Stencil

Stencil

4.5 / 5 26 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Social media marketers, small businesses and bloggers


Average Ratings

26 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $9.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $9 per month for Stencil Pro $15 per month Stencil Unlimited
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Stencil
  • getstencil.com/
  • Canada

About Stencil

Ridiculously simple image creation for social media marketers, bloggers and small businesses.


Stencil Features

  • Analytics
  • Automated Publishing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Targeting
  • Keyword Filtering
  • Multi-Account Management
  • Posts Scheduling

Stencil Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Stencil is one of the most convenient ways to create your Graphic Design for Social Media.

May 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'll list the features that I so loved about Stencil, here we go.

1. Stencil's UX and UI is very Eye Pleasing!

2. You'll love how responsive the layout of their UX and UI.

3. It's easy to use! It's not Rocket Science to create a good-looking Images when you use Stencil.

4. Thousands of Great-Quality Photo and Images.

5. Have no idea what you'll create? Stencil got you covered with their great library of Done-For-You Templates.

6. Do you love quotes from famous people? Stencil have this great feature wherein you can browse hundreds of quotes from people you love and respect.

7. The Icons are of Great Quality! If you upgraded your plan, then, by all means, enjoy the thousand of Icons you can browse!

8. Stencil is not expensive compared to other Software for Graphic Design. If you love a fast and great looking design for your projects or proposals, Stencil is a right fit for your needs.

Cons: If you're tight on budget and you want to use Stencil for your Brand, you can use their Free Plan but I want to remind you that their Free Plan is limited to 10 Images per Month.

But like I said, Stencil is not expensive, if you want to use the full power and complete features of Stencil, their Unlimited Plan will answer all your needs. What's more is that you can upload your favorite Fonts, Logo of your own and browse unlimited Templates, Photos, and Icons for what?.

Overall: Stencil was made for Personal Branding Enthusiasts like me, it's one of the best Software that I used on my Professional Experience when it comes to Good and Great Looking Graphic Design and Illustration.

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My go to for stock anything

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love Stencil! I use it for all of our stock photos, icons, and promotional materials. It's simple and I can usually find all the things I need for our presentations, and marketing materials.

The best part is the adjustable dimensions. You can choose the size of the images and then store them for later use - it's wonderful.

Lately, we have taken to their icons library to beef up our marketing materials.

Cons: Only one - they have a really great Chrome extension that is fast and easy to use, but occasional I will try to download the image from the extension and it only downloads a pure black or white image. I know they are working on this, and I haven't had this problem in a while, but it's the only reason why I didn't give them a perfect 10.

Truly a life saver for design amateurs!

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have found Stencil to be a quick way to create images for a variety of projects. There are plenty of templates on offer and the tool integrates well with buffer. The tool offers layouts that cater to the dimensions of all popular social media sites and comes with a rich library of background images as well as fonts.

Cons: Once a brand guideline is established, it rarely changes. It would be nice if the tool can allow you to get variants of design based on what you have designed. However, that is only a minor grouse. The tool offers plenty of options and it times your outputs are limited by your own imagination.

Overall: Design chops, Beautiful aesthetic images

Best editor and fast social media creator

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: At first i was not sure about stencil, but after try it... just love it!

Is insaly fast to make post and memes for social media. You can pick a image and make a post in second.

Its perfect for any content creator for social media. Usually take 5-10min make a content with another app, with stencil i do it in '45 sec.

Trully I think Is the best editor for quick social media post. Better than canva, promorepublic and design bolt or photoshop.

Is fast, and very versatil

The best from stencil is extension is very handly and quick. They have a good library

Cons: They remove emojis

Would be nice have photo collage

They implement folder... but isnt very good for order the post

They dont include schedule or instagram

Overall: Save time on image creation for social media. Insanely fast

Our daily go to for easy and fast creation of our social media assets and posts.

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simple and intuitive app with great user interface

Lots of pre-made templates for different type businesses

Tons of royalty free stock photos to use

Ability to create multiple optimized sizes for different social media outlets

save your own branding

price is fare for what it does

Love the ability to share directly to facebook and automate instagram by getting your photo via SMS text

Firefox and Chrome extensions make it really easy to custom made images without leaving the page you are in and use any picture from the internet

Cons: Since is a web editor sometimes can get a little slow and buggy. Sometimes can even crash your browser, but I see that this happens less and less the more I use it.

