NEW: Animation effects now on iPhone! Make your static/still designs move with "Fade", "Ride", "Slide" effects and more. Tap on the Play button in the editor to step up your social content game.
Send questions and suggestions to https://canva.me/ios. Happy designing!
Ratings and Reviews
This app is so simple to use. There are a few quirky things. #1 Once I load a photo into the app from my album, you can’t remove it. #2 You can’t add multiple photos in a design or I haven’t figured it out. It’s a one photo per design app. I do love that they’ve now added the ability to add two different fonts in a design. #3 Doesn’t allow you to name designs. #4 it doesn’t allow me to save the different variations of my work. For example one of my insta posts was done with 3 different color backgrounds, B&W, and a faded effect. Each time I modify it, the work I wanted to keep is overwritten instead of it creating addt’l files with all variations. I now export before I make changes. It can challenging when you have 30+ social media accts for six companies. #5 I have to modify a design in order for it to save to ‘my designs’ as opposed to just selecting it and others to determine what I want to use. Overall, the app works great, it has so many options to make it happen. I use this app in addition to a few others in combination since you can’t photoshop in this app. I love anything that makes my life easy and Canva does that!!
Canva... the app we all want to love
Let’s start with the good. It’s 2018 and nobody makes a (sort of) desktop publishing app for iOS except Canva. So kudos for taking this project on. That said, the app is so painstakingly frustrating, I’m kind of amazed I still use it. It crashes all the time, weird changes are made when I go to save (wasting precious time), and lots of other very quirky things. Example. When working with text, in order to exit edit text mode, one has to click done. That alone takes forever, but after hitting done no matter what page I’m on in a document, the app leaps forward to the last page. Another example. Try renaming a file. It crashes every single time. Try renaming it again. This time it works. Every single time. The list goes on and on, and things load oh so slowly. So long story short. This app isn’t ready for the field. It’s hardly even beta worthy. But we all still use it. Why? Because there’s nothing else out there for iOS. The moral of the story is that we need other developers to begin working on publishing apps so that we not only have a choice, but so that Canva has some competition. The developers respond quickly, roll out updates, and make promises, but bottom line is the app still remains broken. Honestly, it’s such a chore to use. There is nothing enjoyable about the app and all I hear out there is that when we go to work on a project.... we just pray we can make it through. Upward and onward.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! We appreciate that you let us know what you think of the app. We will forward this to the Product team for future consideration. We are continuously working to make the app better and improve your design experience so if you have feature requests or suggestions, please feel free to let us know. ^JC
Still some oddities in the system
EDIT: Previously, I had written a negative review saying that a recent update had essentially removed every feature of the app that I used for my designs, background color editing among this number. I am happy to say that, for the most part, those features have been restored. I am able to access and edit all my designs on my iPad, and the completion of the update has made usage fairly easy.
However, there are still some large issues that need to be fixed which prevent me from giving this app five stars. For starters, I cannot access any templates on my iPad. If I click on the Templates button, nothing appears. I have tried this multiple times; every other tab under the + button works exactly as intended, but it has been a month or so now and I can’t access any templates. This is a pretty big issue for me; the vast majority of my designs use a specific template.
The second issue I have is that I still cannot edit background colors on my iPad. This is also a large aspect of my designs, and right now that means I have to switch to my laptop to be able to actually get the design I want.
I’d quickly change this review to five stars if these factors were fixed, but for now this remains a frustration for me.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! We are sorry to hear this. We'd love to help you sort this out but we need to get more information from you that can't be shared here due to security purposes. Mind sending us a report here https://support.canva.com/troubleshooting/iphone-ipad/ and we'll get back to you the soonest possible time. ^JC
Thanks for the rating and feedback, A.C. Groffman! We really appreciate it.
We aim to have the best design experience with the app so some features available on the PC might not be compatible with the app for now, but we're working to make the experience as close as possible!
If you have ideas, please feel free to let us know. Here's to more awesome designs! - Arnie
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- 257 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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