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Video Apps for Your SmartPhone

by Margaret Penney | August 22, 2017

Social media managers, videographers, and anyone who wants to use video to promote their own businesses and services rely on editing suites to get their message out to the world wide web quickly and with professional style.

Smartphone users are making, editing, and publishing their videos right from within their phones making the process of video publishing painless and drawing the publisher closer to their audience via virtually real-time responsiveness.

In order to produce these videos it’s essential to have good quality video editing apps on one’s phone. Here is a selection of top-performing video apps for smartphones.

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iMovie is a fully-featured video application that integrates well with a variety of Mac apps like Photos and iMovie Theater. Add video filters, animated titles and soundtracks. Make Hollywood-style trailers and movies. The app comes with movie themes taking the guesswork out of titles, transitions and music.

Version: iOS



Kinemaster is the only fully-featured video application made for Android. The features and functionality are comparable to IMovie for Macs. Professionals and amateur video aficionados will be pleased by the level of control over the editing process. The app features multiple layers for images, effects, overlays, and text. Trimming is frame-by-frame and quite precise. Hue, Brightness, and saturation are supported so it’s simple to have the visual style present as you like. Nifty audio filters, like a voice changer are also included.

Version: Android

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Video shop is a fully-featured editor with fast editing tools. Trim , cut, or split video clips into multiples. Add music and sound effects plus other effects like slow-motion. Text overlays, animation, transitions, and filters also supported.

Versions: iOS and Android


Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.


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