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Canva

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+
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About Canva

Canva is an app to simplify graphic design. Now you can create anything—from posters, wallpapers, to book covers and all kinds of graphic designs - in seconds flat, with one single tool.

Adding in design elements in Canva is easy. Start by picking out one of the pre-designed base mark-ups. From there, fit in decorative elements, your own trademarks, or images—anyway you want. Switch from Canva's own stock photos or from any of your own stored on your smartphone, add or eliminate text boxes, use filters, etc.

Using the editing tools included in Canva is also a very straightforward process. Rotate or enlarge images or text by simply swiping your finger across your screen. Adjust colors with a quick few taps, and voilá in less than 2 minutes you'll have your own unique composition.

Canva is an excellent design app for creating graphs, charts, flyers, banners, posters, social media posts and much more. 

 

Teacher Review

Simplicity best describes how Canva works. The simple user-interface keeps everything organized and manageable. There’s no need for training to get started because the onboarding sequence on the design interface runs a quick overview to help you create your design instantly. More than a design tool, Canva is a design collaboration app with loads of resources to edit photos, create animated designs, produce stunning graphics, share folders, and collaborate with your team.

How to Use Canva to Create a Timeline

Canva is one of those great tools that the more time you spend with it the more cool features you discover in it. One of those features is the ability to create timelines to save as images and PDFs. Canva has about a dozen timeline templates that you can modify by altering the text size and style, inserting images, and dragging-and-dropping other design elements. Watch the following short video to learn how to create a timeline in Canva.

Canva Pricing

There are three different subscription plans for Canva, namely Canva Free, Canva Pro, and Canva for Enterprise. The Canva free plan is, obviously, free of cost; while the Canva Pro plan is available for monthly and annual billing. Canva Enterprise plan is available for annual billing only.

Canva Pro is a must-have tool for anyone whose pursuit is to create designs and graphics at least once a day. This online design tool is very easy to use, reliable and reasonably priced. It boasts of many satisfied customers and has received glowing feedback about the clean and clear user interface, as well as the drag and drop function that makes designing intuitive and fast. Whether you’re a professional or amateur designer, marketer, entrepreneur, blogger, writer, teacher, or student Canva Pro is for you.

Pros and Cons of Canva Pro

Pros

  • Fast and easy-to-use online design application
  • Allows you to connect social accounts and publish designs directly to your pages
  • Free version offers plenty of value – premium version adds more great features at a reasonable $10/mo
  • You can access Canva and all of your saved designs from any web browser
  • Streamlined image creation that includes everything you need in a single tool
  • Shared teams makes it easy to collaborate and share with others
  • A minimal learning curve lets users jump right in without extensive graphic design software experience

Cons

  • Drag-and-drop builder is mostly easy to use, but can be clunky at times
  • Stock images and templates are pretty generic and cookie-cutter
  • Some pretty basic graphic design features – like alpha transparency for PNGs – are only available to Canva Pro users
  • It’s better at “assembling” images, rather than actually creating custom graphics and images from scratch 

 

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App Details

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Skills

Creative Development

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Canva

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Publisher's Description

Canva makes design amazingly simple (and fun)! Create stunning designs with your photos and videos—even if you’re not a design expert!

Whether you need an Instagram story, logo maker, or birthday invitation—create all these graphic design needs and more on Canva. Available on your iPhone, iPad, and computer so you can jump back into your design anytime, anywhere.

HOW TO USE CANVA
1. Start from scratch or a ready-to-use design
Create a design with our blank canvas, or save time when you use any of our 60,000 FREE templates created by professional designers.

2. Add text on photos
Easily add quotes or multiple text to photos. Change the font (we've got 700+ options!), size, color, spacing, and position.

3. Use the perfect image
Upload pictures from your device gallery, or pick from our library of premium photos & illustrations.

4. Edit pictures like a pro
Use our free photo editor to apply filters, change up the brightness, add vignette, and more.

5. Show it off to the world
Share your designs directly to Instagram, WhatsApp, email—or simply save to your device.

USE CANVA FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
• Instagram Story Editor, and Story highlights maker
• Create Facebook Posts & Facebook Covers
• Design Twitter banners & Youtube thumbnails
• Make cards, invitations, photo collages and even use Canva as a poster creator for any social media use

USE CANVA FOR EVERYTHING
• Create a logo, book cover, blog design for any project
• For any event: birthday card maker, wedding invitation maker, online invitation creator
• Simple and free image editing app
• Photo collage maker, flyer maker, banner maker for any occasion
• Design motivational quotes and humorous memes
• Party invitation maker, school poster maker, video banner maker
• For business: brochure, resume, presentation, promo poster maker

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Great app! I love to working on this. For academic, professional and even personal projects, Canva really comes in handy.”

“This app has helped me with ALL of my business related designs including logo, brochures, gift certificates! Easy to use and produces visually stunning & professional materials! And, it’s tons of fun!”

“Canva has made my Facebook & Instagram look way more professional.”

CREATE DESIGNS QUICKLY
Use Search to find templates faster. We’ve got diverse themes to be your all-in-one invitation creator, poster creator, logo maker, online invitation maker, business card maker, more. Add a video to your next Instagram Story to make it come to life!

COLLABORATE ON CANVA
Create a free team to easily share & edit designs with friends or colleagues. Work together to finalize presentations, business cards, brochures, and other design needs.

UPGRADE TO CANVA PRO
Save time, simplify workflow, and stay on brand with this subscription!

• Unlimited access to millions of high-quality photos, icons, and illustrations with Images Pro.
• One click is all it takes to resize your graphics with Magic Resize. Need to post your image to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? Select your desired image types and we’ll do the work for you, instantly.
• Save your brand's colors, logos and fonts and create on-brand designs.

Your monthly subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. The Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. You can manage app subscriptions in your iTunes Account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a paid subscription. Monthly renewals are charged at USD$12.99 (local prices apply). No lock-in contract.

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