Best mobile video editing apps

In this article we will provide a list of the best free mobile video editors, for both Android and iOS. IOS users have an easy, powerful and completely free choice with iMovie , a gap that nobody has yet been able to fill in Android. However, there are several options that you can consider before choosing your best editing apps for videos.


If you have an iPhone, one of the best video editing app for iPhone you can find is almost certainly pre-installed. It is called iMovie, and it is made by Apple for iPhone and iPad. It offers a huge set of options very close to those offered by desktop editors without you having to search for other third-party applications.

It has themes that enable you to choose titles, transitions and music, as well as 10 filters for videos. It has sound effects to add to it, and allows you to put your own narrations. All this presented in an elegant and simple way, and being able to add the photos and videos you want from your phone to compose a video or a trailer. You can save the results in 4K or 1080p resolutions at 60 FPS.

Google Photos

Let’s start with a photo editor that is not a photo editor. This is Google Photos, the photo management application created by Google, and which has a simple video editor where you can choose photos and videos and make a movie with them. However, don’t expect much because it’s pretty straightforward.

Simply, you will be able to add all the photos and videos you want and decide how long each one is shown in the final composition. You can also add background music or remove the sound. The good thing is that it is easy to use and free. Unfortunately you cannot do more than a few basic compositions with it.


The InShot online editor is one of the most complete and best-rated despite its use of excessive advertising. The clips you choose to compose your video are shown on the bottom of your screen. It offers basic functions like trimming, adding texts, music or voice-over. You can also change the speed and use filters that can be free or paid.

It has versions for Android and iOS, and allows you to export videos at custom resolutions, which can go up to 1080p. Its obsession with advertising has both positive and negative aspects. On the one hand, there are functions that you can only use if you see ads, and on the other hand is the possibility of removing watermarks.


As you go down this list, you will see many options that are free versions of paid apps and therefore usually put watermarks on videos. This application was designed for Go Pro. You will have the possibility that you can remove the final curtain with the logo without having to pay for it, something that is already a plus.

It doesn’t give you much control over the end result, but instead accepts your suggestions as to which points in each clip are key. Using that information together with the music and the desired duration of the final video, the app generates the video without much intervention on your part.

Cyberlink ActionDirector

A vertical format video editing application, with many interesting options but with limitations in its free version. For example, you can only export clips with 720p or 480p resolutions and between 24 and 30 frames per second with a watermark. If you pay a monthly subscription, the watermark disappears and the resolution goes up to 1080p.

Your options include creating a video combining photos and videos, plus dozens of filters and transitions to choose from. Unfortunately not all filters are going to be free . Video editing is relatively easy, with a timeline where clips follow one another and a light button to assign transitions between clips. These clips can be embellished with effects, texts and stickers and even apply “beauty mode” to them.


KineMaster is a simple landscape interface video editor, which stands out because it allows you to create multiple layers (you can put one clip on top of another to create a peculiar effect) with clips, texts, stickers, effects or doodles. It looks very similar to desktop editors , so if you are not comfortable with mobile-friendly interfaces it can be interesting to use.

In its free version you will have a watermark and limited options.


As one of the best video editing app for android, it is a simplified and easy-to-use app which allows you to edit videos or create them from other videos or photos, or even mixing them both. These are displayed at the bottom of the window as icons. By tapping on one of these clips you can edit them, add new layers on top, voice-over, titles, filters or modify their speed.

You can also put transitions between clips. You also have lists of filters and transitions to download. Much of this content is free, but there are also some paid items to download. In this case, it is a free application with free content. As it is the case with most apps above, there is a watermark that can only be removed by paying a small fee.


An application quite similar to InShot, which we have talked about a above. Its interface is a bit simple, although it can be a overwhelming due to the number of options and possibilities it presents. Like many applications, it has a shop for filters and transitions in which some are free and others require a payment.

With VideoShow you can put together videos and photos, join them with interesting transitions, bring them to life with special effects and include music, voiceovers and texts with different designs. Without going through the box, the resulting video can be in HD quality and with a watermark.

Funimate Video Editor

This is a fairly popular video application, although quite simple and basic . It is not a powerful editor like the one you can find on the desktop, but rather something ideal for those small videos that you may want to create to upload later to social networks. In fact, it seems to focus a lot on networking philosophy like TikTok.

Its creation process is quite simple, and includes 15 filters and various transitions, with the possibility of adding texts.

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Marianne elanotta

Marianne is a graduate in communication technologies and enjoys sharing the latest technological advances across various fields. Her programming skills include Java OO and Javascript, and she prefers working on open-source operating systems. In her free time, she enjoys playing chess and computer games with her two children.

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