5 of The Best Tools for Marketing Creativity
No matter whether you are creating graphics or creating memes, you want an easy-to-use tool that helps you to create the very best images and graphics for your business.
Finding a great design app or website where you can get creative is essential when it comes to your brand and your social media strategy. Whether you are creating graphics, editing photos, or creating memes, you want an easy-to-use tool that helps you create the best images and graphics for your social media posts. Below are 5 of the best-hidden creativity tools you can use for non-designers and designers alike that you may want to try and why:
Pros – Free and paid subscriptions are available. Very easy to use.
Cons – They don’t have as many templates, fonts, and graphics as Canva.
VistaCreate is an online graphic design platform perfect for small business owners. It can help your brand create professional visual content for social media and other marketing channels. You don’t need any design skills to make full use of VistaCreate. There are over 10 million users across 192 countries, with over 100 million created designs and 5000 new templates added monthly. There are many templates to choose from on any topic and theme, as well as royalty-free videos, vectors, and images. There are some useful editing tools, such as background remover and logo maker. Social media scheduler and a resizing tool, to name but a few!
VistaCreate comes with ready-made design presets that you can customize. It also comes with various design formats for digital use, marketing, social media, print, video, documents, and letters. In total, there are 78 design formats to choose from.
You can use VistaCreate as both a mobile and web application, and you can edit projects that you started on the web app on the mobile app and vice versa. You can use VistaCreate for free and VisaCreate pro, which gains you access to all of its features.
Pros – License payment once per year. Great for exporting graphics in multiple formats.
Cons – It is for Mac users only.
Sketch is a vector-based graphics editor app that is made for macOS specifically. Many consider it a competent alternative to Photoshop. It features thousands of WordPress themes and plugins, UI elements, web templates, and more. You gain unlimited access to a growing variety of millions of web and creative design assets by having an Envato Elements membership. You pay for the app once, and then you can use it as much as you like without any further costs for a whole year. You can continue to use the app after the year, but you will not receive any new updates unless you repurchase the license. Being vector-based means that every shape you draw can be resized in any dimension without losing sharpness.
Gravit Designer Pro
Pros – Has a free version and also comes with a free trial. Easy to use the all-in-one tool. Great cloud storage capacity. Can use on any browser,
Cons – Needs more vector image choices. The offline version requires a pro plan.
Gravit Designer Pro is a cloud-based vector graphics app that can help your business create anchors, built-in web pages, styles, and symbols to create wireframes and mock-ups. Everyone on your team can manage editing photos, adjusting colors, adding filters, blending, and creating lighting effects. It also comes with vector illustration tools so you and your team can create shapes, points, lines, and other elements. You can ensign and export multiple file formats, including JPEG, PDF, and SVG, and it has a built-in asset library. Great for social media posts, it means you can add stickers, frames, icons, emojis, and illustrations across many graphics to create unique and engaging posts.
Pros – It has a free version and a photo editor, and you can purchase individual templates.
Cons – the free version has many adverts. Some of the filters are not of great quality.
Pixlr features three parts, Pixlr C, where you can create many design projects; Pixlr E, for advanced photo editing; and Photomash Studio, where you can create visual assets. There are many professionally made templates to choose from, and you can create Instagram stories, resumes, YouTube banners, presentations, and more with thousands of free templates. A bonus of Pixlr is that you can animate any design with just a few clicks! You can edit photos, remove backgrounds in a single click, and create collages from pre-made templates. It is free to use, and you can sign up for their premium software for as little as $7 a month. There is a 30-day free trial to see if you like it first. You will notice that the free version has ads, but if that is something you don’t mind, the free version is excellent for social media posts! You will see that some of the templates are premium users only, but it allows you to buy individual templates for $1 rather than having to commit to going premium.
Pros – Free-to-use graphic editing software that works in any browser and operating system.
Cons – Some find it hard to use if not already knowledgeable about vector-based software. Doesn’t have as many features as other vector-based software.
Figma is a web-based app where you can edit graphics such as designing social media posts, mobile apps, wireframe websites, and much more! It works differently than many design software as it is web-based, so you can use any computer or platform to use it, and you don’t have to buy multiple licenses. It also has a free plan where you can actively create and store three projects simultaneously. This is great for small teams, and you can learn, experiment, and work on smaller projects, all for free. It is also suitable for new designers as you can make templates from scratch, but if your design skills are limited, there are pre-made templates and plenty of other resources to get you started and grow more confident. The Figma website also has many video tutorials to teach design exercises, especially if you are new to UI and UX design.
There are many more hidden tools that are fantastic for creating designs, these are just some of our favs! Look out for our next hidden tools series for more great apps and software you can easily use for your marketing team!