Canva

Graphic-design tool for web & print media

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Canva Overview

What is Canva?

Canva is a web-based graphic-design tool offering a drag-and-drop interface that provides access to hundreds of design layouts for creating presentations, social media graphics, posters, flyers, invitations and more. The tool can be used by both non-designers and professionals to create custom web and print media. Users can select from a stock library of over a million photographs, illustrations, graphics, fonts, and more to add to their designs.

Canvas includes preset photo filters and advanced photo editing tools that enable users to add text, stickers, borders, frames and more. Users can upload their own photos, vectors and illustrations into the drag-and-drop interface or select from over a million stock library images and add icons, shapes, and various other elements. The platform provides a vast selection of fonts and suggests multiple font combinations that best match a selected typeface.

Users can browse through a variety of fully customizable document templates and designs including eye-catching posters, flyers, pamphlets and presentations, to media kits, tickets, email invitations, social media posts and logos, banners and more. Canva helps teams organize their thoughts and present big ideas with mind maps, charts, and diagrams to make data visually appealing and easy to comprehend.

The Canvas app for iPad allows users to create designs and collaborate on projects while on the go. Users can share their designs directly via email, to a social media network, messaging apps, or export to their camera roll. Professionally designed layouts for social media pages are perfectly sized for standard Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram graphics.

Canva Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12.95/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Canva: free

Canva for Work: $12.95 per month

Canva Enterprise: Coming soon

Pay yearly (save 23%)


Canva Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia
Supported Languages
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 12 others, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Media

Click and drag a style to add headings and text
Add text, shapes, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more.
Choose from a variety of designs including social media, presentation, poster, Facebook cover or post, blog graphic, and more
Access thousands of layouts for any type of presentation
Share directly to social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+
Upload custom images to the editor or choose from Canva's extensive library of images
Convey messages by adding text or captions to designs
Get access to more than hundreds of professional templates via iPad and tweak them to suit any need
Canva video Canva screenshot: Click and drag a style to add headings and text Canva screenshot: Add text, shapes, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more. Canva screenshot: Choose from a variety of designs including social media, presentation, poster, Facebook cover or post, blog graphic, and more Canva screenshot: Access thousands of layouts for any type of presentation Canva screenshot: Share directly to social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ Canva screenshot: Upload custom images to the editor or choose from Canva's extensive library of images Canva screenshot: Convey messages by adding text or captions to designs Canva screenshot: Get access to more than hundreds of professional templates via iPad and tweak them to suit any need

Canva Reviews

Canva Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
5379

Very good
1645

Average
219

Poor
9

Terrible
13

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.4
97% recommended this app
Avendanogonzalezs L.

Hooped on Canva: The best desition for NonCreative Professionals

Once you get in ¨the Flow¨you will be able to create any Ad or other product that you can create with Canva in a very short period of time. Of course, it will be a nice way to start from scratch and learning each day a new way to add a visual value that can lead you to attract new customers.


Stephen P.

Canva is Great for Social Media

It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for printing. For the higher cost of printing you could pay a professional such as myself to design for you and print at a lower cost and higher quality. The application is bad for the overall marketing industry because it has lowered the quality standard and impact of advertisements being created by business owners who think they understand marketing, design and printing. I recently said to one of my clients who owns a high end auto detailing business and tried to create some marketing materials on his own, "I don't now how to properly wax and detail my vehicle. I would probably ruin the paint job somehow if I were to do it myself. That's why I hire a professional. I wouldn't expect you to be able to handle a design, print and marketing job either because that's not what you do." In short, stick to what you know and leave the rest to professionals. It will cost you less in the long run.


Miquéias B.

The biggest and best online design software to bring your creations to life

I use the software for almost all things that have some need for graphic creation, even if it is not necessarily related to my infoproduct projects, such as creating posts for instagram or facebook, a very useful service if user wants to send a personalized message to a loved one. In addition, I have used the platform to create a book cover, blog banner, menu, logo, business card, Facebook cover, resume, Facebook ad and much more.


Verified Reviewer

The best out there

Amazing. I enjoy using Canva for my company's graphics needs.


Matthew W.

Game-changing design software

We have used it both for social media posts (photo and video) and for presentations.

Amazing flow for both.

The time it takes me to build a presentation or post image is now just the amount of time I need to think about what I am going to say and how I will say it. Manipulating Canva takes essentially no time and I can do the image manipulation and color changes mindlessly as I focus on refining my message.


