Have you tried Spark by Adobe? It’s a wonderful web client for creating visual posts, pages (like landing or showcase pages) and quick videos with story templates.
As of this writing I’m using two of the three creation tools...
1. Posts... I love this one! The tools are easy to figure out and it has options pre-sized for your covers on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and other standard shapes like squares, banners, blogs, and portrait & landscape presentations.
Several great features here with a variety of themes that are stylized. Several options for text and background to overlay on your photos. I think my favorite part of this app is the Palette. You can choose from several preset color profiles to harmonize your presentation.
I like the fact that your photo looks finished with a little pazazz. I use several apps to work with photos but time is always so precious. This app helps me to get certain kinds of jobs done a lot faster.
2. Pages... The page is hosted on Adobe and that’s okay by me. I’m using it for information and overview presentations of upcoming events by sharing a link in email or on a post. Again, it’s super easy to use and you don't need to do any coding to create landing pages that have some style... I had my text and images ready to go and pasted them into the project as Adobe walked me through the creation process.
Spark doesn’t do everything but it does give you some great tools for creation. The app is free to use and it does what Adobe does best. The way I work, depending on the job, includes several apps for my iPhone and laptop. I’ll use Instagram, VSCO, Aviary and iPiccy etc., then flip over to Spark (more or less ready to rock) and put the polishing touches on my project.
Click the link to view the Spark Page I created for our Mobilecomcamp class at Pike Place Market, November 10, 2016.
Adobe has had its doors closed to all who aren’t ardent fans and paying subscribers. I think this was a good move on their part to loosen up a bit and offer up a few tools for us to play with for free. After all, I’m more likely to purchase if I’m already in the ecosystem.
I believe this is an app worth exploring. I know, I know, there’s so many apps out there we can waste our time with but I don’t think this is one of them. Also, they don’t dog you to death with ads while you’re using it. Let me know what you think...
P.S. I’ve only done a few projects using the video app. I like it and you can do some fun things like adding animation etc., but I already have some great video tools. I’m going to play with it more over the holidays.