Use Canva (free) for blogs, social media, and CVs
December 22, 2020

Use Canva (free) for blogs, social media, and CVs

Mileva Stankovic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canva

I mainly use Canva to create images to go along my blog posts, but also to promote my content on all social media--Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and so on. I'm using it personally, and it always helps me find the right image to fit my content. I have also designed my resume and cover letter on Canva. It literally has everything I need to deal with the marketing of my blog and services.
  • There's no need to subscribe to or pay for Canva. Even though free version provides limited options, it's enough for what I need.
  • It has almost all formats available, and if there's not a template, I can make my own.
  • It stores all my designs until I delete them.
  • I find that the latest updates are solid. It even has TikTok templates, which tells me the company keeps track of social media usage.
  • The interface is easy to use.
  • Great phone app that has all the same features that Canva on the web does.
  • Many export options.
  • The available images sometimes look similar, which makes me feel like I have limited options.
  • People are more engaged when I use Canva designs, but I believe that any other similar platform could provide the same experience.
I've briefly tried designing images in PhotoShop, and found it to be too much for my PC. PhotoShop's interface is also confusing, plus I'm not a full-time professional image editor, so I needed something for a smaller price. It has some similar features to PhotoShop, but it's not as overwhelming to work with. And even if I wanted to pay for Canva, it'd be much cheaper than PhotoShop.

Do you think Canva delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Canva's feature set?

Yes

Did Canva live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Canva go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Canva again?

Yes

Canva is handy to use if you run a blog or social media promotions, giveaways, and similar. It can also help you design a good CV and cover letter for any industry. I find that its logo maker is not the best choice if you need a logo made. Since it's free to use, chances are you'll end up with a similar logo like some other company, which can result in lawsuits. More fonts could be available for free, but what it has now is also enough.

Using Canva

  • Available online and via phone app; no need to download
  • Doesn't take additional space on the device
  • Free version is enough to cover for basics
  • Variety of templates
  • Solid updates
  • The company keeps track of newest social media formats
  • The order in which the tools are grouped is logical
  • Stores my designs
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Placing image in frame
  • Applying filter
  • Finding the right template to use
  • Editing videos can seem confusing
Yes - The Android app has a very similar interface to the web version of Canva, thus it's easy to use. Some buttons are smaller (naturally) but that doesn't take away the feeling of having control over what you do. I've recently installed it since I just bought a better phone, and the app hasn't failed me yet.