Canva


What is Canva?

"Create graphics for your presentation, website, or blog with a simple drag and drop interface. "

Design shouldn't be hard but somewhere along the way we became bogged down with expensive, complicated software that put design out of reach for most people.

Canva is here to change that, with a tool that makes design simple for everyone. Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.


Canva scored 94/100 in the Graphic Design category. This is based on user satisfaction (93/100), press buzz (70/100), recent user trends (rising), and other relevant information on Canva gathered from around the web.

The score for this software has improved over the past month. What is this?


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Canva Review

Editors' Review by the Graphic Design Software Review Team

Each week we feature an app that has caught the attention of the Crozdesk community. We look for exciting features that make our lives easier, apps that take a radical approach to existing problems or a service that has everyone talking about it. In other words, apps that we think you should know about. This week’s featured app is Canva. Graphic design has traditionally been the domain of designers trained in the complexities of Adobe Creative Suite, but a new web-based design platform and media licensing service aims to change this!

Installation and Sign up Process

The sign-up process is super simple. Visit the website and click the big sign-up button. No form filling skills required here, you can sign up with Facebook or Gmail, which is always pleasant! Then there is no additional login required and you can start designing straight away. Now let’s see what Canva is offering us!

UI / UX

Ready-made design
This online photo editor is instinctive and within a few seconds you get an idea of what you can do. Canva has a resource of ready-made design templates that can be adapted to meet the user’s requirements. These templates are well designed and visually attractive and make the software relevant to a large number of users.

Your designs tab

This is the main dashboard. It gathers what you have previously created with Canva. It also suggests the right format to use depending on what type of image you want to create: Social media, presentation, poster, Facebook cover/ post, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

 

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Stream tab

The stream is a feed of the latest content created by users and suggested by Canva. You can comment, like the images and follow the users who created them. It’s like a social design feed, the idea behind it is cool! However this function did not always work correctly during our testing, even after several page refresh attempts (problem loading the stream).

 

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Design School tab

From this tab you have an easy access to tutorials, courses and articles about design. It is a good source of ideas and inspiration, but also a way to learn from professional designer’s advice and hacks.

 

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Creating a customized image

Once you have chosen the type of media you want to create, you can search for specific images by keywords trough Canva. If you’re not a premium user, most of the images will be tagged with a Canva logo, thus not really usable as final versions or for professional use. Regarding the features, Canva online photo editor gives you several options: you can change the layout, the text, the background of the picture you chose. But also upload your own images and edit them directly with Canva web application.

 

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Bespoke design
For designers or those with more time, Canva offers tools which can be used to create a visually interesting, bespoke design.

Among the different interesting functionalities:

  • PICTURE FRAMES: These are designed to structure your page or project, offering a clear way of dividing your design ready for the placement of images and text. Frames have the advantage of automatically cropping any image you drag into them, although this only works with full images and not cut outs.
  • PICTURE SHAPES:  Shapes, lines, illustrations and icons – these are contained in a searchable library and are ready to drop into your project.
  • PICTURE PHOTOS: A collection of free and pay-to-use stock photos, these retain the Canva hologram until you pay for your design.
  • PICTURE CHART: A really useful resource for the creation of infographics.
  • PICTURE TEXT: The array of attractive and contemporary looking fonts is definitely one of Canva’s strengths. It is unclear whether these fonts can be easily scaled up without distortion, for the creation of large advertisements such as billboards, for example.
  • PICTURE  BACKGROUNDS: A range of colours and textures are available to add to your design. Photos can also be used as backgrounds.
    PICTURE  UPLOADS: This feature allows you to upload your own pictures from a PC or Facebook.

 

Pricing and licensing
Canva is free for personal use however Canva for Work is charged at $12.95 per user on a monthly basis. Selected images and material are $1 each. The site automatically costs your project based on the number of chargeable images you have used and then requests payment before permitting the download of a finished project. Different licenses agreements are available, depending on the frequency and intended use of the finished design.


Conclusion

Cons

  • Image Database

The image database is large but can be a bit limited for some keywords. However it is a temporary issue, the image database is growing every day and will keep growing as Canva becomes more popular.

  • Stream tab to be perfected

Even though the idea is interesting, the stream seems to not work properly all the time. It can be perfected and emphasized to let users access to more content.

