The Opkix is unlike anything else on the market right now. If wearable tech and action-cameras had a child together, the result would be the Opkix. We previously reviewed it on Owner’s Magazine. See the review here.
However, our team was so impressed with the Opkix that we decided to test it for 3 months and write a much more in-depth look at what it can really do. In our extended review of the Opkix we discovered a lot of things that weren’t obvious at first. We found even more things to like about it and also unearthed quite a few issues.
Here’s what we found after 3 months of using the Opkix on a daily basis.
How Did I Use It?
The Opkix comes with accessories to clip it onto your glasses or hat. Luckily I wear prescription glasses 24/7, so it was fairly easy to adapt it to my daily routine. For the most part, I just carry the Opkix in my bag with me and have one of the cameras clipped onto my glasses at all times.
One of the best use for the Opkix that I found was having it as a video camera that was literally always on and always within reach. Whenever an opportunity for a video comes, I would simply press the bottom on the camera, and it would start recording.
The Opkix Is A Game Changer…
If I wanted to record something smartphone where I’d have to take it out of my pocket, unlock it, open the camera app, choose “Video”, focus…and then finally hit record. I’m usually discouraged from trying unless the moment absolutely NEEDS to be captured.
Everything changed with the Opkix. One of the most amazing yet subtle features of the Opkix is that there’s no on/off buttons on the cameras. You just tap the “record” button and it begins recording. The fact that it’s always on and always available makes it so easy and seamless to record quick clips. It was so easy to record that I find myself recording even the silliest moments in my day that I would’ve never thought of capturing.
At the end of the week, I’d have a whole collection of these short funny clips of my week that I never had before. This little device completely changed the way I capture moments in my life. It’s not just the important moments that deserve to be captured anymore. Now it’s everything in between.
Immersive 1st Person View
This is the first time you’re able to create immersive 1st person view content. Holding your phone up to your face is awkward. Having a Go-pro mounted in front of your chest or helmet makes you joke in normal settings. The only product on the market right now that lets you actually record AND be a part of the conversation and experience is this Opkix. For the first time, you can record people singing “Happy birthday” AND clap at the same time.
The cameras can also be used in any orientation. No matter what orientation you record in, your videos will never be upside-down.
My one concern with the Opkix is that the halo light around the camera can’t be turned off when you’re recording. This is often obvious and glaring to others that you’re recording them and can also take you out of the moment. The lights are especially noticeable under lowlight. Hopefully, this gets fixed in future updates.
Battery Life & Portability
The actual record time is about 10 – 15 minutes for each camera. After they’re depleted, I can just put them back into the egg and recharge. Recharging the cameras from 0 – 100% is fast and I’m usually able to get back into the action quickly. Considering the cameras are always on, battery life is pretty good. Leaving the house with a fully charge egg it’s able to last me an entire day and returning home usually with 20 – 25% juice left.
Having the cameras always on my glass also wasn’t much of a hindrance because it’s so lightweight you forget it’s there. Although I do get a lot of questions about it since it does stand out.
This was a hit and miss for me. Video quality was capped at 1080 resolution, which isn’t a problem. The problem is the quality of the videos. The lenses are great during day-time and when there’s an abundance of light. However, the camera fails to accurately capture colors when you’re indoors or in low-light situations. The halo light around the lens doesn’t do much.
There’s also a lot of over-saturation in some of my clips. I certainly can edit these clips to be perfect, but that defeats the purpose of the Opkix. It’s meant to be a user-friendly device for the average everyday person to capture moments. I shouldn’t need to boot up any video editing software to correct the clips.
If this was a $99 device, I wouldn’t complain. But given its $299 price tag, most would expect better quality videos.
After a day’s worth of recording, I usually plug both cameras back into the egg and then try to extract the clips. You can’t plug the egg into your computer via USB to extract the clips. The only way to get the clips off the cameras is through the App via Bluetooth. The App is very well designed and you can see a lot of work went into refining it. It’s intuitive, easy to use, and has a lot of great features. Overall, a polished product.
The connectivity on the other hand – a complete failure. Pairing the egg with your device the first time was easy. But connecting the egg with your device afterward is a nightmare. It would connect sometimes but not always. When you hit “Connect” on the App, it takes a lot longer than it should connect. The wait is usually between 10 – 15 seconds before it tells you connection failed and to try again. I tested this with an Asus Zenfone 6 (Android), Samsung S20 Ultra, and iPhone 11, all with the same connection problems.
