Review of all Mobile Video Editing Apps 2017


A Review of the BEST Video Editing App
to use on your Smartphone?


Editing completely freaks people out. So many people say "I can film" but if only i could edit I could be the best film maker. At Travelvids.tv we believe that it's actually all about the filming. If you plan your video and shoot it according to this plan, your editing will become as easy as painting by numbers. But naturally you have to know the process. The good thing is the process to editing a video is almost the same on all the Apps we are going to look at in the article. (And believe me its a lot). Don't believe me? Then do yourself a favour and watch us demonstrate the the same video edit across two platforms in this article.

Now just because the process is the same for all platforms doesn't mean you will like working on all of them. Some are better designed to get the job done fast and others to add fluffy animated emoji icons. Depending on your style of desired video, workflow and video outcome needs, there might be one app "better suited" than another. Perhaps you just don't like working a certain colour interface. We are going to give you the 33 best rated app the iStore & Google Play store have to offer. Below are 3 charts. Each is filled with Mobile Device Editing Apps according to the operating system they were designed for. We have included the name, developer, app rating as per the public in September 2017 as well as a two tier pricing info. Please note that these prices are obviously subject to change according to the apps developers discretion. I will explain the pricing in a little more detail later on in this article.

Side note: If you search for the app in the App Store or in Google Play Store include the Developer Namer in the search to fine tune. There are many Apps with the same same and similar logo icons.

Top 5 Video Editing Apps compatible with both Android & iOS Devices

No


Name


Developer


Downloads


App Rating


Price Tier 1

Price Tier 2

1

VivaVide​​​​​o

QuVideo Inc.

100mil  on Android

4.6 / 5

 $3 Remove Watermark 

$7 Unlock Premium

2

VideoShop

Appsolute inc.

10mil on Android

4.7 / 5

FREE                               

Buy Tokens**

3

Magisto

Magisto

10mil on Android

4.3 / 5

In App Purchases

$1/v   $7.5/m   $23/y

4

Quick

GoPro

10mil on Android

4.7 / 5

FREE                               

-

5

FilmoraGo

Wondershare Software

5mil on Android

4.3 / 5

In App Purchases

 $2.5 Remove Watermark 

These 5 apps go both ways. The developers saw to it that they would support the Android & Apple worlds and have produced some pretty solid applications. You will notice that VivaVideo by QuVideo Inc. has had over 100million installs on Android devices alone. It is the highest rated video app in the Appstore with a 12+ rating and the best thing is it only costs $3 to get the watermark removed so you can get going. This is out top pick from this list and we will bring you a demo video very soon. Another interesting app on this list is Quick. This app is an automation app that makes your video for you. It syncs it all up to great music and even produces weekly videos for you without doing a thing. (Well you need to obviously go film something). We like it, but we are not mad about it as you loose control over making the video truly your own. Great place to start, but you will want to progress fairly quickly.  

Pricing

Before we go on to Android's Top 14 Editing Apps I want to talk about the 2 pricing columns. Every app's developer has their own way of making their money. Some developers like GoPro just give it away for free to promote other products like their Action cameras. (Thats why we love them). Others have subscriptions that cost you weekly or monthly, but most of them give you free access and then charge you small money to remove adds and/or watermarks. The Price Tier 1 is what you can expect when you first download the app. If it just says In App Purchases then you can assume the download and use is free but there might be a catch. If there is such a catch I will put the most important aspect of it in the second Tier. This means you need to consider this cost before you can make videos the way you imagined them. Subscription servives are not all bad as you only have to pay for a month when you will use it and let it expire untill you want to use it again.
* Some apps have extra features like filters that you don't need but can unlock for cash or Tokens.
**  /v  per video export            /m  per month subscription           /y   per year subscription

Almost all of the apps here are "free" to install, so you can test it and see if you like it. So go wild, or just trust us and use the ones we recommend.

Top 14 Video Editing Apps for Android

No


Name


Developer


Downloads


App Rating


Price Tier 1

Price Tier 2

1

PowerDirector

CyberLink.com

10mil 

4.5 / 5

 $3 Quarterly  

$6 One Time Payment

2

ActionDirector

CyberLink.com

5mil

4.5 / 5

Contains Ads, In App Purchases

$3-6 

3

KineMaster

NexStreaming Corp.

10mil 

4.4 / 5

In App Purchases

$1-40

4

Funimate

AVCR Inc.

5mil

4.5 / 5

Contains Ads, In App Purchases


5

WeVideo

WeVideo Inc.

5mil

4.1 / 5

Contains Ads, In App Purchases


6

AndroVid

zeoxy

10mil 

4.1 / 5

Contains Ads


7

Adobe Premiere Clip

Adobe

1mil 

4 / 5

FREE


8

VidTrim Pro

Goseet

10mil 

4.2 / 5

Contains Ads


9

Video Editor

Fun Media Studio

10mil 

4.2 / 5

Contains Ads


10

Video Editor Music,Cut,No Crop

InShot Inc.

50mil 

4.6 / 5

Contains Ads, In App Purchases


11

Total Video Editor

#DesignMyApps

1mil 

3.9 / 5

Contains Ads


12

Video Editor Pro

Zentertain

1mil 

4.3 / 5

Contains Ads


13

Movie Maker Filmmaker

ALIVE Inc.

1mil 

4.5 / 5

Contains Ads


14

VideoShow 

EnjoyMobi Video Editor

100mil

4.5 / 5

Contains Ads, In App Purchases


The list of Android editing apps goes on and on and on... We settled on giving you the top 15 based on how many times it has been downloaded and the highest public ratings. Our Top pic is definitely PowerDirector. It's really easy to use, the layout is the closest you are going to get to a desktop editing suite and it only cost $6 dollars to unlock the premiere package. Winner. Want to see how it works?

Watch the PowerDirector Demo.   

Top 14 Video Editing Apps for IOS (Apple Devices)

No


Name


Developer


App Rating


Price Tier 1

Price Tier 2

1

iMovie

Apple

4+

FREE

FREE

2

Splice

GoPro

4+

FREE

FREE

3

Cameo

Vimeo

4+

FREE


4

Video.s Edit or Movie Make

Dynamite Standard

4+

In App Purchases


5

ReelDirector II

NEXVIO Inc.

4+

$3

In App Purchases

6

Video Editor with Music, ...

Andrea Montecucco

4+

In App Purchases


7

Viddy

Dynasty Apps

4+

In App Purchases


8

CuteCUT

YU BO

4+

In App Purchases

$7.60 to unlock Premium

9

Video Toolbox - Video Editing Tools

YU BO

4+

In App Purchases


10

Video Editor - Crop Video Maker

Shanghai Enjoy Info

4+

In App Purchases

$3.80 to remove watermark

11

Post Edit

Big Blue Clip

4+

In App Purchases


12

Video Editor with Music & Slide.Show

Nguyen Anh

4+

In App Purchases


13

Video Maker with Music: Add Music

AKM Masuduzzaman

4+

In App Purchases


14

VideoShVidLab - Video Editor, Movie 

MuseWorks

4+

In App Purchases


If you have opened the other article we've linked to twice already you've probably already guessed that Splice by GoPro is up there on our list. It's completely free and easy to use BUT, yes there is a but, it's not the best layout and it has a few limitations. It's a perfect App to get started but the great thing about Apple is that the best app out there comes free with your device: iMovie. We will bring you a demo video asap.

That wraps up our Smartphone Editing Apps selection for 2017. We can assure you it's all about personal preference and taste. If you want to really learn how to make editing super easy then check out our online course. This 90min course takes you through the process of planning a shoot and filming like a pro all with just a smartphone.