Canva is undoubtedly one of the best DIY graphic design tools out there. It's easy to use, unlike Photoshop or GIMP and offers an absolute ton of features to help you with your designs. But it's not perfect.
At Guiding Tech, we use it quite a lot to create images for our website and social media. And even though it gets pretty much all the jobs done, there are times when we have to rely on a different tool for a specific feature.
If you're a regular Canva user, then I'm sure you've also faced the same issue at some point. That's why I've rounded up 5 best Canva alternatives for iOS that you should check out to level up your graphic design game.
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1. Adobe Spark Post
Taking the top spot as the best Canva alternative IMO is Adobe Spark Post. Part of Adobe's Spark suite of video, web and image tools, Spark Post is an easy to use, image creation tool that offers some cool automation features that will have you create stunning posts in no time.
Much like Canva, Spark Post packs in a variety of different templates and themes to get you started. It allows you to easily resize texts, add cool animation effects to your post, and use a variety of your brand assets.
But the best part about it is its automation features. The app can automatically resize your post to fit perfectly on any social platform and change the color palette with a single tap. You can even use the magic text and magic layout features to create stunning images without making much effort at all.
Next up is Over Edit, another great Canva alternative that you should try. It brings with a ton of handy features, including a variety of different templates and fonts for social posts, posters, ads, etc.
It's just as easy to use, allowing you to select a template quickly, add graphics or text, resize the post to the target platform and post directly from within the app. The app even has a neat Discover feed, with which you can stay up to date on all the popular trends and improve your posts accordingly.
What sets it apart is its Teams feature which is great for collaborations. You can create content with your team, share ideas, and organize ongoing projects. Over Edit also allows you to schedule posts, but for these features, you'll need to upgrade to the paid subscription.
While both Adobe Spark Post and Over Edit are quite versatile and offer solutions for a variety of different use cases, Unfold has a more specific utility. It can help you create some amazing portrait stories for Instagram.
The app's free version includes 25 templates, five fonts and a couple of advanced text tools for creating visually appealing stories. And it doesn't even require a lot of effort on your part.
Just pick a template, add your image, add some text and that's it. Another cool thing about Unfold is that it doesn't require you to create an account, which means that you can get to work as soon as you download the app.
Now if you're not particularly interested in installing a specific tool for just Instagram stories, then you can consider taking a look at A Design Kit - an amazing editing tool with which you can add a variety of different designs and font to your images.
The app also includes a ton of different backgrounds and textures that you can use to spruce up your designs. You even access different stickers to jazz up your posts and make it more lively.
What's unique about the app is its collection of brushes using which you can draw whatever you want. And much like other editing apps on this list, the app also lets you resize your post to the exact dimensions you'll need on a variety of different platforms.
Last, but not the least, there's Typorama - another great alternative that focuses on a particular variety of posts. It's the perfect app to get if you need to make impressive text-based posts with some amazing backgrounds and fonts.
And the best part? It doesn't require you to have any design skills at all. The app automatically creates complex text layouts with different fonts and typefaces with just a couple of taps.
With the app, you can create posts for all popular social media platforms, inspirational posters, wallpapers for your iPhone, and you get the point. And since each post is randomly generated, you can be sure that you'll have something unique every time you use the app.