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Captivate your audience with AI-driven visual data storytelling
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You have data and insights to share. But it’s difficult to do so in a way that tells the whole story accurately and convincingly. Visual representation is usually the best option, but it is highly time-consuming, and often requires design expertise. (“This is taking forever. I bet that by the time I can share this data, it will be completely out of date.)

Finding a way to captivate your audience by turning boring data into stunning visuals can be a challenging process, but all that effort could go towards other aspects of your business.

You need a way to easily create and share insightful data visualizations with just a few clicks.

Say hello to Columns AI


Turn boring data into stunning visuals with one click using AI and edit it to perfection using various built-in design tools.
Share your beautiful story with teammates or guests with no sign-up needed. Change view and comment permissions with granular controls available.
Best for

Bloggers, Marketers, Designers, Data analysts & storytellers, and Entrepreneurs that want to understand and communicate better with data


Notion databases, Google sheets, Slack, API, Snowflake, Databricks, Rockset Lambda

Alternative to

Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Looker


AI, team members, 1-click to share and embeddable

How others are using it
  • Embed your data story on your blog to make your content unique, and boost SEO and social shares.
  • Share your data story on webinars, sales calls, sales pages or presentations, and increase your conversion rate.
  • Captivate your social media followers with data stories.
  • Convert difficult to understand and analyze data in relevant data storytelling that your audience will love.
  • Visualize your data on beautiful charts (Pie Chart, Scatter Chart, Bar Race, Radar, Map Chart, and more).
  • Add data charts to your proposals to make stronger arguments, stand out and close more deals.
  • Build quick and simple click-to-app data forecasting apps for things like financial models, or see how your membership will look at this rate counting churn and subscription


Columns is an AI-powered tool that makes it easy to turn your data into beautiful visual stories and generate insights that are easy to share with your readers, customers, and other stakeholders.

​Columns makes it a breeze to turn your data into beautiful interactive storytelling graphics that are easy to analyze and understand.

Connect any of the available integrations (Notion databases, Google Sheets, Snowflake, Databricks, a REST API…) or upload your data directly via CSV file with all the important data for you and your business that you want to analyze and present in comprehensive charts.

Thanks to the numerous templates and the automatic initial insights and visualizations that Columns proposes right after scanning your data, creating and switching between data visualizations is just a few clicks away.

But that’s not all, because with the AI query assistant’s natural language processing included in Columns, you can request specific visualizations as if they were coming from your personal data analyst. Quite simply, you don’t need any additional skills.

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Build automatic visual stories for your data thanks to multiple templates and AI assistance

Columns also includes a graphics editor that lets you spice up and customize your visual stories. Add annotations, smart widgets, images and other built-in tools to make each of your creations unique.

As simple as dragging and dropping one of the elements onto the canvas. Edit titles, subtitles, and captions to make sure your story is told clearly. You can even create highlighted sections of data to make them stand out and clarify their presentation.

Add your brand logo and change the color scheme to match your branding, and you’re ready to share with your audience.

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Use the editor to make your interactive visual story unforgettable

Columns AI is a powerful tool for real-time data analysis. With features like data forecasting, it helps you see the future using predictions based on the data you’ve already provided.

This is useful for financial models, for example, to predict revenue trends for the next few months based on past periods, or to understand how churn and new signups will affect your future membership/subscription revenue.

Only if you’re able to understand the data of your business, you can make the best possible decisions.

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Columns AI's data forecasting helps you predict the future so you can make better decisions.

This all sounds great, but it wouldn’t be so funny if you kept it to yourself.

Luckily, you can invite anyone via email and set different permissions for each person. It can be a colleague, a data analyst, a designer, etc.

Just like Google Docs, you can give them view-only or comment-only permissions. Or you can give them full editing rights.

But what if you want others to be able to see your charts without having to log in?

Because Columns supports public sharing and embedding of visual stories. The Headless version is perfect for creating dashboards that automatically sync data on a schedule. Share a direct link with your audience on social media or even embed it in your blog posts or presentations.

The flexible collaboration and sharing features make Columns the perfect partner for any agency or content creation team.

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Collaboration and sharing options to enhance your interactive visual storytelling apps.

