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Canva takes on Microsoft Office and Google Docs

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Canva takes on Microsoft Office and Google Docs

The graphic design software is enriched with new tools with an office suite or a website creation service.


Canva sees things big and announced during its Canva Create event the launch of many services that will compete head-on with well-established giants like Microsoft or Google.


A photo editor in the web renowned for its simplicity

For those who have never heard of this company, Canva offers a web editor and graphic design applications that allow users to complete a project very easily using a large number of elements and templates offered by the editor.


With Canva Visual Worksuite, the publisher has decided to tackle new services, brought together in a single workspace and promoting collaboration between the different members of a team or a project.


Canva wants to become a creative hub and launches many new online tools

The first service, Canva Docs, is there to compete head-on with Google Docs and Microsoft Office. The tool will be supported by the collection of graphic elements amassed by Canva which will make it possible to enrich your documents very easily and quickly.

It will be possible to create classic text documents but also whiteboards for taking notes or a work document shared between different people directly in a browser or via Android and iOS mobile applications. The dedicated Canva Whiteboards service will allow you to balance your ideas on the fly or create mental maps, to share with your teams so that they can consult and complete your various works.


Canva will also rub shoulders with website design services with Canva Websites, which aims to simplify the creation of a page, a blog or a more complete site with an interface that is very reminiscent of what the editor offers. Wix. Here again Canva will provide its users with many templates to chew up their work and avoid getting their hands dirty. The sites will be responsive, suitable for both mobile and PC browsers. Users will finally have the choice between a free domain name, offered by Canva or the possibility of buying it without leaving the service, unless they already have one.

The Canva Video tool will finally benefit from the addition of a new automatic background removal tool. One click will suffice to crop the subject to the image in a video clip.


Canva Docs won’t be available for several weeks, but a closed beta is launching today for registered and selected users. The other tools are available now.

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