Adobe

Adobe Spark


4.5 / 5
384 reviews


Average Ratings

384 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Adobe
  • www.adobe.com
  • United States

About Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a web and mobile platform that makes it fast and easy to create social graphics, web pages, and video stories anywhere.


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Adobe Spark Features

  • Contact Management
  • Data Extraction
  • Design Templates
  • Image Editor
  • Print Management
  • Step-by-Step Wizard

Adobe Spark Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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The Designer's App

Feb 20, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: This app allows you to create images for social media quickly and gives enough options without encouraging you to create bad design. Many apps allow different text alignment while Adobe Spark allows "magic" alignment (basically a more interesting justified alignment). If you use this app on iPhone, you can also create and edit video and create and publish (!) web pages (more like landing pages than anything, but you get it).

Cons: I went from using this app on iPhone to Android and, while it was just made available for Android and we are grateful for this, it definitely needs improvement from a usability standpoint. There is no Undo button and some functionalities are difficult (like the snap alignment feature, it is sometimes easier to just eyeball it). The good thing is this app is still in it's early stages in Android and there is a forum on Adobe where they take users suggestions to make improvements. I don't know why here is still undo button (that is a very common request in said forum), but ok.

Overall: I am a designer and I am against apps that create cookie cutter designs. For several reasons. Mainly because I don't like seeing the same graphics over and over (it makes the world a more boring place). Also because the same graphics, layouts and photos are not appropriate for just any product, service, event, or purpose. But most importantly because it cheapens the whole role of graphic design. Why hire a designer when you can just download an app and do it yourself?

But Adobe Spark is different.

You can access Adobe Stock (CC subscription may be required) so that you at least have better photos than you will take with your phone, the available fonts are much more reasonable (no decorative fonts allowed!), and there are layout hints like snapping the alignment of an object to the center of the screen rather than relying on your eye to estimate stuff like that.

As ironic as it may sound, I think this program was designed with designers in mind. There are still some bugs that need to be worked out, but this is by far my favorite app for creating images for social media.

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Light Your Life on Fire with Adobe Spark

Jun 30, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This software has an excellent user interface that scaffolds the tools easily for ultimate content creation. Without having professional experience and needing high-tech tools, I can easily create web pages, multimedia videos, and graphics. As an aspiring teacher, I love that Adobe Spark is available for free to schools that also includes offering their premium features for free. Furthermore, the Adobe Spark suite allows me to create a variety of instructional materials, such as electronic newsletters, exit tickets, etc. I feel like I am already a professional designer without buying high-tech software to create relevant educational content.

Cons: What I like least about Adobe Spark is that there are watermarks that I must constantly turn off to make sure my designs are unique and original. Additionally, the branding features are for premium users, which is a downside for those who are on tight budgets.

Overall: Overall, I love Adobe Spark. I ended up researching ways to use it to conceive of educational materials to assist English Language Learners with their vocabulary development. The software has immense potential as an educational technology tool that students and teachers can use to demonstrate their learning or enhance their teaching.

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Adobe Spark: Too simple for its own good

Sep 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The Adobe webpage builder is fast, and fun to use, and simple enough that no instructions are really needed. The Spark suite is available on mobile as well as desktop, and video creation on the fly on mobile is simple, but once again, at the expense of customization. If you put a text graphic over video, you'd better be comfy with the graphic being on screen as long as THEY want it. You can't specify text durations over video.

Cons: Canva is the main competition, and their free tier does not place a watermark on finished designs. Adobe does, and this one thing makes for a deal breaker. The Adobe webpage builder is fast, and fun to use, but doesn't allow embedding html elements, severely restricting what the page can become. Pretty, but all pages will begin to look identical. The graphics creation tool is clunky, and unresponsive compared to Canva.

Overall: It is the rare occasion that an Adobe Spark user would need any instructions on how to use their product, which begs the question: Is it powerful and useful enough? My opinion? Almost. I can build single web pages in a flash, that look beautiful, as long as I like the way THEY lay it out. I have zero customization choices on Spark PAGES. Spark Graphics suffer from the OPPOSITE: they have a resizer function for free (which Canva.com forces an upgrade for.) but the resulting resized images are usually distorted. I don't enjoy their graphics builder GUI at all. Their webpage builder GUI rocks.

Does what it does, and nothing else...

Feb 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Quick. That's the keyword. If you are wanting to make something that looks professional, clean, and do it in less than an hour, then Adobe Spark is great.

