Piktochart is a one-stop shop for building, designing and customizing visually attractive infographics. The application provides users with all the tools necessary to create infographics that can be shared to the web or distributed to clients in order to help clarify and make relative important points of data. Piktochart handles the work of the designer, making it easy for business owners and other non-graphics people to build appealing infographics in just a few minutes time.
The application supports a variety of layouts, graphics and fonts, plus full color customization and mood editing.
Piktochart is based out of Malaysia and is relying on a mix of investor fund and crowd-sourced income for its initial startup costs. The application has expanded to over 2,000 users since its launch.
Piktochart gives users full control over the output of their infographics. Everything from the graphics, shapes, fonts and colors is customizable, making the process of starting, editing and publishing an infographic easier than it’s ever been. Support for high-resolution output makes this application ideal for anyone looking to piece together presentation data, while small startups will appreciate the ability to make their own infographics without having to hire a graphic designer.
Everything in Piktochart is laid out in a simple, step-by-step process that gives users the ability to click and drag elements of the infographic around in the page. Creating an infographic is as easy as entering the relevant data, selecting the shapes and graphics desired, and then moving them around the page until the desired effect is achieved. For users who don’t enjoy spending time on design elements, Piktochart offers a number of pre-made templates.
To sign up, users must enter an email and password, as well as a company name. Alternatively, users are able to log in via Facebook or Twitter. Registration does not require a confirmation email, and infographic design can begin as soon as the initial information entry is complete.
Piktochart offers three subscription packages. The first, Free, allows for three simple infographic templates, five image uploads and carries the Piktochart watermark. The second, Monthly Pro, runs $14.99 per month and provides full access to all of Piktochart’s features. The third, Annual Pro, is the same as Monthly Pro, but with a yearly commitment at a discounted rate.
Piktochart is a great application for any business looking to enhance its prospects through targeted infographics. It will allow students or small business owners to easily create engaging, effective presentations with relatively little in the form of time commitment. Anyone that relies on clearly communicating data and other dense information can benefit from well-designed infographics like those provided by Piktochart.