Eventually, I learned that the device connects best when the egg is above 30% battery. I don’t know if this is a bug or done for a specific purpose. However, a warning or some instructions on the App to connect would be appreciated.
Recording videos with the Opkix is an enjoyable good experience. Exporting them is another story.
The App is about 50% of the product if not more. The egg can’t function without the app. It’s available for both Android and iOS. Usually, tech hardware that has an app companion tends to overlook the user experience and functionality of the app. Not this time. The team over at Opkix invested heavily in the design and development of the App, and it shows. The main connection screen shows you a neat image of the egg.
The app works flawlessly and does everything you’d expect it to. However, there is one major downside. Exporting videos from the cameras to your device takes far too long. For a 10 minute clip, you’d probably wait about 5-10 minutes to be fully exported.
The image stabilization process is actually done via software through the App. And for the most part, it’s pretty good. After you’ve exported the video clips from the camera, there’s an option for you to Stabilize the video. Again, this was another source of pain for me. I wish video stabilization was done automatically. Given the nature of 99% of the video clips, I can’t imagine anyone NOT choosing to stabilize their videos.
Time-consuming Video Processing
I do believe the folks at Opkix thought extensively about their user’s experience. However, they missed a major one. The time it takes to export and process the videos. My smartphones, although clunkier to use, can automatically stabilize everything I record in real-time.
I understand there may be a hardware limitation given the size of the cameras on the Opkix, but having the video stabilization be an extra step AFTER I export the videos is a mistake. The export time is already extensive. Now I have to wait just as long all of the videos to stabilize.
Not to mention, there’s no option to “stabilize all”. I have to sit there and manually click “Stabilize” on every single video. All the fun, seamlessness, and intuitiveness of the Opkix is completely derailed because of this.
The Opkix is trying to do something new and for that alone, it should be celebrated. For my 3 months of using the Opkix to replace my smartphone as a primary video camera, I enjoyed every moment of recording. The portability, ease of use, and plethora of attachment accessories made it incredibly simple to integrate the Opkix into my day.
My biggest surprise after 3 months was the sheer volume of video clips I now have. Scrolling through my collection, I’m amazed at all the tiny little moments in my life that had been captured.
The Opkix is an innovative tech that found a specific niche in the wearable market. There’s simply nothing like it. Despite the connectivity and time-consuming video processing issues, I still think it’s a great product with massive potential. At $299 it might look expensive, but trust me you’ll be recording with this thing a lot. For countless hours of footage you’ll be able to capture on-demand with the Opkix, $299 is a steal.
Review: The Truth About 99Designs
Getting graphic design work done can often be a challenge. Where do you even start? Hiring a full-time graphic designer is expensive and risky. Hiring a freelancer online can take a bit of time. And often times, your designer works in a completely different timezone, making collaboration near impossible.
That’s where 99Designs come in. The company offers a talent-sourcing platform where you can create a design contest and have designers from all over the world submit their entry. You pay 1 flat fee for the contest and guaranteed many drafts. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s find out!
In order to review 99designs accurately, we prepared several projects to submit on the platform. These projects are things that we actually have a need for and may use if the design results returned are good enough.
We’ll go through the entire process that 99designs laid out and follow all rules and instructions given to us. Upon receiving the design work, we’ll pass it around internally to 10 people in our office and simply give a yay or nay. Whatever the results are, will be the numerical grade given. Let’s begin!
What 99designs can do?
In short, just about anything but they’re limited to just graphic design. In our quick 99designs analysis, they offer the following design services:
- Logo & identity
- Web & app design
- Business & advertising
- Books & magazines
- And more…(the remaining categories are a bit obscured or too niche to list)
It’s a fairly extensive list and seems like if you’re a new startup or business, they’ll cover most of your initial design needs.
What 99designs CANNOT do
As the name implied, 99designs only offers graphic design. They can design a website or app for you, but you will need an independent development team to code it. 99designs also currently don’t offer content support, which isn’t that unusual. Whatever you want designed, you’ll need to provide all of the content before hand.
And that also means you need to do all the proofreading as well. Whatever you submit to be designed, will be designed. The designers usually won’t comment or question your grammar mistakes. So be sure to double and triple check all your content before submitting it to be designed.
