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15 Best Video Editing Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier!

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Video content is in full bloom. Whether it’s for marketing or entertainment purposes.  

And as per Wyzowl, 86% of businesses consider video as a strong marketing tool. If we talk about the ROIs of video content, 78% of video marketers claim that has helped them boost their sales. 

There’s no doubt that it’s tough to sit down with a laptop and put in all your effort and time to edit a footage to turn it into an eye-catching video. But 69% of people say that they’d prefer to watch a video from a brand to learn about a product/service. 

There are dozens of free or budget-friendly video editing apps out there that can be used to create professional-quality & captivating videos on your smartphone or tablet. 

Let’s take a look at the top 15 video editing apps that you can use to create stunning videos on your own: 

1. Adobe Premier Rush

Adobe Premier Rush tops the list of the 15 best video editing apps to use. This app combines several powerful features from Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition and Adobe After Effects for flawless editing. 

Its powerful video editing tools allow you to create videos that look as well as sound  professional. It is free but if you upgrade it, you get access to all the premium features with hundreds of sound effects, sound tracks, overlays, animated titles, and much more. 


  • Built-in camera allows you to capture pro-quality videos
  • Offers multiple video tracks to create stunning video effects like split-video
  • You can pan, crop or zoom, adjust the speed of your video
  • You can resize your footage to different ratios such as 4:5, portrait, square, etc.
  • Share your videos to platforms like TikTok, Facebook & Instagram in just a single click
  • Enhance the colour of your videos using intuitive presets and customisation tools

Available on: Android & iOS

2. GoPro Quik App

Quik App is a free-to-use video editing app developed by the makers of GoPro. It’s a well-crafted app that allows users to quickly capture, edit, create and publish stunning videos. 

Quik takes your best shots from your camera roll, email, text threads, etc. and enables you to edit videos at the fastest speed. However, it also allows you to manually edit your videos if you wish to have more control over your editing. 


  • Powerful editing tools, attractive filters & transitions along with stylistic themes
  • The Speed Tool allows you to have full control of your video speed
  • Capture a frame from any video using Frame Grab
  • Allows you to use your smartphone as a remote control for your GoPro
  • Share videos to your social media accounts instantly
  • Allows you to broadcast your work live 

Available on: Android & iOS

3. InShot App

An all-in-one video editing tool, InShot lets you edit videos and photos as well as create image collages too. The app comes with plenty of powerful features and you can trim, cut, merge your videos or even adjust their speed. 


  • Offers a variety of cinematic filters, transitions and effects like beats, glitch, noise, and more to make your video eye-catching
  • Lets you add your own voiceover as well as different sound effects 
  • Offers chroma key/green screen for a more creative work
  • You can add text and stickers to photos for more fun
  • Save videos in 4K resolution 

Available on: Android & iOS 

4. KineMaster

KineMaster features an intuitive interface which makes it a lot easier to edit & create videos as you would prefer on desktop video editing software. 

It offers a wide range of powerful tools and downloadable assets while allowing you to create stunning videos. 


  • Offers tools to cut, crop and splice your videos
  • Over 2,500 downloadable effects, transitions, stickers, videos, animations, fonts, images, etc.
  • Allows you to add music, sound effects, voiceover
  • Reverse, speed-up or add slow-motion to your videos 
  • Colour filters and colour adjustments to make your videos stand out
  • Save videos in 4K 2160p at 30FPS
  • Upload videos to social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram & YouTube
  • Import & Export project files  

Available on: Android & iOS

5. PicPlayPost 

PicPlayPost is the best video collage maker and slideshow maker, allowing you to create attractive video collages, slideshows as well as live wallpapers. 

It offers pro-video quality without any confusing tools which makes it perfect for people who are looking for something to narrate a separate footage. 


