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App of the Week: Desygner

From quick social media graphic design to a full-fledged resume, posters and more, you can do it all with Desygner from the comfort of your smartphone

On the internet, especially social media, visuals do the talking. If you’re into social media management, be it for a personal page or for a brand, you know what I am talking about – Instagram posts, Facebook banner ads, YouTube thumbnails, Twitter header and whatnot. And even beyond these, blogs and other traditionally text-heavy platforms like email are also heavily visually driven today. As a result, the number of people looking for easy to use, seamless graphic design software is quite high, and Desygner is an alternative that also has a smartphone app.

Some examples of options available on the app

Similar to contemporaries like Canva, Desygner provides a lot of standard templates and formats. What sets it apart is the availability of a mobile app – one that we are talking about here today. The app is available on Android and iOS and is free on both platforms.

What does it do?

To put it simply, Desygner is a photo editor. It allows you to create and edit graphics on images, either provided by you or used via standard templates. It is the extensive number of editable templates available that make it attractive in the first place. From social media posts, resumes, invitations, banners, cover images, flyers, posters and more, with each category containing further classifications that help you chose the correct design for your project. And in case you do not want any existing template, you can go ahead and start from scratch with the standard canvas size.

On any project, you can add your own images, any number of text and visual elements like stickers and shapes. In the premium version, you can even maintain your own brand kit, which contains things like your own brand’s custom logos, banners, etc. And all of this is beyond the standard set of image editing options. The layer mode on the bottom left lets you directly edit or delete any particular element of the project. You can add additional pages to your project as well.

Some of the additional features also available on the app

Additional features

Once you are done with your design, you can export it in several ways. You can download it as images (jpg, png, pdf), share it directly on the social media you selected the template for (in case you didn’t, you also have the ability to share the design or the project separately to other apps/platforms. But what makes the app even more powerful is the ability to share the project with other Desygner users. You can add them as co-desygners, which allows them to edit the project or as Tagged users, who can see the changes you’re making to the project.

Overall, if casual designing for social media is your objective, Desygner fulfils that thoroughly. And if you’re willing to spend some time tweaking and playing around with the edit mode, you might actually not need any other photo editing tool – smartphone and otherwise.

Arnab Mukherjee

Arnab Mukherjee

A former tech-support desk jockey, you can find this individual delving deep into all things tech, fiction and food. Calling his sense of humour merely terrible would be a much better joke than what he usually makes.