Pros

  • Ease of use

User’s interface is clear and easy to play with. The drag and drop and editing tools are super accessible, even for beginners in design. The suggested formats helps to focus the user on design and image content, rather than on cropping and sizing. This is definitely a time-saving tool when it comes to sharing content, particularly as many social media channels have different image policies.

  • Flexibility

Choose whether to use images from Canva’s database or  your own. Easily edit image format, size, font, background effects. Download or share them directly online. Canva unifies all the major features of design to make online photo editing, designing and sharing easy.

  • Tutorials and courses

It is a great idea to have a direct and quick access to design inspiration and tips. It can be useful when working on important projects to get know some basic design rules and discover professional designers work.

Replacing the graphic designer?
According to Canva’s research, 78% of small and medium-sized businesses have staff members who are not graphic designers producing communications materials. In principle, Canva is an excellent idea which could enable staff with no background in design to produce visually attractive and impactful marketing materials. The question is whether Canva’s range of tools and design options offers businesses enough flexibility to create designs which are visually distinctive and consistent with their brand. However, with regular updating of the app and the image libraries, Canva seems set to become an increasingly useful resource for any business interested in producing high quality and visually attractive designs.

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Canva Product Overview

  • Over 100 fonts

  • Compatible with traditional desktop design software

  • Drag and drop image creation

  • Over 1 million images


Languages: English

Canva Features

  • API
  • CAD Tools
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Comparison
  • Employee Database
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Pixel Graphics
  • Scheduling
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Vector File Support
  • Video
  • Collaboration Support

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Canva User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.65/5 based on 2942 user ratings.
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The sentiment map shows a snapshot of how Crozdesk users have rated Canva over time. It shows how existing users see Canva with regards to its usefulness, ease of use, value for money and customer service.

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9.3/10
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Usefulness
9.3/10
Ease of use
9.4/10
Value for money
9.0/10
Customer service
9.3/10
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"Ready made design technology"


What do you like about Canva?

With no prior technical knowledge of graphics design and knowledge canva really helped me while contributing my effort to a non profit organization. All I need to do is to edit the templates on the app and design as if I have learn graphics design what else can I say but to thank the developers for this great software solution

What do you dislike about Canva?

Canva is great I just want to encourage the developers to bring in more templates to make work easier and unique when volunteering for non profit project again

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

Canva really made graphics design less stressful especially for an amateur like me.....I really must confess I was just designing like a pro .....

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"A design tool that gains a lot of popularity with each passing day."


What do you like about Canva?

Canva offers several advantages that can be very useful for any company that wishes to develop more aggressive campaigns to offer its products. The wide variety of templates it offers with varied formats allows any design we make to be of professional size. It offers all kinds of formats including curricular summaries, Facebook covers, Flyer, Poster and any format that is useful for the marketing of the company. It has a very complete free version. Its premium version offers more possibilities and many more designs available. Its technical service team is very efficient and always attends with the greatest professionalism.

What do you dislike about Canva?

I really don't have many negative things to say about this tool. So far it has worked great. It is easy and even fun to use and increasingly incorporates updates that make it one of the favorites of our team.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

This tool has allowed us to save time when we want to develop a design for the company. Whether an invitation to an activity, an offer, a promotion or an image that will then be disseminated through our social networks we always rely on Canva obtaining excellent results. I am personally satisfied with this work tool.

4/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"The ideal software to create promotional designs"


What do you like about Canva?

Canva is a really useful tool for me, with it I can create editable designs for my social media campaigns, its tools are very easy to use, it allows me to drag and drop elements to its interface, in addition to all my saving work automatically and I can run it in any web browser.

What do you dislike about Canva?

I have had problems with Canva when losing the internet connection, since my job loses and sometimes I have to update the page so that it can work normally, I also do not like its clipping tool.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

Canva offers me many benefits, it allows me to directly share my designs, I can also download all my work in different formats.

3/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"canve best editor"


What do you like about Canva?

Canva offers an option to design brochures, images, texts, any document you want to edit, the improvements that can be made are incredible and very easy to use the truth that is very good simple and you have a wide variety of tools that you can use for your designs, apart from that it can be used both on a computer and on a telephone.

What do you dislike about Canva?