  • Allows you to trim, speed up or slow down your videos
  • Add multiple songs, voiceovers to your videos 
  • Share videos in 1080p
  • Create scrolling horizontally or vertically videos
  • Create up to 9 frame photo & video collages
  • Make multi-collage slideshows specially designed transitions
  • Offers up to 9 frame live collages for Wallpaper 
  • Choose from a wide range of transitions for creating slideshows

Available on: Android & iOS

6. Videoshop

Videoshop is a great free video editing app equipped with a vast variety of editing tools, effects and filters for personalizing videos. The interface is quite simple and allows quicker and easier video editing. 


  • Easily trim, resize or merge multiple video clips into one
  • Record your own voiceover, add music or sound effects to your videos
  • Choose from a variety of animated titles, filters and transitions to make your videos more appealing 
  • Apply illusionary effects using the Distort tool
  • Screen capture any part of your videos
  • Pin stickers, type your own text
  • Allows you to add video over video to give a layered effect 
  • Share to numerous platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Vimeo, YouTube, etc

Available on: Android & iOS

7. Horizon 

Horizon is the most suitable app for capturing horizontal videos no matter what the position of your smartphone is. All footage is recorded horizontally, regardless of how your device is tilted. 

It’s a perfect app for those who’re in a rush to capture a video with no time to organize and set things properly. 


  • Detects the angle of your iPhone or iPad automatically and adjusts the horizontal level for you to begin shooting immediately
  • Choose from a selection of filters like Retro, Nightowl and Movie to add some creative touches to your videos
  • The Flex mode allows you to automatically zoom in and out as per your angle
  • Drag-and-drop to save your videos and photos
  • Allows you to share your videos on different social media networks

8. WeVideo 

WeVideo leads the race when it comes to cloud-based video editing applications. It is software-accessed and you don’t have to add it to your device. 

The free version offers a variety of editing tools, but you can upgrade to the premium version for additional features.


  • Includes timeline editor, colour filters, new animated texts, split clips, undo/redo, support for multiple audio clips, and more 
  • Arrange, cut or trim your videos in any order you want
  • Enhance your video by adding sound effects, music or voice overs 
  • Access an extensive library full of filters, transitions, royalty-free video clips, royalty-free music tracks, photos, as well as fonts, motion titles, etc.
  • Green screen effect to change the background of your videos
  • The Ken Burns effect allows you to get photos to come alive 
  • Publish your finished videos in up to 4K Ultra HD
  • Share your videos on various social media sites like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat

Available on: Android & iOS

9. Splice – Video Editor & Maker

Splice is one of the most widely used apps by iPhone and iPad users. You can create beautiful, professional-looking videos using powerful tools offered by the application. 

As the name suggests, Splice lets users splice various clips together to form a captivating video. Also, the interface of this app is quite simple and intuitive. 


  • Trim, cut, crop, refine or even adjust the speed of your videos  
  • Apply different filters, effects, transitions styles to give your videos a more realistic effect
  • Overlay photos/videos as well as apply masks to create stunning effects
  • Offers more than 6,000 royalty-free sound tracks or you can also add voiceover or a song from your iTunes collection
  • Create slideshows with pan/zoom effects
  • Use Chroma Key to remove the background
  • Easily share your videos to numerous platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, etc

Available: only on iOS

10. VideoShow 

VideoShow is a trendy video editor which not only creates videos but also slideshows using images, photos, music, sound effects, etc. VideoShow has a simple interface which makes it ideal for beginners. 


  • Offers custom cover, video overlay, PIP, mosaic, scroll text, and more
  • Offers hundreds of video templates for easily creating attractive videos
  • Has a range of cool filters, themes and effects to make visually-appealing videos
  • A variety of text styles, fonts, outline colours and opacity
  • Hundreds of fully licensed music tracks 
  • Record and upload your own voice to your videos
  • Export your videos in 720P/1080P HD without any time limitations
  • Let’s you merge, trim, cut, split, duplicate, reverse, rotate, convert, flip and dub your videos

Available on: Android & iOS

11. Vivovideo

Vivovideo is another super video editing app which is popular among creators who create content for social media. All you have to do is create a new video or upload an old one, select a time range, beginning & ending. 