Hundreds of templates for you to pick from.

Good font selection.

Image library is great, but see the cons section...

So so so easy to learn.

Cons: It's hard to express the specific struggles when using Spark, but I think most of them are me.

I want Spark to act more like Canva, Illustrator or Photoshop. Spark is none of those.

A typical work flow for me is 1) think about my audience 2) research other people's designs 3) create a prototype with my phone or photoshop, usually grabbing pics from unsplash 4) refine until it matches my visions. Spark is more about looking at their images and templates and selecting what will fit your needs.

If you have a specific vision that you are trying to capture, I think you will run into the same problem. If you are open minded to using templates, Spark may be fore you.

Overall: When people ask me what Spark is, I usually tell them that "it's Canva, but turned up to 11". But to be honest, I think Canva is a little more flexible.

I am probably just bitter because I have spent the last 10 years trying to hone my design ability, recreating what my role models created, and trying to create a visual-voice for myself, but Spark feels very limiting to me. I often feel like I can get 80% of what I want.

The templates usually make me think of a tween girl or fashion blog style. That's not bad, but I feel frustrated when I try to break outside of the templates.

I have become very flexible jumping between different softwares to create a new design on the go, and I ultimately do not prefer Spark for this reason. Spark is intended to be a one stop software, which is great. It's just not for me.

Spark is very easy to use, and I think it would be great for creators that want to add a little professional flair to their work. Designers and marketing teams should probably avoid Spark. That being said, I think they offer a free tier or free month, so it's easy to give a try.

Great for quick mock-ups and saving time on communications

Jun 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Spark provides a variety of templates and style options. The design wizard tools produce balanced and attractive looks that are great for quick posters, flyers, and social media posts. You can also easily produce ebook covers.

Spark recently made it possible for you to download PDF versions of your designs, which has been really helpful for my team, as sometimes we need to make quick adjustments using other tools and can now edit the PDFs directly. For example, if you're integrating a cover image into a report that must be numbered following a particular standard, you're now able to do so with ease.

If you have a creative cloud account, you can sign in. The soundtracks and fonts available in Spark are licensed for commercial use (provided you're using them IN a Spark project), which is great for quickly building parts of your campaign.

Cons: *I haven't tried the web page builder so I cannot comment on this.

*The main limitation of the editor is that you can't order objects easily; if your design requires that kind of manipulation.

*Stock images that you find using the search may have limitations on use. The sources that they're using aren't bad (for example, unsplash images have basically no restrictions), but you do need to be careful about what you choose.

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I love Adobe Spark!

Feb 15, 2019
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 Adobe Spark! Period. I know there's a graphics features, but I primarily use and love the video builder. It's a great video making tool for teachers, students, or even personal use. It's simple to use, all you have to do is drop in images and pictures, set a few features, and voila! You have an impressive video to document student projects, research topics, or even personal life events. I love that it's free, first off. I also enjoy that they have a good variety of customization and features - they have songs to use, format/transitions, and templates, and good background music to make it complete. You can also add voice over which is neat for students as they create products. I also like that it can be easily shared to Google Drive or downloaded. Awesome tool for the classroom and personal use!

Cons: I honestly do not have any complaints. Adobe Spark exceeds my expectations!

Overall: I really enjoy using Adobe Spark! I use this to allow students to build simple videos that documents their work (i.e., a lab report with procedures) and create simple informational videos (i.e., biographies, research topics, etc.). Adobe Spark is also great to use for personal use (i.e., family videos of the weekend, photos from the past year, etc.). Love it!

Quick Solution for Creating Amazing Graphics with Limitations

Nov 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like how quickly you can create good looking, branded graphics for various platforms. There are a lot of templates which can be implemented easily. I appreciate all of the different platform options offered including videos, websites and actual graphics.

Cons: The build a brand feature still needs some work by Adobe. It's clunky. When I built our brand in it, the logo options did not implement as easily as I had hoped. The ability to change the branding easily was not there. We brand differently depending on platform and this lends itself to more of a uniform branding across the board. The video templates need to be expanded upon. It is very difficult for me to find something that may work without a lot of modification.

Overall: When I use Spark it is to create graphics for social media easily. I am working on building our brand through more video and I believe Spark will make an easier platform to do that with. I am planning on teaching our full time social media person how to use Spark so she can create things more easily. Overall I am happy but I am hoping that Adobe expands the templates and the branding capabilities.

