Easel.ly Debutes Online Editor of Infographics San Diego-based start-up Easel.ly [easel.ly] is offering a beta service that allows lay people to design and implement their own "infographics" via an online editor. The user-based customization of infographics seems to be the next phase after the automatic generation of infographics, and has already been promised by community websites like visual.ly. For now, easel.ly allows users to drag and drop predefined and uploaded vector images on pre-designed canvases and themes for easy creation and customization of infographics. According to the founders Patrick Alcoke and Neil Harris, all themes have been designed by graphic designers to ensure the highest quality for their users to start with.
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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. No matter where you create the individual design elements, the final infographic design is usually put together in a vector graphics program. Free Cloud Storage Services (February 2017) 360 Cloud Drive is a Chinese service that offers a huge 360 GB of storage when you first sign up. If you download the desktop client, you instantly get upgraded to over 10 TB of storage! Files and folders can be added to your account through either the website or the desktop program that's available for Windows and Mac. You can share both files and folders with anyone through a public link, which doesn't require them to have a 360 Cloud Drive account. Android and iOS mobile apps can be installed to access 360 Cloud Drive, share files and folders, and upload photos and videos. There's a "daily draw" link available from the website that, when clicked, gives you extra storage space.
Features Many Different Charts Over 35 different charts and over 200 different maps make it easy and flexible to present your data for maximum effect. Create just one, or make an infographic with as many charts as you want. Beautiful Designs From the Start We make your data look its best. 10 free tools for creating infographics For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love the best infographics. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop CC is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it's occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process.
The Best Cloud Storage and File-Sharing Services of 2017 Since the advent of the Internet, the technology industry has been steadily moving away from local storage to remote, server-based storage and processing—what is known as the cloud. Look at music and movies: We used to play them from local media, but now they're streamed from servers. You can reap the same advantages of anywhere-access and sharing (and the productivity gains that can bring), as well as the reduction of local storage requirements by keeping your own documents and media files in the cloud. We've rounded up the best cloud storage and file-sharing and -syncing services to help you decide which you should use. These services provide seamless access to all your important data—Word docs, PDFs, spreadsheets, photos, any other digital assets from wherever you are. If you don't yet have a service for storing and syncing your data in the cloud, you need one.