Avendanogonzalezs L.
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Hooped on Canva: The best desition for NonCreative Professionals

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 16/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Once you get in ¨the Flow¨you will be able to create any Ad or other product that you can create with Canva in a very short period of time. Of course, it will be a nice way to start from scratch and learning each day a new way to add a visual value that can lead you to attract new customers.

Pros

As a professional, I have no chance as a Designer. Definitely I am not what a can recall ¨an artist¨, but, since I started to use CANVA, I have a revolutionary change in the way I create my ads for my job. Once I got the patience and the creativity starts to flow, I became an exceptional artist (jocking....of course, it is in my standards). Canva is the best software to create your own Ads and it is a very user-friendly solution. I love it. Now I am testing the Canva Pro, so maybe I will be creating a better than ever Ads for my customers, empowering my job in a very complex world right now. Do not waste more time, and hooped on Canva.

Cons

The problem is not the software, the issue is the user. If you plan to make any Ad and create a very empowering idea to attract new customers, you must take your time and of course, use all the potential of Canva. It is a very cool software, so you have to spend some time learning what you can create. Be smart, spend time and make some ads. It is the only way to learn and maximize your potential.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stephen P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Canva is Great for Social Media

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/05/2019
Review Source: Capterra

It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for printing. For the higher cost of printing you could pay a professional such as myself to design for you and print at a lower cost and higher quality. The application is bad for the overall marketing industry because it has lowered the quality standard and impact of advertisements being created by business owners who think they understand marketing, design and printing. I recently said to one of my clients who owns a high end auto detailing business and tried to create some marketing materials on his own, "I don't now how to properly wax and detail my vehicle. I would probably ruin the paint job somehow if I were to do it myself. That's why I hire a professional. I wouldn't expect you to be able to handle a design, print and marketing job either because that's not what you do." In short, stick to what you know and leave the rest to professionals. It will cost you less in the long run.

Pros

It's very easy to use and offers a ton of design content for free. You don't necessarily need to search outside of Canva for images but you can if you want. It's great for designing simple social banners or marketing materials quickly but there is a catch. They are trying to sell you printing services and their pricing is not competitive with quality printers.

Cons

I recommend Canva to clients who need to create social media marketing images. I have worked with clients who need me to print postcards, flyers or brochures that they designed on Canva and there are issues. Canva is trying to sell printing services. Their design templates are sized and setup for the printer companies they outsource to. If you design on Canva and download the files to send to a professional printer then those files are not setup correctly and require alterations to be printed. That's if there is room for alterations, but not all designs will allow for easy alteration so therefore the customer is forced to print on Canva at higher costs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Miquéias B.
Industry: Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The biggest and best online design software to bring your creations to life

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 11/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I use the software for almost all things that have some need for graphic creation, even if it is not necessarily related to my infoproduct projects, such as creating posts for instagram or facebook, a very useful service if user wants to send a personalized message to a loved one. In addition, I have used the platform to create a book cover, blog banner, menu, logo, business card, Facebook cover, resume, Facebook ad and much more.

Pros

I love using the Canva software, but what attracts me the most is that the platform is completely online and because of that, no program is needed. With it any user new to design can develop different digital pieces, such as advertisements, invitations, banners, infographics, presentations, business cards, social media posts, e-books and whatever your creativity wants. The entire process of using the site is completely intuitive, there is no need to have prior knowledge to start using it.

Cons

Even with all the incredible features that Canva offers, as a user I notice the need to improve the loading speed and fluidity of use on the platform, because sometimes the service is unstable, but nothing that can harm the use on the computer.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The best out there

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 27/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Amazing. I enjoy using Canva for my company's graphics needs.

Pros

Canva is no doubt the best for seamless and easy designing. Even beginners can figure out how to create beautiful designs that stand out. I personally like to start designing from scratch, but on days when I just need a quick fix, I find staggering amounts of beautiful templates to suit my needs.
Also, I like that I can add 3 free custom brand colours in the free version. For icons and illustrations, there are tons of FREE ones to add a touch of elegance to my designs (sometimes I find too-good-to-be-free icons and I just get more awed).

In all, Canva is my go-to for fast, easy, beautiful designs on the go (I totally love the valuable articles on their website too).

Cons

I don't like that I experience a 'conflicting' copy issue most times because I lose my designs and have to start over.

