Canva vs. Glorify

Let's compare Canva and Glorify, two graphic design tools for creators to consider.

Canva is used by over 100 million creators globally. While Glorify can't compete on sheer numbers, it is used by small businesses and ecommerce stores of all sizes. In fact, it's used by over 300,000 creators. Let's compare these two platforms to see which one might be a better fit for you.



What is Canva?

Founded by an Australian couple, Canva is the brainchild of Melanie Perkins, the CEO, who set out on a mission to make design accessible for everyone. A decade later, the company is worth $40B and used by over 100M consumers across the globe. By and far, they are the most valuable company in the graphic design space, competing head to toe with incumbents like Adobe that have been around for much longer.

Canva's strengths come into play through the sheer ease of starting and becoming a pro at the platform, which is in line with their mission. Similarly, at such a low cost, they've managed to provide tremendous value to users. It's a good fit for everyone: students, creators, freelancers, teachers, small businesses, and even large enterprise companies. However, it may not be a fit for professional designers who may want something more robust.

Major Win: Canva is the Most Powerful Design Tool for Beginners

  • Canva offers a free tier, one of the most powerful editing tools on the market.
  • If you're ready to upgrade, they offer a free 30-day trial for Canva Pro, their premium product version.
  • Despite being so powerful, the founders have always been committed to ensuring the product remains inexpensive.
  • Canva is great for beginners with a very small learning curve.

Canva's Weaknesses: Temper Your Expectations

  • Canva is no Adobe Photoshop. Temper your expectations on what level of customizations you will be able to achieve with Canva.
  • Canva lacks some customization for more complicated task - most professional designers might look down on Canva as a graphic design tool for the masses.
  • While Canva is building out AI tools, the product seems to be shifting towards a more full suite of products like Canva Docs than purely focusing on design

Canva Pro Pricing

$15 per month for a Canva Pro License

Verdict: Canva is Our Category Favorite

Canva might have some limitations as your design requirements become more complex, but Canva has become synonymous with design. Canva has made design accessible to consumers across the globe through a very simple, intuitive product. The company is worth over $40B and has seen such massive success because they've made design easy for the masses at such an accessible price.

For these and many reasons, we recommend most creators to try out Canva, especially given their free tier and a free trial for Canva Pro.

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What is Glorify, the Design App?

Glorify is an editing and design tool for brands, similar to Canva, but focused on e-commerce brands and on higher quality images. The focus on e-commerce makes it a more niche option than the average consumer or creator looking for a easy-to-use graphic design tool. While Glorify can be used for all of these needs likely, it's branding and marketing appeal to e-commerce store owners. Unlike competitors, the company hasn't raised a large amount of money and has a smaller team of less than 50 people compared to Canva and PicsArt which have hundreds and thousands of employees.

Glorify is best suited for early e-commerce entrepreneurs looking for specialized features.

Pro: Glorify is Great for E-Commerce Brands

  • Glorify is a great fit for small businesses and individuals, especially e-commerce stores.
  • Like other design tools, Glorify offers lots of templates to get up and running quickly.
  • Shockingly, Glorify is actually cheaper than Canva even, which is one of the most low-cost but powerful options in the market.

Con: Glorify is Lacking in AI Features

  • Glorify is way less known compared to more popular tools like Canva or PicsArt. As a result, you can expect less online help support.
  • Unlike competitors, Glorify does not seem to be leaning into AI and creating new functionality for users based on new technology. This may change, but competitors might get ahead of Glorify in the AI sphere.

Glorify Pricing

$10 per month for Pro

$20 per month for Business

Verdict: Consider Better Options

Glorify doesn't meet our bar for a top 5 option in a saturated market with many competitors. Over 300K consumers and businesses use the platform, so it's not a no-name small-time player in the graphic design space, but its focus on e-commerce makes it more niche.

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Canva is Better than Glorify for the Average Creator