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Infogr.am

Information Graphic Building Tool


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Published 05/03/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Infogr.am is an information graphic designing tool. The application currently offers chart building capabilities. New users can explore a list of unique informational graphics from the infogr.am homepage. Some feature eye-catching images while others draw attention with basic animations. New users can try their hand at building charts. The application offers a wide range of design options, including traditional pie and bar charts as well as people symbols and other options. Users can build a library of charts or create a new chart. Infogr.am gives the user a starter chart based on the type of chart selected. The user can add data into a spreadsheet built into the application. Infogr.am also lets users import data from their computer.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Infogr.am was founded in February of 2012 by Uldis Leiterts and Raimonds Kaze. The application offers a number of basic functions currently, but makes promises for additional functionality in the future. Infogr.am has received positive comments and reviews from users, many add the disclaimer that the application is still being worked on and will improve as new updates are rolled out. For the time being, Infogr.am provides users with an easy way to build eye-catching charts.

What are the differences to other apps?

Infogr.am wins many users for its professional design. The application incorporates a traditional spreadsheet with modern conveniences. It is impossible to create an online chart that doesn’t look good, regardless of the data it displays. Infogr.am stands out because it gives users an easy way to build functional, shareable charts that can display any kind of data imaginable using four layout options. The user friendly interface is another bonus that many users can appreciate.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Infogr.am provides a simple but effective user interface that takes almost no time to learn. Simple icons direct the user to each function and setting option. The finished chart has a very professional feel to it, with an organized key for each and sleek shapes that work well with any data theme. Infogr.am’s interface gives any user the ability to share data in a way that’s interesting and readable.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can try Infogr.am by clicking the green “Start today!” button along the left side of the homepage. The next page includes two blue buttons that invite the user to sign in with a Twitter or Facebook account. Users must choose one, sign in to their account and give Infogr.am permission to access the profile. There is no other login option available at this time.

What does it cost to use the application?

Infogr.am is available to all users at no cost. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to make any purchases. All users can access all current features by logging in with their Facebook or Twitter account. The site has reserved space for a store that will be added later, but there is no further information as far as what will be sold and how much users will be asked to pay for items or services.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Infogr.am is a great tool for anyone who needs to build a simple online chart. Users can work with four diverse layout options and display any kind of data imaginable. The application is somewhat basic but gives the user just enough customization options to work effectively. Future updates will bring added functionality which will surely entice more users to give Infogr.am a try.

  • Choose from four different basic chart layouts
  • Build an online library of charts
  • Import data from the user's computer
  • Embed code available for each chart
  • Preview lets users review charts before publishing


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