PicMonkey vs. Stencil

Some of the ways that Stencil and PicMonkey are different.

Stencil is leaner, meaner and cleaner PicMonkey alternative.

PicMonkey does a lot of things fairly well. So many things, in fact, that all the options begin to get overwhelming. Stencil is designed to be faster, easier and more user-friendly. Here's some reasons you may want to consider Stencil:

Stencil is lightening fast!

If you've tried PicMonkey, you'll know that it has a wide range of features. But with Stencil, we've gone out of our way to simplify the options so that you don't get bogged down.

In 2021, you shouldn't have to spend huge amounts of time focused on image creation, so we designed Stencil to be ultra fast (so you can focus on other tough parts of your business). Oh yeah, we also have addons for Chrome, Firefox and Safari so you can create images from any web page you're on.

Stencil for Chrome

Stencil for Firefox

Stencil for Safari

Share Previews


Stencil is perfect for social media marketing.

Stencil was built with social sharing in mind. With dozens of preset social media image sizes built-in, you don't have to go hunting for the correct dimensions.

Live previews of your images make sure you never have to worry again how your image will look after you've shared. Create, preview and share in seconds.







Customer support is our calling!

Some other feedback we've heard from PicMonkey users is that it can be tough getting in touch with their customer support, ask questions, and offer feedback.

We take great pride in offering the best customer service and helping our customers succeed. We've had personal phone calls with hundreds of users and love learning how we can make Stencil better.

We love to support Stencil, and we're always here to help!

Schedule with Buffer

Stencil helps you automate your visual posts.

While PicMonkey offers many advanced features, something lacking is the ability to quickly and easily schedule your images for sharing on social media.

We've partnered with Buffer to add two-click-scheduling, directly from Stencil.

Image scheduling (with Buffer) in two-clicks

Once you're logged into your Buffer account, you can schedule images to be posted in a couple of clicks, right from within Stencil.

What our customers say

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Stencil is the web's favorite graphic design tool.

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