Another thing to note, 99designs cannot deliver on time. The delivery runs on a rather flexible schedule that can take up to 2 weeks or longer. So if you need something done fast, 99designs may not be the best solution, even with the expedited delivery add-on purchase.
99designs’ ACTUAL pricing
When we audit 99designs’ pricing structure, we found a few of their categories to be confusing. Categories such as Logos, Web & app design, and Business Advertising can be misleading or vague. For example, when choosing a logo design, you might think you have to buy one of their packages that starts at $349. But with a bit of patience and knowing where to navigate, you can actually just buy a single logo design without any add-ons.
To avoid confusion, I’m going to break down a few of the categories below just so you know exactly how things are priced.
4 Different Tiers
After you fill out the first page of the project brief, 99designs will ask you to pick a tier. The lowest tier will give you the fewest number of design submissions and will usually be assigned to junior artists. Meanwhile the more expensive tiers get more design submissions and often given to more experienced designers.
The price breakdown below assumes you’re going with the lower price tiers, since that’s what most people tend to choose.
Logo & identity prices
Logo alone: $299
Packages: 5 packages offered between $349 – $599
Web design, Website Re-design, and WordPress Theme design prices
The $599 promotional price is NOT for an entire website design or re-design. This is just for ONE page. If you want multiple pages to be designed, 99designs will charge you PER PAGE. The more pages you want designed, the most it will cost. However, you’ll get a steeper discount per page if you request multiple pages at once.
As of now, 99designs only offer up to 5 pages designed initially. If you need more than 5 pages designed, you’ll likely need to hire a designer from 99designs afterward to continue working on the project.
1 page = $599.
2 pages = $749.
3 pages = $899.
4 pages = $1049
5 pages = $1199
Landing page design prices
Landing pages are charged at a flat rate of $349 since it’s just 1 page. There are no options for multiple pages. If you want additional pages to be designed afterward, you’ll have to create another $349 landing page contest, and that’s not cost-effective. If you have a landing page with multiple pages, you’ll have to cough $599 for the web design package.
App design prices
For the advertised price of $599, you are NOT getting an entire app designed. You’re paying PER page of the app to be designed. The more pages you want done, the more it’ll cost. But it’s the initial page design that will cost the most. The more pages you need done, the cheaper it is per page to be designed.
1 screen = $599
2 screens = $699
3 screens = $799
4 screens = $899
5 screens = $999
Business & advertising
The prices for Business & advertising are all over the place and might not make any sense. For example, why does it cost $299 for an Album cover design…when it costs only $199 for a Podcast cover? They’re both square dimension graphics with basically the same requirements. If you need an Album cover design, you can just request a “Podcast cover” to save money.
Anyway, here’s a breakdown of what you can get at each different price points.
Starting at $149: Billboard, Tradeshow banner, Banner,
Starting at $199: Postcard, Flyer, Leaflet, Direct Mail, Poster, Podcast cover, Signage, Menu, Website header, Resume, Word Template, Tradeshow Booth, Other business advertising
Starting at $299: Album cover, Brochure, Booklet, Pamphlet, Email, Email newsletter, Powerpoint template,
Starting at $349: Car/truck/van wrap
Starting at $599: Infographic
In addition to the base cost of the project, you can pay for additional add-ons.
Dedicated support: For a price of $129 extra, you can have access to dedicated customer support should you run into any problems.
Guaranteed: This doesn’t cost anything, but it basically negates your 100% money-back guarantee with 99designs. The reason they offer this is because how designers are paid. Often times, they’re paid pennies for participating in your design contest. Out of possible 20 – 30 design submissions, they will only get paid a reasonable fee IF you choose their design.
If you request a refund, no one gets paid. Therefore, if you choose this option, designers have more confidence that there’s a stronger chance you’ll commit.
Here’s what 99designs promises if you choose to negate your guarantee.
- Have more designers participating
- Receive 50% more designs on average
- Get a wider range of creativity
Private contest: This $59 add-on gives you the assurance that your design/intellectual property won’t be leaked onto Google or used by designer. Designer will sign an NDA to ensure they protect your privacy. You can even use your own NDA.
Duration: Typical turnaround for 1st draft is 4 days. Need the design in a hurry? Pay a small fee for expedited delivery.
