Visual content is so important to have on social media, but many entrepreneurs don’t want to sit for hours on their computers and try to create it. Thankfully, smart phone have made graphics and videos easy to create and share with the use of apps. To create videos, you don’t need to use fancy, expensive programs that are not user friendly and that make you want to tear your hair out. Here are some apps that I hope will save you time and frustration!
7 Apps for Creating Social Media Graphics and Videos
Canva – If you are a fan of Canva on the desktop then you will also enjoy using it on your phone. With the use of the app you can see all of your previously created images and also create new ones. I don’t find it quite as easy to use as it is on the desktop, but it is nice to have it when you need it. It does not have the full functionality of the desktop in my opinion, but hopefully it gets better the longer the app is out. As of this writing the Canva app is only available on iPhone.
PicMonkey – PicMonkey is heavy on the heels of Canva and making lots of updates. Just like Canva this app is OK for when you are on the go, but I am not too thrilled with it away from the desktop. As with Canva, I’m sure there will be lots of changes and updates. PicMonkey is available on iPhone and Android.
ColorStory – This app is great for making your images look brighter or darker. You can also create filters that will save so that you can apply the same filter every time you make an image. If your pictures are usually dark, this is a great app to brighten them up. You can transform images just about any way that you wish and the best part is that it is free and user friendly. This app is available on iPhone and Android.
Adobe Spark – This free app is great to start from scratch or upload already created images to animate. It is easy to share and download as well as being free. It is not perfect and as of yet, you cannot add your own hex colors and need to choose from color pallettes that are inside the app. For it being free, it is pretty great and the desktop is even better. The app is only available on iPhone.
Photo Splash – Ever want to have a black and white photo with just color in a few places? This is the app to do it! The control is not refined, even if you use a stylus, but it still gets the job done. You can go back over errors, but you are limited to swiping with your fingers to color and remove color. This app is free ( can get an ads free version) on iPhone and Android.
Prisma – This app is is really fun. If you ever wanted to take your images and want them to look like works of art. You can choose from a variety of different styles that can make your images look like comic book renderings, paintings or distorted and completely abstract. This is a fun app to use on selfies. This app is available on iPhone and Android.
Lumyer – This app is fun to add animated elements to your photos. Unless you pay for the premium, you will always have the watermark — which is pretty pronounced — but it is worth it for what you can do. It will take some time to download all of the free elements, but it is pretty easy to use and makes for some fun animations for Instagram. This app is available on iPhone and Android.
I hope you enjoyed these apps and found some new ones to try! Do you have any favorites that you like to use? I’d love to hear about them!
Heather Santo is a certified Virtual Administrative Consultant with over 15 years of customer service experience. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting. She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients to give them a social media presence that shines through social media content and graphics.
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