It is the best platform to create stunning animated GIFs from photos and videos that you already have. 


  • Cut, crop, trim, merge and edit your video clips easily
  • Edit GIFs with a wide variety of filters and effects
  • Add text and stickers to your GIFs
  • Add frames to your GIFs
  • Lets you export all GIF images
  • Share your GIFs on GIPHY
  • Save GIFs to your smartphone

Available on: Android & iOS

12. Magisto

An award-winning video editing app, Magisto lets you turn your photos and video clips into captivating videos, music slideshows, collages, and more. 

The app uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to edit & create your videos. It offers different editing styles like Country, Traveller, Love, Memories & Fashion. The app works exceptionally well in creating eye-catching and professional-looking Instagram videos. 

Besides the free plan, Magisto offers Premium and Professional plans for monthly charges. 


  • A variety of filters, effects, graphics and music to tell your stories in a more appealing manner
  • Offers ready-made templates for different occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries, Invites, etc.
  • Merge, trim, cut or reorder your videos
  • Choice of fonts, text, and colours to customize your videos as per your taste & style
  • An expansive fully-licensed song library
  • Share your finished videos on social media, email or even messaging apps

Available on: Android & iOS

13. iMovie

iMovie is one of the most popular video editing tools available for iOS users. It’s absolutely free. The interface is simple & streamlined, as well as intuitive with a drag-and-drop feature that makes your job easy. iMovie is packed with all the basic editing tools that are required to create an impressive video. 


  • 14 trailers templates with beautiful graphics and scores created by some of the top film composers
  • 8 different themes with matching transitions, titles and music
  • 11 animated title styles such as Reveal, Split or Pop-up
  • More than 80 soundtracks. Add sound effects, songs as well as voiceover
  • Picture-in-picture, split screen and green screen effects
  • Save your videos in up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second
  • Upload your videos to various social media networks 

Available on: on iOS

14. Filmmaker Pro

Filmmaker Pro is the best editing tool when it comes to managing, sharing and exporting underlying assets in projects. There are plenty of features in the free version, but, if you wish to access all the advanced features, you will have to pay a fee. 


  • A colour coded timeline viewing which makes it easy to find the assets and manage the timeline
  • Trim, split, duplicate your videos or even adjust the speed 
  • 39 transitions and 30 specially-designed filter options to choose from
  • Offers chroma key, photo motion, Picture-in-Picture video, Ken Burns effect, Reverse video tool, and more
  • A wide range of custom-made music tracks and sound effects
  • A wide collection of fonts along with 9 standard text animation styles 
  • A variety of illustrations and stickers 
  • The drawing tool lets you choose the brush size, colour and opacity

Available on: iOS

15. LumaFusion

LumaFusion is a multi-track video editing app which is popular among filmmakers, video producers and creators. It provides a compelling & intuitive storytelling environment to create captivating videos. 

It is the most favourite editing apps of iOS users. It is packed with numerous powerful features. 


  • Cut, copy and paste in your timeline as well as between projects with Multiselect tool
  • Edit with the advanced magnetic timeline
  • Preset transitions 
  • A variety of layer effects as well chroma keys, distort, blur
  • Animate with unlimited keyframes 
  • Allows you to create multilayer titles with images and shapes
  • Create projects with a wide range of aspect ratios
  • Dozens of royalty-free music tracks as well as videos
  • Share movies with control over quality, resolution and format

Available on: iOS

Wrapping Up

Creating captivating & engaging video content can be really challenging at times. Therefore, it is important to use the right kind of editing tools which help in producing eye-catching videos, but which at the same time are simple and intuitive. 

The above guide will help you select the best video editing app to create compelling videos for your next project. 

About the author


Pavnendra Bhadhuria

Pavnendra Bhadhuria is the founder and CEO of Essence Studios, India’s top explainer video production company. When he is not busy running the business, he shares his knowledge and experience in the field of digital marketing through blogs. He is also an avid follower of cricket.