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Top 10 Tools to Create Diagrams and Infographics

by Rita Bo Designer

Visual communication is one of the most effective ways to express something clearly as well as create visual contents. Increasing numbers of people choosing diagrams and infographics to create visual communications,such as communicate in a meeting,to explain a concept or a complex process,visual communication saves much . I am a deep visual communication lover. The tools shared today allows one to quickly start a visual communication even without any professional background. 


Tools to create diagrams and wireframes


1.Smartdraw


This is a excellent visual processor,includes hundreds of professionally-designed templates for more than 70 types of visual. It automatically formats your visuals as you create them, making it possible for anyone to create professional-quality visuals of all kinds in minutes.  


2.ProcessOn


This is a very helpful web-based diagraming tool,massive diagram sources on it,it’s built based on HTML&Javascipt, allowing users to create on different systems and use different browsers without any incompatibility issues,all the service is free, sharing and real-time collaboration is one of the key features.Do not require any design basics to use it.


3.Cacoo


This is an online drawing tool for creating sitemaps, wireframes and network charts.It is useful for mapping and brainstorming ideas.Diagrams created using Cacoo can be linked-to directly from websites and web applications. When an update is made to the diagram, any linked images are also updated.


4.HotGloo


This is a interactive wireframing & prototyping tool,HotGloo makes it easy to wireframe web and mobile sites and to co-work with team members.The program has a user-friendly style and a high standard of interactivity. 


5.OmniGraffle


This is an intuitive and easy to use Visual platform, it's quite an effective tool for wireframing in detail. You can customize and stylize objects to the extent that you can use the tool to create whole infographics exactly as you want them using this tool (it's difficult to do data visualizations with actual data, though). This tool has its cons, though; it's not the cheapest tool at $99 for standard and $199 for the pro version, and it's offered for Mac only. 


6. Gliffy


This is an online diagram and flowchart program that can be used to create anything from network layouts and SWOT Analysis to Floor Plans and Wireframes. it is web-based, easy to accessible (though Flash is required). It offers a free trial of its Pro account for 30 days.


Tools to create infographics and data visualizations


7.Create.Visual.Ly


This application you can use it to quickly create customized information map. Very useful tool for the marketers and analysts.


8.Infogr.Am


This tool allows you to quickly create static or interactive information map. You just need to import the data, then you can use this tool to create a variety of functions brilliant charts.


9.Vizualize.Me


This is a tool used to create a impressive resume. It lets you present a visual representation of the information regarding you and you accomplishments in a simpler yet fun way. This kind of resume will definitely increase the chances of you getting a job! So just a few a few clicks to create an online visual resume, put it on your LinkedIn and wait for the offers.


10.StatSilk


This tool is web-based, offering you a simple analysis of data. It allows you to create great looking maps, tables, graphics and a variety of visual elements to display data. By the Flash templates of Stat Planet you can create a Flash map.


If you have any other suggestions,tools or great ways to create visual communications, please feel free to share!

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