easy-to-use (Image credit: Easel.ly)

14. Easel.ly

One of the most affordable infographic makers

Specifications
Payment options: Subscription
Cost: From $2/month
Free trial: 7 days
Reasons to buy
+Very simple to use+Free and licensed assets from pro designers+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Not that customisable-Hard to find exactly what you want

Web-based infographic maker Easel.ly offers you a range of templates to start you off, all of which are easily customisable (with limitations). You get access to a library of things like arrows, shapes and connector lines, and you can customise the text with different fonts, colours, text styles and sizes. The tool also lets you upload your own graphics and position them with one touch.

The free option includes 60 images and 10 fonts, or for $4 a month you get a much wider pool of resources, plus boosted security options and – if you need it – design help.

15. Adioma

A feature heavy-option with many resources

Specifications
Payment options: Subscription
Cost: From $39/month
Free trial: 7 days
Reasons to buy
+Feature-heavy+Intuitive+Wide range of icons
Reasons to avoid
-Pricey and no free version

Adioma offers users a range of generative templates: you pick a basic template (such as timeline, grid, or cycle), then the infographics build themselves around the text you supply, and adjust as you add or remove information. That means you don't have to spend time adjusting and realigning your infographic. There's also a template-switching feature that enables you to compare how the same data would look in different formats.

This infographic maker includes a range of templates, but what sets it apart is its large library of icons (you can also upload your own). The more expensive options include an expanded resource library, improved download options and the ability to upload more of your own content. It's free to try for one week. It is rather pricey, starting at $39 per month.

Infographic maker: PicMonkey

Flash-based PicMonkey has some great infographic templates

16. PicMonkey

A reasonably priced online infographic maker

Specifications
Payment options: Subscription
Cost: From £9.08/month
Free trial: 7 days
Reasons to buy
+Add branded elements to templates+Reasonably customisable
Reasons to avoid
-Not a dedicated infographics tool

PicMonkey is an online image editor with a section dedicated to designing infographics. Choose from the selection of templates, and customise the content with PicMonkey's library or by uploading your own images. There's also a selection of tutorials to help you out, focusing on things like how to design an infographic tailored to sharing on social media, and how to use grid theory to create a polished design. Pricing starts at $7.99 per month. There's a seven-day free trial available.

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Craig Stewart
Craig Stewart used to be the editor of Creative Bloq. He has written about everything from cars and design to football and tech for numerous national newspapers, websites and magazines, including Classic Ford, Haynes and T3.