What is not to love! This is a great product!

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Spark is by far my favorite product I use on a daily basis! It offers thousands of free photos, layouts and designs to make any email blast pop!

I use Adobe spark to create eye popping photos for emails and linked in posts. It allows me to ease of creating various layouts that meet our branding style guide, but the freedom to have many more choices in pictures and text.

This software is one of Adobe better products in my opinion.

Cons: The only downfall to product is cost, but since it is included with adobe suit in general, it is worth it!

Overall: I love this product! So many options from text, colors and photos! It is GREAT!

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Best app for content creators

Apr 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love the way you can do a post for social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin) you can use your own photos, stock photos, everything. It´ss a very friendly app that give you colors, backgrounds, fonts, icons, everything... The only limit it´s your imagination.

Cons: Nothing. Everything it´s perfect. Friendly interface, friendly use, inmediatelly customer support, the guys on Adobe are always listening and upgrading the app.

Overall: I use Adbe Spark daily, to create Social Media content, i work as Social Media Manager for several brands and i love the way you can work on the go from your tablet or phone and then work from your desktop

The program I didn't know was missing

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You simply input your 'brand' criteria, and go to town. Graphics, web pages, videos, literally anything you can think of to make your brand look amazing - wherever you need to use it. And it's web-based, so whatever you create in one place (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop) will be there whenever you need it again!

Cons: More templates, but even that isn't really a 'con'. More of a wish-list!

Overall: I found out about Spark from my Creative Cloud subscription, and just going through all that was included. Once I found it, man I haven't stopped using it. I tell everyone I can that they need to use it. It will make their brand look better, and it's so easy to use.

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Every Social Media team should use Spark

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I use all the Spark suite (Post, Video and Pages) i love that you can use it on your desktop but much better you can use it on your phone. i work on the go and i can do a post, a video or page in my phone. It´s very fast . I love all the resources, effects, typography, colors, icons and tools.

Cons: I cant find any negative about Spark, everything works perfect. They even had a group on facebook that let you share feedback with te developing team. It´s awesome

Overall: I save time, i can work on my phone and continue on the desktop. Basically Spark had give me the freedom to work by myself

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Creativity on the go!!

Oct 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: - The tool which makes you creative, even when you are not that creative but still wants to design like a pro, this is a tool for you.

- Gives better freedom and creativity to your designs without any professional tools , you can use spark on any device available to you.

- Make website designs and graphics with Ease.

- You can save your favourite fonts and make use of them in future designs.Even you can save your color pallete which you like the most and make use of it frequently and easily.

Cons: You cant save the same template or design you used earlier. You cannot arrange brands in an organised folder or your designs in an organized folder which is very crucial. There's very little space for customisation on layering of designs which need to be improved.

Overall: Adobe spark helps me alot when i am away from my usual setup and want to explore my creativity.

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Why I love Adobe Spark

Dec 31, 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 do a lot of online multimedia and social media projects, and I can say that without a doubt, Adobe Spark is the way to go.

With it I have been able to make graphics, webpages, blog posts, posters, cards, covers, videos, and the list goes on and on.

The UI is buttery smooth, and the whole thing is super user friendly.

Working with Spark has allowed me to do anything. And has made it super easy to share with my customers and work with them and anyone on a project seamlessly.

I wish that I had found it years ago. It has definitely improved my workflow and my time.

Cons: I cannot say one bad thing about Spark. It's simply amazing. Adobe hit another homerun with this one. I highly recommend Spark to everyone.

Overall: Fantastic. I love every moment I get to use Spark. It has made my life and work so incredibly easier. It's a fantastic product.

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Quick and easy graphic tool

Mar 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of use on this software and the level of functionality. The power of the tool is in the templates and the set-up that makes it quick and easy to use. However, there are also deeper levels of functionality that you discover if you want to go further. It has all the key features you need to produce something extrememly professional-looking with a great number of export profiles for all kinds of digital and print format you could need.

Cons: The freemium account is excellent however it would be better if the full version were at a lower price point or included in the Creative Cloud subscription. It would be even better if it were integrated into Creative Cloud applications if installed on the machine.

Overall: I have used this many times for a range of digital output platforms - event promotional material, invitations, learning resource graphics. It is so easy and fun to produce something professional-looking without having to delve into the higher level design tools like Adobe Indesign or Photoshop. So it really is ideal for anyone wanting to produce digital or print graphics for a range of every-day uses.

