Creating engaging visual images for articles and social posts are a great way to capture attention. It is estimated that people can process visual information ten times faster than reading the text in articles.
That’s why over the years I have written several articles about tools to help you create Infographics, Word Cloud graphics, and other visuals that help communicate the core concepts quickly. One of the tools I’ve written a lot about is Canva. If interested, the links to several articles are below:
- Canva’s New Physical Print Option
- Canva’s PowerPoint alternative
- Create Infographics with Canva
- Create Compelling Images with Canva
Canva is a stable and mature product and can be very useful.
The Visme Platform
However, I have been experimenting with a new graphics creation platform over the last few months that has become my new go-to tool for creating visual content. I can create infographics, presentation slides, and images for articles posted on my website. That tool platform is called Visme.
The primary reason I’m using this platform now is its modern and up to date visual elements that you can add to any graphic to build a visually pleasing image.
Visme is built for designers and non-designers alike. It is a browser-based tool that centralizes all team activities and allows users to quickly create a variety of visual projects (i.e., presentations, infographics, web content, and more). It combines the best of all worlds by offering a platform that keeps your projects organized and helps you collaborate more efficiently with your team.
Visme comes with a large number of templates and a massive library of free shapes and icons to choose for your projects. These templates allow you to create impressive visual content right away more easily. The templates are set up simply and beautifully. If you need something quick, you could edit the placeholder text with your own, and publish a great looking infographic.
One of the most significant aspects of this service is being able to change percentages within charts by merely clicking on the graphic, enter a new number, and the chart changes to reflect the new information automatically. Saving you hours of frustration trying to do it on your own.
Visme has pricing plans for both individuals and business.
There is a free individual plan that allows you to create up to 3 projects. With this plan, the templates available are limited. However, it is a great way to test out the platform to see if it should become part of your toolbox. Paid plans start at $19 per month or $12 per month if paid annually.
Business plans include a brand kit, unlimited projects, and team members. These plans start at $20 per month, billed annually.
I do have a paid plan as the additional benefits are well worth the annual cost.
What tools are you using to create compelling graphics and images?