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I would definitely recommend PicMonkey! It is diverse for the average person or the business professional. If you need to edit pictures, create graphics, or implement marketing media this is the tool to use! It may not be enough for someone who needs something a bit more advanced like Photoshop, but in my experience it has covered everything I need.
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If you are a small business or even a small team within a larger firm, Venngage is extremely useful. Larger enterprises, with in-house designers or multiple design stakeholders, may not find the offering appropriate as it's THAT easy to use that it could lead to folks going outside the lines of official, corporate-mandated brand guidelines. That said, for small businesses, this is absolutely the best tool I have come across (after trying many from Adobe Spark to
and others), and for the monthly price of $49, you cannot beat the amount of original graphics and materials you are able to produce, without having any prior "design" experience to boot
Read full review Pros Simple & easy to use. Plenty of content - always make something unique. Organized. Inexpensive. Always improving & adding new content. Search bar. Read full review Venngage comes with a good suite of templates for starting projects from. For anyone working with infographics, getting started is usually 3/4 of the battle and having a good set of templates to choose from is a nice feature to save you time searching the internet. Venngage makes it easy to change colors on most of their shapes, lines, backgrounds, etc.. ie., it is simple to customize in Venngage, which is incredibly important if you have a large team of users and not a great deal of time to train them in working with these types of tools. Venngage's auto-save feature is not only one of it's best assets, but it has saved our team many times! Not all competitors have this feature and when you're working with precision as intricate as you typically are with an Infographic, auto-save is imperative! Read full review Cons Changes to toolkit / use buttons are sometimes difficult to keep up with Separating free items (fonts, images, etc.. ) from those requiring upgrade Explanation of sizing tools / pixels is difficult to understand and apply Read full review On closer inspection, many templates were the same. I also found it a little difficult to edit for my purposes, which included being able to show more detailed analysis, for example, placing excel data in the file. If you want to download in an editable manner, such as into Powerpoint, which is currently offered in beta production, you had to upgrade beyond the $19 charge to a more costly business plan. There were constant email bots asking me to upgrade. I then went to cancel the subscription and the refund has been refused, after three emails explaining my situation. I understand Venngage wishes to grow its business, but refusing refunds is not the way to do it. They should be trying to develop fans, not frustrated business people exploring this new product. I believe the Customer Service personnel should be empowered to do the right thing. If this poor customer service had not happened, I would have tapped this product from time to time for catch graphics. Now instead, I am steering clear and using products such as Canva Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I use Venngage for a new project 1-2 times per week... I could not see using another program at this point.
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PicMonkey's usability is outstanding! I was able to learn how to edit my photos and create graphics in a short period of time. Between the tutorials and the amazing user interface, I felt like a pro! PicMonkey is very detailed but not so overwhelming that you miss out on great features.
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I personally never really need support with PicMonkey. It works great, and I can find what I need. There may have been a few times when I've Googled for an answer related to PicMonkey, but I've not had a question answered.
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I think that the attention that I get as a small business owner from Venngage is excellent. They quickly respond to questions and provide information that helps to resolve the issue that I am having.
Read full review Alternatives Considered Adobe Photoshop
is a better service with many more options, but for basic image manipulation for someone who is a beginner, PicMonkey is superior. There is almost NO learning curve.
has much better templates and design options, but not as many photo editing options. I like to use a combination of PicMonkey and
for my small-business marketing needs.
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but feel Venngage is easier for us. In comparison to Adobe, we prefer Venngage because of the ability to have everything in one system and not have to jump around.
Read full review Return on Investment Gain in Facebook followers. Increase in awareness of important city announcements. Read full review We used this basic platform for some our lower paying clients v/s using a more expensive tool. We eventually had to take another platform to supplement Venngage, impacting our overall marketing investment. Positively helped employee onboarding in terms of time commitment Read full review ScreenShots