A quick and easy way to create social posts

Apr 30, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Spark is a great tool that is easy to use to create social media posts. There are three different tools and you can use either posts, page, and video. I have only explored using posts and video and I have found them to be great applications to create social content both on my cell phone and on the computer. You can take one of their many templates and customize it to fit your brand colors and fonts. You can also add in your own logo easily and your own images. If you don't have an image you can also search their free stock images available.

Cons: There are some limits to the video and post options that you have to work around. However, I don't see this being much of a challenge for most people. I can find it challenging because I am a designer and used to having a lot of freedom working in the other Adobe programs.

Overall: Adobe Spark is a great tool for small businesses, marketers and bloggers. You can use a product for free to try it out but if you want to remove the Adobe branding you need to have an Adobe account.

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Creativity in a post, easy to use.

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that you put templates that are modern, and that are striking, I love that you have the option to place animations or short videos in your posts, I find it super nice and attractive when presenting it. You do not have to be an expert to use it, if you are a small company, you can create the post or design that you like the most from your phone. They are always updating the templates, according to dates or holidays of the month. It's great that you can remove the publicity of them are having to pay, and also that it lets you place the color code RBG.

Cons: They do not have much variety in typography, I would like them to have a bank of images to be able to use.

Overall: Modern varieties for the image of your company, from your cell phone is fast, and you can also create it from your laptop. You do not have to be an expert to be the designer of your company.

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One of My 2 Go-To Software programs for Graphics

Oct 04, 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 gives you a wide range of products to create. You can do a graphics, videos and web pages. Creating videos is really simple with easy to create and add to voice overs. There is an excellent library of photos and is easy to add your own and edit. Gives you excellent sizing for any type of graphic requirement. Provides common size examples along with ability to custom size.

Cons: Use the image and video component. Have not really found a use for the web page module.

Overall: It enables us to quickly find a photo, resize it and add special effects as needed and use immediately. Making videos is great for quick support related use as well as content production.

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An OK tool for non-designers

Mar 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: It was really easy to start using and the content created looks quite good. The UI looks great and is intuitive. Canned templates and styles help you get a design going in no time at all. The spark page option surprised me, since it makes creating a micro website really easy. I also loved that you can have mobile apps installed on your phone and your projects seamlessly sync between them.

Cons: Some integrations are missing. You cannot import photos from flickr for example, of from OneDrive or Google Drive. Video options are limited, and power features are missing for more advanced users. I also had some problems when loosing connection, I couldn't save my files and had to start over.

Overall: This software is a good tool for users who need to publish on social media regularly and are not designers. Graphic designers or power users will feel constrained by the limits of this app. I would only reccomend this tool for non-techy users who need a simple app without power tools.

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Excellent tool for quick social graphic design

Jan 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The UI is intuitive and the template library is very useful when creating graphics. It's hard to create something that doesn't look nice aesthetically when using Spark. A new update has allowed users to import their own fonts.

Cons: Rarely, I've noticed a bug when saving images. The resulting file is all black and unusable. This only seems to happen when working with large dimensions (over 4000px on either side). It usually can be fixed by saving, exiting, and attempting to download the graphic once more.

Overall: I use spark daily when creating social posts for my company. I also utilize the tool for other design projects occasionally.

Essential for Social Media Marketing

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is so convenient and makes great social media content. This is easy for the user to make professional content that is consistent throughout all forms of social media. I like that this app keeps up with trends and makes the user look more technologically savvy than they may or may not be. I used to have to use Photoshop for everything and then send it to my phone but this is a MILLION times better.

Cons: It takes up a lot of battery power when you use it. Very easy fix though, just make sure you have a charger.

Overall: Absolutely love it! This helped me further the social media accounts I was assigned to run.

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No graphic design experience needed with this one!

Jan 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Spark is incredibly easy to use that anyone can create professional designs and publications without having to pay a graphic design company to do it for you. Adobe always impresses with their software and this one is no exception. I have created logos, flyers, cards, and posters so far. Depending on the complexity of what I am trying to accomplish, I have been able to crank out some of my designs in under 5 minutes. All of the templates that are provided allow for customization so do not be afraid to test them out even if you don't think it will work (I have taken templates that I didn't like and with a few changes to colors, layouts, etc. I have created some impressive stuff.) Adobe also provides a trial period so there really is nothing to lose.

