Have you ever captured a special moment on your phone or wanted to document a memorable experience? If you have a desire to turn your videos into a short movie, great news…there’s an app for that! It seems new and exciting apps are released every day, so take a little time to check out our take on the top ten video editing apps out there. Oh yeah, and before we forget to mention, they’re free!

YouTube Capture

Still trying to figuring out how to tie that bowtie or French braid your hair? YouTube has the answer. With 60 hours of video uploaded every minute, you’re bound to find the right one for you. But what if you want to record and edit videos from your smartphone? Well, YouTube has got you covered with their very own video-editing app. Capture allows you to shoot, edit, and share videos on the go.  

Special Features:

·         Add audio from your music collection

·         Rearrange and stitch together an unlimited number of clips

·         Edit videos with color correction and stabilization

·         Share on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter


 The idea of making a trailer for home videos pushes this software app to the top of the list. You can import video footage to a Mac or video and photo files from a hard drive. Users can edit video clips while adding themes, titles, music and other video enhancement tools. iMovie gives you the ability to watch videos on a Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, or Apple T.V.

Special Features:

·         Instant replay

·         Face recognition

·         Flash and hold effects


With FilmoraGo, you simply import your video, choose the special effects or transitions and deliver your final project via mobile device, social media, or DVD. Cnet describes it as “Possibly the most beautiful and effective video software we have seen in a long time.”



Special Features:

·         Support for adding music tracks

·         Overlays and filters

·         Unique visual effects

·         Speed control: Slow motion and time lapse support


Don’t have a lot of time but need to edit your videos? The best feature of Magisto is it’s easy to use. Upload your video, choose your theme and music, and you’re done! The app will automatically select high quality scenes to create your own short videos.

Special features:

·         Emotion sense technology

·         Visual analysis

·         Post production

·         Cool editing styles

Video Editor FREE

This app is developed for users who want need basic video editing features such as trimming, merging, and sharing. It’s a free video editor for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.

Special Features:

·         Simple layout

·         Quick share

Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is an advanced studio app with media organizer, sound effects, and video editor/enhancer. This app has some seriously cool features. Our favorite is the option of voice overs.

Special Features:

·         Easy to use interface

·         Edit videos, photos, and audio files


Taking family photos and giggling in between shots? You can capture these moments with Splice. This free iPad video editor allows you mold both HD photos and video footage together to make a movie that can be shared online.

Special features:

·         Background music

·         Sound effects

·         Motion effects


Clipper completes the same tasks as full video editing software. This app applies quick tools to complete movies with your iPad photos and videos.

Special features:

·         Less editing time than most apps

·         “No” music option

·         Select start time of song in music library

Cute CUT

This tech-forward professional grade editing app has tons of unique features. It supports both 16:9 HD and 4:3 SD videos in portrait and landscape mode.



Special Features:

·         30+ drawing tools

·         Gradient effect

·         Predefined transitions

·         Portrait landscape mode


This popular video editing and slideshow maker stands out because of the unique add-ons. Stickers, GIFs, fonts, and texts are just a few features. Your finished project can be shared through Facebook, Facebook Messenger, YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, Vine, SnapChat, email and more.

Special Features:

·         Multi Capture options

·         Support HD resolution when exporting or saving videos

·         Photo slide show maker

Use video editing apps to enhance the way you use video to tell your story. Need help making and editing videos for content marketing? Contact The Storyteller Agency and start telling great stories.