Arguably the geekiest way in which to design a Facebook cover is to load up your copy of Photoshop or Illustrator, and over a cup of coffee painstakingly design something over a few hours. However, not all geeks are that dedicated particularly over something so trivial, and personally – I’m pretty lazy.
As far as I’m concerned, being a geek doesn’t involve spending long periods of time on something that you can do in minutes. Indeed, often when I’m asked at work if I will work hard on something I reply back saying that I’ll work smart on it. Why should working on things take hours when they can potentially take minutes?
Just as a calculator or spreadsheets can save you hours on your maths problems, cover maker app ‘Make a Cover for Facebook’ aims to take the time and complexity over making a Facebook cover.
Critics would argue that you’re able to download professional looking geek Facebook covers in minutes already, but the unique selling point of Make a Cover for Facebook is that you’re able to make up your own covers in a matter of minutes.
Make a Cover for Facebook doesn’t invite you to flex your programming knowhow nor does it require a degree in graphic design, the geeky thing about it is just how easy it is to use and how intuitive the interface on the app is. However, like Apple’s iPhone the system is a bit of a walled garden and you are unable to import your own content outside of the Make a Cover system.
Though the cover app is free to use, and downloading a cover for your Facebook profile doesn’t require a charge (or implementation of watermarks) as a user you are restricted by the digital imagery that has been provided by the developer. Moreover, there is no ability to resize the characters or objects that you are provided with which to work with on the Facebook covers. I also feel like the ability to move around the characters on the preview window to position them how I want would be desirable. This isn’t something that I can see appearing at the moment, which is a bit unfortunate.
Nevertheless, the free Make a Cover for Facebook app is a useful time saving bit of freeware and the Facebook covers that it produces are pleasing to the eye. I’m sure that we’ll see an increasing amount of Facebook covers made by this maker app over a period of time.
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