Here is a list of my favorite design apps to help you get started creating social media posts! Now, I’m no designer, but these apps have really helped me to begin to enhance my social media posts. The list is my favorite to my least favorites, but all of them have their ups and downs.
Canva is my absolute favorite app for creating social media posts. It’s simple, user-friendly, and has tons of great templates to start off with. It’s also free, which is definitely a plus! The app has a premium membership option as well, which gives the user more options and access to more templates, but the free membership has worked great for me so far. They even have templates for things such as portfolios, invoices, and presentations that are also very useful.
InDesign from the Adobe Creative Suite is, in my opinion, the second best app to design social media posts. InDesign can be expensive (but there’s a student discount) and definitely has a learning curve. However, once you get over the hump of not knowing what you’re doing, the possibilities of designs are endless. I recommend taking a Udemy InDesign course to help you understand the basics before you get started. They often have major sales on their courses, and I have learned so much from them in the past. But, if you’re looking for free tutorials, YouTube always has them! Here’s a quick beginner video for getting started with InDesign.
I haven’t been familiar with Baazart for as long as I have with Canva and InDesign. However, it is still a great place to create some visually interesting social media posts. Baazart offers plenty of easy templates and guides to help you create great content. I think this is a great place for starters to go to learn the basics of design. They offer a variety of templates, from Instagram stories and posts to invitations and collages.
Creating visually interesting content is so important, especially for businesses to be able to grow on social media. These apps are just some of the ones that can help you step your social media game up to the next level.
There are many other great apps that I haven’t listed in this post, but these are just some of the ones I’ve come across and have liked. If you would like to learn more about creating content for your social media on Canva, check out this YouTube video.