Canva you can use it for free but you will not have access to all its tools, the price is not very high so that until now I have nothing bad about this software since it helps me a lot to edit my images make new post and its price is not very expensive I think it's very good and I highly recommend it.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

I have been using it for my photographs that I will use on instagram and the truth is that I am satisfied with this software.

4/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"Professional, comfortable and creative"


What do you like about Canva?

Canva is a platform that continues to grow with great steps. I like the comfort I feel when i use it and the variety of tools it offers me for my projects. As a graphic designer I think it is very professional and creative. In addition, it allows me to have a portfolio of jobs organized to send to my clients as an example of what I can do. To get started I just needed an easy registration and that's it. No setup required and paid plans to get all the program tools are cheap.

What do you dislike about Canva?

Just a few editing details in designs such as motion and guide lines. Sometimes the platform loses speed.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

If you are a graphic designer or a fan of this trade and have not used Canva, I recommend it. It has given me a good professional experience and the mobile version works very well.

5/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"experiencias en canva "


What do you like about Canva?

Cavan is a useful and easy-to-use service with exceptional interfaces, it is my favorite instrument with many designs that I can use for free, rather most of the designs are free. To use this service it is not necessary to be an expert architect or branches related to design, since almost anyone can make stunning images exclusive designs with this service, on the other hand I can create presentations with content for social networks and blog. It is totally easy to create an account since you can access with Facebook, Gmail, among others.

What do you dislike about Canva?

The only bad thing I can say about the canva service in the free version pay for some additional features that are not in the free version, however, I cannot say that it was not worth it because I am fascinated, it is worth opting for this Service

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

mainly to be to create images, banners for my business without paying someone else since I can make them myself and thus have an easier and simpler process

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"I love it because it's very illustrative and creative"


What do you like about Canva?

Any design I can think of I can express in Canva because it has many tools and options that are creative. I like the variety of backgrounds and colors it offers, elements and graphic shapes. I also love the folder where I can store the files I upload to the platform from my computer. Canva is easy to use and allows me to download all my designs in different formats. It is a valuable program for digital marketing and for designing professional logos.

What do you dislike about Canva?

Sometimes Canva is a bit difficult in the free movement of the elements. When a small image is behind a large one, I have to move the big one to move the small one. This forces me to mess up the design. I also can't see a preview of the fonts, I have to apply it one by one. Time is wasted.

5/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
4/5
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"I can create professional designs for my social networks."


What do you like about Canva?

I like the interface of Canva, I can create professional designs for my social networks and improve the content of my website with this software, it is a fundamental tool for any company. It has many templates that I just need to edit and upload to my websites. This platform saves me time and money in graphic design.

What do you dislike about Canva?

I don't like that the figures to add to the images are paid, if I want to make some design and add some interesting figure I have to pay.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

This platform has improved the quality of my images on my social networks, and has also made more interaction with my content.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
5/5
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"canva the best in making arts fast."


What do you like about Canva?

what I like the most about canva is that I can crop the images and re-measure their dimensions proportionally.
another point that I really like is the library of images that canva offers and also the amount of template to do my works, and the amount of fonts to write the texts in a professional way.
the last and not least point is the preconfigurations of ready-made pages and templates, there are different options for starting an image project, publishing instagram, story, among others, it comes with themes that make it easier because I do not have to be a professional to make a good art. Canva is good.

What do you dislike about Canva?

could improve the perfomace in question of the free templates to be of the same level of the template of the payments that exists in the own application.
to have the necessary templates and themes of internet should have an offline database of the application itself.
if it is to do less elaborate works, of practical form and fast the canva is idela for example arts for story and publication of instagram, of whatsapp something of informal form.
but if it is to do something more elaborate like billboards, flyers, poster has more sophisticated and professional programs, the canva is good for working amateurs.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

the canva is being used by me and my department for informal work, so we can do photo edits and flyers of announcements to publicize campaigns within the company in an internal way. helped to reduce costs since we use the free version in our own cell phone, our department is small but with great jobs we use the canva.saved from having to pay programs to do works of simple arts.

the big difference is that the canva is free and also with intuitive and simple tools, it does not need to have professional techniques to do beautiful work in a very fast way the canva is the best.another difference is the installation, the person installs quickly canva and also works on mobile devices.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"The best design tool easy to use."


What do you like about Canva?

