About Adioma

Adioma creates information graphics out of your textual data, using timelines, grids and icons. Made by designers, it takes your information and automatically follows the rules of information design to present it clearly, and beautifully. It's visual writing: imagine you are a writer, sitting in a room with an artist, and every idea you come up with, she draws for you right away.

Why use Adioma?

You can create visualizations in minutes preserving the meaning of your text while making it beautiful. Here are just some of the ways you can use these visuals:

  • Blog Posts
  • Presentations
  • Social media posts
  • Instructions (timelines are great for this)
  • Book summaries
  • Book contents page
  • Posters for print
  • Instructions
  • Email attachments that summarize long emails
  • Printed guides
  • Visual biographies
  • Visual rules and guidelines
  • Pitch decks
  • Diary
You can see many Adioma-style graphics on Adioma blog .

What does “Adioma" mean?

It’s “add” + ”idiom” - many great minds including Leibniz have thought of creating a visual language. The best way to do it is to keep the words and add pictures to it.

How It Works

Adioma allows you to quickly visualize your textual data and stories. To show how points relate to each other you can switch between the visual templates: timeline to show events happending over time, grid to show equally important points and tree for showing options.

Here are the steps:

  1. Upload your text
  2. Adioma understands your text and suggests icons that match its meaning
  3. You can change icons to illustrate exactly what you mean
  4. Switch between visual templates to quickly see which visual structure fits your story.
  5. Use designer-approved color schemes to professionally color your graphic
  6. Easily switch between color schemes
  7. You can change icons to illustrate exactly what you mean
  8. Apply a style filter to set the mood for your story
  9. Download the finished graphic for sharing (in .png)
  10. Download the finished graphic for printing or editing (in .svg, .pdf or .ppt)
  11. Adioma saves your graphic so you can come back to it any time


How can I modify the graphics I download? You can open the .svg and .pdf files in either InkScape, a free open-source graphics editing software or in Adobe Illustrator. You can download a trial of Illustrator free here. You can open .ppt files in PowerPoint, Keynote or Libre Office Impress, a free open-source presentation tool.
What if I can’t find an icon I need? We are adding new icons every day. In the meantime, if there is a specific icon you need, write or tweet to us, explaining icon concept and visual\sketch (if possible) and we’ll do our best to add it soon.
How can I fit more text into a single text field in the graphic? We made the length of each text field maximum for the graphic template. If you would like to put more text, the best way is to split it into a separate point and use big headings along with multi-line text to create different 'information layers'.
How can I switch the order of points in the graphics? By dragging and dropping them in the left panel, or by deleting the extra fields or using the text upload window.
Who made Adioma? Adioma was made by Anna Vital, Mark Vital and a lot of people who helped to make it happen.