Video editing is one of the most lucrative ways to earn a full-time income. The job market for film and video editors are exploding. So, if video editing is your hobby or you’re considering a career change, you’ll be happy to know that video editors can make a full-time income no matter if you’re freelancing or signing with a company.

Most of us tend to give up in video making because it may sometimes seem capital intensive but that’s not the case.

Thankfully, there are tons of great free or inexpensive mobile video editing apps that you can use to create professional-looking videos on your phone or tablet.

How Easy Is It

The only way this would be easy for you is if you want to stay in one spot forever.

If you want to advance your ability and skill, set then it’s not going to be an easy ride.

Do I need to invest?

Sometimes, the apps come for free, but some apps offer premium services that can only be bought.

Be rest assured that their premium services are very affordable most of the time.

Can All Phones Do It

I doubt if these apps and programs will work on all mobile devices. You should look into your device compatibility before moving forward to avoid disappointment.

In this article, you’ll get a quick feel for 10 of these awesome apps.

This guide aims to help you choose the perfect app for your needs so that you can go from hours of slaving away in front of your computer to creating killer, hassle-free videos on the fly. So, if you’re looking to go into YouTube or any other form of vlogging (video blogging) then you should look into some of these mobile apps that can save you some stress and help you one way or another.

Alright, let’s dive in!

1. FilmoraGo (Available on iOS and Android)

FilmoraGo is a very useful application that lets you carry out a lot of operations on any video.

Things you can do on this app include:

✓Trim videos (meaning you can crop a part out of a video easily).

✓Merge multiple videos into one.

✓Mute video sound.

✓Change music in videos to any song of your choice.

✓Add title clips and any other clip to videos.

✓Write and add texts into Videos.

✓Add filters and color effects to videos.

✓Add pictures to videos.

✓ Slow down certain parts of videos or the entire video itself.

✓And so much more.

The best part is that you can have access to all these features in the free version of the application and it is very easy to use for users of all skill levels.

It also works well on most mobile devices irrespective of your phone specifications.

Another advantage of Filmorago is that unlike other video makers who input watermarks into all parts of your video, Filmorago puts it’s watermark after your video is done so it doesn’t affect your content.

I’ve personally used this app a couple of times on my YouTube channel and users have not complained of any quality drops.

2. VivaVideo (Available on iOS and Android)

VivaVideo is a very popular video editing app that works especially well for short clips for social media. Using a storyboard style of editing, clips can be loaded, edited, trimmed, and merged together. With over 200 video filters, text input, and fast/slow motion support.

Viva Video also offers the following services:

✓It enables you to represent videos in a square form.

✓Trim videos (meaning you can crop a part out of a video easily).

✓Merge multiple videos into one.

✓Mute video sound.

✓Change music in videos to any song of your choice.

✓Add title clips and any other clip to videos.

✓Write and add texts into Videos.

✓Add filters and color effects to videos.

✓Add pictures to videos.

✓ Slow down certain parts of videos or the entire video itself.

✓And so much more.

What I dislike about Vivavideo is that it puts an uncomfortable watermark into your video which may affect the generator outlook of your video making you look unprofessional.

The only way to get rid of this watermark though is to upgrade to the pro/premium version of the app.

Also, Some very useful and advanced features are only available on the pro version which costs (about $2.5 i.e NGN1000).

3. Smart Video Resizer (Available on Android)

Have you noticed that whenever you make videos using your phone, it always comes in a very large size?

This can be a problem for you, especially when distributing your videos because it will cost you more data as well as take more time to process.

Smart Video Resizer is an app that can help you in this case.

This app enables users to reduce the size of the videos to a more uploadable size while maintaining most of the visual quality.

It’s a very good initiative especially in mobile phones and you should really give it a try.

4. Inshot (Available on iOS and Android)

Inshot is another video editing mobile app with a lot of features and is very easy to use.

A lot of users currently make use of this app for Instagram videos, skits, and even YouTube videos.

This app is very similar to the vivavideo app but without the watermark.

Although, this app is less sophisticated to the apps listed above and is just a simple alternative for your video projects.

The app lets you perform the following tasks:

✓Trim videos (meaning you can crop a part out of a video easily).

✓Merge multiple videos into one.

✓Mute video sound.

✓Change music in videos to any song of your choice.

✓Add title clips and any other clip to videos.

✓Write and add texts into Videos.

✓Add filters and color effects to videos.

✓Add pictures to videos.

✓ Slow down certain parts of videos or the entire video itself.

✓And so much more.

The downside is that you do need to pay $2.99 to remove the in-app ads and the watermark added to videos.

That said, the InShot app is simple to use and has everything you need. This app is perfect for creators who want an app that does it all without too many frills.

