#AppReviewTuesday – Canva

So EVERYONE knows about Canva, and I do mean EVERYONE. Whether you want to create your own logo or try your hand at creating your very own media kit; Canva facilitates you to create professionally made graphics for your business/blog etc. Although Canva was first only available as an online tool (canva.com) with no app, an app was recently released for mobile users.

Personally, I do love Canva.com. The app is also quiet easy to use and navigate through. If you sign on the web and use the same credentials for your sign in on the app, all your previous designs will be loaded as well. Almost all the features are available on the app with the exception of being able to add your own hex colour code for specific colours.

Also I find that when looking through stock images, too many “paid” images come up (and it is not indicated whether it’s paid or for free until AFTER you select and wait for it to load!) and you cannot copy and paste elements between two canva.com graphics.. in fact, you can’t open two graphics at the same time with the app.

Canva Pros

  • Offers MANY, MANY templates
  • Ability to add text, edit images and create images all under one roof
  • Ease of access
  • Free stock photos/illustrations included
  • Sharing from within the app
  • Not too many ads

Canva Cons

  • Cannot customize colours using hex colour codes
  • Cannot “save” what you are working on to the phone, press share instead and it gets saved to your gallery
  • Mostly paid stock images present themselves first and after a long time, then comes free

To be honest, the app itself has great potential and I love it. It allows for me to do quick edits on the go. I do recommend using the web version first to create the skeleton and thereafter use the Canva app to do tweaks and edits.

App Rating: 8/10

*Please note that this review was NOT a paid for review & the opinions expressed within the above contents is purely based on our current experiences with Canva.

Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.


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