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Free Data Visualization Tools-2

In this series I am reviewing data visualization tools that are free to use. You can click here to read the first article of my series.

Datawrapper

It was built by a team of designers, developers and journalists from many European countries and the United States. It also has content that can be used for free along with paid content for companies. This tool is completely web-based and also includes an area where you can take online learning lessons on how to use Datawrapper. Users can upload data or create visualizations using sample data. The image below is a visual I created using sample data.

Chartbuilder

This web-based visualization tool, made public in 2013 by a financial news website, appeals to journalists. A tool that makes it easy to visualize numerical data. I should add that it is not very useful in terms of usage. Another limitation of the tool is that it can only generate static graphics.

Google Charts

Although Google Charts is not as deep as Tableau, it is quite satisfactory in terms of graphics variety. You can take the graphics you create as JavaScript and HTML and embed them on your site. You can choose one of the 18 available graphics or search the community creations for something a little more unique. You will need some basic HTML knowledge to customize your chart. But if you don’t have any experience with HTML or JavaScript, don’t worry, easy-to-follow tutorials will help you create a completely bespoke chart in minutes.

Piktochart

I think it’s a great Canva-like tool that I usually use for infographics. While working with small data, you can prepare easy and understandable charts for your customers.The templates are divided into 4 categories: infographics, reports, posters and presentations. A free account provides access to unlimited creation and downloads as well as full editor functionality. For $29, you can upgrade your account. However, I don’t think it is necessary.

If you have suggestions, I can review and add to this series. Do not forget to share your opinions with me!

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