5. Kinemaster (Available on iOS and Android)

Kinemaster‘s intuitive interface makes mobile video editing easy. Well, as easy as it can be.

The app allows you to edit clips together like you would on most desktop video editing programs.

You can also add effects, text, and music. The app allows you to record audio to add to your video, and there are plenty of music and sound effects on the KineMaster Asset Store.

The downside is that the free version exports your videos with a watermark. And the monthly fee of $4.99 is more than most other video apps.

Even so, the app has a surprising amount of features and is certainly good enough for professional video editors looking to edit a video on the move. It’s also one of the best video editing apps available for Android users.

6. WeVideo (Available on iOS, Android and Chromebook)

WeVideo is leading the charge when it comes to cloud-based video editors – i.e., software accessed and hosted online instead of working from your device’s hard drive.

And this app is great – if you’re happy to upgrade to one of the premium versions. The free version comes with all of the basics to test the waters. You can trim clips, add filters, choose music from the built-in library, and more.

However, you’re only given 10GB of cloud storage for your video edits, and the free version puts a watermark on your videos. So if you plan to create more than one video, you’ll need to upgrade.

WeVideo’s premium plans offer some fantastic advanced features and functionality. These include a music library featuring commercially licensed music, and the ability to share videos in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

7. PicPlayPost (Available on iOS and Android)

PlayPicPost Video Editing App allows you to create video collages. This feature is perfect for creators looking to narrate a separate video clip.

For example, fitness professional Melissa Made creates video collages to teach workout moves for her Instagram followers. In one video, she’ll demonstrate the move, and in the other video, she’ll describe it.

To access this awesome feature, you’ll need to upgrade to the premium version of the app, which has a monthly fee.

The app also lets you trim clips, add your own music, and edit the collage frame color, shape, and size.

8. VideoShop (Available on iOS and Android)

VideoShop Mobile Video EditorVideoshop is a great personal and professional iOS and android mobile video editor app. You can trim seconds easily, slow footage down, or merge multiple clips into one all in this one app. As an easy to use mobile video editor for Android and iOS, this app is excellent for fast editing, adding filters, sound effects and so much more.

Other features include adding text, attaching a soundtrack to your video, enhancing filters, and animated transitions. With all these features to play with you wouldn’t need another video editor app to promote your business.

9. Adobe Premiere Clip (Available on iOS and Android)

Adobe Premiere Clip is a very popular free video editing app. This app links into Adobe’s well-known Premiere Pro product but works equally well as a standalone app.

The app provides two editing modes: Freeform and Automatic. Freeform allows you to retain the most control over your edit, and Automatic lets Adobe trim your clips and add transitions to speed up the editing process.

You can also automatically color-correct your clips, add your own music to your videos, or choose music from the built-in library.

What’s more, Adobe fans will be happy to know that this app syncs beautifully with other Adobe staples, such as Lightroom.

10. Quik App (Available on iOS and Android)

Quik Video Editing App is another free video editing app from the makers of GoPro.

It’s designed to speed up the editing process so that you can capture, edit, and post incredible videos on the fly.

You’ll be impressed by what Quik can do automatically. It searches your video footage to find great moments, can automatically trim and edit your clips, and the app can even add transitions. However, you can still manually edit your clips if you want more control over your video edit.

If you’re looking for an app that can help you to create awesome videos extremely quickly, this is the one for you.


Consistently publishing compelling video content can be a challenge.

But with the use of a great video editing app, the job becomes far easier. With the right app for your needs, you’ll be able to create and publish content on the move that your audience will love.

So try out a few of these apps, identify the best one for you, and start editing!

Which video editing app are you most excited to try first? Let us know in the comments below!



I'm Funsho, a lover of anything technology. I have an uncontrollable passion for sharing the latest and trending tech-related ideas and information.


  • Akinroluka Emmanuel, May 20, 2020 @ 5:53 pm Reply

    This is a very good job… I have use the inshot app and still currently using it and its awesome… I will like to try other app to see what I can do with it… Thanks for this info

    • Shelaf, May 27, 2020 @ 9:55 pm Reply

      Awesome 🙂 glad to hear you are using inshot!
      You are most welcome and thanks so much for reading!

  • Faisal saleh, May 24, 2020 @ 10:45 am Reply

    Thanks very much sir we really appreciate all u are doing for us. I have use viva video and is very good and am still using it. I got the pro version so the problem of that watermarks is no more. So editing if very easy and fantastic. I will love to try some apps and see what I can do with it too.
    Thanks very much for sharing

    • Shelaf, May 27, 2020 @ 10:01 pm Reply

      You’re so welcome 🙂 glad to hear how much you’re enjoying the VivaVideo!

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