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DesignCap Basic Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — DesignCap Basic

Make Graphic Design Much Easier.
$59.88 EXPIRED
User rating: 36 (73%) 13 (27%) 27 comments

DesignCap Basic was available as a giveaway on December 16, 2019!

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DesignCap is a web-based graphic editing tool that makes it easy to create custom designs with thousands of templates. Once you register with the site, you can choose to start from scratch with a blank sheet or edit a template provided by DesignCap. All you need to do is customize the template by uploading your own pictures, changing texts, fonts, colors, and layout of elements. With it, you can speed up your creative process to make striking graphic designs, such as social media graphics, posters, infographics, and more.

Templates & Resources
Get access to countless templates and resources to boost your creativity.

Save Time & Money

Create designs that stand out from the crowd in minutes at no cost.

No Skill Needed
Everyone can design like a pro without a steep learning curve.

Powerful Tools
Simple yet powerful editing tools enable you to customize your design as the way you want.

NB: Annual subscription.

System Requirements:

100% web-based; Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish





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GIVEAWAY download basket

Design illustrations and vector graphics, edit photos.
Access Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat software.
Manage, edit, present, and share photo images.
Create, manage, copy and edit custom images.

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Interesting tool. Registration was easy, no need to put in credit card details as all the payment boxes dissapear once you paste in the coupon code.

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Its only downloading readme files and the giveaway has 19 minutes left.

Reply   |   Comment by Blue  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have redeemed a license code and tried out its features. DesignCap works cool for now, and thanks for this giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Janice Watkins  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Additional note: although registration mail claims that automatic subscription will happen after a year, it will not: subscription is already cancelled, you can use it one year but they will not try to charge your card (well, they dont have it ;-) - really fair (and rare) approach. From me k+++ for the company for that...

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

WOW! So, I just used this super quickly - created a logo using a default template - saved as PDF, selected download - then used that file to open in a vector (sign/plotter) software program I have - holy smokes, it's ready to cut! There were a few minor overlaps as this was somewhat of a complex logo, and the Text didn't come over clean, but the graphics and layout were spot-on. I think I did all this in a span of 3 minutes. I'm excited to play some more, but my first impression is that this is a keeper. They might just end up with a customer. WOW I have a lot of "real" programs available to me, and I rarely look twice at this "junk" stuff. Sometimes I need something quick or some inspiration to get the creativity started - this worked very well. Thanks GAOTD. This one was worth it

Reply   |   Comment by TuxedoTraveler  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Would like to know what this offers that MS Office does not already provide? I ask because everything I need for creating my own designs, such as ads announcements, magazine and book covers, etc. are available in my MS Office Word and PowerPoint 2007 Pro. I have been using it for several years, and have never gotten negative feedback from what i do with it; and I don't have to be online to us it. A plus is the fact that it includes a spell and grammar checking and editing feature.

So I plan to download this and test it, to see if it is any better than what I already have.

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

L. Cleveland Major,
OK, I'm adding to my own comment here. A bit unusual I know, but this merits it for me. Download seems to require me to go through FaceBook, which I don't trust or use. Social Networks like that one struck out with me long ago. So I have decided this is not for me.

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

L. Cleveland Major, you don't have to go through Facebook. It's just ONE of the options. You can opt to have
Giveaway of the Day download information sent to you via email.

Reply   |   Comment by Peg  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

L. Cleveland Major, Don't be afraid to set up an email "and" a facebook account that are for purposes like this only. However, I know just what you mean about facebook. I set up an account only for 1 Webinar that was for Work and within the next year I had never used it or logged into it, but had email friend request suggestions of my Boss' Mothers' Boyfriend. Somehow Facebook had rummaged through my email list and then rummaged through those people's email lists and then suggested some of those people. Creepy.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Krueger  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

L. Cleveland Major, you can get your download link by e-mail...

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Henry, Ron Krueger, and Peg,
I appreciate your responses to my comment about FaceBook. As for the other link for download, I normally get it, but for some odd reason it was not available for me this time. Mayhaps I could not find it even though it existed, but searching for it was a delay I could not afford at the time, due to other things I needed to get done.

As for FaceBook, I gave them 3 chances to do right by me, and each time they failed. The last time was within six months of the first, and the account I created the third time was hacked and the password changed! That account now sits idle on FaceBook; as I cannot, nor will I try anymore to access it. The reason is due to my personal rule of "Three Strikes, & You're Out!" This is a rule I adhere to without fail, and it has served me quite well.

As it is, I cannot trust the man that owns FaceBook, thus I will not create an account for any purpose at FaceBook, Twitter, or other tech giant social network. I choose to remain with the small networks comprised of folks I have come to know as good friends, and whom have similar interests to my own.

