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“What are the best apps for video editing on your phone?” is a question I get asked a lot.

I’ve played with many apps to see which are easiest and intuitive to use, and which have the best features and also, support editing both vertical and horizontal video.

So, here we go! My favourite apps for editing video on iPhone and Android are…

For iPhone and AndroidVLLO – My favourite editing app. The app is free, you only have to watch ads while you upload music and download your finished videos, which isn’t too bad. But it’s also worth upgrading, as it’s only a one time fee which is pretty reasonable.

Has speed control and reverse, plus great features for text, voiceover and captioning. Multiple frames & double exposures are also possible with the PIP feature, when you upgrade.

My fav features – I like the multi track timeline and the quick editing features to split and trim your clips.

On iPhone onlyEnlight Videoleap is simple to use and has everything you need with lots of extra cool features, like filters, lots of effects, speed change and reversing video. The free version has all you need to get started and if you find you like the app (which I do!) it’s great value to upgrade to a subscription.

My fav features – When trimming a clip to the play bar, you get a little vibration to indicate the action and being able to create multiple frames within one frame, is such a bonus.

For iPhone and newer AndroidsRush from Adobe. It’s an upgrade from their previous Clip offering and is a simplified version of Premiere. It has everything you need for basic edits and has recently added speed controls. There’s the ability to do voiceovers direct in the app, a large range of title options and you can create multiple frames within one frame.

You can add music via tracks saved on your phone, or DropBox

My fav features – The App version is free to try and you can save three edits but if you are an Adobe Creative Cloud member, your projects can be synced through the Adobe cloud from phone to desktop, so you can work on your project on either device.

For iPhone and Android – InShot is another good option worth checking out, with an easy to use interface, and all the features you need. The free version will put a watermark on your film.

I don’t use this app because I’m not a fan of how the timeline functions – I prefer the apps I’ve recommended, but everyone is different, so I thought I’d share this anyway, as it might be your cup of tea.

Full version on iPhone with limited features on AndroidFilmm is fabulous for adding filters, effects, speed controls & music. Plus, editing multiple clips together is now possible (only on IOS), so the app is potentially a one stop shop for video editing. I’m a huge fan and I used this app to enhance the look of my video clips for my 100 Days of Vertical Video project.

Plus, check out my PLAY pack of filters, effects, transitions and frames that I created in collaboration with @filmmapp.

Have fun checking out all these apps for video editing on your phone! Let me know your favourites…

I share lots more tips & tricks for editing and shooting video on my online course “Handmade Film Making”. The 10 day course focuses creating daily films using just your mobile phone. You can find out more details here – Handmade Film Making

  • Bryony Galligan
    Posted at 12:42h, 20 April Reply

    Hi Xanthe – thanks for the reviews. Do you also have a current favourite for recording your screen? Wold be helpful for our home-learning we are recording for our students!
    Many thanks,

    • xanthe
      Posted at 17:11h, 27 April Reply

      I think Loom is really good for a free service. Otherwise I use Camtastia.


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