Oh, infographics. So wonderful to look at, so tedious to make. Here are my rather pathetic attempts in celebration of International Fluevog Day:
I think that both of these apps are good for making sort of glorified posters, like I more or less did, but for true infographics, they probably aren’t robust enough. Or they require a *lot* more patience and skill than I possess. Both were fiddly and a bit buggy, but if push came to shove, I’m not sure which one I’d choose. i Visual had a grid, which was nice, but I didn’t like that the text boxes lacked a return feature. Visualize had a return feature in the text boxes, but I didn’t like the graphics selections. Maybe the paid versions of each are better, but I’m not going to find out.
As to the apps containing infographics, I was frustrated with both. info.Graphics was buggy and slow, and wouldn’t save images to my camera roll, despite cheery assurances to the contrary. It also lacked a search feature, but had better infographics. Infographics Hub had a search feature, but I could only export images if I created an account, and I felt had a lower overall quality of images–lots of images seemed designed to upset, rather than cleverly inform. So neither is a win. I don’t think I’ll be keeping any of these apps, but I can see the appeal for a library that doesn’t have a department that handles publicity.