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Canva, Adobe Spark and 29 Other Apps That Let You Design Stunning S...

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    Forty percent of social media users respond better to visual content than to plain text. The following graphic design apps let you garnish your social pages with photos, logos, banners and tantalizing typography for more leads, conversions and sales.

    1. Canva

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    Canva lets you easily create images by platform, and offers simple free templates.

    Price: Free. Images are licensed for $1. Canva for Work is at $12.95 per month.

    Platform: Web, iOS

     

    2. Adobe Spark

    Design powerful images and create click-worthy videos with this assortment of mobile tools, the latest addition to the Adobe franchise.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS

     

    3. Pixlr

    Sturdy photo editor that transforms your social snapshots into magazine-ready portraits. Blend, smudge, sharpen, colorize.

    Price: Free; $1.99 for ad removal

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android

     

    4. Aviary

    Twenty free graphic design tools -- enhance, overlay, add frames -- that turn your smartphone into a photo editing suite.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android

     

    5. DesignFeed

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    "Design at the speed of thought," says this tech startup. A one-stop shop that automates personalized graphics using clever algorithms.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web (currently in beta mode)

     

    6. PicMonkey

    There's no monkeying around with this free photo editing app. Create sizzling social graphics with customizable stickers and fonts.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android

     

    7. Pablo

    Become a Picasso and render visual masterpieces on your smartphone with this social graphic creator. Need some inspiration? Check out the library with 50,000 royalty-free photos.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, Google Chrome extension

     

    8. Venngage

    Illustrate stats and facts with Venngage, an easy-to-use infographic creator.

    Price: Free user plan; $19 per month for the Premium plan; $49 per month for the Business plan

    Platform: Web

    9. Recite

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    Produce motivational quotes that inspire your social followers.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web

    10. Placeit

    Thousands of iPhone and iPad mockups in one place, perfect for showing off social graphics.

    Price: $29 per month for nine high-resolution images or $8 for a single high-resolution image

    Platform: Web, iOS

    11. Snappa

    12,000 stock photos. 3,000 vectors. Snappa lets you create stunning social graphics without Photoshop.

    Price: Free for the starter package; $10 per month for the Pro package

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android

    12. Piktochart

    An infographic generator that optimizes visual communication on your social pages.

    Price: Free for the basic plan; $15 per month for the Lite plan; $29 per month for the Pro plan

    Platform: Web, iOS, Google Chrome extension

    13. Infogram

    Publish charts and infographics without any coding knowledge and take your data to the next level.

    Price: Free for the basic plan; $19 per month for the Pro plan; $67 per month for the Business plan

    Platform: Web

    14. Desygner

    Tweak visuals with Desygner, the all-in-one social media image design tool.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android

    15. Microsoft Sprightly

    Recently launched social graphic creator from software superpower Microsoft. Create, edit and share content with a swipe.

    Price: Free

    Platform: iOS, Android

    16. Word Swag

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    Add some swag to your social posts with this editor from New York City-based Oringe. Custom text layouts and backgrounds come as standard.

    Price: $3.99

    Platform: iOS, Android

    17. Gravit

    "Design like a boss," says Gravit, the browser extension with custom vectors, logos and striking social media graphics.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web

    18. Fotor

    From filters to frames, stickers to stamps, Fotor takes the stress out of social media design. Make photo collages on your smartphone with this pocket graphic designer.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android, Google Chrome extension

    19. FotoJet

    Create, crop, enhance, share. Customize collages, retouch photos and design social media banners.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, Google Chrome extension

    20. Tackk

    Create content with this graphic-design-app-cum-social-network. Connect with creatives and share visuals.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android

    21. Stencil

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    Stencil -- formerly Share as Image -- has had a facelift. Now you can create and share visual content with your social followers.

    Price: Free for simple projects, $9 a month for the Pro package, $18 a month for the Unlimited package.

    Platform: Web, Google Chrome extension

    22. Assembly

    Turbocharge your social campaigns with traffic-boosting graphics and lead-generating banners.

    Price: Free

    Platform: iOS

    23. Easel.ly

    Easel.ly makes infographic creation a breeze, with fonts, clip art and thousands of templates.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS

    24. BeFunky

    Make your own social banners with BeFunky's suite of graphic design tools. Features include a photo editor and a collage maker.

    Price: Free

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android, Google Chrome extension

    25. Over

    Overlay text and graphics on your photos with Over, a South Africa-based design brand.

    Price: Free on iTunes (in-app purchases cost extra); $3.99 on Google Play

    Platform: iOS, Android

    26. Legends

    Convert words into compelling animations. Legend is an innovative tool for social media designers everywhere.

    Price: $1.99

    Platform: iOS, Android

    27. Trakto

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    Design social images and capture more leads with Trakto, the Web-based graphic designer with drag-and-drop capability.

    Price: $25 per month

    Platform: Web

    28. Youzign

    The easy way to create graphics, with Facebook image design and weekly tutorials.

    Price: From $87 per year

    Platform: Web, iOS, Android

    29. Photofy

    Social content creation with bite. Drive brand engagement and publish visuals from your smartphone.

    Price: Free; business plans from $29.99 per year

    Platform: Web (beta), iOS, Android

    30. Photos

    Stock iOS app with basic edit functions, such as text captions.

    Price: Free

    Platform: iOS

    31. Typic

    Create visual narratives with Typic, the graphic design app with a slew of filters, effects and tools.

    Price: $3.99

    Platform: iOS

    These apps help you create a strong visual identity across multiple social platforms, such as Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Pinterest.

    Do you use a social graphic design app that's not on this list? Let us know in the comments section.


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