For all the importance we place on text, its an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why its occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process. We’ve selected our favourites here. They’re all free, or offer free versions.