Cons: The only thing I would say that is needed to improve Spark is for Adobe to provide a little more help for the first time user. That being said, I should fully disclose that I am the type of person to completely skip over software assistance and jump right in so I can say I may have missed that. Other than that, I really do not have much I do not like about Spark.

Overall: Being able to work up a quick flyer, brochure, etc. for my business makes this worth every penny. Things I used to depend on printers or office supply stores for are made much simpler, at a much better cost, and without little effort. Plus, the product I received from most of my printers and vendors was not the quality I expected when I finally received it.

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Good for beginners - but not a graphic design substitute

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This is great software for beginners -- touching web design, infographics, posters, flyers, etc. I don't think this software is meant to be a substitute for professional graphic designing -- because it isn't -- but I do think this software enables beginners to do great work, come up with quick social media posts, etc. It really makes graphic designing look easy for beginners. It's also really easy to export graphics.

Cons: There aren't a ton of customization options. You can, of course, change the font and colors, etc., but you can't do advanced dragging-and-dropping and straying from the templates make the software really difficult to use. It also doesn't always sync between mobile and desktop versions right away, which makes on-the-go editing tough at times.

I Love Adobe Spark

Mar 23, 2019
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 that you can make professional photos and other graphics without the time and expense of having to use a graphic designer. Adobe Spark has helped me so much - you can literally create a professional piece of work in 30 seconds. My go to.

You can download spark on your cellphone or use it on your desktop.

Cons: I do not have any cons. I love Adobe Spark.

Overall: My overall experience keeps me using Adobe Spark.. It's that great.

A Social Media Manager's Secret Weapon

Dec 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: As a marketing content creator, good design is incredibly important to me. But I don't always have time to create custom artwork for everything we use. Enter Adobe Spark. I can trust that the visuals that are created by others that I delegate to are going to at least look good. Even if they're not designers. It's an impressively powerful image and video creation tool that's easy to use.

Cons: I've never really found a use for the webpage designing feature. The only other complain I have is that it forces you into templates...but then again, that's wherein its strength lies.

Overall: I use Adobe Spark primarily to create social post artwork. I also equip people I delegate work to with it so that I don't have to worry about the quality of the visuals we're putting out. (mostly)

Animations Are Amazing

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Spark had me 'animated' from the very beginning. The absolute best thing about Adobe Spark is the ability to animate my creations. Plus, a widely known name such as Adobe makes it even better as Adobe has always been known for creating excellent software packages. I've been an Adobe user for years and just recently started using Spark a few months ago and as a web developer, it's second to none in terms of its capabilities.

Cons: The only drawback I have with every Adobe product I use is the cost of the full-featured versions, which I gladly pay even though I view them as extreme in some circumstances. I kind of feel as though I am paying for the Adobe name instead of the actual product. Sometimes I wonder if Adobe could recoup its development costs and turn a profit while charging its customers a cheaper price for its software.

Overall: My experience with Adobe Spark has once again surpassed my expectations. With the Adobe name behind the software, I am going to continue being a user. Quality products are what I look for, and Adobe definitely brought quality to the table with Spark.

This app alone makes Adobe CC worth it! User friendly with amazing features, frequently updated!

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: EASE OF USE. Social Media post that needs to go up in 5 minutes? SPARK has got your back. This app is so easy to use and has exceptional features that can make a 5 minute post look like something that could have taken hours. Even amateur "designers" can make things look good using preset templates and quickly customize for your business from a screen as small as your phone - no need to sit in front of a computer. Frequently updated with new features and abilities to enhance posts.

Cons: Absolutely love this software and it just keeps getting better. I suppose the only "con" would be that some of the features are a little tricky to use on such a small screen, but that's more of a hardware issue.

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Spark is a wonderful and fun tool for story telling and advertisements

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the ease of use and fun design elements in conjunction with how many fun projects I can create with Adobe Spark. My favorite is the story telling ability through Spark Page.

Cons: I wish this integrated with other Adobe products better, but for now, I can create graphics and then save them in the format I want to place and where.

Overall: I have created a few social media posts and advertisements, but my favorite project was a blog I did for myself as I went through 30 days of radiation. I found something good about every day and through use of photos, the story telling features of Spark Page, and my dedication to add something each day using this software, I have a piece that not only made me feel better, but that i now share with others experiencing the same challenges. This software has been influential in how I approach some projetcs now too. I love this.

