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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Canva

Founded in 2012

Canva Details

Canva

Founded in 2012

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Starting price

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Free Version

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Free Trial

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Canva deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Webinars
  • Videos

Canva Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Artwork Management
  • Brand Guidelines
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • Fulfillment Distribution
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Performance Management
  • Social Promotion
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Brand Management

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Design Templates
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Templates
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Print Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Step-by-Step Wizard
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Video Support

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Visualisation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Historical Reporting
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • OLAP
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery

View full list of Data Visualization

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Categorisation
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • CMS Integration
  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Storage Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Digital Asset Management

  • 3D Digital Asset Management
  • API
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Custom Brushes
  • Custom Fonts
  • Customisable Branding
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Language
  • Pattern, Colour & Art Storage
  • Presentation Tools
  • Preview Functionality
  • Print Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Social Media Integration
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Video Editing
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Graphic Design

  • Barcode Generation
  • Barcode/Label Management
  • Batch Printing
  • Inventory Labels
  • Label Designer
  • Label Templates
  • Multiple File Format Support
  • Product Labels
  • QR Code Printing
  • Shipping Labels

View full list of Label Printing

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Photos
  • Employee Profiles
  • Feedback Management
  • HR Management
  • Interactive Elements
  • Mind Maps
  • Org Chart Creation
  • Organisational Charting
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Smart Chart Legend
  • Social Media Integration
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Training Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Org Chart

  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Sharing
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • Image Library
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • Search/Filter
  • Watermarking

View full list of Photo Editing

  • 3D Objects
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Transfer
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Media Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Whiteboard

View full list of Presentation

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Electronic Payments
  • Estimating
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Store Printing
  • Online Catalogue
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Preview Functionality
  • Print Management
  • Printing Services Integration
  • Product Configurator
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management

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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)

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  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Daniel K.
Daniel K.
Daniel in Ghana
Verified LinkedIn User
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Best graphic design tool for amateurs

5 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Canva has made my life easier with it's easy to use design features. All you need to do is just choose your desired template and build on it to create your design. It has also helped me to save a lot of cost since am able to design ads for my business on my own with having to pay a professional to do it for me.

Pros:

Canva is so simple and easy to use unlike other graphic design tools. You have readily available templates that you can just tap on to help you create whatever design you desire. You don't need to be a professional in order to use canva as you have built in templates at your finger tips to help you unlike other design platforms where you have to start everything completely from scratch. We use canva at work to design fliers during events to create the awareness and I personally use canva to create ads for my affiliate marketing business as it is the simplest tool to bring to life my creativity.

Cons:

I have very little issues with regards to canva as it is a very amazing tool for designing. However my little reservation is that you need to get the paid version if you want the very professional and advanced features. Other than that I think canva is absolutely superb.

Monique M.
Accounting Officer in Jamaica
Accounting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great for Posters

5 last month New

Comments: So far my overall experience have been great and I continue to use it daily.

Pros:

I like that it has a lot of templates available and I don't need to create my design from scratch, when I'm in a hurry.

Cons:

Not able to change a pictures feature like how you would be able to in Photoshop, which gives a cleaner work presentation . Such as erasing backgrounds , removing and adding objects

Stephen P.
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Canva is Great for Social Media

3 3 years ago

Comments: It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for printing. For the higher cost of printing you could pay a professional such as myself to design for you and print at a lower cost and higher quality. The application is bad for the overall marketing industry because it has lowered the quality standard and impact of advertisements being created by business owners who think they understand marketing, design and printing. I recently said to one of my clients who owns a high end auto detailing business and tried to create some marketing materials on his own, "I don't now how to properly wax and detail my vehicle. I would probably ruin the paint job somehow if I were to do it myself. That's why I hire a professional. I wouldn't expect you to be able to handle a design, print and marketing job either because that's not what you do." In short, stick to what you know and leave the rest to professionals. It will cost you less in the long run.

Pros:

It's very easy to use and offers a ton of design content for free. You don't necessarily need to search outside of Canva for images but you can if you want. It's great for designing simple social banners or marketing materials quickly but there is a catch. They are trying to sell you printing services and their pricing is not competitive with quality printers.

Cons:

I recommend Canva to clients who need to create social media marketing images. I have worked with clients who need me to print postcards, flyers or brochures that they designed on Canva and there are issues. Canva is trying to sell printing services. Their design templates are sized and setup for the printer companies they outsource to. If you design on Canva and download the files to send to a professional printer then those files are not setup correctly and require alterations to be printed. That's if there is room for alterations, but not all designs will allow for easy alteration so therefore the customer is forced to print on Canva at higher costs.

Bee B.
Owner in Australia
Human Resources, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Canva has changed my life!

5 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

It is super easy to use and the functionality is endless. It integrates smoothly with socials, the templates are amazing, it saves automatically and it makes your work look much more professional.

Cons:

Canva has literally never disappointed me.

Samantha H.
Founder in Canada
Consumer Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I love Canva to design my pitch deck

5 last month New

Comments: Great use for pitch deck preparation for sure, and way lot more easier than MS Powerpoint.

Pros:

I started to use Canva for FB and IG template. They have a lot of selection of it. Then someone recommended me about the pitch deck template while I was struggling with MS Powerpoint.

Cons:

I wish they would have more options integrating with video or audio tools.