There are a lot of great visualization tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do:
Tinkercad – (formerly 3DTin)– 3-dimensional drawing space.
Animaps– Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!
A Web Whiteboard– A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world.
bubbl.us– Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mindmaps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve.
Online Chart Tool – (Formerly Chartle)– Create simple, interactive charts online.
Coggle– Produce beautiful notes, quickly and easily. Share them with friends and colleagues to enhance your ideas collaboratively. All for free!
Create A Graph– Create five different types of graphs.
Creaza Mindomo– Mindomo is an online mind mapping tool for visual learning, improving creativity and problem solving.
DebateGraph– DebateGraph is an award-winning, web-platform for visualizing and sharing networks of thought.
easel.ly– Create and share visual ideas online.
HistoryPin (website is no longer available)– Historypin is a digital, user-generated archive of historical photos, videos, audio recordings and personal recollections.
infogram.com– infogr.am is an easy to use online service that lets you create, share, discover infographics and online charts.
Keep Calm Studio– Create your own Keep Calm and Carry On posters.
Live Gap Charts– Free Online Chart Generator ,Choose From Different Chart Types (Line -Bar-Stacked Bars -Radar-Polar Area – Pie -Doughnut).
Mind 42– Mind42 allows you to manage all your ideas, whether alone, twosome or working together with the whole world.
Motivator– Create your own motivational posters.
Mural.co – (Formerly Mural.ly)– Visual Collaboration for Creative People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.
Padlet– We give you a blank wall. You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful.
Piktochart– Piktochart helps to transform data into beautiful and memorable graphical presentations.
Popplet– Popplet is a tool that allows users to visualize ideas.
Preceden– Preceden is an online timeline maker that has helped more than 30,000 students and teachers create beautiful, interactive timelines.
Printable Paper– 1,485 papers you can download and print for free. We’ve got graph paper, lined paper, financial paper, music paper, and more.
QuotesCover– QuotesCover.com turns any ordinary saying texts into a beautiful typography art picture for use on Facebook, Google Plus, E-Cards, Wallpapers, and Prints.
Slatebox– Visualize everything!
StormBoard– Add ideas, photos and videos to a shared ‘storm’. Organize, vote and comment in real time.
WordArt – (Formerly Tagul)– Tagul is a web service that enables you to create gorgeous tag clouds.
Tagxedo– Tagxedo turns words into a visually stunning word cloud.
Thinglink– Make your images come alive with music, video, text, images, shops and more!
Tiki-Toki– Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the internet.
timeglider– Create, collaborate, and publish zooming and panning interactive timelines. It’s like Google Maps, but for time.
TimeRime- TimeRime is a web application which allows people to create, view and compare interactive timelines.
TinkerCAD– With Tinkercad you can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer.
Twiddla– Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your friends or make that conference call more productive than ever.
Visual.ly– Visually is a one-stop shop for the creation of data visualizations and infographics.
Vizify– Plug in your social media sites and Vizify creates a series of interactive infographics that show the best of you.
Wordle– Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
ZeeMaps– Create and publish interactive maps.
Google SketchUp– Visualize anything in 3D.
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