What is Canva?

Design isn't just for designers. It's for anyone with ideas to share. Canva is the online platform that makes designing anything easy, for every individual and team. With thousands of professionally made templates to get you started, you can create, customize, and share your designs in a few clicks. From stickers to professional brochures, stunning videos to workplace presentations, it's never been easier to achieve your design goals.

Who Uses Canva?

Designed for anyone who needs to create. Canva has solutions for individuals, small businesses, enterprise, not-for-profit organizations, teachers and students.

Where can Canva be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Canva
  • Located in Surry Hills, Australia
  • Founded in 2012
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 47 others

Languages

Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese and 35 others

Canva pricing

Starting Price:

US$12.99/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Canva has a free version and offers a free trial. Canva paid version starts at US$12.99/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Canva
  • Located in Surry Hills, Australia
  • Founded in 2012
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 47 others

Languages

Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese and 35 others

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Features of Canva

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Animation
  • Artwork Management
  • Asset Categorisation
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audio File Management
  • Barcode Generation
  • Barcode/Label Management
  • Brand Guidelines
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Custom Fonts
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Photos
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Label Designer
  • Media Library
  • Mobile App
  • Offline Presenting
  • Org Chart Creation
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Labels
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Publishing Options
  • Real Time Editing
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Visual Discovery
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Canva

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jon S.
Jon S.
Business Development in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Canva - Pretty much the only image editor you need

5 2 months ago New

Pros:

Free version is very powerful and can do most tasks. Runs right out of Chrome. Easy to turn videos into animated gifs. I am very experienced with photoshop, and use Canva for most applications because the interface is simple, easy to use. Drag and drop functionality. Been using Canva for a long time, and it's always getting better and better - and the price for pro higher and higher.

Cons:

I wish there was a few other ways to distort the images with more effects. More fonts would also be nice. It would be nice if they added a feature save your uploaded images in groups instead of just a long list.

Lee M.
Director in Germany
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Just keeps getting better

5 last month New

Comments: My go-to design product. I need to use PS and Rush sometimes for other design work I do, but on the whole, everything required for content can be done with a pro account.

Pros:

It's always improving. It used to look a bit amateurish, but now I don't feel like I'm missing out by not using Adobe design products.

Cons:

Saving to folders. There needs to be a way of creating shortcuts.

Alternatives Considered: Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Reasons for Choosing Canva: Many more features and stock images and designs.

Switched From: Pixelmator Pro

Reasons for Switching to Canva: I actually have a paid CC account as part of my package - but they don't have as many stock designs and images, or features.

Peter T.
Payroll Coordinator in US
Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Canva is for beginner graphic designer

3 last month New

Pros:

Canva is a very neat software to use especially with people with no experiences with graphic design software. I also the template that they provide which help inspirator artwork project.

Cons:

If it really for beginner and people on a budget. This is the reason why my organization switch over to adobe Photoshop.

Asfak M.
UX Designer in Bangladesh
Apparel & Fashion, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great design tool for small business & presentation

5 2 months ago New

Comments: Canva is an excellent online graphic design tool for me. It can be used for everything from making basic photo edits to designing social media images & presentations. It has so many features, and also comes for $12.95 per month. That's so affordable. There’s also a very generous free plan. The brand kit alone is enough for me to buy the pro version.

Pros:

Canva has tons of templates that you can use directly or can be used for inspiration for your stuff. which can all be customizable to your preferred color scheme, and size depending on what you are creating! It offers a huge library of stock material that is SO quick and easy to access - including videos, and sounds.

Cons:

I with canva gives us more flexibility while editing shapes. A pen tool could double my impression. They should add more backgrounds & templates. It starts lagging while editing a large file containing 50+ artboards.

Verified Reviewer
Spanish Teacher in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Becoming a Curriculum Designer with Canva

5 last month New

Comments: It helped me get involved in the world of editing images without too much problem

Pros:

It has a huge library of already made pics

Cons:

Geting used to how it worls takes some time

Alternatives Considered: Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Choosing Canva: Because it was a litle bit cheaper and becoming popular

Switched From: Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Canva: because it was becoming popular and it was cheaper