Welcome to a brief and to the point compilation and ranking of the websites used in my recent infographic project. Just to sum it up, I made five infographics in a week using a different free online service and reviewed them. All of these websites were consistently in compilation articles on the subject that I found with a bit of research.
I will include a link to the (slightly) more in-depth post that I wrote that particular day. After trying out five different websites, I now have one that I will return to in the future.
Let’s start with…
The user interface was minimal and generally not polished.
When it comes to Templates/Elements, there’s not a lot to choose from.
I won’t be using it again.
If you want to read more, click here.
Visme has a decent user interface, but some areas such as resizing and moving elements around are clunky.
It did provide a good number of templates and elements with the free version. There are also a lot of different things you can do with Visme, such as animation and sound that I didn’t try out, but are incorporated.
Click here to read a more detailed review.
Canva is a well-designed design website. I mean, if you are a design service, you really should be.
They also have templates for so many other things. Book covers, facebook banners, you name it. Plus, there are a pretty good amount of elements to choose from.
But, there are no custom colors. You are stuck with their unsatisfying presets.
You also can’t resize the canvas you are working with unless you upgrade. (Spoiler: I did, just to do this.)
See here to read more.
Venngage was by far my favorite website to use. The user interface is easy to use and consistent.
There are also a good number of templates/elements to choose from.
So why is it number two?
It’s number two because there is no way to export your completed image with the free version. I ended up using their free trial just to push a button to export what I had made using the free version.
You know the drill. Click here for more.
It has a nice user interface, and a decent number of templates, elements, and fonts.
But the main reason that Piktochart is number one is that there aren’t any glaring issues that I discovered using it, unlike all the other websites. If I have any need to make infographics in the future, I will be using Piktochart. (Unless I am making enough content to make paying for Venngage worth it.)
To read more, it’s here as usual.