Piktochart Review

Are you looking for Good Infographic Examples or a even a Free Canva Alternative or maybe you just need to create a poster for work. Either way I would recommend having a look at Piktochart, I started looking at it because I wanted to create an infographic but quickly realized there was a lot more to Piktochart than I first thought. In my opinion Piktochart is the best all round visual tool that I have seen so far, it is designed for people like me that have very little experience with professional systems but still want to create professional looking visuals.

What Is Piktochart For

Piktochart is an online platform for fulfilling all your visual and video requirements, unlike many infographic systems this is not a PowerPoint platform. It is a standalone system so you can create everything from complex multi page infographics with data graphs to simple posters for your company canteen, but you can also create and edit video content for social media or even training.

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Standard Visuals like posters – these can be created from scratch really quickly even if you have never done this before as the system is so easy to use

Presentations – You can create presentations using the same easy to use system and then download as a PowerPoint file to use for presenting

Data based reports – You can create standard reports or full dashboards, you can build your own or take a template and just add your figures. One of the really cool features is being able to sync your data on a google sheet with an interactive dashboard so it auto updates as your figures change

Infographics – One of my favourite features is the range of infographics already available, you can take a lot of information such as a company process and display in a really informative and much more understandable infographic

Video Content – You can create videos for social media or training and the best part is that with Piktochart’s editing system you can edit a video in the same simple way that you would edit a text document

How to Use Piktochart

This is the part of Piktochart where it really stands out, there are 3 main ways to use Piktochart to create a visual and all 3 are really easy to use. However, not only is it really easy to use but they have also created a whole library of YouTube tutorials, whatever you want to do there is a video tutorial on it.

  1. Create your own from scratch – if you have an idea of what you want to create you can simply start with a blank canvas and use the system to select images, shapes and elements, drag & drop them in to your template and then edit them as you want.
  2. Use of of the many templates – If like me you struggle to visualize what you want you can just use one of the 100’s pf templates that are available, you can use the search function to look for templates that match what you want to do then browse the selection and pick one that you like. Simply click to edit and make any adjustments that you want or just edit the text to add your own message
  3. Use the AI Powered Infographic maker – If you really don’t want to get your hands dirty and just want a really quick design you can use the AI system to create a bespoke infographic based on your own specific requirements. Just click on the AI Generator, type into the box what you want to create and hit Generate. Now sit back see what Piktochart creates for you, it will offer you 4 to 6 possibilities and you can take them as they are or edit them if you want. Once you are happy you can download as a PNG, PDF or PowerPoint file, you can even copy it as code to insert into directly into your website.
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All 3 methods are really easy but my favourite is the AI generator, check out the process poster I asked it to create for me on how to use Piktochart to create an infographic.

Pricing

There are a range of plans and pricing to suit almost all users, the free option is what I initially went for and will be more than enough for most casual users, there are also pricing plans for professionals, large companies, schools and even special plans for non profit organisations so whatever you want to do there will be a plan to suit your needs.

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Support

The creators of Piktochart seem to really have had people like me in mind when they were creating their platform, they have clearly invested a lot of time in 2 key areas:

Ease of use – Making sure that the platform is very straight forward to use, every section has very clear processes and the simple drag and drop system is very intuitive

Training – despite the easy use of the system they have also really gone overboard in the training department

  • Getting Started – When you sign up you will immediately receive a welcome email with a video on the basics of getting started
  • Help Centre – They have created a comprehensive Help center that is broken down into sections with really well laid out “How to” guides on every element of the platform
  • Video Training – They have created a dedicated YouTube channel with training videos on everything you could wish for, whether you want to create an interactive dashboard for your business or a poster for your school cake sale. There is a tutorial to walk you through it, just scroll to the bottom of the website and click on the Video Tutorials section.
  • Education – For those people that really want to improve their knowledge they have created the Piktochart Academy, you can enroll in certified training courses and learn about professional skills such as Visual Storytelling and even Photography.

It really is one of the most comprehensive support set ups that I have ever seen and really puts you at ease as you know that if you get stuck you will be able to find help to get through it pretty easily

Piktochart Vs Other Systems

If you only want to create Infographics for PowerPoint presentations then you might want to look at a bespoke PowerPoint system like SlideModel but if you want a platform for other things that gives you more flexibility then you are better off with a platform that can create more than slides and infographics

I know there are some other systems that are more well known but I think the combination of everything that Piktochart offers makes it the best overall platform I have seen. Comprehensive training, massive range of templates, drag & Drop functionality, AI assistance, Video creation features, social media content creation and really good free use allowance means that this is a real Canva alternative and in my opinion much easier to use.

If you want to try it out for your self click the link here

If you have any feedback please feel free to leave a comment or if you have an alternative that you think is worth looking at let me know as I would love to check it out

Pete

4 thoughts on “Piktochart Review”

  1. Thank you for bringing Piktochart to my attention! As a long-time user of Canva, it would be challenging for me to make the switch to Piktochart. However, based on the information you provided, it seems that Piktochart has a lot of potential and offers some unique features. I appreciate the comprehensive review you shared, highlighting Piktochart’s user-friendly interface, diverse content types, accessibility, and educational resources. Piktochart seems to be a comprehensive and easy-to-use platform for creating a wide range of visual and video content. While I may not be able to personally switch to Piktochart at this time, I can see its potential and understand why it may be a valuable tool for individuals and businesses looking to enhance their visual storytelling capabilities.

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    • Hi Eric,

      Thanks for the feedback and I understand what you mean about not wanting to switch platform. I definitely recommend the Piktochart AI generator though and it might be worth doing a side by side test just to compare. The next time you are creating an infographic with Canva try using the AI generator with a free account in Piktochart as well and see what it comes up with. It might just be me but I find the AI Infographic suggestions from Piktochart to be on my wavelength. Thanks again for the feedback though as it is much appreciated 

      Pete

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  2. Hey Pete, 

    I just read your Piktochart review, and I must say, it’s an insightful and informative piece. Your thorough analysis of Piktochart as a design tool for creating visual media is commendable.

    You highlighted the versatility of Piktochart, emphasizing its ability to create various types of visual content such as presentation slides, posters, flyers, infographics, and more. The drag-and-drop interface makes it user-friendly, allowing both teachers and students to easily navigate and create visually appealing materials.

    The inclusion of a collection of templates specifically geared towards K12 teachers and students is a great advantage. It provides a starting point for educators and learners to create engaging and educational visuals. Additionally, the availability of extensive video tutorials, pop-up tips, and a knowledge base ensures that users can make the most of the tool and its features.

    Furthermore, your mention of Piktochart’s education pricing option is valuable information for teachers and educational institutions. It’s great to know that Piktochart offers a solution tailored to the needs of the education sector.

    Overall, your review provides a comprehensive overview of Piktochart, highlighting its features, benefits, and suitability for educators and students. It’s a valuable resource for anyone considering using Piktochart for their visual content creation needs.

    Thank you for sharing your insights and analysis. Keep up the excellent work!

    Marios

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    • Hi Marios,

         Thank you for your feedback and I am really glad that you liked my review, I was really blown away by how easy Piktochart is to use and since I wrote the review I am using the AI generator even more. I would recommend that everyone tries this at least once as it will save you so much time, if you are looking at this as an educator then this will help you to make graphics and presentations for every subject really quickly

      Thanks again

      Pete

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