Since data is everywhere, you can’t ignore it just because it looks complicated. You need a way to master it and use it in your favor. (“I’m angry and will hold my breath [until data becomes user-friendly].”)

With Columns AI, you can create stunning visual representations of your data and share it easier than ever to engage your audience.

Spice up your content and share interactive visual insights that people will enjoy.

Get Lifetime access to Columns AI today!

Plans and Features​

Deal Terms & Conditions
  • Lifetime access to Columns AI
  • All future Premium Plan updates
  • If Plan names change, deal will be mapped to the new Plan with all accompanying updates
  • Previous SaasZilla customers who purchased Columns AI in the past, can upgrade their license to increase their feature limits
  • Stack up to 6 codes
  • You must redeem your deal within 60 days of purchase
  • 60-day money-back guarantee. Try it out to be sure it’s the right fit for you!

    Features Included in All Plans
  • Generate interactive charts with AI
  • AI Assistant with Natural language processing
  • All design tools
  • Real-time visual data streaming
  • Browser extension
  • Time Series Data Forecasting
  • Push to Slack
  • Live pages/dashboards
  • Automatically synchronized data on schedule
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  • Unlimited data connections
  • Unlimited publishing (share & embed)
  • Unlimited cloud storage
  • 1 team member
  • API access
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    First post from founder
    First post from founder

    Hey, awesome community!

    This is Shawn with Columns!

    Glad to see you here, after 16+ years of building various data products in multiple companies (mainly Microsoft, Facebook, and Pinterest), I started off building Columns in September 2021, a web-based data storytelling platform powered by cloud computing. Because of the tech foundation, Columns easily supports various data sources including but not limited to

    1. Spreadsheets
    2. Uploads
    3. Database, Data warehouses
    4. HTTP service
    5. Saas tools, like Shopify, square, salesforce, etc.

    From these data sources, you and your team could collaboratively work on storytelling, design, and communication with ease, and hopefully joy as well.

    At the current stage, I would like to highlight a few features that we focus on, to deliver a smooth data storytelling experience:

    • 🔥 fine & beautiful charts: every chart is highly customizable, you just click any visual element to bring the settings to craft it.
    • 🔥 AI-generated templates: Columns generate templates based on data, with one click, you may discover and unveil the most important insights.
    • 🔥 voice & natural language: it’s a joyful experience when you are new to data analysis.
    • 🔥 time series & forecast: it’s so convenient to work with time series data, and easily get future forecasts as well.
    • 🔥 design & communication: Columns offer design tools to enrich your data story, such as narratives, shapes, arrows, shading, etc. You can also engage people with in-place chatting to discuss every bit in detail.
    • 🔥 embeddable: every shared data story can be embedded into your website or app with flexible size settings.

    We are just at the beginning of our journey to build the best data visualization platform for collaboration, and sharing meaningful insights, you’re the early adopters, and I really appreciate your support, and wish we could be helpful in any way. This deal is a lifetime premium membership.

    You can reach me at [email protected], or follow us using any of the channels listed at https://columns.ai/contact

    Cheers!  Shawn Cao

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    1. If I buy Tier-1, how many facebook and google ad accounts can I connect? Will the reports and charts be responsive (mobile friendly) so users can view them alright on mobile browsers?

      • Yozee, Columns currently doesn’t support connecting to Facebook/Google Ads account directly. You may need to export your data CSV or GoogleSpreadsheet that Columns currently supports.

        The graph is responsive, it should auto fit on any screen size.

    2. Hi Shawn, a beautiful product!

      We would urgently need a gauge chart. Are you planning to add this soon?

      And is there a current workaround for the gauge chart right now?

      Thanks! 🙂

      • Hi,

        We usually don’t set everything in stone, so our deals can certainly abruptly disappear at any time.
        This could occur for various reasons, including the team behind the tool meeting their goals such as the number of units sold, signups, an impending funding round, etc.

        In this particular case, you’re likely aware that our deal is the most advantageous on the market. However, this will soon change as we reduce the limits on the stack, which cannot remain with unlimited users indefinitely. Additionally, we have already decided that we will be adjusting our prices to match those currently offered on AppSumo, as no special discount can last forever.