Very easy to make designs and Videos

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Most of the designs are available in this software. The category of the designs and posters are very fantastic to use . Really I love to use this for youtube channel art .

Cons: Most of the time I use online. so there is some inconvenient in speed variation

Overall: Easy to access and ready to use the photos very convenient on online. Most of the designs are available in these software. The Plus button will create your new graphic,webpage or video for your desire. The category of the design's are very fantastic manner and user friendly. For example If you want to design one Instagram Post ,you use the readymade template available on the category list. Its very fast and reliable.Really I love to use this for youtube channel art, Facebook page and youtube thumbnail

Awesome suite

Jan 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, very user friendly and intuitive. Its easy to create, post, share, save and copy your creations with Spark. You can easily create great content for your medias. Also, theres a free version which is great.

Cons: Customer service could be improved but other then that, i dont really have anything to complain about.

Overall: I can create great content for my blog and my social medias and it doesnt cost me anything. I can post high quality videos and pictures that looks professional.

Social Media::Made Simple

Jul 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Not only is this tool very strong at customizing Facebook/IG posts (twitter etc) but also very good to have along with a blog site.

On the side I do drone aerial video/photography and use this tool every time I make posts to my IG (Instagram) as well as when I add blog content

This will make your content stand out beyond just a regular filter/post IG allows you to do - they have good tutorials online as well as an intro to their product on their website

Also this can be part of your adobe cloud suite.

Cons: Not free so that would be only downside. But again, for the price this makes sense at even small biz entry level

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Put some Spark into Social

Apr 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Spark is easy to use, provides great resources, integrates with Adobe Creative Cloud and publishes an email newsletter that is chilly useful.

Cons: The pricing models get a bit confusing at times and there are a few additional features that would be nice to see in the app.

Overall: I use Spark daily to create graphics for a variety of uses, especially social media. The app is very stable and the array of tools available is very impressive. Adobe is the industry leader and Spark shows why.

LOVE Spark!

Aug 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: I love Adobe Spark!! The software makes it unbelievably easy to create clean, professional looking graphics in minutes. I use Spark for social media posts and all my clients love how great all the graphics turn out. From instagram posts to instagram stories to facebook cover photos, Spark is the way to go for custom graphics!

Cons: I wish Spark had a few more filters to use on pictures. I think the current filters are a bit too strong often. Also, sometimes I get frustrated choosing the text colors. I often find the preselected colors aren't exactly what I'm looking for.

Great for all .PDFs

Jul 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Opens easily and is easy to use. Allows me to view any PDFs I have an edit them to some degree. Perfect for basic .PDF viewing.

Cons: You aren't able to edit or do too much with the .PDFs. This is just for basic use.

Overall: I used this to read faxes sent to my office of prescriptions.

Great Digital Portfolio

Jul 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this in my classroom as a way for the students to have a digital portfolio of their work for the school year.

Cons: I don't have any cons using Adobe Spark.

Overall: Students are able to showcase their classwork to their friends and family. They can email or share on social media.

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I am a pro now!

Mar 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I am by no means a great graphic designer of any kind. I can find my way around apps that help me edit images and videos for uploading onto social media, but this program really changed how I did my work. It took the stress and anxiety out and allowed me to actually be creative and produce some stunning results. My team thinks that I am realllllly talented and how they never knew I could use Photoshop.

Cons: For a novice designer like myself who just needs something nice for my Facebook and Instagram account, this program provides me 110% satisfaction. I only started using it so I am enjoying it a lot, but I think what could potentially happen is I will run out of filters and different options soon. If they don't update the program with more design choices, then I might have to find a new platform to use after some time. I just hope that I don't eventually run out of things to do with this.

Adobe just Sparked my Imagination

Nov 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe has really been improving its Creative Cloud suite with all of these new apps that it has been introducing since Adobe MAX. Adobe Spark makes digital designs so easy with its ready made templates, simple 1-2-3 clicks and you can share it on Social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The possibilities for this app is ENDLESS.

Cons: Maybe the least liked about the software is that there are limited effects you can place and the time limit for each post / template.

Overall: Spark is very intuitive and very easy to learn. I look forward to its development.

Great Addition for Creative Cloud User

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: There is an inspiration/browsing component to this software (especially on the mobile Spark Post app) that is wonderful for first time branders/users. You see something you like, you click on it, you adjust any/all of the components of the image to fit your brand, then you save or share.

