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5 Best Video Editing Apps That You Should Install | GarimaShares

Video is a type of content that is consumed the most and gets the most attention from people. And finding good free video editing apps is tough.

Not everyone can work on those heavy and complex video editing software. Sometimes, when you need to edit a small video for Instagram, IGTV, or Facebook, a video editing app is sufficient.

If you want to grow on Instagram, you can’t ignore posting video content. If you’re struggling with hashtags that you don’t give you a good enough reach, check out this hashtag guide I shared a while ago.

By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic — 15 times higher than it was in 2017. ( Cisco)

You can edit videos on phone using the free editing apps available on the playstore/app store.

If you go to the play store or the app store, it is filled with video editing apps. But how do you know which are the best ones?

It gets quite frustrating trying out different apps one after the other hoping that the next one would be the ONE.

Quick tip! Use PicsArt to add quality-filters on your videos

Though PicsArt is majorly a photo editing app, you can utilize the filters it has on your video. The retro and vintage video filters are one of my favorites. Plus they don’t degrade the quality of your video.

Previously, I have shared PicsArt editing tutorials, some of them are:

How To Add A Colored Background To A Photo: Picsart Editing Tutorial How To Add Rainbow Tears: Picsart Editing Tutorial

You’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’ll be sharing with you 5 best free video editing apps for both android and iPhone users.

I’ve personally used these apps myself, only after that I have curated the best ones. I use these apps all the time to edit small snippets for my Instagram stories as well.

They are in no particular order.

Best video editing apps

1. Snow

For aesthetic filters, bling effect, kodak film grains etc.

Not many people know about this app. It has a collection of aesthetic filters that you can apply both on your videos and pictures.

Have you seen that playdate edit videos? Yes, you can add the purple aesthetic bling in your videos or photos using the Snow app.

More than the actual editing where you trim and merge clips together, I recommend Snow for adding creative filters.

You get a slider using which you can control the amount of sparkle you want. Here are some of my posts from Instagram which I edited on Snow app:

The best thing is that it is completely free. You get the access to all the filters, effects & tools on installation.

Download Snow for Android Download Snow for iOS

2. Inshot

For trimming, splitting & merging videos together, add music, animated stickers and filters

Inshot is quick and the most reliable. It makes actions like trimming, splitting, and adding music to your videos super easy. It is quite handy.

Inshot has both a free and a paid version. The paid version gives you extra filters and stickers but the free one is pretty great too.

You can add a border, a background picture behind your video, add the music available in the app or from your phone.

There is an option to add stylized text as well. The IGTV tutorials that I linked above, were edited on Inshot.

Download Inshot for Android Download Inshot for iOS

3. Adobe Premiere Rush

Download Adobe Premiere Clip for Android Download Adobe Premiere Clip for iOS

4. Wondershare Filmora Go

Easy mode that makes the video for you, just drag and drop your media

Filmora is the option if you want to start out with basic video editing and get more advanced as you go. The app is perfect for Instagram but can be used to create videos for YouTube as well.

Also Read: Grow Your YouTube Channel With TubeBuddy Extension

Filmora Software is available for Windows and Mac computers. There’s an app version by the name FilmoraGo which is free to download for both iOS and Android devices.

Filmora’s “Easy Mode” strips away the complexity so you can drag and drop video clips, add some music, and produce a finished video in a matter of minutes.

There is an Effect Store where you can incorporate preset intros, themes, and transitions into your video creation.

Download Filmora Go for Android Download Filmora Go for iOS

5. Magisto

Like Filmora, Magisto makes video editing automated too.

First you’ll choose your video editing style (the type of story you’re telling), then you’ll choose the photos and video clips. Pick music from Magisto’s built-in music library.

And you’re done!

Using artificial intelligence (AI), this intuitive app helps organize your footage in a video that best delivers the message you have in mind.

Download Magisto for Android Download Magisto for iOS

Originally published at on June 7, 2020.



Focused on the latest news in tech, travel, photography, lifestyle and blogging. Garima Bhaskar is a Delhi-based Blogger and Photographer. She is an Engineer by degree and chose the entrepreneur journey in Blogging and Photography over the 9-to-5 life to be her own boss.

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