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Very unique offering from GOTD. Too bad it's only for a year, but even so, this is quite a treat. In a previous life (ie 20+ years ago) I dabbled in Graphic Design using Corel Draw!, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Freehand. I have a good understanding of the visual elements of design, but since I no longer use the tools regularly, my struggle to accomplish simple tasks kills my creativity. This software provides all the tools necessary to make design as simple as point-and-click. While I wish it had a more extensive collection of elements (that may be due to having only the "Basic" level subscription), what is provided feels very polished. Like others have said, an offline/desktop version would be awesome, but I understand the business model for SAAS. This allows the developer/publisher to continue to add new features and content over time. The registration process is a little unusual for the typical GOTD software, but read the instructions and work through it...in the end there is quite a treat waiting for you. Thanks for offering this!

Reply   |   Comment by BlkCrowe  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I like the program. I hope they offer a discount after one year. I would pay a monthly fee. However, I want the plus version. Setup was easy if you read the instructions in the read file located in the download. Animation would be a nice addition to this program. This is a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Monique Smith  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Excellent program! Grab it right now!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Fisher  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Got registered now with the code, where is the search button for the stock images ? The one on the page keeps typing Lifestyle.

Reply   |   Comment by Edward A Pritchard Jr  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Edward A Pritchard Jr, Enter into the editing page, click PHOTOS button on the left side, and then you can search stock images that you need.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Edward A Pritchard Jr, there’s a handy little button titled PHOTOS on the left side of editor. It links you right to DesignCap Stock Image Library for you in any project!

Reply   |   Comment by Jessica  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

i do not see where to get the key

Reply   |   Comment by Edward A Pritchard Jr  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Edward A Pritchard Jr, Please, see Readme in the package you downloaded

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

So, this online tool is a one-year contract. There was no need to enter any credit card or Paypal. This, I appreciate enormously. Thanks! At first sight, this looks exactly like Canva.com. I am familiar with Canva because I create templates there for online courses as well as book covers. So, this tool caught my attention. The tool does not provide ready-made book covers to work with, but there is a "custom size" button that allowed me to create one, which is great. If one clicks on the drop-down menu on the top right corner, there is an option for an album cover. There are no options for illustrations or clip arts, which is a shame, but we can always download some from Pixabay. I love the charts and modules options. These graphics are amazing and would be very useful for companies. This tool is well organized and could use more download options. I love the heading and subheadings options and there is a link to change the font and color of the text. Sleek, easy to use, and super useful. I also like that the background is white. I would suggest adding templates for book and cover creation to help out indie writers. These are tricky to make. This way, this tool would offer more than Canva and cater to a broader range of customers. A spell check/editor would be the Heavens too. If you go on their main page, they have how-to videos and an extended list of templates. Very useful. Thanks, Design Cap for this awesome trial. Thanks Give Away of the Day to make it happen! Maybe my only question would be: Can we use these templates/photos. graphics for commercial purposes?

Reply   |   Comment by s  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

s, Thank you for your comment and advice. They are very useful and helpful! We have recorded them and will improve our product continuously to provide you with better service. Besides, you can use these templates/photos. graphics for commercial purposes. Have a nice day!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Does not support Brave Browser, even though it is based on Chrome.

Reply   |   Comment by Fran Bott  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

If they ever produce an offline desktop version with non-expiring license I'll be interested in testing it and reviewing it for them but I am not interested in any design program that involves me having my Intelectual Property on a third party server hosting a rented web application. There is no security since too many people will have access to my content without my explicit consent or control over what they can do with my creative content.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

TK, couldn't have put it better myself. Certain projects would doubtlessly be at propriety risk. Still sounds interesting though.

Reply   |   Comment by Manny  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)


This is the sort of stuff where you're more likely to use a print service, like that offered by Office Depot, & they already offer something similar to DesignCap that you Know is going to be compatible with whatever software Office Depot print services uses. The only thing I could find at DesignCap is that it lets you use a home printer. That said, both Office Depot & DesignCap services would benefit as PWAs that could be easily used like any other app on devices where real design apps are impractical, e.g. using your phone. wikipedia[.]org/wiki/Progressive_web_application

For a "an offline desktop version with non-expiring license" I'd start with Inkscape [ inkscape[.]org ] for free, or CorelDraw. Many, maybe most biz would use Publisher that comes with Office 365, or if they're design pros they might lean towards Adobe Illustrator, both subscription software that for biz can be an easy write-off. Like DesignCap all 4 are vector graphics apps that can also handle photos when necessary; vector graphics are harder to learn and work with, but they're resolution independent, with smaller files that can be output at almost any size.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

mike, I already have a number of offline desktop programs that can do most of what this does and more... I don't need this or most of the programs offered by GAOTD personally ... I'm not here for a handout but to try out software from vendors I would not normally go anywhere near in my normal online life since I have the software I need and offer ideas, constructive criticisims for vendors and assistance to users of this site having trouble with the offerings restrictions and bugs. But thanks for taking the time to offer suggestions :-)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Manny, couldn't agree more. I don't trust cloud applications.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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