Cons: I find most of the Adobe products to not be very intuitive to PC users. Luckily, they have made tutorials very easy to access from within the software, and the tutorials provide great step-by-step instructions.

Overall: You have the option of creating posts (i.e. social media graphics), videos, or pages - all of which provide very helpful suggestions for where to place your logos or how to use color and font to create eye-catching designs. As someone who is not particularly gifted in the area of design but occasionally needs to create a simple graphic, the suggestions and tutorials provided by the software usually get me to an end product that looks much better than I had originally envisioned.

Adobe's least intimidating software gives users impressive results

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe knows how to make great looking, easy to navigate software and Spark is no exception. I would say this is the most intentionally easy to navigate software Adobe has made yet. In template software like this you can often start to feel boxed in by what is or isn't provided and Spark manages to sidestep this problem by giving you the ability to upload your own fonts, providing templates, but variations on the template, and giving you tons of photo options from Unsplash and Pixabay including syncing with your Google Photos, Drive, or Dropbox in a click. I also really appreciate the approach to helping people understand what a brand is and how to build it using primary and secondary colors, as well as primary and secondary fonts.

Cons: As well designed as it is, it feels like they left out one simple feature when creating your image/document - that is a zoom in zoom out button.

Makes it look harder than it is

Mar 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It is really so simple to make a page, site, or video that looks semi-professional. From a teacher's perspective, it is handy that so many elements are drag and drop-and that Google log-ins are possible. Quite easy to use with students. Not much of a learning curve, which is nice!

Cons: Once a person (or student) gets past the basics, parts of the tool can be-basic. There isn't much possibility for customization, so if multiple people/students are creating using Spark, chances are good they will start to look similar. The learning curve is low, but sometimes that means it won't be very unique.

Spark makes it easy to handle social media posting

Jun 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Spark is including with Adobe Creative Cloud. It is built for modern marketing for small businesses. No guesswork needed - they have templates for everything from social media posting across all platforms to video templates for slideshows and short movies.

Cons: When I started, there were some glitches and limitations, but it seems they are continuously improving. I would like to see the ability to have multiple brands available for people who use spark to work with various companies.

Overall: Overall it has been very rewarding to use Spark and my team has taken to it very well.

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A possible alternative to Canva

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: -You can sign-in with your Adobe ID

-You can search for free images on Pixabay and Unsplash right from the workspace

-The "Variations" design option is a Godsend. I love the ability to see variations of a design which i can consider and modify

-Unlike Canva's free plan you can use Spark to create short videos

Cons: -Unless you upgrade every image you design will have the Adobe spark logo at the bottom of the image.

-While Spark lets you create videos, the image design aspect is not as flexible or have as much image design options (Templates would be a better description) as Canva

-In didn't like how when I selected a grid-like design from the "templates" available, the images that were shown in the design wasn't in my workspace, for a few seconds I forgot what I was supposed to be looking at since all I saw were a blank boxes and a colorful background, it wasn't until I hovered above the black boxes that it said replace image, which made me laugh because there wasn't any image in there in the first place.

Overall: Not bad. I still use Spark but not as often as I use Canva

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Mobile Marketing Made Easy

Aug 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's Easy! Adobe Spark is made for creating eye-catching posts using a combination of stock images and text. Adobe makes it easy to find an image, type the message you want, and post to social media in a matter of minutes.

Cons: Spark contains a wide variety of effects that can be applied, but customization of these effects can be limited. Sometimes, the coloration of the effect doesn't quite match what is in mind, and there is no way to adjust it.

Overall: Adobe Spark is a mobile application made for creating picture-based posts to capture interest of viewers in the endless scroll of social media news feeds. We have used Adobe Spark on our church social media for promotion of upcoming church events, pushing important information with a stylish flair, or simply leaving scripture against an appropriate backdrop. Using Spark, we have noticed increased engagement on our posts (compared to plain text). Spark has made it simple, easy, and kind of fun to create new posts.

Spark is a perfect tool for non designers and designers alike to make content in minutes.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With all Adobe products the design interface is kept very simple and easy to understand. This helps anyone to jump in and start making great looking content. The program leans toward non designer/beginner level users, but that's not to say a seasoned designer can't appreciate all of the features and utilize it! The pre-made templates look great and are helpful if you don't have a creative starting point. The color palettes are well organized and amazing. They will make anyone look like an expert in color theory! Font selections are nicely varied and all look professional and high end. My favorite feature is the resize option which will allow you with one click to adjust your design to virtually any social size - from instagram story size to twitter headers, posters, slides and more. That feature alone is an amazing time saver and will speed up anyone's workflow that has to do multiple exports.

