10 Best Video Editing Apps For Android – Today’s Android smartphones, especially the top ones, have exceptional photographic capabilities, with stabilization, extreme zooms, and resolutions up to 8K. But after shooting hundreds of videos, you need to retouch , maybe quick because you’re on the go, before sharing them.
And this is where the video editing apps come in now real suites that allow us to make the corrections we need to make perfect movies, such as cutting, removing blur, some effects, and more, as well as our relatives and friends (or who knows, followers on TikTok ) will be able to relive our emotions.
In this list, we will show you the most versatile on the market, which perhaps allows you to perform effective editing, with fine adjustments or not based on the level of experience of the user. We will give more prominence to complete but free apps, which do not affix watermarks, giving space to even the most particular proposals.
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10 Best Video Editing Apps For Android
YouCut / Video.Guru
YouCut and Video.Guru are two great free video editing apps , perhaps the best in this regard, that allow you to export 1080p and watermark-free videos . We put them together because they are really similar (and in fact they are both developed by InShot).
The differences are in the initial interface , with an icon to add videos in the shape of + developed in a different way, but the rest is just the same. The editing interface is very clean and clear and doesn’t have too many compatibility issues for videos shot with other devices.
To create a project, click on the + button and then import your video. You can add effects , music, lyrics , emojis and much more. There is a difference here, why
- YouCut is the free version only allows you to upload music from your device or audio effects
- Video.Guru also allows you to upload songs from your library, after a 30-second advertisement
You can review the video and once ready you can save by pressing the button. A window will open to choose the resolution , frames and quality , then you can save to the gallery or share.
The apps can also be used very well in the free version. For those who want something more there is the paid version, 4.99 euros per year or 13.99 euros one-off.
VN Video Editor
VN Video Editor is a really cool app. First of all, the free version does not affix watermarks and allows 1080p export, and while it lacks advanced features it has all the features you could want from a smartphone video editor. The app offers full compatibility with movies from other devices and allows:
- video filters
- easy to use timeline
- great video cropping
When exporting, you can choose 24FPS and 60FPS and even change the bitrate . Obviously there are limitations, and they are due to the maximum number of projects that can be created daily in the free version, but otherwise it is excellent.
ActionDirector is one of the most popular video editing apps on PC and Android . It is free and allows you to export videos at 1080p , and while affixing a watermark it allows you to remove it by watching a short advertisement . Among its main features we have
- clear and simple interface
- many effects
- many filters
- adding texts, including animated ones
- wide choice of music and musical effects
- many fixes available, clippings
- in the paid version can export to 4K
As you can see, ActionDirector is one of the most advanced video editors you can use. As anticipated at the beginning, it allows you to remove the watermark by watching an advertisement. You can do this at any time within the editor.
- At the bottom right of the video preview you will see the watermark
- Click on it and a box with an X will appear
- Click on the X and you will be offered Watch advertising to remove watermark
- The advertisement will last 15 seconds and after that the watermark will be removed
Obviously there is a limit to the number of times for which you can perform the operation, but there are not a few, 10 per day, so more than enough to indulge yourself with your free videos . Once the video is complete, click on Produce at the top right, set the resolution and frames and you can save the video in your phone’s Gallery .
VideoShow is a rather popular video editor app that comes with an intuitive interface , as well as being reliable and easy to use. The free version only exports at 720p, offers some advertising and affixes the watermark (which can be removed by watching a commercial). In addition to the essential functions, the app offers:
- sound effects
- possibility to perform live dubbing
- 50 different themes
- ability to compress video
- blurred backgrounds
- audio speed adjustment
- voice improvement
- soundtracks can be converted to MP3
- advanced editing features
Among the cons we have a loss of video quality after export and the Premium version is a bit expensive at 9.99 euros per week or 25.99 euros per month, but as mentioned at the beginning you can remove the watermark by looking a little ‘of advertising , which places it by right among the best on our list.
PowerDirector is a great video editing app , although it adds a watermark to your movie (as sadly all video editing apps from here on out) and compatibility with videos from other devices isn’t perfect.
Among its most interesting features (for the free version ) we have:
- edit and export videos in 1080p resolution (paid 4K)
- fast forward or slow motion with speed regulation
- video stabilizer
- animated texts and titles
- audio effects
- chroma-key to replace the background
Upgrading to the premium version offers more advanced templates and editing features, but the free version is more than suitable for basic needs (watermark aside).
KineMaster is another great video editing app. The free version allows export at 1080p , obviously with watermark, and compatibility with other videos and formats is all in all good. Among the outstanding features we have:
- Frame- by-frame crop
- Multilayer effects
- Great audio effects
- Keyframe animation to add motion to layers
- Speed control
- Color adjustment
- Automatic improvements
The interface is really intuitive and it is no coincidence that KineMaster is very popular with YouTubers . The app also offers a trial for the premium version, but the watermark aside is really to be recommended.
GoPro Quik is an app developed specifically for editing GoPro videos , but it also works great with smartphone videos and is surprisingly easy to use for creating original movies with lots of effects . The app allows 1080p export even in the free version and offers something different in the panorama of video editing apps.
With a simple touch , the app searches for the highlights and repeats them in a movie that can then be retouched by theme (there are two dozen available), cropping , music , writing and more. Obviously it’s not for someone looking for full control of their video, but for something to do fast it’s really great.
It’s definitely an app to try, although the free version adds the app name to the end of the movie.
InShot is another non-traditional free video editor but simple and immediate for those who want to edit videos to be distributed on social media , and the video creation page clearly clarifies the intended use. Its main features are:
- Wide choice of music
- Ability to crop and create video clips
- Specific video reports for TikTok and Instagram
- Ability to merge multiple clips into one
- Ability to add texts
- Speed regulation
- Fantastic transitions
- Ability to change wallpaper with one click
- Lots of filters availabl
InShot isn’t the video editor for those who want in-depth control over their production , but it does exactly what it promises: a gateway to social media and it does it incredibly well . The free version allows 1080p export and watermarks , but compatibility with other formats is great and is definitely an editor to try.
Funimate is another social media -oriented app and, true to its inspiration, it will offer you some advertising in the free version , allow export at 720p and as if that weren’t enough, it will watermark videos. Its main features are:
- Great for shooting and editing videos for TikTok
- Over 100 advanced video effects
- Instant loop effect for social media
- Emojis and clip stickers
- Blending and cutting tools
- 15 video filters
If you are looking for a serious editor, perhaps you will not be comfortable with Funimate which, as the name suggests, tries more to give a funny look to the videos in order to make them go viral. The app is very popular with TikTok users , because it feels like it was made for the platform , adding useful features that the social app doesn’t have.
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Apparently it seems that among TikTok influencers it is very popular to bring the end of the videos back to the beginning and Funimate makes it easy to create this effect with its automatic looping tool .
If you like to create short videos full of exciting content and catchy music, Funimate is the app for you.
FilmoraGo is one of the best video editor apps , although unfortunately you need to access the paid version to take full advantage of its features . The free version in fact allows you to export the video at 720p and affix a watermark , but offers many effects and filters. From the point of view of functionality we have:
- very easy to use interface
- professional editing
- reverse playback
- wide choice of formats for social media
- slow motion
- viewing clips in real time
- import photos and videos from social networks
From a compatibility standpoint with videos from other devices, it’s not flawless, but all in all the app offers enough. Even for the Premium version , which costs € 30.99, it only allows export at 1080p and can be further enhanced with in-app purchases.