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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.