I wanted to reintroduce everyone to Google Charts
. If you haven't heard about it, it is a quick and easy way to create chart from data sources.
It is so easy to use. I think it is a tool that more people need to hear about and understand how they can easily use to embed charts in web pages, word documents, pdfs, spreadsheets and much more.
To create a chart, all you do is pass your data and labels for the data using a URL or web site address:
The Google Chart API
then returns a .png image representation of your data.
You can choose the chart type and size as well as dynamically pass your data to be presented in the chart or graph.
I am finding new uses for it everyday to quickly add visuals to blogs, web sites and emails that I do daily. Visuals go a long way.