99designs pricing review
Overall, the prices can fluctuate quite a bit depending on which tier you select and how many add-ons you buy. I wouldn’t say 99designs prices are cheap, because they’re fairly expensive for just 1 design. They are cheaper than hiring an in-house designer or a design agency, but there are definitely much cheaper options. The one benefit of 99designs’ model is that you get a lot of drafts for that price, so you have much more to choose from during each round of revisions.
How long it REALLY takes to get your designs
There’s 5 rounds total that you need to go through before you can get your design files. Each round can take anywhere from 1-2 days up to 14 days to complete. Most of that does depend on you. If you give feedback quickly, you’ll get your design files much faster. Here’s a breakdown of the 5 rounds.
Round 1: Qualifying round (4-5 days)
In this round, 99design sends your project out to all qualified designers in their talent pool. Designers can choose to accept or ignore your contest. Once enough designers have accepted your contest and submitted their design work, you move onto Round 2.
Round 2: Select finalists (4 days)
It’s probably 4-5 days now since you started the contest and your designs are finally in. You’ll have a lot of designs to choose from. Now you have 4 days to review the designs and select up to 6 designs that you like. Any designs you don’t select will be rejected. Designs you select gets to move onto the next round.
During this round, there’s a 99designs review feature that lets you share the submissions with others via a shareable link. You have 4 days to select your finalists! Once chosen, the contest will be moved to the 3rd round.
Round 3: Final round (3 days)
In this round, you’ll need to leave revisions for the selected finalists. Your finalists will work on as much revisions as you give them in this round. If you don’t like something, you can request more revisions and they’ll keep submitting. Keep in mind you only have 3 days for this round.
Round 4: Choose a winner
Contest is now officially over and a winner must be selected. In this round, you can create and send a poll to everyone you want feedback from to see which design is the best. You can only select 1 winner.
Round 5: Handover (5 days?!)
Your designer now has up to 5 days to hand over all of the design files and any copyright materials to you. Yes, you read that right. 5 days.
So…how long does it really take?
Let’s assume that you’re super responsive and you complete YOUR part the same day 99designs notify you…
Round 1: 4 days for all initial designs to come in
Round 2: 1 day to select finalists (because you’re responsive)
Round 3: 3 days for final round of revisions
Round 4: 1 day to pick a winner (because you want the files fast!)
Round 5: 1-5 days to get files
So you’re looking at between 10 – 14 days to complete a single design project. If you’re a new startup or business that doesn’t have strict deadlines to meet, this delivery window is perfectly fine. If you’re more established and looking for someone to help you meet an aggressive marketing schedule, 99designs may not work for you.
How to get QUALITY designs from 99designs?
If you’re coming to 99designs with a limited budget for graphic design, then chances are your results will vary. From my experience, the lower tier designers often just use templated graphics from Freepik or Envato.
If you want high quality designs from 99designs, here’s what you’ll need to do.
- Sign up for higher tier: Choose Gold or Platinum plans. They’re significantly more expensive, but that’s what you need to get experienced designer’s attention.
- Fill EVERYTHING out: When creating your project brief, do not skip any steps. Fill out as much information as you can and spend time creating a solid brief.
- Give additional examples: The last field on most form will ask “Is there anything else you would like to communicate to the designers?”. Use this opportunity to give more information. Also include even more examples of what you like and don’t like. This helps the designer narrow down your preferences.
Pros & Cons of 99designs
We’ll start with the PROS
- Affordable compared to hiring an inhouse designer
- No hiring or managing of designers. They do all of that for you.
- Lots of designs to choose from for each round
- One platform can cover most of your design needs
- Easy to use platform
- Clear indicator of how far along your design is
- Offers a 100% money back guarantee
Now for the CONS
Who is 99designs really for?
99designs is best suited for startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and anyone just starting out. The prices are affordable and you get a lot of selections. Having 20+ drafts submitted to you is a great benefit, especially if you’re starting out and have no idea exactly how you want to brand yourself.
For larger businesses, marketing teams, and agencies, 99designs may not be the best fit given how expensive the bill will eventually be if you need 10+ designs per month. The 10 – 14 day delivery window can also be a major setback if you’re trying to meet deadlines.
- Can get expensive if you have consistent design needs
- 10 – 14 day delivery
- Design quality is mediocre unless you’re willing to pay a premium
- No real way to interact with designer except through feedback
- Customer support is a paid add-on
Top SEO Softwares Trusted by The Pros
Online visibility has become a priority for most businesses. They want to reach their target market, increase website traffic, and eventually convert them into customers. As such, many companies go to great lengths to ensure their place in Google’s first page. And by using the best SEO software applications, they can get ahead of the competition and drive more traffic to their site.