Awesome image resource and graphics editor

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm no longer using photoshop for our website post images, and have saved a fortune in stock photos thanks to the huge library of free stock photos. It is super easy to use, comes with many templates, and is fast.

Cons: Would be great to create more content types, for example ebooks or animated gifs. Also would be great to get more templates and be able to edit text properties individially within a text block as colour / weight changes are global for each text block.

Overall: Saved a fortune on stock photos, no longer need to use photoshop for 70% of my work!

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Great Tool For Creating Social Media Graphics

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We use Stencil every day for creating social media and web graphics. It's a very easy to use interface and has a large library of templates available to speed up the creation process. They also have a magic resize feature that lets you create a design for one social platform and then click a button and will automatically resize the graphic for another platform, which is a great time saver.

Cons: The software and templates are geared for social media and web graphics and not for print graphics. You can design print graphics using the software but there are currently no templates and standard sizing options to support print materials.

Overall: Must have tool if you create a lot of social media graphics and don't need to advanced features of Photoshop.

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One of my most used, and best value apps

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love Stencil, the fact I can have multiple logos, upload content and categorise into sections and the large database of images and quotes makes this my go to app for graphic design and social media content creation. Simple to use, quick and easy to get a graphic out and a wide range of templates available to make it as easy as possible to do so.

Cons: It's frustrating that it isn't mobile compatible. Sometimes I would like to prep and use graphics whilst on the move

Overall: Easy to use, original graphics, the perfect social media support tool

Easy to use and utterly brilliant!

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, lots of photos to use for the projects you are making and my absolute favourite feature is the text outline and text background that stretches across whole image. You can also do auto watermarking which makes it so much easier to watermark everything for internet use.

Cons: The templates are not as professional looking as many other programs like this. However, I don't use them that much which makes this not a big issue.

Overall: Easy and quick image creation from anywhere for my social media needs

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Excellent tool for advertising or creating eye-catching email blasts.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use this software almost daily for multiple things. In addition to advertising for Frackle Media, I also am a designer for Zazzle, I use Stencil for creating lettering. I really like the updates that happened in 2017, allowing for more creativity.

Cons: I do not like that I cannot open the software in Google Docs. Honestly, I would like to be able to open Stencil anywhere on my computer without having to be on a website or Facebook.

Overall: It is quicker than using Photoshop for my ads and designs for Zazzle.

I'm able to create social media graphics really quickly and post them fast.

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how easy Stencil is to use, you can quickly put together a great looking image for your social media account and publish directly from Stencil. It works well, has a great library of images to choose from, it's easy to put text on and also has some great templates to get you started.

Cons: The only drawback I find with Stencil and this isn't anything bad, just something that I didn't like, is that it only integrates with Buffer for scheduling posts. If it had it's own scheduling tool I think it would be the only tool I would use. Instead I download the images I need to schedule and use a different solution.

Overall: Fast easy creation and publishing to your social media accounts, ideal for anyone, with great images to choose from and great templates to get your started.

Perfect tool for creating social media graphics

May 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease in

-switching images

-changing images from background image to resizable

-uploading own branded fonts

-uploading own new background images

-creating icon images

Cons: Wish it allowed you to save elements like branded fonts etc that could be easily dropped into new images.

I can create social media graphics in a snap

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best part of Stencil is how easy it is to select a background image or upload one, create a custom graphic, and then resize it for any purpose (Social media, ads, blog header, etc).

Cons: They have lots of font styles but I wish they had more layout style for text, such as text in black borders which you could select by default versus having to do it manually.

Overall: Professional looking graphics with limited design experience.

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Have used the product for over 4 years - excellent results

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the variety of pictures, fonts and icons. Each time I use Stencil, there's something new to learn.

Cons: Pictures could be categorized according to what they represent. Examples: sunsets, groups of people. Would save me a huge amount of time.

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Very good software. Decent user interface and features

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Search repository of stock photos: easy to find and save for later use

Easy to add logos to photos without dragging manually and positioning each time

Fast interface which makes for easy usage.