Canva is a spectacular tool to make designs and create web content of all kinds, what I like about this software is that online and free, it has a library with more than one million images and elements, and you can customize the templates of simple and fast way. With canva you can choose between several templates to design banners, presentations, headers of imails, content for facebook, instagram, blogs among others, you can create great designs without the need to use photoshop or illustrator, it is one of the best and you can do all in a professional way and it is not necessary to be a designer to create content and designs, it is enough to have good creativity and ingenuity.

What do you dislike about Canva?

the only thing I do not like about this software is that there are no guidelines or guides to know if what you are doing is being focused or adjusted to the project being carried out, although one manages to develop everything well and that is professional, the rest good tool to work easy and safe.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

It has made the work much easier, since being a free tool is easy to use, it allowed me to create eye-catching designs to create traffic to my personal website and blog. The problems that it has solved are that the networks are active with new and surprising publications and we have achieved a quite friendly growth compared to another moment.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"¡Canva design in an easy way!"


What do you like about Canva?

Canva is an incredible design tool, it is a software with an interface that is very simple and easy to use, it allows you to create web content of all kinds from the browser or mobile phone for free. With canva I can choose between several templates to design presentations, email headers, content for facebook, twitter, blogs and many more, also allows me to customize the template, it is very simple and you can choose from a million images, upload my own images , add text, change the organization of the elements, without the need to install a program. Using this tool is incredible for those who are not designers, or you have little knowledge about it, here you can create creative content and share it through social networks easily. Another thing that I like about this tool is if I do not feel happy with the extensive gallery that I own, I can buy Premium images for 1 $, you can make designs in a professional way. Finally I like it to be a collaborative tool, I can share the designs with my colleagues and clients.

What do you dislike about Canva?

What I do not like about this tool is the handling to design on the mobile, it becomes a bit slow, to load and modify the templates. I work mostly in the browser, and it is very efficient. Hopefully, improve the mobile application. Of the rest good software is easy to use and free.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

It has benefited me a lot, it is spectacular to design and create web content, I have used it to create posters, posters, business cards for my website and the designs that canva offers are very elegant and professional. Also, it is not necessary to be a great designer, with creativity and ingenuity you create great things.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"Intuitive design tool"


What do you like about Canva?

With Canva it has been easy to make all my promotions and marketing designs. It has really useful and very complete tools, which allow me to carry out a correct design work, with access from different devices, which greatly facilitates the work. The templates are an essential part to make my designs and best of all is the ease of sharing each work with my colleagues.

What do you dislike about Canva?

In general terms Canva is a high quality tool that has great features. However, the mobile application does not have a very innovative interface, it is not easy to use all the tools from the mobile, which complicates the work a bit.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

We solve design problems. Now you do not need to be an expert to make designs and promotional images, we improve our marketing system and work more effectively and quickly.

4/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"Canva makes designing flyers incredibly simple!!"

// Owner/Videographer at Pixel Puppy Productions

What do you like about Canva?

Canva is an amazing tool! It is so easy to make some great looking flyers or other print pieces. The templates are fantastic and easy to make your own. There are both paid and free options, so you have a variety of choices. Another great thing about Canva is that there is a great app you can use on your phone. It works really well considering the smaller format. I've designed many things for social media quickly and easily using the app.

What do you dislike about Canva?

There is nothing I dislike about Canva. It is a wonderful tool that anyone can use, no matter their skill level. It makes graphic design very quick and easy to accomplish. I would recommend it to anyone who has a need to promote their business or event and want to do so quickly and easily.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

I've been using Canva for a number of things. Primarily, I have used Canva to make flyers for events and posted them to social media. I make use of the Canva app on my phone to make these flyers very quickly and easily. It is a tremendous tool since I don't want to spend a huge about of time on graphic design.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Creative tool for your designing "


What do you like about Canva?

Canva is one of the best to I am using for designing. Even if it’s not a pro tool like photoshop, it’s an amazing tool for creating designs with an ease. Canva offers a wide range of design templates for my works. I use canva for simple logo making as well for the creation of gif images too. It’s really great tool.

What do you dislike about Canva?

The mobile environment is not having a good user experience as because Canva is mostly web platform tool. It’s difficult to carry out designing in Mobile devices.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

Canva really helping me to create simple logos and gif images for my works. As well it offers a variety of templates for my work.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Canva is a phenomenal graphics platform!"

// Instructional Technology Facilitator at Greenville County Schools

What do you like about Canva?

