The 10 Best Android Video Editor Apps of 2019

Create great clips with a video editing app for Android

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Your Android device might be able to capture stunningly high-quality video, but having access to a good Android video editor can help you go the extra mile for making your videos look as good as possible.

An Android video editor app will allow you to make cuts to your videos, add background music, incorporate text, apply filters, create transitions between clips and so much more.

Here are just 10 of the absolute best to consider checking out.

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Simple Yet Professional Video Editing: Quik

Three screeshots of the Quik app.

What We Like

  • Ability to add up to 75 photos/video clips per project.

  • Access to 23 themes with transitions and graphics.

  • Fast video creation and customization features.

What We Don't Like

  • Finicky app with the potential for crashing.

  • Trouble removing/customizing automatically selected features.

Quik is a great app for video creators who are simply looking to get the job done as fast and as conveniently as possible—without skimping on quality, of course. You can upload a combination of photos and videos, and the app will do the rest by automatically creating a professional looking video out of them. Then you can customize your video by cropping your clips, reordering them, add transitions, apply effects and more before you export it.

Price: Free

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Powerful, Intuitive and Connected to the Cloud: Adobe Premiere Rush

Three screenshots of the Adobe Premiere Rush app.

What We Like

  • Intuitive app with drag and drop functionality.

  • Integration with Adobe's Creative Cloud and desktop app.

  • Multitrack timeline with four video and three audio tracks.

What We Don't Like

  • Free version limited to just three exports.

  • Difficulty editing long videos.

Premiere Clip was once the reigning Adobe app in video editing, but Premiere Rush appears to be quickly taking its spot. Designed to be used via the cloud with apps for both the desktop and mobile, everything you do within the app can be accessed anywhere. This all-in-one video editor lets you taking advantage of a wide range of powerful tools so your videos look just the way you want.

Price: Limited free starter plan with a free Adobe Creative Cloud membership and an option to purchase the single app for $10 a month. Adobe Premiere Rush is also included with Premiere Pro.

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Everything You Need for Social Video Posts: InShot Video Editor & Video Maker

Three screenshots of the InShot Video Editor app.

What We Like

  • Social video editing app designed for posting video to major social networks.

  • Premium features included in free version, like video splitter and cropper.

  • Extra visual features included like text, stickers and emojis.

What We Don't Like

  • Ads with the free version.

  • Exported videos include watermark with free version.

  • Basic video track timeline makes it hard for extensive editing.

As an Editor's Choice on Google Play with over 3.5 million downloads, InShot's video editor app is one that lives up to its reputation. This powerful video editor app guides you through the easy process of creating and editing your video, offering you a vast selection of editing options including a video merger and joiner for conveniently combining multiple clips. Extra editing features are also available for optimizing your videos for specific social platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Tik Tok and more.

Price: Free with a premium version for $2.99.

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The Most Fun You'll Have Video Editing: VivaVideo

Three screenshots of the VivaVideo app.

What We Like

  • Built-in music video editor with sounds and songs.

  • Includes a fast and slow motion feature.

  • Ability to blur backgrounds in both videos and photos.

What We Don't Like

  • Videos are exported in low quality with a watermark in free version.

  • Invasive ads and prompts to upgrade the app.

Similar to InShot's video editor app, VivaVideo is another impressive (and popular) app designed for creating short videos and uploading them to social networks. It doesn't exactly offer the best and most extensive range of editing features, but it's incredibly user-friendly and fun to use. You can still trim clips, merge them, apply filters, apply text and take advantage of visually appealing stickers and graphics.

Price: Free with in-app purchases ranging from $1.29 to $40.99.

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For the Video Editing Pro: PowerDirector

A screenshot of the PowerDirector app.

What We Like

  • Powerful timeline with multiple tracks.

  • Ability to stabilize shaky videos footage.

  • Helpful tutorials included for all features.

  • Videos can be exported in 4K resolution.

What We Don't Like

  • Not ideal for a casual or beginner video editor.

  • Ads and watermark applied to videos in free version.

