APP OF THE MONTH: Grammarly

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Name Grammarly
Product Description Proofread from home with ease and improve your content to make your writing clear and effective!
Availability Available on Chrome, macOS, Microsoft Word and your phone. Learn More in the Grammarly app store.
Key Features ·       Make sure your writing is accurate, clear and concise with Grammarly’s AI writing assistant.

·       Pick a theme to easily convey the tone and brand voice of your business.

·       Link Grammarly with all your favourite sites including Gmail, Outlook, Messenger, Google Docs, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

·       Adapt the settings of Grammarly specifically for your business, for example, changing automatically changing ‘the arts business’ to The Arts Business.

·       Share your account with up to 50 people across your company safely and easily.

Prices and Plans Free! For all of your correction and proofreading needs! Grammarly Premium is available from $12.50 per month.
Biggest Pro It’s great at picking up all your grammatical errors and spelling mistakes that MS Word doesn’t always pick up on.
Biggest Con The adverts for its premium services, but they are easy to put up with when you’re getting this awesome service for free!

We all know when you have to proofread alone it can get tiring and it’s easy to miss things so just run it through Grammarly and you’ll catch all those sneaky typos.

APP OF THE MONTH: Canva

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Name Canva
Product Description Amazingly simple graphic design software which allows you to make bespoke posts in the perfect size for any social media platform
Availability Through Browser at www.canva.com and as an app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
Key Features Create beautiful designs for your business in a matter of minutes.

Pick from thousands of existing templates to help you on your way.

Ensure your pictures exactly where and how you want them with their photo straightener, cropping tool, transparency feature and photo blur.

Add text or speech bubbles to any photo so they speak to your audience!

Create the perfect photo collage with premade design grids.

Add lines, shapes and images to make your designs distinctive.

Choose from a range of photo frames to make your pictures stand out.

Create a web wireframe or webpage mock-up to show clients what you can do.  This can easily go on to be developed into a fully working model.

Add stickers and custom make badges to stick to your designs.

Learn how to use Canva in a series of online videos provided by the company.

Prices and Plans FREE for the most basic plan which I have found to include everything I have ever needed!  Simply sign up and start making! Then its around a tenner a month for Canva Pro which comes with additional online storage and features.  They also offer discounts and freebies to non-profit organisations, so if you’re a registered charity drop them an email to see what they can do for you.
Biggest Pro Make slick looking online content and designs in a matter of minutes on your own!  No need for a graphic designer, simply become one!
Biggest Con Restricted features like magically resizing your design to look good for any of your social platforms or animated designs are reserved for the pay monthly pro version.