Canva is a simplified graphic-design tool website which uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to photographs, vector images, graphics, and fonts for a small price. It is user friendly to many extent but there is a competitor in the market, GlorifyApp, which focuses mainly on designers and web developers and gives access over half the price of what Canva has to provide.
Similar to Canva, the basic tools like templates, shapes text, photos and elements, filters for images, color picker, and much more. But the freedom lies in Magic Resize, Background Remover, Annotate Tool etc.
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As I was browsing the facebook, someone mentioned the need for a Canva like app but with one time fee. So, I went around and got into searching something as such. The first result I found was GlorifyApp in the Product Hunt website and the promo video really caught my eye. The software felt really polished and made it look easier than others.
In this post we are going to explore what GlorifyApp is, what makes it outstanding compared to paid programs like Canva or free ones like Gravit Designer.
Here is a promo video for a glimpse of what GlorifyApp can do.
I’ve use Canva a lot of times on my webdesign project but the learning curve was little high along with the pricing but with GlorifyApp I am able to do more than what I had been offered by Canva. To sum it all it will be becoming my daily driver for all image works.
As of writing this, they have three essentials effects – One-Click Background Remover, a really cool tool to make images standout easily (Missed out on Canva) Shadows, and reflections. Have a look to below gif(s) to understand these effects better.
As I have a small eCommerce business site this particular feature really amps up the game. Even when I was a Graphics desginer & Photographer for the site Sadaipaty.com, I wasted tonnes of time and effort using Photoshop and Illustrator to make product pictures. But the ease of use GlorifyApp surely would save me work time by 75%.
Helps save time by 75%
One of the best features of I personally believe there is as I find reviewing products and highlighting product features but for all these tasks I use Photoshop or Illustrator. But GlorifyApp being an online app makes it easy for me to carry out these simple tasks.
Though the Magic Resize is also available in Canva, topping with all the other features I believe GlorifyApp does better in terms of their service.
When desiging website I usually find my clients, as they are small business, not having any Logos. So, GlorifyApp's internal Logo Making app makes my task very easy as it even creates mocukups.
At the time of writing about this awesome product there are two packages available. Click on them to learn more.
QuadMenu is one of the best and the most powerful WordPress mega menu plugin, configure it fast & easy to drag & drop admin panel. It features rich layouts adapted to best fit the desktop and mobile environment. It has also been curated for many themes specifics like Astra, Divi, Extra, Storefront, Ocean WP, Avada. I myself use it in Divi its my second most installed plugin as a designer.
Only WordPress mega menu that cares for its developers and designers For developers this plugin has a great claim of numerous redesign options and what it gives is beyond compare at such price range.
Are you familiar with a builder plugins for pages or post then worry no more the intuitive drag and drop features in Quadmenu would be your next buddy when making awesome menus.
Given the package need, one can design it in numerous possible ways and save them. Literally, there is an unlimited number of themes one can produce even have them distributed or may be sold.
Given the features above you can get much more than that.
Built-In Widgets System – I mentioned this earlier, but this plugin comes with a built-in widgets system that allows you to add WordPress widgets to your menu.
Position – Horizontal menus are most popular in terms of position, but you can also create vertical menus in an accordion or panelled layouts with this mega menu plugin.
Multiple Styles – In addition to the classic drop-down menu, this plugin allows you to add expanded drop-down menus featuring your shop, widget areas, your blog, tabs and a carousel.
Mobile Layout – The mobile layout supports 100% responsive UI making the menu a top-notch plugin for your site.
Installation is pretty easy. Just head over to plugins section and search for Quadmenu. Results will come up just hit install and you will have the greatest menu in hand.
After installing activate the plugin then head over to the Quadmenu tab.
You’ll see your theme’s menu locations in the Options tab under the Configuration section. you would see theme location as per your theme like Twenty Seventeen.
Now that you are installed and activated you have to create a new theme to change the styles and layout options.
Go to QuadMenu > Panel > and press the Create Theme button.
Go to QuadMenu > Panel > Configuration and select the menu locations of your menu. Press the Save Changes button to save the options.
After you activate the menu locations you can start editing your menu. The menu locations field will display a checkbox list. The menu locations where QuadMenu is activated will be marked with a icon.
In the main tab, you can control the display options, related to how the menu and its elements will show on desktop and mobile devices.
Menu: Here you can customize the style of your menu, with parameters like text color, background, borders, margins, etc.
Submenu: Here you can customize the style of your dropdowns menus, with parameters like text color, background, borders, margins, etc.
As Quadmenu has automatic integration option you will find it easy to work with so all you need to do is customize the menu froAppearancece > Menu > and Customize as needed. You’ll see a new metabox in your admin menu pages. This metabox is called QuadMenu Items, and here you’ll find all menu elements.
If you expand this tab, you will see the advanced elements: Icon, Mega, Tabs, Search, Login, and Cart.
If you want more details on integrations and customization head over to QuadMenu documentation linked here.
I would like to end this post with a small thought
“Megamenus are the next thing if you want to attract customer’s attention and QuadMenu is a lifesaver as its qualities are beyond compare.”