13 Jan THE BEST APPS FOR VIDEO EDITING ON A PHONE
“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 over the years, trying out lots to see which are easiest and most intuitive to use. I look for features that make editing both vertical and horizontal video as simple as possible.
So, here we go! My favourite apps for editing video on iPhone and Android are –
For iPhone and Android – VLLO – My favourite editing app. The app has a free version, which doesn’t watermark. But it’s also worth upgrading, as it has various subscriptions like weekly, monthly or lifetime.
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. Importing music into your timeline is super easy as well.
Capcut – Another fantastic app. This is the app I share with everyone on the MAKE VIDEOS – 30 DAYS OF CREATIVE FUN – my online course because I think it’s a great app to get started with editing. It’s free, simple to use and has all the features you need. You can remove the watermark too!
Has all the features you need – speed control, reverse, voiceover, multiple frames and lots of templates for text and effects.
My fav features – The auto captions work so well. You can assign a cover shot. Plus, it links well with Tiktok and you can access some of the music and sounds from the app.
On iPhone only – Videoleap has everything you need for basic edits and lots of extra cool features, like templates, filters, masks, special effects and speed change. There are various options for the 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.
Full version on iPhone with limited features on Android – Filmm is my go-to for fabulous filters, effects and making adjustments. You can edit multiple clips together, adjust speed controls & add music. So the app is potentially a one stop shop for video editing. But I mostly use it for the filters and effects to enhance the look of my video clips, as seen during 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…
If you’d like more guidance to start making your own videos – check out MAKE VIDEOS – 30 DAYS OF CREATIVE FUN – my online course where I share everything you need to get started and inspiration to take you through the whole process and find the love of making videos!
Bryony GalliganPosted at 12:42h, 20 April
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!
xanthePosted at 17:11h, 27 April
I think Loom is really good for a free service. Otherwise I use Camtastia.