Canva truly is an awesome platform for all things graphic-related. You can create professional level designs for business or personal use. Canva has hundreds, possibly thousands, of free designs you can build from. These designs are also themed (social media, menus, invitations, brochures, etc.) that can be edited. There is an extensive amount of fonts and free images, although some come with a small fee. Personal images can also be uploaded effortlessly. When your work is complete, you can download as a .PDF, JPEG, or . PNG without any difficulty. Truly, I do not know of a better graphics platform for the layman than Canva - start using it right away!

What do you dislike about Canva?

To be honest, I have no complaints. As I said, some images are watermarked with a small fee which can be annoying, but there are plenty of free images to use.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

I create graphics for education purposes, and I even have students using it for projects

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"online image editor"

// Diseñador gráfico at Publicis

What do you like about Canva?

I can find an impressive variety of predesigned and completely customizable templates, so that I can, with just a few clicks, transmit our idea visually and with a professional design in a quick way. I can even choose the type of publication I want to work with, the size will be optimized for the most common situations, including cover or FaceBook post, graphic for blog, PowerPoint presentation etc. although I can specify a custom size.

What do you dislike about Canva?

The tools of photo retouching are limited, although few know that Canva also offers a simple independent photo editor for these tasks that can get us out of some trouble if we do not have a more sophisticated tool at hand. However, if I want to make a design with a professional touch and much more elaborate, I must resort to other tools such as photoshop. Sometimes the simple process of drag and drop can cause unexpected and somewhat exasperating results, but fortunately it is not very common, and the tool is constantly updated to avoid this type of failures.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

The colors, the photographs, the text sources, the message ... everything is customizable by means of simple editing tools that do not need to read any manual, nor have previous experience with other digital design or editing tools. Once we have finished our creation, I can share it directly on the most popular social networks directly from Canva, taking our design and work in a simple and fast way to our clients.

4/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"Graphic design tool with an attractive interface"

// Group Brand Manager at Publix Super Markets

What do you like about Canva?

Using Canva for my business allows me to create and publish attractive content that will attract my potential customers and build loyalty to existing ones. I just need to choose the images, the typographies and the perfect colors that fit the style I want to convey. Canva offers a wide variety of formats to generate the design that best suits me: templates for social media, marketing materials, documents, presentations, invitations, announcements, eBooks (allows you to create links), resumes and even infographics, allowing you to work in digital material as printed.

What do you dislike about Canva?

it is a tool which allows to make simple editions quickly, with not so professional finishing as if photoshop was used. It is for this reason that canva is only for editing works that do not require a high content with high quality professional finishes. also their templates are limited and tend to fall into the basics, unless you make the payment to access more models. I could also say that your images usually have low resolution.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

is a graphic design tool with an attractive and easy to use interface for anyone, a website with diverse functionalities in which I can design and share any content with my colleagues and clients. It makes it possible to create simple content in order to be able to implement the company's objectives.

4/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"Great design tool"

// Graphic Designer at Self-employed

What do you like about Canva?

The finest thing about Canva is the big number of design templates you have readily available to make your styles, there are hundreds of totally free design templates and numerous more you pay; you have design templates for whatever you require to publish, covers for social networks, CD covers and numerous others. If needed, you can make intricate charts such as cake graphics, bar chart, amongst others.

What do you dislike about Canva?

The mobile application has actually numerous restrictions compared with the desktop platform. It would be extremely beneficial for individuals who utilize mobile phones the majority of the day that Canva supplied the exact same variety of possibilities in both media.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

Canva has actually been extremely beneficial to develop initial, striking and expert material conserving me as much time as possible.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Canva improves the user experience."

// Co CEO at E*TRADE

What do you like about Canva?

I like Canva because this platform in particular is the one that gives me the way to design slides, forms, presentations for exhibitions and other things, and all in one place. On the other hand, I also like Canva because I think that this platform has a very good price-quality comparison, its functions are clearly favorable with the user and I think that each of the plans have consolidated prices so that each person can access them without any complication.

What do you dislike about Canva?

The problem with Canva is how difficult it is to design slides or any other presentation through the mobile phone, the functions do not react in the same way and do not allow a free movement of the UI, I would recommend that Canva improve the results from a cell phone.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

Since I use Canva in my company, this platform has given me the necessary material to bring to my organization some consolidated designs for each presentation, so I have had an incredible facility to make slides.