Cons: Spark isn't an application you download on your computer but rather a program that launches within your browser, connected to your creative cloud account. While this can be convenient, it poses a problem if you don't have internet access but need to design. Also, for someone who likes to save my source files on multiple drives for backup purposes you don't have access to a source file, and can only download your image. Lastly, if you're looking to do any major image editing this isn't the program for that - you're working within the bounds of stock images or importing your own images created in photoshop etc.

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Video Editing for Non-Video People

Jun 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm a Graphic/Web Designer. I don't specialize in video. So, when I'm tasked with video editing, it could be daunting. Thankfully, Adobe Spark allows me to create quick, professional looking videos for various outputs with very little effort. However, the end-product looks very sleek, and well put together; never cheap. This software is great for pushing content onto Social Media quickly, or slapping together a presentation under a tight deadline. I would highly recommend this software to other designers and creatives.

Cons: I wish there was more functionality. One of the pros of this software is you can make things very quickly. But the downside is that most assets are very strongly "stuck" in the pre-made templates. Some customizations (screen size, text adjustments, layers) would be a huge improvement to make videos just a little more unique.

Overall: Fast, easy, quick video editing for non-designers. This is perfect for pushing Social Media content, or Marketers who may not know Graphic/Video design, and others who need to make quick visual content.

Spark up your Image

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is so awesome for anyone who wants to boost their online image! Take still pictures and create moving images with text and more! Setup is simple and ease of use is flawless. This FREE service is well worth trying it out, for business however, it's worth the purchase to allow business customization.

Cons: The Adobe Creative Cloud does not always work with Spark. Since the software is limited to the application, there are limits to what you can do. Templates are offered, but not many new ones are added, so you must hunt for inspiration or create something original and save it! Do not rely on the Cloud as it is not free.

Overall: My experience using Spark has been amazing! I have and will continue to recommend this Adobe software to anyone interested in growing their online image! It truly brings the wow factor to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! Try it today!

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Incredible timesaver for making social graphics

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's a breeze to create a template and resize it to any commonly used size for social media images and headers. The pro version offers a lot of extras like adding your own fonts logo's and also provides templates for flyers, posters, etc. Creating Instagram stories or video's for Facebook is quickly done with Spark Video. I haven't used Spark pages yet, but it looks like a great option to create quick landing pages. However, I must look into that.

Cons: Even though it offers many different templates, it would be awesome to be able to import templates created in Photoshop.

Overall: I created several templates in Photoshop for images for my Pinterest posts but always found it a hassle to make extra graphics. Now, with a mouse click, I resized images or changed the look while keeping on brand. It helped me to gain more traction to my blog thus growing my mailing list

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Very professional graphic design app

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Spark is my favorite designing app, for desktop and mobile. One of the best features of the app is the ability to rescale the image to different dimensions, whether it's for Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and more. Great variety of professional templates, which are also able to be customized.

Cons: I feel it would be nice to have multiple brand options, instead of just one brand color scheme and fonts.

Overall: Adobe Spark has been well worth the investment and time. I have a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription just for Adobe Spark and Spark Video. I recommend the product to clients and colleagues. Also great features to test out for free, though I feel the subscription is well worth the price.

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Great Free Product for Small Businesses

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: For small businesses there is always that person who wears lots of different hats. For our business that is me. I edit our blog and social media pages. Adobe Spark is a perfect tool that helps me create beautiful cover photos, ads, videos, and presentations. Awesome features for the free offerings. Would definitely recommend to anyone to use because it is so easy.

Cons: Logo update costs money. Wish that was part of the free version. However, beggers can't be choosers!

Adobe Spark is the perfect software for social posts!

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use, and the free photo stock library generally has a great selection

Cons: I do not like the auto-choices the software makes for content, it always selects the "shape" that has a background. I also think there should be a snap grid or the ability to lock the logo.

Adobe Spark

Apr 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that it has everything I need to make a storyboard for a clients website. It combines Spark Page, Post, and Video. It helps me show my clients what is possible for their sites and something visual they can connect with.

Cons: I have no complaints about this software.