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Likelihood to Recommend

Canva

I am a tech-savvy business coach and I recommend platforms and tools to my clients and audience daily. I recommend Canva to most of my clients but especially to those who want to get started using Pinterest for their business. Creating Fresh Pins regularly (which is what the platform wants now) would take so much longer and be far more frustrating without Canva.
Kelly Gabel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

I can only say that it did everything that we needed it to. If we were in another business and had other needs, perhaps we would find a scenario in which it would not work? But we did not need anything complicated, just professional looking educational material for our patients.
Kristen Lysobey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Canva

  • Great and easy to use templates for everything!
  • Beautiful illustrations to use for free (with paid subscription)
  • Group collaboration on projects. Easily save and send for comments from the team
  • Branding kit so you never have to search for fonts or colors, they're always right there
Elizabeth Hyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • Extremely user-friendly.
  • Easily converts to image files and PDF.
  • Simple maneuverability.
  • Less expensive alternative to high-end graphics programs.
Kathryn Juarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Canva

  • Pro Subscription: If you have team members added, then you have to opt for a pro-subscription for the entire team, and not individual.
  • There should be a functionality, that could differentiate between and enable it.
  • Canva has moved some really useful feature under paid subscription, like resize the current post to different direction, or to download the graphic with transparent direction.
  • It's an internal decision, but as a user, these features are pretty basic and should have continued to be free.
  • Canva can introduce cheaper paid plans that can include some of the Pro features that are frequently used, even if they don't include that complete photo/video library.
Sitanshu Mehrotra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • It doesn't have similar layout as other Microsoft applications such as Word and PowerPoint.
  • A little expensive compared to publishing software.
Nicolas Hanhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Canva

Canva 9.7
Based on 5 answers
The ease of use makes Canva a powerful tool for manipulating images, creating original content, and testing ideas without requiring the involvement of graphic design or more time-intensive image editing software such as Photoshop. While it doesn't have the full functionality of a mature software, such as Photoshop, The speed and simplicity of Canva makes it a necessity in a business of any size
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Usability

Canva

Canva 9.5
Based on 13 answers
It is super easy to use, but it could be limiting if you're on a small device. It is easier on a bigger device because you can resize graphics and text easier than with your fingers on a small device. I do think it's perfect and easy for non-designers who don't have any training. As long as you have a good eye for visuals, Canva is a wonderful substitute for graphics programs on-the-go.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Reliability and Availability

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have yet to encounter Canva being offline in at least 6 years of using it regularly. They also announce well in advance if there may be upgrades to the code and the hours during which there may be issues accessing the service.
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Performance

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't ever had issues with a slow-loading site and there haven't been any lag issues within the software. There have been maybe a handful of times over the past six years where I have tried to upload a large image and it will slow down as it loads the last megabyte, but I have yet to have the system time out or require any interference by me
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Support Rating

Canva

Canva 8.0
Based on 28 answers
Overall, Canva is easy to use, easy to train others to use, allows for creativity with a professional look without enormous associated costs. The mobile apps works almost as easily, but at a minimum allows for easy review and downloading in a pinch. Really, anyone can learn to use Canva quickly and will immediately benefit from the results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I feel Microsoft Publisher does exactly what it’s name implies, it turns you lists and info is into PDF or other versions. You can develop and email list.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
in-person training i cannot use this from team canva but still They follow ups using email
Haradhan Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Online Training

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Multiple online content already available as a traning . So it's one of the great point to love canva it's save our much woking efforts. And yes also some personal guide avaiable from team canva.
Haradhan Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Implementation Rating

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Really easy to impliment eco syestem any new guy also can easily implement for make digital assets .It's really friendly and helpful tools for new guy also very helpful for experiance person it's save lots of our working efforts all those following points make our work most effortless thats why i love canva
Haradhan Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Alternatives Considered

Canva

As far as I can tell, Canva is pretty unique in its offerings. More robust design platforms can do the same things, of course (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)...and we use those too. But for a quick-turn project to be used by multiple people with no formal design training, Canva is a great bet.
Andy Fuller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

Not sure [why] it has a different name, but I briefly tried to create on my MacBook at home and used its version of Microsoft Word and was able to do similar things as in Publisher.
Kristen Lysobey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to add accounts and share content between them. Collaboration is also easy to manage and can be done on a project-by-project basis. The cloud-based software means it is incredibly fast to add a coworker and have them editing images within minutes. A live internet connection is required to access Canva so this is something to consider if expecting to use the software while on journeys without access to wifi etc
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Return on Investment

Canva

  • Empowers our team to make slick, branded materials without tying up the graphic designer's time or requiring expensive software
  • The numerous templates make creative design easy and quick
  • Canva saves all of our designs, so we don't have to hunt down old files on the server
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • Fantastic looking publisher pieces without high cost software.
  • Efficient for productivity.
  • No real learning curve.
Kathryn Juarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Canva

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Canva Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$12.951
Enterprise$30.002
  1. Per Month
  2. Per Month Per User
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Microsoft Publisher

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Publisher Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft Publisher$1391
  1. one time purchase
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