Another Editor's Choice on Google Play, PowerDirector is the kind of video editing app you want for your Android if you're looking to do some serious editing and aren't afraid of taking some time to learn how the app works. Once you're familiar with it, you'll be able to create some of the most professional looking videos with all sorts of incredible effects. The app's chroma key feature even lets you add voiceovers, action effects and background graphics.

Price: Free with in-app purchases ranging from $1.19 to $46.99.

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The Most Professional Feature Offering for Free: KineMaster

A screenshot of the KineMaster app.

What We Like

  • Easy to use interface for such a feature-packed app.

  • Ability to add multiple layers for video, photos, effects, stickers and more.

  • Access to the Asset Store for music, clips, etc.

What We Don't Like

  • No default transition setting or ability to upload multiple media at once.

  • Watermarks on videos exported via the free version.

KineMaster is yet another full-featured video editing app (and also an Editor's Choice on Google Play) that has a solid reputation for having a user-friendly interface and an incredible array of editing features for a free app. Like PowerDirector, this one also comes with chroma key for background editing and can export videos in 4K resolution.

Price: Free with in-app purchases ranging from $1.04 to $44.36.

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Simple and Practical for the Social Video Poster: YouCut

Three screenshots of the YouCut app.

What We Like

  • One of the only free apps with no watermarks or ads.

  • Adjustable video color options (brightness, contrast, etc.).

  • Customizable music and voiceover features.

What We Don't Like

  • Can't add multiple layers to videos.

  • Photo duration is limited to just 10 seconds.

YouCut is one of the very few good video editor apps that will let you export your videos for free without automatically applying a watermark to it. From the maker's of the popular InShot video editor app, YouCut is also designed for quickly and easily creating videos to upload to popular social networks like Instagram, YouTube, Tik Tok and others. Use it to merge/join clips, adjust the speed to fast or slow motion, create photo slideshows, add music and so much more.

Price: Free with in-app purchases ranging from $3.79 to $12.99.

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Lots of Features Packed Into One Free App: FilmoraGo

A screenshot of the FilmoraGo app.

What We Like

  • Instant video preview upon application of effects.

  • Access to professional editing tools in the free version.

  • No time limits on video clips.

What We Don't Like

  • No watermark, but a wordmark at the end of the video in free version.

  • Lots of reported glitches, crashes and lagging.

FilmoraGo is another popular video editor app that thankfully won't place a watermark on your video exports, but that's not all it's good for. This app offers all the basic features like trimming, applying filters and adding text with a wide range professional editing tools plus a vast collection of effects. It's perfect for creating videos for social networks like Instagram, Facebook and others.

Price: Free with in-app purchase of $1.39 to $10.99.

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AI-Powered Video Creation: Magisto

Three screenshots of the Magisto app.

What We Like

  • Smart video creation based on chosen editing style.

  • Advanced features like stabilization, facial recognition, auto-cropping, etc.

  • Designed for social media video marketers.

What We Don't Like

  • Very limited access to features with free use of the app.

  • Not ideal for manual video editing.

Similar to Quik, Magisto uses artificial intelligence to analyze videos and select the best parts to feature. If you want quick results and aren't too keen on fiddling around with too many video editing options manually, Magisto is worth trying out. Just choose your editing style, select videos and photos you want included and select an optional music track from Magisto's built-in music library or from your device. The app will do the rest.

Price: Free with in-app purchases ranging from $0.99 to $239.99.

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Highlight Those Awesome Action Shots: ActionDirector

Three screenshots of the ActionDirector app.

What We Like

  • Intuitive interface that produces high-quality video (4K resolution).

  • Ability to add and edit complex action effects.

  • Option to watch a short ad to get rid of the watermark.

What We Don't Like

  • Limited number of features.

  • Only suitable for fast editing and beginner video editors.

ActionDirector is a video editor app designed specifically for action clip editing and is another Editor's Choice on Google Play. It's super easy to use, offering features like slow motion, fast motion, replay and rewind for highlighting your best action shots. Other features include the basics like adjustable color options, a trimmer, filters, transitions, text and more.

Price: Free with in-app purchase ranging from $2.49 to $31.99.