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Introducing Beam: The Free Chart Maker

Written by: Nadya Khoja

Feb 09, 2019

Do you need to create a chart in a pinch?

Do you have a presentation, a blog post, or a report that needs some visuals to spice things up?

Do you have some interesting data that you want to share with your followers?

Enter Beam.

At Venngage, our goal is to help people visualize their ideas using infographics, charts, and more. We created Beam to help you create snazzy, engaging charts in just a few clicks.

Beam FREE Chart Maker by Venngage

What exactly does Beam do?

Simply put, Beam is an easy-to-use chart maker that allows you to generate a range of different chart types and styles at the click of a button.

Make different styles of charts

Beam makes it simple to create the 4 most commonly used types of charts.

Make Pie Charts

Despite its detractors, the pie chart (as well as its cousin, the donut chart) is one of the most recognizable charts today and can be easily interpreted by most people. It’s an excellent choice if you are trying to portray a percentage or composition.

pie chart

Make Bar Charts and Column Charts

The majority of data visualization deals with comparing sets of data points. Anything that can be counted and categorized can be easily visualized using a bar or column chart. Most multiple choice survey answers can be visualized this way.

bar chart

Make Line Charts

The most common chart to display time series data is the line chart. If you have many data points, the line chart is the most effective one to depict trends over time.

line chart

Choose from a range of color schemes

Beam allows you to select from a range of different preset color themes, so you don’t need to worry about customizing your charts manually every time you make one.

chart maker

Customize your chart with different fonts and sizes

Because not everyone wants their charts to look exactly the same, you can change your font type, size and style to suit your own tastes.

Copy and paste your data

Beam makes it easy to visualize your data. Simply copy and paste your statistics directly from an Excel document or a Google Spreadsheet.

iPad and mobile-friendly interface

And of course, you can use Beam on your phone and your tablet device whenever you want and wherever you want! Send your charts directly to your email as a PNG or upload them directly to social media.

Who uses Beam?

Anyone with access to a computer, smartphone or tablet can use Beam. But the main people who find Beam useful are:

  • Marketers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Small Businesses
  • HR Professionals
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Bloggers
  • Journalists and Reporters

Want more customizable chart templates? Try Venngage

Venngage Templates Page

Beam will help you make a chart in a pinch. But if you want more customizable chart template that incorporate your branding, try Venngage.

Venngage offers thousands of ready-made templates–chart templates, infographic templates, presentation templates, report templates and more. Each template can be customized as much or as little as you want.

Some key Venngage features you need to know about:

  • Thousands for templates for marketers, small businesses, HR professionals, classrooms, nonprofits, and more
  • My Brand Kit, to apply your brand logos, color schemes and fonts in just a click
  • Over 40,000 icons of different styles, for all industries
  • Easy image upload & photo library for storing your own photos
  • Thousands of beautiful stock photos from Unsplash


About Nadya Khoja

Nadya heads marketing at Venngage and has been featured in Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, The Next Web, Forbes, Marketing Profs, Social Media Examiner and more. She also has a web-series called Drunk Entrepreneurs where she interviews different entrepreneurs who are finding success.