Custom sizes of channels and ability to create and save custom sizes

Cons: Photos could be made bigger for more granular editing (inability to zoom)

Shady pricing. Refund policy not clear enough

No mobile app

Overall: Faster creation of social media photos

Ability to brand my client photos quickly and in batches thus saving time

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I have used Stencil to create social media pics for a variety of social media platforms.

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software offers the option to choose the social media size you need, or to create your own. You can easily use the program and make quick adjustments as needed to your photo creation.

Cons: The paid version of the software offers more free photos to use as compared to the free version. Adding new photos on a regular basis which can be used by the user would be a nice addition in the future.

Overall: Great option to use to create social media pics or other photographic business materials. Easy to use and offers simple options for the beginner.

Great app for design but not enough pro

Feb 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the most that you have millions of pictures to use for free. It's great to use with templates. Easy to use. You can export in different sizes and create your personal pictures perfectly sized for your social media networks.

Cons: I don't like that I can't group the pictures or select all layers at the same time. It's hard for me that they don't have it. To much time lost.

Overall: Easy creation of pictures, no need to install, double size when you export the picture and thousand and thousand of free pictures to use.

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Amazing value for money for creating simple and advanced graphics easily

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Stencil is a lifesaver. It allows me to very quickly create proffesional looking graphics and adds within minutes

Cons: It's not as feature rich as other design tools, but then again the price is a lot lower. This is my go to tool for initial quick and easy designs and for general social media adds

Excellent tools for social media posting.Its very quick and easy.Firefox plugin also available.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stock photo collection.Awesome template collection.Quick search of required images.Predefined template for various social media posting size.

Cons: No animation tools.Text styling can be more better.More template library required.offline access is not possible.

Wonderful Tool

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of Navigation and Templates. The ability to add your own logos is wonderful and overall a timesaver.

Cons: Wish I could add tables :) This would really help as I am in Sport and we load a lot of results and tables just rock

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Quick way to make graphics online for ads.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use, especially relative to desktop solutions (e.g. Photoshop). User interface is intuitive.

Cons: Since it's template-based, if what you want is covered, great. Otherwise, you're out of luck. Sometimes you still need to use Photoshop for radical design.

Overall: Easy to use graphics maker on the web. I don't need Photoshop license to create simple ads, as long as what I want is covered in the templates.

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Easily create shareable images

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Stencil is really easy to use. I can easily create graphics to share as part of my content and marketing strategy. I like how it resizes the images not all programs do a true resize so that to me is really important. You can upload your logo, watermarks, and images that represent your brand.

Cons: There isn't a branding element to it, unless you decide only to use specific templates to keep your look consistent. The other drawback is I can't use it on the go. I hope that changes soon

Stencil has saved my bacon on many occasions. It is just too easy to use.

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the simplicity of the interface and the default dimensions selector is a huge time saver. Great Royalty free images and icons. I didn't like the fact that it hadn't got a pipette/eyedropper colour picker but the good folks at stencil listened and implemented this feature and more into the colour picker tool.

Cons: The save button. The ONLY thing that bugs me. And it is a tiny bug at that. Once you save as an image you cannot re-save as a Template. Getting used to the difference takes a bit of time (well it did in my case).

Overall: I use it at work to create simple graphics for the Learning managment system - Moodle.

Better than Canva, sometimes

Apr 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Allows a few more options than Canva does (namely the drop shadow feature). The resizing is a bit easier to use as well.

Cons: Can be a bit confusing to get started or make changes to an image, also had more sizing issues than canva (sized was incorrect once downloaded).

Super easy to use!

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to use and I like the social media sizing capabilities. I also like the editing features.

Cons: More unique photos please! If you could add some more interesting photos that would be great. Many of them are copyright free but it would be helpful to have some that are unique to Stencil.

Easy, free (for my use) and useful

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how flexible and how it is free for up to 10 images a month. It's easy to use, really flexible in terms of making pictures and helps me make the few pictures I need

Cons: I find it a big price jump for going from the free plan to the next plan up when I might only need to make another couple of pictures (9 a month), but otherwise, I can't complain at all.

Overall: It's helped me create images easily without stress