Snappa vs Canva

Snappa is the fast and easy-to-use, Canva alternative.

Customers call Canva “clunky”

When we asked Snappa signups why they’ve switched from Canva, the word “clunky” came up too often to ignore.

Clunky Interface

“I signed up for Snappa because I'm looking for alternatives to Canva, which I do like, but the interface is a bit too bloated and clunky.”

Noel - Blogger

Clunky User Experience

“I'm on Canva… it's been too clunky. Cool to play around with. But still requires too much time and learning.”

Drew - Owner

Clunky Performance

“I use Canva currently and it is a bit clunky and slow so I am always looking for a new image generator for our social media posts.”

Liz - Director

Clunky Pricing

“...the piece meal cost model is clunky.”

Andy F. - Founder

Snappa is snappy, not clunky

With Snappa, you can whip up graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more in seconds. It’s fast, easy to use, and everything’s included.

Snappa moves as fast as you do

Cursors that freeze in place. Loading screens that stay that way. Graphics that are slow to render. A quick search for “is Canva slow?” suggests you’re not alone.

Snappa makes it easy to pump out stunning graphics by only including the features and assets you need to shine online. We’ve kept Snappa lightweight and fast (without limiting your creativity).

Quickly find free photos and graphics

In Canva, you can’t search for free templates, images, and graphics unless you’re on a paid plan. So, you waste time searching for free gems hidden among $1+ assets, or scouring free stock photo sites (because who wants to pay for a sunset?).

In Snappa, it’s easy to find a free version of whatever you’re looking for because everything is free. Over 500,000 HD (and not cheesy) stock photos and graphics, icons, and stunning templates -- all free. Plus, we’re always adding more.

Share to social media instantly

With Canva, instead of sharing your newest creation with your followers, you’re actually sharing a link to your graphic that says you’ve created the image using Canva. Whose business are you trying to promote anyway?

In Snappa, social media sharing works the way you think it should. In a couple of clicks, you can share your graphic (the actual graphic) and a message complete with any @ mentions or #s. And if you connect your Buffer account, you can pre-schedule your posts, too.

I find it much more intuitive than canva! I tried Snappa and did my first graphic so quickly. On the other hand, I’ve tried canva and still have not managed to do one graphic in a short amount of time.

Alex - Digital marketing

Snappa just works-- No Tutorials or "design school" needed

A simple, clean, easy interface

You’re an entrepreneur, marketer, or blogger -- not a professional designer. You don’t have time to search through a bunch of tools you don’t use or memorize keyboard shortcuts.

Snappa strips away all of the complexity. Everything you need is in plain sight (no menus within menus), and you can create professional-looking graphics, fast (no keyboard shortcuts required).

Easy-to-edit templates and graphics

Ever feel like ripping your hair out while trying to get your graphic just right? Perhaps you’ve even endured long tutorial videos and how-to articles to get unstuck.

With Snappa, advanced edits are only a point and click or drag and drop away. Of course, there’s all kinds of help if you need it (you probably won’t, though).

Resize graphics in a couple of clicks

In Canva, there’s no easy way to resize an image for another platform unless you pay for Canva for Work. This means you need to recreate your image for every platform.

In Snappa, repurposing your best graphics for any online platform is simple (and 100% free). Just click “Resize”, pick the platform you’re resizing the image for or set custom dimensions, and you’re done. Easy.

Some have asked, "Is it like Canva?" and I'm like, “Yes, except it doesn't make you want to rip your hair out midway through making a blog post graphic.”

Scott M. - Entrepreneur

Get Snappa and all of our HD photos, graphics, and templates for free (No hidden fees)

All photos and graphics are free

If you’re tired of Canva’s piece meal pricing (and the surprise bill that comes with it), or searching multiple free stock photo sites, you’ll love Snappa.

Included in the software is a growing collection of 500,000+ HD royalty free images. You get access to all of them inside of Snappa, even on our free plan.

All templates are free

Even if you have a paid Canva subscription, you have to pay even more to use each of their most attractive templates.

In Snappa, all of our templates are 100% free and our designers are always adding more. It’s never been this easy to create attention-grabbing graphics for social, websites, ads, and more (without stressing over costs).

Pricing is 100% predictable

When you’re a small business or working with a tiny marketing budget, these “micro-transactions” don’t feel micro at all, right?

We want you to create freely. You should be able to choose the templates, photos, and shapes you want (without doing head math). Our free plan is free and our paid plan is always $10/month (on an annual subscription). No surprise costs.

I signed up because it seems to have the things I love about canva, but much easier to use with everything included instead of paying extra for certain images.

Sherri A. - Social media manager

Ready to give Snappa a try?

We’ve covered a lot, but we don’t want you to take our word for it (or even a customer’s word).

Try Snappa risk free. Get access to advanced features like image resizing, and all of our stock photos, graphics, and templates by signing up for our free plan (no credit card required). Click here to get started.