Canva is a free cloud based graphic design/layout application, with an emphasis on social media designs. You do not have to be a graphic designer to master the tool. It is simple to use and is now available on mobile!
What has made the Canva web based tool grow in popularity over the last three years is its solution-based approach. You don’t start with a blank sheet of paper and say “What can I create?” Canva starts you off with “Where do you want the graphic to be placed?” Do you want a YouTube cover, a magazine cover, an Instagram post, a flyer, etc. Then Canva provides many pre-sized layouts with design elements, fonts, and styles to meet your need. All you need to do is change the text by simply tapping on it and inserting your own background photo with just a few clicks.
Most design elements are free but you can add some Canva supplied photos, backgrounds or design elements for $1.00 each.
You generate professional layouts in minutes. All of your designs are stored in the cloud and accessible from any web browser.
Now Canva has introduced their new full-featured iPhone App (with Android coming soon) so that you can also have access to your designs from your mobile device. You can modify existing layouts and even create & post new designs directly from your smartphone. With the mobile app you can do this from anywhere, anytime – in minutes!
Canva is a tool, I feel like I can’t live without! It is one of my core applications that I use on a regular basis. I recommended it for personal and business use.
There are many photo editing apps on the market. What makes Canva unique?
Canva mobile app unique features:
- Canva is free
- No Canva watermark on designs
- All designs are stored in the cloud – available on iPhone or desktop
- Start with pre-sized layouts and designs (makes it sooo much easier)
- Thousand of pre designed layouts to choose from
- Thousands of design elements to add to your layouts
- Easy clean user interface
- Cloud stored designs for access on mobile or PC
The designers of both the web application and the mobile app have done an excellent job with user interface. It is easy to you and can be productive in seconds.
- Some design elements, photos and background images are $1.00 each
Direct download link
- iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canva-graphic-design-photo/id897446215?mt=8
- Android – Coming soon!
More info & Web Based Tool