Mobile video editor: ten apps for Android and iPhone


Apps for making video can be useful when editing clips on your phone. Apps can facilitate video sharing on YouTube, as well as features like transitions, motion effects, color filters and captions. Each mobile video editor has its advantages, so it is common to have doubts when choosing the ideal one for you. For this reason, the following list contains ten different options for video editing services available for Android or iPhone (iOS) phones.

The list includes advanced tools such as iMovie, Splice and InShot, as well as video applications for basic editions, such as Likee, VivaVideo and Filmr – the latter, a free video editor developed by Brazilians. Check out the full list to find out which video editor is best for you.

1. InShot
InShot is a free application that allows you to make video with photos. Available for Android and iPhone, it has a simple and intuitive interface and accepts to set up projects with popular videos, audios, images and effects. InShot identifies the audio track of the video and allows editing or adding a soundtrack from songs in the cell phone library.

The editor also offers resizing for different types of viewing, such as horizontal and vertical videos, and patterns for different social networks. In addition, it is possible to apply zoom effects and modify backgrounds. The edited video can be downloaded or shared on social networks and messengers.

2. iMovie
IMovie is a free video editing program from Apple. Available only for iOS, the tool has powerful features that can help you create quality projects even without technical editing knowledge. The platform offers themes for openings, subtitles, descriptions and various effects that can be applied on the scenes.

The application interface offers the traditional timeline for adding or removing different video clips and audio tracks. Videos created in iMovie are imported to mobile phones in varying sizes and can be shared directly on messengers and social networks.

3. Likee
Available for iPhone and Android, Likee is an app for making video on the spot or importing files from your phone’s library. The tool does not compare to other alternatives on the list with regard to the professional interface, since Likee is also a social network. However, users of apps like Instagram or TikTok may find it easier to work on their videos.

The app allows you to insert special effects, stickers, subtitles and soundtrack. At the end of the edition, it is possible to share in the user feed on Likee and export the media to the smartphone gallery. The platform also functions as a social network in which users can follow profiles and make comments on other people’s video productions.

4. Filmr
The Brazilian Filmr was chosen by Apple as one of the best apps of 2019. The platform offers simple interface and intuitive editing resources so that content creators can carry out productions on their cell phones with a more dynamic workflow. The video making application offers features that can significantly improve a production, such as transitions, filters and various effects to change the appearance of the scenes.

As a differential, Filmr offers the native option for recording videos with insertion of elements of augmented reality, called Filmr Toys. The application has integration for sharing on various social networks, including Instagram and Facebook. In addition, files can be posted directly to YouTube.

5. GoPro App
The GoPro App is a video app that offers clip editing and sharing capabilities on your phone. It works for media created on different devices, like DSLR cameras, smartphones and, of course, on a GoPro. The interface offers effects graphics, captions with stylish fonts, filters and transitions that can increase the quality of any production. The application also offers dozens of music options for soundtrack.

Sharing media on social networks is simple. In addition, the platform offers engagement tips, such as the ideal length of a video for a given social network – a resource that can be interesting for content creators. The editing interface allows you to merge different video, audio and even photo clips into one project.

6. KineMaster
The video editor for Android KineMaster has a friendly interface, which makes the editing process more intuitive. Free to download, this tool offers timeline editing to add effects, transitions between clips and personalized soundtracks.

It also offers themes with pre-defined features that streamline the video editing process. The process for exporting the media is carried out in different types of resolution and the sharing is direct with Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox and Google Drive.

7. Splice
Available free of charge for iPhone, Splice offers several adjustments to images and advanced editing tools. Users can add transitions, camera effects, filters, subtitles, overlays, speed adjustment, soundtracks, narration, audio effects and other professional features.

A project, as in other applications on this list, can receive different video clips and audio tracks that will be merged into a single file. The generated file can be shared directly with YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and online messengers. The totality of resources, however, is released from a weekly, monthly or annual subscription.

8. VivaVideo
VivaVideo is a simple and straightforward tool. It offers the possibility to edit videos recorded on the cell phone with special effects and thematic vignettes. The tool organizes the main resources on different screens, such as video capture, editing, creative studio, visual effects materials and collages. The dynamic differs somewhat from other applications of the genre, but it can be ideal for people who are not familiar with video editing software.

The platform also allows you to create videos with photos. In this way, it is possible to create a slide with images adding captions and other effects, making the final result dynamic and rich in edits. The app offers sharing with Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. In addition, there is sharing via email and the possibility to save everything in the smartphone library.

9. Vizmato
Vizmato allows you to include effects in videos recorded by your phone in a simple way. Available for Android and iPhone, the tool brings features such as frame acceleration, slow motion, mirroring, zoom, spiral images and insertion of stickers over the scenes.

It is a good video editor option for YouTube, as it allows you to use new audio channels to add special effects like clapping, laughter and ambient effects like echoes. The app also offers an internal social network for sharing videos and analyzing other users’ productions.

10. Enlight Videoleap
Enlight VideoLeap has already been voted by Apple as the best app of the year. It offers tools such as color filters, transitions, subtitles with stylized fonts, narrations, soundtracks and various effects. The app is suitable for making both simpler edits and creating projects made with professional elements, such as screen effect patterns, text description and animated transitions.

The media can be exported in different types of resolution that the user must define and that are better suited to the different websites and storage services. The file can be downloaded to the cell phone library or directly shared on social networks and online messengers.