There are SO many ways to communicate visually, and internet is full of handy tools that anyone can learn to use.
Here’s 105 tools for infographics, data visualisation and to all sorts of visual communication.
This resource was put together in Finnish Facebook-group “Tiedon visualisointi” (meaning ”Visualising Knowlegde”).
The collection is not perfect – and it doesn’t even include all the “obvious” great tools like Illustrator or Excel – but I find it helpful and use it a lot.
Many of the tools are free, but for some you need to pay a bit.
I hope you enjoy the toolkit as much as I do!
Tools by topic
- Annual planning
- Color & palettes
- Data visualisation
- Graphic tools
- Inspiration & Ideas
- Map tools
- Mind maps
- Network maps
- Presentation graphics
- Photos & images
- Videos and animations
- Word clouds
Circular planning tool for an overall view of the annual activities.
Annual Plan App for teams and companies.
Adobe Color CC
Explore and create color combinations & palettes.
Color advice for cartography.
Fast color schemes generator.
Community where people from around the world create and share colors and palettes.
Data Color Picker, powered by Learn UI Designpowered by Learn UI Design
Tool for creating data visualisation palettes.
Google Art Palette
Pull out colors from your picture, from a piece of art or browse for inspiration. Google AI experiment.
Graphical User Interface for Choosing HCL Color Palettes
A graphical user interface (GUI) for viewing, manipulating, and choosing HCL color palettes.
Finnish startup with dataviz solutions.
Powerful, simple to use, and free.
The missing link between spreadsheets and data visualisation.
The world’s first code-free sparkline typeface.
Visualise and share your data in minutes.
Lets you create visualisations, dashboards and apps.
50+ types of diagrams with features to help you draw faster and better.
Diagrammer™ by Duarte
More than 4,000 customisable diagrams.
Cross-platform diagram software.
A desktop app for creating sketches of problems, processes, workflows or ideas.
Great-looking charts and business graphics.
Free vector design app right at your fingertips.
Free and open source vector graphics editor.
Fun and Easy Photo Editor.
Easy cube-based 3D design with DIY 2D/3D printing.
Applies symmetries to everything you draw.
Screen, webcam and sketchboard recorder with an editor.
Creative Nerds free icon sets
Nice community site for creatives, with occasional freebies.
Data Viz Project by Ferdio
Find the right visualisation and get inspired how to make them.
Map in Seconds
Turns your spreadsheet data into maps.
combine your maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia.
A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System.
The clear way to share complex information
Free online mind mapping
Not only for mind maps, but team sketching as well. Finnish startup.
Map networks, together.
Ready-to-use design assets from 27,214 independent creators.
Predesigned editable slides.
Library of easy-to-edit PowerPoint slides.
Visualise your CV/resume.
Kuvia Suomesta – Photos from Finland
You can use the photos as you want as long as you do not download pictures to other photo stocks for free, or for sale.
Open-source visual storytelling environment for presenting timelines in the browser or in Microsoft Power BI.
Free PowerPoint timeline template
Web-based software for creating interactive timelines that you can share on the internet.
Presentations for the classroom in a unique timeline format.
App to create videos on iPhone and iPad.
Interactive whiteboard platform.
Easy videos for social media.
Animated videos for social media.
Stop Motion Studio
App to get you into stop motion moviemaking.
Nice feedback-tool that creates word clouds from the participants answers.
Online word cloud art creator.
Word cloud with styles
Free online Wordcloud generator