4/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
2/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"Design Software"

// Web Designer at Amazon

What do you like about Canva?

The design templates make things remarkably easy and fast to put initial graphics together. They've got the most frequently utilized sizes offered for you to begin with to make things much easier. Makes good cover pictures or ad images fast and simple.

What do you dislike about Canva?

This makes it more difficult to achieve jobs on the software application. I have actually discovered myself having to figure out other methods of doing specific things, due to the truth that Canva just does not have the tool essential to do it.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

As soon as I began utilizing Canva, I had the ability to produce originalities and material to put out on social networks. I understood how essential it was to have something various (as far as material), however consistency as far as style. I believe a great deal of individuals today wish to see an image or something easy and visually pleasing to the eye

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"The best option for creating visual content"

// Head of Content Marketing Department at Serpstat

What do you like about Canva?

First of all, their free version gives you more than most paid solutions do.
Their paid version, however, opens a whole new world of opportunities, providing features that are good enough to pay for but not obligatory.

What do you dislike about Canva?

Can't come up with anything. I'd say their internal search engine can be improved, maybe add some filters to it. But it's not a big deal.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

Any visual content. I've used it to create: social media posts, blog post covers, banner ads, infographics, animated images, even a logo for my personal blog.

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"Completely changed my workflow"

// Content Marketer at IncentFit

What do you like about Canva?

Using Canva has completely changed how I approach design for my clients and personal projects. It's so easy to create impressive looking graphics in minutes, when previously I would spend hours trying to create templates or building designs in Photoshop or InDesign. This is faster, easier, and looks just as good with far less effort. I like that even the free version has enough flexibility to work for many of my clients, while the premium version unlocks so much more for brand consistency.

What do you dislike about Canva?

It can be a bit difficult to find templates that I want, and it took me a while to figure out how to use some of the shape features (like shapes where you can drop in photos). I'd like if you could more easily find templates by industry type or content (for example, find all education-related designs across any size or template).

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

I've used Canva for almost two years and it completely changed how I work. I've used it at a major university where we worked across many departments and needed to standardize our brand. I've used it to create instant quote graphics to live-tweet a huge conference. I've used it to promote my own events and make assets for freelance clients with extra no budget. I even used it to help me land my current role as a content marketer by acing the interview design assignment and making something impressive looking in very little time.

The free version is great if you're a one-person shop, but the premium version is well worth the small amount of money to unlock extra features and templates.

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"I can't imagine living without this again!"

// Owner at Mindy Iannelli, LLC

What do you like about Canva?

Canva has been a huge help to me in growing my business. I am able to create social media posts, blog post images, social media covers and so much more right in Canva! i used to create everything in Photoshop, which worked great, but I find the work gets done so much easier and quicker in Canva. One of the things that has really helped me out a lot is being able to have my VA go into my Canva account and create graphics for me. I can then go into Canva and make slight changes if needed and download them all in a zip file to my computer. This is much easier for me than emailing her suggested changes and waiting for her recreate them and get them back to me.

The paid version of Canva is a no-brainer as it offers so much more than the free version. I have custom colors and fonts uploaded for multiple brands of mine, which saves tons of time each time we have to create a new graphic. Also, being able to save designs as templates to reuse, and creating folders for organization is a great time saver.

What do you dislike about Canva?

There are time when Canva just won't save or download, which is very inconvenient when I have mapped out a certain time for graphic creation and cannot complete it. I have also not had great success with people sharing items with me from their Canva so that I may work on it while logged into my Canva account. This seems to be a very buggy system.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

I have been using Canva for social media images and covers, blog post images, and ebooks. Canva helped me to streamline my graphics creation process, saving me a lot of time and money!

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"Excellent for unskilled AND skilled graphic designers"

// Comms Consultant at MediaMixUp

What do you like about Canva?

It's free; it's easy; it makes me look good to my clients; it helps me with various bootstrapped enterprises; I can't remember life without it. It really is amazing.

What do you dislike about Canva?

Hmmm, there's nothing I dislike about it. Well, it has turned me a little too much into a jack-of-all-trades, volunteering my design services like I'm actually a designer...

What have you been using it for and what problems did Canva solve?

I've used it for custom social media images, ebook covers, banner ads, logos even.

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