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Canva is one of the most popular design tools out there. It is really easy to use and the templates presented are a great way to kickstart your design. Change the size of the design to fit any platform or format
Stencil is another great graphic design tool that you can use with your browser. It is one of the best tools for quick ad designs.
This is another alternative to Canva. However, this particular platform is specialized for Facebook ads because it has hundreds of ad templates tailored to the requirement of Facebook ad formats.
No design skills needed! It generates creative banner ads automatically. You will save time and be more efficient with your marketing processes.
Figma is another great platform to help you create Facebook/Instagram ad creatives.
This image editing tool is extremely similar to photoshop. The only difference? It is free! Photopea is a great alternative if you are used to photoshop and its workflow.
Adobe Spark is a great alternative for graphic creation. Spark offers a great selection of templates to kickstart your design.
Whip up graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more - even if you're not a graphic designer.
Really powerful new tool for design. Amazing combination of illustration for all styles. Very useful for animated ads and 2d imagery.
Easil is another alternative to CANVA. One of the best things about this online tool is the constant update of templates available for you.
Remove any background from your photos with one click
Design, animate, collaborate and present your projects with an extensive library of assets and templates right in the browser.
RawTherapee is considered as a hi-tech open-source alternative to the raw image processing needs. This app is known for its non-destructive photo editing abilities; it means users can get back the original file anytime.
The great news is that it is available for free as an open-source image processing tool. There are so many decent editing features along with simple asset management features.
Lumen 5 is a video creation platform powered by A.I. that enables anyone without training or experience to easily create engaging video content within minutes.
Turn your content into beautiful videos. Access the tools that make your video social media ready. You don't have to be an expert.
Filmora9 is rated as one of the best of its kind in film and GIF maker software. It is user-friendly and it showcases so many features to aid you in your designing needs
Moovly provides you with a range of libraries full of free assets that can be easily dragged and dropped to make a unique video ad.
Animaker is a specialized animation tool with a free subscription that offers the basic features and 9 preloaded free templates. If you are looking to create a quick animation for your ad, this is a great alternative.
One of the easiest-to-use tools on this list. Promo lets you create professional-looking videos for use on your website or social media, literally within minutes.
Making sure your copy and the entire text is grammatically correct and without any typos should be one of your priorities when you design a FB/IG ad.
This platform is exactly what you'd expect from its name: It combs through your text in search of cliches and highlights them for you.
It is a very simple tool that will help you keep track of the word count for your copy. The length of the text is surprisingly important when it comes to paid advertising copy, as the amount of content you write is important to predict the effectiveness of the copy
By copying and pasting your text into the app, you will be shown the lengthy, more complex sentences that you could benefit from shortening. You will also be shown where you can replace a phrase with a shorter string of words.
Quozio allows you to search for any quote by important figures within your industry. Very important if you are looking for inspirational content to add to your ad campaign.
QuotesCover, a quotes creator, lets you design your own shareable images or choose from their own database. It has millions of quotes from recognizable people. Great for simple ads.
This platform is a great way to focus on your writing and let your ideas flow. The app's interface is a simple text editor that asks you the main idea of your text and how long you want to dedicate to the idea.
We all need this basic tool to perfect our ad copies. Type in a word and this platform will suggest dozens of synonyms to consider as alternatives.
Simple but very effective, it helps you identify words that might be considered jargon to readers who aren't in your field.
This is a great tool if you are struggling to write important headlines or descriptions. Type in the idea you're considering, and you'll get a headline score, tips for improving your headline, and other suggestions on length, word placement, and sentiment.
Free all music is a great source of free music for your ads. It is important to highlight that this is not a source of royalty-free music..
Musopen is a bit different from the other alternatives of royalty-free music because Musopen focuses on classical music.
The official sound library of YouTube offers useful filters (genres, instruments, vocal, duration) that make your search process as short and precise as possible.
The Facebook sound collection is a part of Creator Studio. It strongly resembles the looks of the YouTube audio library. However, they offer fewer filters and some of the songs I found were quite heavy (30-70 Mb)
Unsplash is the best source of digital photography for free. With millions of amazing HD images from all around the world, it allows you to create amazing creatives!
Pexels is a free stock photo and video website and app that helps designers, bloggers, and everyone who is looking for visuals to find great photos and videos that can be downloaded and used for free.
This is another source of free stock photography for commercial use.
Pixabay is another library of free stock photography and videography for commercial use. Pixabay has an amazing selection of short clips that can be used as background movement for your ads!
Video has an extensive library of stock media content includes over 12200 free stock footage and motion graphics clips, and more. Great quality content for ad ideas.
If you are looking for some inspiration to create the right color palette for your ads, Coolors is the best online generator.
If you are looking for great ad inspiration. Adbox provides you with 100 of the best ads for eCommerce to learn from every month. This is a great tool to see what others are doing, test new ideas and optimize your own ideas.
abduzeedo is a collective of individual writers sharing articles about design, photography, as well as tutorials for Photoshop and other tools. Great source of inspiration to manage your tools and create better content.
This site is a great source of inspiration for typography and photography. Amazing site to see some cool designs and gather new ideas.
This site is another great resource for design inspiration. You can spend hours looking at galleries and collections.
This tool is very useful if you want to get some idea of what others within your industry are doing. Facebook ad Library is especially interested and useful if you want to research your competition.
This is another great showcase of typography from both graphic designs and web designers. The purpose of type inspiration is very simple
This is an awesome gallery of typography pieces from a selected group of artists. If you are looking to see some unique and different typography to incorporate into your ad designs, this is the right gallery for you.
Gliffy is simply one of the best tools to collaborate online. It allows you to create and share flowcharts, mind-maps, wireframes, sitemaps, org charts, and network diagrams.
MemeCenter, a meme and gif creator, offers you a great way to boost your ads with the most popular memes from around the world.
Giphy is the world's largest library of free GIFs, Stickers & memes!
Gyazo is an open-source and free screenshot program for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The program allows users to create screenshots and upload them to the web, producing a unique URL to the screenshot.
Evernote is a great tool to gather ideas and content you have come across online. It allows you to quickly save interesting graphics, text, and strategies that you can later use to create ads.
BeFunky's mobile app and the online software is a great tool to create collages and infographics for your ads. BeFunky's editing tools are incredibly straightforward.
Infogram is a web-based data visualization and infographics platform. It allows people to make and share digital charts, infographics, and maps. Amazing tools to organize and communicate ideas
Visme is a data presentation and visualization tool that helps the users in making their content compelling and presentable by transforming it into visually appealing presentations and infographics.
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