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10 Video Editing Apps on Your Phone

Cutting a Quality Video Is Simple

Social media is one of the best ways to build out a company or personal brand. Whether you want to be a vlogger, blogger, motivational speaker, entrepreneur or something else entirely, you need to have attractive videos to build up your audience. Not everyone is capable or has knowledge of video editing software.

But did you know that you can use your smartphone to produce high quality videos? To make things a bit easier, we’ve put together a list of some of the best video editing apps you can get on your phone.

Royalty Free Music Loops

Before you start editing your video clips, you may want to find some royalty free music loops to use. Sound effects and music are often copyrighted, so you'll need to find options that are free to use. Luckily, there are many sites that have sound clips and music loops for use. Some of our favorites include:

Make sure you read the terms and conditions before inserting any clips into your video.

Top 10 Video Editing Apps


iOS, Android | Free + In-App Purchases

Filmora is known for their incredible video editing software. This app allows you to trim video clips, add text or subtitles, add filters and overlays, and speed up the content. You can also add background music, or different themes, which add additional visual effects. FilmoraGo is one of the best free video editing apps you can get. It’s available on both iOS and Android devices.


iOS | $19.99

LumaFusion is the most efficient video editing software that is currently available. It’s often used by journalists, professional producers, and filmmakers, and includes real-time previews and great animation. If you are looking for a desktop-style video editing app on your iPhone or iPad this is your best choice.

Adobe Premiere Clip

iOS, Android | Free

Adobe Premiere Clip is one of the big-name video editing apps available for smartphones. Unlike the desktop version, this app has simplified features. Its design is made for speed and efficiency, but doesn't have as many features, unlike other video editing apps. However, you can still use it to create, edit, and share videos. Adobe Premiere Clip is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Kinemaster – Pro Video Editor

iOS, Android | Free + In-App Purchases

Kinemaster is the most impressive video editing app because it is so simple to use. Whether you have a big or small smartphone, you won't have difficulty editing your videos. This app uses the space of your screen remarkably well, and helps you arrange your video clips, and add some additional layers if needed.

However, the free version is full of ads, and the developers require you to purchase a subscription to get rid of them($4.99/monthly, or $39.99/yearly). Kinemaster is available on both iOS and Android.


iOS | Free

Splice is an entirely ad-free app, and has some impressive features: you can add text, filters, and transitions throughout your videos. This app also allows you to adjust the speed, and has multiple audio tracks. Splice enables you to import, arrange, and trim clips, which can then be edited individually.

Luma FX

iOS | $2.99

Unlike LumaFusion, LumaFX is a simpler version. This app is all about fixing clips or footage that has errors, especially in color. LumaFX enables you to flip, reorient and rotate footage, and adjust the speed and aspect ratios. You can also apply more additional effects if needed. LumaFX is available on iOS for $2.99. However, if you already own LumaFusion there is no need to buy this app.


iOS, Android | Free

Quik was made by GoPro, and is an incredible video editing app. You can add images, background music, text, emojis, and slide titles to your videos. This app is very easy to use. Quik automatically analyzes the videos and images you've uploaded to select the best moments, or you can choose them manually.

Quik also has the ability to auto-sync music to your videos. It has a great social media sharing option, especially for sharing videos via email. Quik is available on iOS, Android, and desktop.


iOS, Android | Free + In-App Purchases

Magistro acts like an automated video editor for users who use Replay too much. You should use Magistro if you have a bunch of images, photos, music, and themes you want to turn into a video. Once you pick the components, you can just leave it and let it work. Magisto makes your 1-minute videos for free.

If you want longer videos you have to pay subscription fees ($19.99 annually, or $4.99 monthly). You can create longer slips and unlimited downloads once you activate your premium account.


iOS | Free

OverVideo enables you to add subtitles to your video without using other programs. You can add and adjust the text and opacity of the text block, and add music to your edited clips. The in-app purchase of OverVideo allows you to edit your video with more features like view cropping and clip trimming. OverVideo is available on iOS.

PowerDirector Video Editor App: 4K, Slow Mo & More

Android | Free + In-App Purchases

PowerDirector is the best video editing app for Android. It offers powerful timeline video editing, free video effects, reverse video, slow motion, editing backgrounds, and can produce 4K videos. The 4K videos can be produced by using a chroma key, which creates action movie effects and allows for great voice-overs.

Plus, you can also rotate, trim or split, and add background music to make your videos better. PowerDirector is only available on Android devices.