The Data Toolkit: The Top 5 Free Data Visualization Tools

Google Fusion Tables: Fusion Tables allows you to login from your Google account and lets you import data easily.

Many Eyes:  IBM’s tool allows you to import excel data and offers a great array of visualization choices.


Exhibit: MIT’s tool requires a bit more technical expertise and a server install, but the gorgeous timelines and widgets are open-source and can be rebranded as your own.


Choosel: This is for techies, but offers a high degree of customization. It requires a server install.


Wordle:  This is a fun tool for illustrating word cloud data, but you’ll need a more comprehensive tool for professional presentations.

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