By GABEY GOH
IF YOU have ever wanted to scream in frustration over a poorly thought-out or boring infographic (be it yours or someone else's), perhaps it's time to get acquainted with Piktochart.
Piktochart is essentially an online tool for creating presentations and infographs.
The brainchild of Penang-native Goh Ai Ching and Andrea Zaggia, who hails from Italy, Piktochart was conceived after sitting through one too many boring presentations.
The Piktochart team operates on the notion that information is supposed to be fun and exciting, not dull and boring.
Its clean and user-friendly interface is intended allow users to easily tell a story with their data and create an emotional connection with their viewers, the company said.
It simplifies the process of creation by allowing users to select a theme for their infographic, edit the information and customise it, then save the graphic in various formats.
If you're familiar with PowerPoint presentations, you should have no issues with Piktochart.
It operates on a freemium model, meaning the free version has three basic themes and allows for one image upload, while the Professional account is US$19.99 (RM60.82) per month.
The Professional account grants access to better customisation tools, the ability to upload and host up to 50 images on Piktochart's server and access to over 30 professional themes.
For serious creators, they can sign up for the Annual Pro account for US$199 (RM608.56) a year.
The team aims to add more themes to the collection every month with no additional cost to subscribers.