Visuals are one of the most important parts of your business, when you create your website and marketing campaign the graphic elements are an essential part of communicating your message to your customers.
This is a list of the most useful tools to design and create infographics, graphics, memes and GIFs.
One of the most useful online platforms out there, Canva allows you to create and design visual content of excellent quality. The service is completely free, you only have to sign in and many of the layouts include are also free, and you can even upload your own images to their server to use with their or your own designs.
Newly redesigned a few months back, BeFunky is a great option for editing pictures, no need to sign up and completely free this online photo editor allows you to create impressive images.
One of the most powerful online editing tools out there, PicMonkey, offers a very wide variety of resources for the creation and editing of all kinds of images. Basic functions are free but the offer a “Royale” membership which gets you ads-free editing and a bunch of extra effects and tools.
Another free online tool full of features, just by signing up Fotor allows you to edit all kinds of visual content from anniversary cards to covers for social networks with a broad selection of filters and implementations.
Share as Image
A very useful tool that lets you click any image on the web, turns it into a graphic which allows you to edit, add text, filter, and texture among other things. We strongly suggest considering copyright and licenses when using Share as Image. If used free images will have a watermark on the, but the premium package that removes it is only $8 a month.
Pixlr offers a great online tool for quick and easy editing, allowing you to adjust and fix your photos replacing colors and transforming objects.
An amazing tool that allows you to import data form an Excel archive and covert it to an impressive infographic. Infogr.am has a free plan that includes more than 30 kinds of graphics and allows the created image to be published.
A photo editing tool that allows you to edit visuals from using filters, frames, rotate, crop, brighten and retouch to temperature, ting, contrast, exposure and gamma. Polarr has it all.
Another great platform for infographics, Piktochart has a large library of layouts available depending on the package you choose. The offer a free plan and the all-inclusive that boasts at a pricey $29 USD per month or $290 for a whole year.
Only available on iOS but still worth mentioning for marketing on mobile purposes, WordSwag is a fascinating, easy-to-use and useful tool that creates incredible text designs based on whatever phrases you desire. Highly useful for social media marketing purposes.
With a very simple UX, Recite lets you input your desired text into the white square and shows you how it would look with all the different designs on the slider below, once you find the one you like it lets you create it and publish it. It’s completely free and there’s no registration required.
Another online infographic tool that allows you to import data from Excel with the advantage that on Infoactive the graphics created are interactive.
QuotesCover allows you to search for hundreds of quotes on its immense database or create a new one, after which it allows you to create a wide variety of print designs to download at your convenience.
A great tool. Meme Center lets you cut a piece of a video and convert it to GIF format which can be used in your blog, social networks or newsletter among other platforms. Also as it name implies, lets you create memes from a bunch of different sources.
Giffffr allows you to cut a piece of a YouTube video and turn it into a GIF file, quite useful in some cases.