CONCEPT: A template-based graphic design tool for quickly designing posters on the iPad.
DELIVERY: If you need a quick, easy way to create a striking poster by combining an image and some brief text, this is the app for you.
Choose from a fairly wide and impressively professional looking graphic design templates, in square, landscape or portrait orientation, then add you image and edit the text as desired. The process is incredibly quick and painless and the final product can look very slick and polished since the app does all the heavy lifting. I could see this app being particularly useful if students were designing marketing material as a part of a larger entrepreneurial project and time was limited.
Completed posters can have a filter effect applied if desired and saved to the camera roll. There are also the usual social media export options but also the ability to directly export into a wide range of secondary apps which is a great touch.
LIMITATIONS: The lack of control within the templates is a biggie. You can alter fonts (colour/a small bank of styles) and image colourisation but not the actual layout of the template itself.
CONCLUSION: If you're willing to sacrifice creative control for the ease and pace offered by the templates, this app does hat you need. 3/5
Persuasive writing work
Promoting a school event or charity