The Best Apps for Video Editing

Thanks to the internet, mobile phones, and a huge array of digital tools, it is easier than ever for anyone - even complete amateurs - to edit professional-grade videos. However, some apps are far, far better than others when it comes to creating high-quality videos. Here is an overview of some of the best apps.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Adobe is one of the worldwide leaders in the editing space, and with good reason. This platform comes with a huge array of features and is designed explicitly for casual users who are seeking to create high-quality videos without professional skills. It easily allows you to add special effects, text, mix clips, and more. The icons of the program are large, making it easy for beginners to use. Furthermore, there is an extensive community behind this program, making it easy for you to get help for any questions that may pop up while you use this program. Importantly, it also is a cross-platform program, meaning that you can edit easily on your phone, iPad, or computer, save files to the cloud, and easily access them for continued use. This makes it exceptionally easy to start to edit on a mobile device and finish up on your computer.


iMovie has been around for years, but there is a good reason for that. Indeed, iMovie is one of the best and easiest to use video editing apps, one that is specifically made for the iOS. It comes on most iOS devices and allows you to easily insert most standard special effects. Since this was designed specifically for iOS systems, it is incredibly easy to use and highly intuitive - indeed, of all the programs on here, this one might be the easiest to manage. Furthermore, it's free, and you can upload clips directly to the cloud or YouTube. For beginning users, this one is absolutely perfect. 


Magisto is owned by Vimeo and offers a completely different take on video editing: It is totally automated. All you do is select an editing style, clips, and press a button. Magisto will use Artificial Intelligence to arrange your clips based on what you are looking for and the style you have selected. From there, the video is yours, and you can upload it as you see fit. Best of all is the price: Free to use, although you do have to pay for more advanced features. 


Quik is interesting in that it was designed explicitly for GoPro users. Users who have a GoPro can do amazing things with this device. Specifically, the program can automatically important footage you shot from your platform. From there, you can easily edit the footage, sync it to music, and more. This is a GoPro we are talking about, so many of Quik's features are unquestionably action-oriented. This makes using the program a breeze for people who are looking to create intense footage shot from their GoPro device. 

Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is also free to use on either your computer or iPhone, although paid versions allow you to remove the watermark. It is not feature heavy, but that is because it sacrifices many of the extraneous features for ease of use and functionality. This makes the program perfect for beginning users. It even has an "Easy Mode" that literally removes virtually all features except the ability to splice clips together, removing any complexity and making it easy for users to create clips that can suit their needs. 


KineMaster is a professional-grade editing program, but one that can absolutely still be used by regular users. It allows all of the standard features like mixing clips and adding music and text, but it also allows you to add multiple tracks of audio, multiple layers of video, and more. The program is also free, although you will have to pay if you want to remove the watermarks and upload videos at 1080p or 4k. However, if you are willing to deal with these issues, you can use the program absolutely for free, making it a fantastic use.


Inshot gears itself explicitly for use on social media platforms. What does this mean? Well, you can easily splice clips together, trim existing features, and more. It also comes in with preset editing styles for apps like TikTok, so you can easily create videos that fit various social media platforms.