In this article, check out the 8 best SEO applications that the Pros trust the most.
No list is complete without mentioning Moz. They offer the leading SEO software that most pros use for all their SEO efforts, the Moz Pro. It’s the all-in-one and well-revered SEO application for pros and beginners alike. Their Moz Pro software includes keyword research, site ranking and audit, and reporting.
By using Moz Pro, some have had successes with organic traffic, automated keyword research and reporting, and link building strategies. Sites like Trivago and Zillow use Moz for their SEO strategies.
Moz does offer a free but limited plan. With this, you can access Mozscape API, MozBar, Link Explorer, and Check My Presence. But, if you want to power up your SEO game, you can choose among the following plans:
- Standard ($99/mo)
- Medium ($149/mo)
- Large ($249/mo)
- Premium ($599/mo)
SEMRush is more than just one of the best SEO software applications out there. They offer social media management, content marketing, and advertising tools. Companies like eBay, Amazon, and Forbes trust SEMRush.
Those who want to try out their platform can do so for only 7 days but still get access to all their available tools. With that said, users will get much more out of a paid plan.
Users can choose among three plans:
- Pro ($99.95/mo)
- Guru ($199.95/mo)
- Business ($399.95/mo)
Many SEO experts believe that you should also be on the lookout for your competitors. After all, you’re after the same target market. And that’s where SpyFu comes in. While other SEO software applications keep track of your competitors, SpyFu has become the go-to for many SEO pros.
Aside from SEO Competitor Research, they can also monitor their competitor’s AdWords, check backlinks, and view their keyword rankings and SERP. Not to mention, they also have “Member Perks.” This means any subscriber can get discounts from select services and tools like TrustPilot and AdAlysis.
Like most SEO software applications on this list, you can subscribe to monthly plans when using SpyFu. You can choose among their three plans here:
- Basic ($39/mo)
- Professional ($79/mo)
- Team ($299/mo)
Many experts hail Ahrefs as one of the best SEO software applications they’ve used. Like Moz, it offers many features like site audit, keyword research, content explorer, and more! Companies like Uber, Netflix, and LinkedIn use Ahrefs as well.
You can avail of a $7 trial for 7 days to explore their software. Other than that, you can also get limited access to free tools. But it’s much better to subscribe to get the most out of their tools and resources.
As pricing goes, you have four options:
- Lite ($99/mo)
- Standard ($179/mo)
- Advanced ($399/mo)
- Agency ($999/mo)
If keywords are the only thing you want to research or analyze, KWFinder is what most SEO experts use. It can help users find the most difficult keywords to rank, learn volume and metrics, and know long-tail keywords. Brands like Airbnb, Adidas, and Alexa love using KWFinder.
If you’re in the process of trying platforms, you can use KWFinder free for 10 days!
KWFinder is under Mangools, where you can also subscribe to other SEO tools like SERPChecker, SERPWatcher, SiteProfiler, and LinkMiner.
In terms of pricing, you have three choices:
- Basic ($29.90/mo)
- Premium ($39.90/mo)
- Agency ($79.90/mo)
If backlinking is a strategy you want to pursue, Majestic has become the partner for most SEO experts. By using Majestic, you can increase the trustworthiness of your site. Plus, you can check how trustworthy a site is before you link to them.
Since its focus is only on backlinking, you’ll have data and resources for all links you want to analyze. Plus, you can even spy on your competitor’s backlinks as well.
You can subscribe to any of their three available plans:
- Lite ($49.99/mo)
- Pro ($99.99/mo)
- API ($399.99/mo)
7. Google Search Console
Any SEO expert will tell you that the Google Search Console (GSC) is one of the best SEO software applications. Why? Well, for one, even SEO beginners will understand the data and tools used in the platform. But if you need more information, you can also search for handy guides. In no time, you’ll master the GSC.
What it does is to monitor the performance of your site and keywords. You can even fetch impressions and click-through rates, which are essential for SEO. Other SEO-related tasks you can do are to optimize images, content, and the site for mobile. Plus, you can guide Google in understanding your content and which pages to crawl.
