Piktochart is helps you to easily create infographics, presentations, flyers, posters, social media graphics, and reports. You can embed interactive maps, charts, videos, and hyperlinks in a Piktochart infographic. To create an infographic, you start by choosing a blank or pre-designed template or theme, and then add information and media. Piktochart provides a library of icons, images, fonts, and other design tools. Icons and images are organized by subject, including education, entertainment, people, and shapes. Once completed, each infographic can be saved for future editing, and the finished product can be exported as a PNG, JPEG, or PDF file.
Current known uses in the sector
- Students and teachers can create interactive, multimodal images that incorporate videos, maps, text, links, and graphics.
- Students design an infographic on Piktochart rather than drawing on paper.
- Piktochart can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to create visual information to help inform and engage with Newcomers visually.
Piktochart has a Nonprofit pricing plan that includes a free plan and discounted Pro plan.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Piktochart does not currently have accessibility options.
Piktochart does not appear to be mobile friendly or offer a mobile app.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
Piktochart appears to have good data protection and privacy. You can use two-factor authentication to protect your Piktochart account in addition to your password. They also have session timeout which will log you out of the site if you do not perform any action on Piktochart Editor for a prolonged period of time.
According to this Piktochart support article “Piktochart is only written in English, however, you can type in any language, that your computer and keyboard support, into a textbox on your canvas.”
- Piktochart Academy – a short, free course from Piktochart that covers “everything you need to know to make your story stick – from content, typography, and color psychology to images”