How many times have you Googled for a free charting component, found one, downloaded it and deployed it only to find out that the “free” charts have watermarks all over the place, which are visible from light years away? While we agree that people are free to choose whatever meaning of “free” suits them best, we do not believe in wrongly exploiting the meaning of this word. And going by that, we would like to state that FusionCharts Free is not your regular “free” charting component. It is what it claims to be…original, no-gimmick, FREE flash charts – no watermarks, no 30-day trial periods, no right-click context menus talking about FusionCharts, only neat and crisp charts intended to impress your audience.
So, why should you use FusionCharts Free? They say the best things in life are free. Lately, Adobe Flash charts have been spreading like Paris Hilton videos on the web (P.S. we are only talking about her music videos). A lot of big and small companies have been using Flash charts to deliver eye catching and snazzy graphics out of boring data tables. So why do you want to feel like outcasts? At FusionCharts, we want you to be a part of this band wagon and relish the fluid beauty of Flash charts.
Now, if you are a research/individual/commercial user and need to use charts in your application or website but would rather spend your hard-earned moolah on other really important stuff, we at FusionCharts totally understand and appreciate that. We offer you 22 fully functional, animated and interactive charts which you can deploy in your applications the way you like. It offers most of the features that you would normally need.
If you want other users like you to be able to take advantage of FusionCharts Free, you can always post a small link some where in your website/product. And if you are really happy with it, write entire blog posts or articles about how you used FusionCharts Free and how it changed your life, or your product’s at least. And then please do send us a link to the article – it’s really heartwarming to read them. Or even better, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want us to feature an entire case study on it – don’t worry, we will help you write it if you are not genetically inclined to do so. And we can post the same on our website thus sending in some really good and meaningful traffic to your site.
If you are an ISV, FusionCharts Free can also be redistributed with your free or commercial software, irrespective of whether they are open-source or closed-source. All we ask for is a link to the FusionCharts website from either your product or relevant documentation and that you let your users know FusionCharts is copyrighted by InfoSoft Global.
If the features in free version satisfy your requirements, you end up spending zilch for your charting requirements. But if you need advanced options like gradients, 3D lighting (shadow, blur effect, glow effect and bevel), export as image functionality, custom animations, in-built debuggers, more chart types, enhanced AJAX support, data-driven flash maps, loading into other Flash movies, personalized implementation support etc., then you will have to go for the paid version. A comparison chart between FusionCharts v3 and FusionCharts Free can be found here.
All in all, our aim with FusionCharts Free is to throw boring lifeless data out of the window and convert them into exciting, easy to grasp charts, no matter who you are and where you want to use them. We hope to re-define “Free Flash charts”.