As for pricing—it’s FREE! All you need is a Google account and your site. Once done, you can finally uncover data that will help improve your SEO strategies in the long run.
8. Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Screaming Frog, a UK-based agency, developed the SEO Spider that some pros swear by. It’s a web crawler that will help users identify any SEO issues on a site. It’s like GSC. For example, it could be a broken link or duplicate content. Plus, by downloading the software, you can also extract data, conduct SEO audits, integrate GSC, and provide a visual site architecture.
Companies like Disney, Google, Apple, and Amazon use this software.
In terms of pricing, it’s £149/yr, but you can download the software free, but it has limited features such as 500 URL crawls and onsite analysis and issues.
Best Canva Alternatives
DIY graphic design tools allow anyone to create stunning graphics even without the talent or skills. One of the most popular of these is Canva. However, if you may want to try something new or want to check out other templates and features, there are Canva alternatives for you. Here’s a list of the best.
Before we go to the Canva alternatives, let’s take a look at what Canva has to offer. For starters, it has more than 420,000 free templates, over 75 million premium stock images, photos, videos, and graphics. It has impressive features such as One-Click Magic Resize and Background Remover. You can use it for free or pay for its Pro plan at $9.95 per month, or the Enterprise plan, which is at $30 a month.
Much like Canva, Crello lets you create incredible graphic designs with ease. Many of its users claim that the two work remarkably the same. While Crello has over 30,000 templates, it still can’t compare to Canva. That being said, there is one thing Crello offers that Canva doesn’t—you can create animated visuals. You can use Crello for free or pay its Pro plan that costs $7.99 a month.
Canva alternative Stencil has created a niche for themselves as a design tool that’s focused on marketing. And they do this by giving more attention to marketing on social media. Thus, if you need social media graphics in seconds, Stencil is your best bet. Its free plan allows you to create ten images per month, the Pro at $9 per month, gives you 50 images, and its Unlimited plan at $12 monthly.
What’s better than creating your own graphic design? Letting the professional handle it. That’s what you get when you use Penji’s unlimited graphic design. With Penji, you just send a request and wait for it to be completed. Their plans are Pro at $399 a month, Team at $499, and the Agency at $899 a month. All you can request at a fixed price. Here’s our review of Penji.
If you’ve gone through all of Canva’s free stock photos, DesignBold is an excellent alternative. Also, its sharing feature is similar to Google Docs that allows you to share your design with others. The images can be edited by anyone on your team even if they aren’t DesignBold users. As with the others, DesignBold is free, but if you want more features, its Pro plan is at $7.99 per month.
If you want ready-made design, Easil has commercially ready artwork templates. This means that the designs were crafted by Easil’s qualified graphic designers, complete with calls to action. They also have an online design support team in case you need help with your DIY projects. Its Basic plan is free, but the Plus and Edge plans are $7.50 and $59 per month.
If you’re into infographics, Piktochart is a solid choice. The good thing about having a niche is that you get specialized designs. Piktochart allows you to create infographics that Canva and its alternatives can’t compete with. Aside from its free package, Piktochart has the Pro plan, which costs $24.17 per month, and the Pro Team plan at $82.50 a month.
If creating and sharing social media images on the fly is your thing, Snappa is for you. It lets you share your design without leaving the Snappa website. You can also use your own custom fonts with Snappa as other Canva alternatives don’t allow this. Its Starter plan is free, and the Pro and Team plans are at $10 and $20 per month.
If you’re already familiar with the Canva interface, then you’ll feel at home with Fotor. Its photo enhancing features are noteworthy as some users say that it’s more intuitive than Photoshop. Also, it has templates that are totally different from Canva. If you’re tired of seeing the same images used by bloggers, Fotor is a good Canva alternative. Price starts at $3.33 if billed yearly, or $8.99 if billed monthly.
From the people behind Photoshop, Adobe Spark is a fun way to create graphic design. It was designed specifically for those who want to DIY but find it difficult to use its cousins Illustrator and InDesign. It also has an animated effect function but pales in comparison to Crello. The Adobe Spark Starter Plan is free, both on the website and the iOS apps (Spark Video, Spark Page, and Spark Post). If you want the full version, it is available for purchase as a stand-alone plan at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
There are many more that we can add to this list, as choosing the best Canva alternative depends on what you’re going to create. But, whatever your goals or projects are, these design tools will surely make content creation easier for designers and non-designers alike.