        Said that, if the current deal good for you, why not taking advantage of it right away and secure yours?
        With our 60-day money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose, so I wouldn’t postpone it.

    3. What are your plans for this tool moving forward? Do you intend to integrate ChatGPT or GPT4 into the chat wizard bit? Cos the data chat isn’t really that helpful yet.

      • Thanks for your question – Columns will be the easiest tool to analyze and visualize your data into a beautiful story. AI is definitely a big part of it, but as you saw, we’re not there yet. GPT is already integrated, and the experience is under constant developing, follow us in anyway (https://columns.ai/contact) to receive updates.

      • Hi Daniel,

        Kai’s reply seems to hit the point – when people talk about “Bubble”, most of the time, they refer to scatter plot, but also sometimes, they may mean for another context. On Columns, you may see “Bubble” or “Dot” in these graphs:
        1. Scatter uses bubble/dot to show values correlation between X metric & Y metric, you may use 3rd metric and 4th metric for bubble size and bubble color.
        2. Line chart could be plotted in Bubble, Line, or Area
        3. A map (currently on a US map) can have a bubble on it, using size to measure the metric value.

        Let me know if any type fits your use case, happy to answer if you have more questions.

        • Hi Kai and Shawn,

          My apologies for not being clearer. This was my I meant – a circle packing graph like this https://r-graph-gallery.com/circle-packing.html that’s used to show frequency and also maybe hierarchy. I couldn’t figure that out from Columns. It’s sort of like a glorified version of the word cloud that Columns has but works with any data.

          Thanks for the help!

        • That’s not what the owner said, he said those additional 5 codes are simply seats for additional team members, meaning one can add up to 5 team members, now I’m really confused.

          • Hi, I have just talked to Shawn, Column’s founder, and he confirmed that our limits are the right ones. Don’t worry, this is probably just a misunderstanding. The founder will comment soon here for reassuring you on this information.
            Thanks for your comment 😀

            • Hi @Mya & @am.ab,

              Yes, this is Shawn – I chatted with Kai this morning. It was my miss on this term on the deal, I apologize for that. As Kai said, we will ensure you can add unlimited members to the team created by 6 stacked codes.

              Since it was a misunderstanding, the system doesn’t support this currently, but it is in our TODO list now, once it’s done. You will see “unlimited” seats on your team page. Feel free to reach out if you have more questions!

      • Hey Pepe, thanks for your trust! This is Shawn, the maker you just mentioned. The extension only works with Google spreadsheet currently, let me know if that is what you expected, and I’m happy to answer questions you may have.

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      Kim Ba (verified buyer)

      Columns.ai – We want to highlight this POSITIVE examples of LTD here which is doing exceptionally well.

      Columns is a “Data to Chart” visualization and story telling tool.

      We bought a code of Columns from Kai’s SaasZilla a few weeks ago. Since then, the software has evolved tremendously and the passionate founder and his team are releasing update after update.

      One example is the latest feature that saves a lot of time and effort, We are just amazed about this:

      –> The *personalization* of every single Storytelling Graph output.

      Before, it took 1 minute to (re)format, (re)write, (re)place the name a graph belonged to.

      Now, with today’s latest update, it only takes 2 seconds to do the same: Personalize and download each chart while keeping (!!) the same formatting.

      Here are some use cases that will benefit from this new feature (and of course there are many more):

      1. Training seminars: Handing out personalized assessment results to participants with individual naming on each of them

      2. Medical reports with the name of each individual patient

      3. Engineering: Comparative performance tests with specific engine names used

      4. Schools, Universities: Quick download of individual progress cards with the student’s name

      5. Research: Results with a specific population displayed on the chart

      6. Marketing: Visualized and downloaded AB test results with indication of test conditions

      Number 1 above is the use case WE need, and we are now actively using Columns for our training seminars. It has solved many problems at once.


      I am not affiliated with Columns.ai and receive no benefits for posting this. I just feel that Columns deserves a “positive mention” and that we should post more positive cases here with amazing founders.

      This post also serves as an update for those who bought a code already. And this is just one of the many updates made in recent weeks.

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