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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.

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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
Laurence
Laurence
Founder in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Invaluable tool for every business

5.0 last month New

Comments: We rely on it for both our internal and external business requirements whenever we seek polished or playful visual content that can be created quickly and affordably, without the need to hire a professional.

Pros:

To start, it's incredibly user-friendly. The tools are intuitive and require minimal exploration, unlike many offline applications. One of its standout features is the abundance of resources available—icons, images, and text templates of various sizes and fonts are just a few clicks away. This saves a significant amount of time, especially when deadlines are looming. We turn to it whenever we're pressed for time and need professional-looking designs quickly, whether for internal announcements or fun events. Plus, it's surprisingly affordable and versatile, suitable even for some business purposes. Need to whip up a T-shirt design in a hurry? It's got you covered, providing measurements with just a simple search.

Cons:

The simplicity and streamlined UI/UX of the platform do come with a trade-off: some fundamental tasks are unexpectedly slightly more complicated than they should be. For instance, drawing a simple line requires navigating to the shapes section, selecting a suitable line, and then modifying it to fit your needs. While still manageable, the absence of a dedicated "pencil" tool means adding a few basic drawing functionalities wouldn't go amiss.

Eldar
Media Editor And Manager in Israel
E-Learning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Canva is great for fast and good graphic desings

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Canva is great for anyone who needs fast graphic designs on a weekly basis. It's easy and fast to use, and you can start for free.

Pros:

1.Easy to use and intuitive , even for graphic design beginners. 2.Has pre-sized templates for the main social media platforms and common size formats. (Replaced "size templates" with "pre-sized templates" for clarity) 4.Offers a huge library of graphic elements, even in the free version. 5.Includes great auto-tools like background removal, image outlining, and filters.

Cons:

There are some limitations for basic video editing. It's better for presentations, but I would prefer more options to edit videos on a traditional timeline, rather than a "PowerPoint" style method. Multiple users can use the same designs for logos ect.

Tiego
Official in South Africa
Broadcast Media, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Canva review

3.0 2 months ago

Pros:

It is an exquisite app for making high quality graphics

Cons:

I feel like is too much expensive when it comes to it's premium account

Christie
Communications in US
Religious Institutions, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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5.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

Although Canva is a super simple app, you can create amazing designs; with or without one of their pre-built templates with ease. It offers SSO on Team plans and integrates well with Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.

Cons:

There are still some basic features missing, like drop shadows.

Bhavesh
Student in India
Business Supplies & Equipment, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Canva is better than most of the softwares, but it can be the best!

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: overall expeience with canva is good becuase i have made my college and some personal social media stuff through it.
It just need to improve in the above cons which i have mentioned.

Pros:

Canva provides the great user interface, extensive templates and many more features which makes it easier for user to interact with the tools it provides easily.

Cons:

The fews discomfort on using canva which i feel terrible when i use it. The canva team must need to add more ai implementations in canva software like image generation, video generation and also text generation. sometimes the user may not want th eprovided templates on the software instead of that they want to create their own templates using ai and the further editing using canva tools. So that is the main thing i think canva team needs to focus on.