Also, when I search for an illustration/icon, if I choose one and later change my mind, I have to manually retype my search. It doesn't happen with images, just icons and it can be a bit annoying if I can't remember the exact word that brought up a particular search result.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Matthew W.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Game-changing design software

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 30/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We have used it both for social media posts (photo and video) and for presentations.

Amazing flow for both.

The time it takes me to build a presentation or post image is now just the amount of time I need to think about what I am going to say and how I will say it. Manipulating Canva takes essentially no time and I can do the image manipulation and color changes mindlessly as I focus on refining my message.

Pros

- Time saving flow
- Good, fast cloud experience with minimal latency
- All basic design and layout functions covered
- Compatibility is adequate for our needs

Cons

No cons per se, the product is great and I do not have any complaints. I will, however, use this space to ask for improvements and other features I would like to see:

- Faster refreshing of copied content in gallery

- More and deeper integrations with social schedulers (ideally an option right in the "Publish" button)

- It could be easier to search and sort visual elements (especially photos and videos)

- Very specific, I know, but: I had to Google how to extend a thin line (expanding it would always make it thicker). Found out that it is possible, but practically need to zoom in on the line and carefully aim your mouse to grab the side of it...

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.1/10
Based on 7,265 user ratings
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Canva Pricing

Canva Pricing

Starting from
US$12.95/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Canva: free

Canva for Work: $12.95 per month

Canva Enterprise: Coming soon

Pay yearly (save 23%)

Canva: free

Canva for Work: $12.95 per month

Canva Enterprise: Coming soon

Pay yearly (save 23%)

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 7,265 user ratings
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Canva Features

Canva Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for Canva

Additional information for Canva

Key features of Canva

  • Blog and website posts
  • Branded templates
  • Business cards
  • Business logos
  • Cards and invitations
  • Collaborate with partners
  • Color code thoughts and ideas
  • Custom templates
  • Customizable branding
  • Design folders
  • Drag & drop editor
  • Graphs, mind maps, charts, & diagrams
  • Icons, shapes & elements
  • Layouts for every occasion
  • Library of fonts
  • Multiple document types
  • Organize images into folders
  • Photo editing
  • Photo filters
  • Presentations
  • Publish for web & print
  • Resize designs
  • Share photo folders
  • Share via email, text, messaging apps
  • Snapchat geofiler templates
  • Social media graphics
  • Stock images and illustrations
  • Stock vectors & photographs
  • Transparent backgrounds
  • Upload fonts

Benefits

Canva enables users to create a variety of on-brand marketing materials, presentations and social media graphics for organizations of any size, within any industry.

Both professionals as well as non-designers can use Canva's drag-and-drop editor to create high quality web and print media graphics.

Canva provides thousands of customizable layouts for a wide selection of documents such as presentations, newsletters, reports, calendars, infographics and more.

Canva allows organizations to save their brand’s colors and upload custom logos and fonts, as well as share photo folders and designs with teams.

Users are able to resize designs in a few clicks, such as change a Facebook post into a full-size poster.

Canva FAQs

Canva FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Canva.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Canva offer?

Canva offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$12.95/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Canva: free Canva for Work: $12.95 per month Canva Enterprise: Coming soon Pay yearly (save 23%)

Q. What are the main features of Canva?

Canva offers the following features:

  • Blog and website posts
  • Branded templates
  • Business cards
  • Business logos
  • Cards and invitations
  • Collaborate with partners
  • Color code thoughts and ideas
  • Custom templates
  • Customizable branding
  • Design folders
  • Drag & drop editor
  • Graphs, mind maps, charts, & diagrams
  • Icons, shapes & elements
  • Layouts for every occasion
  • Library of fonts
  • Multiple document types
  • Organize images into folders
  • Photo editing
  • Photo filters
  • Presentations
  • Publish for web & print
  • Resize designs
  • Share photo folders
  • Share via email, text, messaging apps
  • Snapchat geofiler templates
  • Social media graphics
  • Stock images and illustrations
  • Stock vectors & photographs
  • Transparent backgrounds
  • Upload fonts

Q. Who are the typical users of Canva?

Canva has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Canva support?

Canva supports the following languages:

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Canva offer?

Canva has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Canva support mobile devices?

Canva supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Canva integrate with?

Canva integrates with the following applications:

CMS Hub, HelloWoofy.com, Post Planner, Rippling, Sendible, Shift, Viraltag, Wordpress, e-clincher

Q. What level of support does Canva offer?

Canva offers the following support options:

FAQs, Video Tutorials, Online Support, Knowledge Base