Looking for the best infographic tools?
Technically, you won’t need tools; you only need one app!
That’s where Pikochart comes in the picture.
Several months ago, I wanted to create an infographic for a topic I had in mind for my men’s fashion blog at Shortofheight.com.
I was quoted USD 300 for the basic infographic.
If you want someone to design an infographic for you, it will cost roughly $200-$1000.
Sure, you can pay $5 at Fiverr, I looked at it, but those were basic infographics templates that were simply edited.
So, when I heard $300, the Chinese in me came out and I didn’t feel like paying so much. As a business owner myself, I didn’t feel like forking out so much for something that I just got started.
I ended up creating the infographic myself. The cost for the entire thing was less than $10. I simply purchased a stock photo that I found and added the data.
You can see it here
After so much work, I was introduced to Piktochart.I signed up and have not used it since. You know….. procrastinating.
The reason why I felt that way was because I knew it was too much work.
I knew first hand since I designed a basic infographic from scratch and it took me quite some time.
Last week I heard Piktochart launched an iPad app. I was ecstatic! That’s I most active at night when I’m about to sleep, on my bed!
That’s where most of my blog posts get drafted and where I write down ideas that I have.
There’s something so magical about being in the zone right before you fall asleep.
So, today I thought it is fun to explore Piktochart’s iPad app.
If you don’t know already, Piktochart an easy design app that allows you to create infographics, reports, presentation, and ___
My primary purpose for this app is mostly infographics.
Let’s start the Piktochart iPad review and walkthrough.
Piktochart iPad Walkthrough
To begin, you have to first download the Piktochart OS app.
Once you’ve done that, all you have to do is register an account. When you first log in, you’ll be greeted by this beautiful welcome page that will guide you on making your first infographic.
Next, only click the top icon on the left to begin, then click on Create New.
When you click create new, you’ll be greeted by the Pikto Templates category selector.
We’ll be picking infographics of course. Here, you’ll get to pick and use their free infographic templates and premium templates. There are so many to choose from depending on what you want to do.
- A vs. B infographics
- How to infographics
- Facts Infographics
- & more
For me, I wanted to create a facts infographic. I found the had a mobile facts infographics that I could probably use so I tapped on it.
That’s where this template came out where I could quickly view and choose if I want to go back or edit. I clicked edit.
Now is where it becomes interesting, everything single thing you see on the infographic can be tweaked from:
What I love about Piktochart is their icon categories. This is where you choose category or industry of which you want. They have images from fashion to social media.
Since this blog is more business and social media, I clicked on social media. Here you can notice most of the icon colors are black. That’s because you can change it yourself.
Just click on the icon you picked, then click this.
Noticed how I just changed the color of the Twitter logo from black to blue?
So after of playing around with the app for a few minutes
I managed to get this started.
That’s not too bad seeing how I have zero design skills and on my freaking iPad.
So what’s my review about their iPad app?
I freaking love it.
If you’ve used Canva before, their web-based platform will feel pretty natural for you. Their iPad app is the same. The navigation is the same.
It will feel natural browsing and editing the infographic.
Piktochart web platform and iPad app will go into my ultimate tools for businesses (erm….work in progress)
As I mentioned earlier, I’m most creative when I’m about to fall asleep.
For me, daytime is where I get work DONE. That’s where I finish and publish blog posts, exercise, respond to emails, etc.
Night time is where I focus on the creative part of the brain like reading, drafting things, journaling and stuff like this.
This is why the iPad app is handy. With Piktochart’s iPad app, it allows me to DRAFT, yes I said draft a decent infographic right out the gate….. on my bed! Fu** yeah!
It’s like you’re drawing an infographic on a paper.
For me, the app is NOT where you would want to complete an infographic from start to finish.
I recommend you use this app to get started then finish it on your computer. On the computer, you’ll be able to refine everything.
That’s where the magic really shines for Piktochart, their online platform.
What I love about Piktochart’s infographic iPad app is with very little work, I believe you too will be able to draft a decent but beautiful and high-quality infographics of which you can refine on your computer.
At the end of the day, it sure it won’t be comparable to those that cost $500-$1000, but it will certainly get you started and get work DONE for as little as $15 a month to $29 a month. Alternatively, if you enjoyed the app as much as I do, you can sign up for their annual app for $150 or $290.
Even with the annual plan, it’s still so much more affordable compared to paying $300 for a basic infographic.
Imagine producing 1 infographic a month.
That would be $12.50 for an infographic!!!!
Not bad! Not bad at all.
I would definitely recommend this infographic software to any business owners out there especially if you want to take your blog to the next level.