VisuallyI started with Visual.ly, but stopped when I got to the Facebook integration permission screen. The app asked for permission to access the following:
THIS APP WILL RECEIVE:
- Your basic info
- Your profile info: description, birthday, groups, hometown, likes, location and relationship status
- Your stories: events, photos and status updates
- Friends' profile info: hometowns, locations and relationship statuses
- Photos shared with you
- Status updates shared with you
I could see sharing basic info, but other than that I'm not sure why this app would need access to my Friends' profile info!
Easel.lyEasel.ly seemed like a particularly easy to use interface, and it required only a username, password, and email address to sign up.
Next was Piktochart. The app asked for an email address and password. Nice. The terms and conditions discuss ownership of the file created using the app, but nothing surprising or privacy related. Seems like a great free tool, and pretty easy to use. You can upgrade to a pro account for more options, but for a basic info graphic Piktochart works great.
Another easy to use free tool, Infogr.am one has a good interface and walks you through the creation of an info graphic step by step. Pretty flexible and simple tool, and the sign-up process required only a username, password, and email address.
The other 6 recommendations from that blog post weren't really info graphic tools, but the Icon Archive was a resource I wasn't aware of. It is a site that offers downloads of "free" icons, and gives you the opportunity to donate to the artist that created them.
As an example of a good info graphic, I have included Mashable's infographic about creating an infographic.