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Sneak Peek into V2

Ai Ching

Dear Piktochartees,

We are taking longer than WE expected on Version 2. There is a great quote that rings clearly now to us: When you think that your development is going to take x amount of time, double it and then add 2 more months. We thought that development for Version 2 was going to take 4 months, so let’s say that the supposed launch for Version 2 would be in 9 months since March 2012 –> December!!

Anyhow, we have been working hard behind the scenes and we wanted to give you a sneak peek into Version 2. You can then judge whether we have been taking your comments/suggestions/feedbacks not just into our ears, but also hearts and minds since we are now implementing whatever you have requested for.

Community request #1 : Make Icons/Images Accessible In All Themes

Wish granted! You do not need to upload custom icons. You do not need to download an icon from a particular theme and then re-upload it in another. The reason why we did not implement this earlier was because of loading time. The more icons we inserted into the app, the longer it takes to load one theme.

Community request #2: Move an Entire Section Easily.

In Version 1, you would have to select multiple icons while holding on to the SHIFT key and then Grouping them. In Version 2, you can just move an entire block up, down, wherever you like!

Community request #3: Make Infographics Interactive.

We have been trying hard at making things interactive. The charts are now interactive (*big wink*), hyperlinks are enabled in the HTML export (*another big wink*) and we are also introducing a brand new feature that we hope would rock your socks off!

Community request #4: Better controls at data visualization.

We have added things in like legend, easier customization to do with colors, axis labels and positioning of legends. Everything is at your finger tips.

Community request #5: Auto save and a general horde of UI changes.

Wish granted and as a sneak peek suggests, this is the brand new UI you will be playing with in just about 1-2 months’ time.

Piktochart V2 Sneak Peek

Are you excited or what? We are working super hard at making all of the above come true (and more) so please stay tuned. Version 1 will be kept running indefinitely as it is really a different platform from Version 2. Meanwhile, we would like to hear from you and create the AWESOMEST presentations/infographics ever using Piktochart.

Team @ Piktochart

  • Jordan

    Could there every be a .psd or .ai export? I know it may seem redundant, since Piktochart is theoretically taking the place of certain CS5 programs. BUT, I think it would be extremely helpful when working with multiple charts once you export them all into another design element.

    Just sayin….

  • Very excited for this. I can envision Piktochart as a handy tool for web designers someday, to replace PSD

  • cao my chau

    what about HTML export so we can embed these into emails?? 🙂

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    • piktochart

      We are planning a HTML export, but it will not work like the exact same one on Mailchimp etc. Those are done in tables 🙁

      We have kept this in mind that a lot of users export their infographics into emails. Thanks for getting in touch with your suggestion!

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      Your request (#1662) has been updated by our staff at Piktochart. You can simply reply to this email or click the link below: http://piktochart.zendesk.com/tickets/1662


      Khan, Oct 18 21:07 (HKT)

      Hi Cao,

      Thanks for your email. We do not have an in-built system yet but many people use iframe generators; you can check out some at: http://www.michaelcropper.co.uk/2012/01/how-to-create-an-embed-code-for-your-infographic-416.html https://seogadget.co.uk/generate-infographic-embed-codes/

      There are many more out there – it’s up to your preference of which one to use.
      Please let me know if I can be of any more help and you can be sure that we are working on implementing this in the next version! 🙂

      Disqus, Oct 18 01:26 (HKT)

  • Torrey Loomis

    What about PDF export?

    • Piktochart Team

      Hi there, that is also in the works! Thanks for mentioning it, but it’s not immediately available for release.