While I prefer to edit videos on my Mac, I do edit quite a lot of videos on my Android device when I am in a hurry. It’s surprising to see how powerful Android video editing apps have become in the last few years. If you are just starting out with your YouTube vlogging career and don’t want to invest in a full-blown video editor for your desktop, editing videos on your Android smartphone can be a great option for you. To help you get started with your video editing journey on Android, we have tried and tested a bunch of video editing apps to find the best ones out there. So, here are the 12 best video editors for Android you should check out:

Best Video Editors for Android (Free and Paid)

1. KineMaster – Pro Video Editor

KineMaster is one of the best, fully featured video editors on Android. The app supports multi-layer timeline editing with support for multiple layers of video, images, and text. It even supports multi-track audio allowing you to easily add voiceovers and background music without any hiccup. When it comes to video editing tools, the app features all the tools you might need, including trim, cut, precise audio controls, color LUT filters, 3D transitions, and more.

1. KineMaster – Pro Video Editor

I love how smooth KineMaster is when I am using video playback while editing the video. The app even comes with effects support, access to thousands of royalty free music tracks, overlays, stickers, and more. If you are looking for a powerful video editing app for your Android device, you should definitely try it out.

The app is free to use for personal, non-commercial use, but videos exported from the free version have a watermark. You can get a subscription to remove the watermark and get access to downloadable premium-assets for your videos.

Supported Formats:

Video: MP4, 3GP, and MOV

Audio: MP3, M4A, AAC, and WAV

Photo: JPEG, PNG, WebP, and BMP

Install: Free, $4.99/month

2. PowerDirector Video Editor App

Another powerful video editing app for Android is the PowerDirector video editor which brings a powerful multiple track timeline video editor along with free video effects, slow motion controls, voice over support, action cam editing and more. I especially love the built-in transitions here as they are very smooth and look beautiful when applied correctly.

2. PowerDirector Video Editor App

One of the USPs of PowerDirector is its chroma key feature which allows you to edit the background of your video by applying green screen effects. PowerDirector’s slow-motion video editor is also pretty powerful allowing you to create perfect slow-motion effects even on videos recorded at normal speed. Overall, this app is very capable and should easily serve all your mobile editing needs. The app is also compatible with Chromebooks, by the way, so even if you’re using your Pixel Book or Pixel Slate, you can edit videos on it without any hassle.

The app can be used for free, but it only supports 720p exports in the free version. However, you can unlock support for rendering 1080p and 4k videos with an in-app purchase.

Supported Formats:

Video: H.263, H.264 AVC, MP4, 3GP, VP9, MOV, and more

Audio: WAV, MP3, MP4, M4A, and AAC

Photo: JPEG, PNG, WebP, BMP and Gif

Install: Free, $5.99

3. Quik

While the above two apps are really good and powerful video editors, what if you are not looking for a full-fledged video editor rather for something which is quick and easy to use and makes your videos look beautiful? Well, in that case, check out Quik by GoPro which is probably the best such video editing app that you can find on the Play Store. With Quick, you can create awesome videos with just a few taps. Just choose your favorite videos and photos and let Quik do the rest of the work. With Quik’s built-in presets you will create a share-worthy video with just a few taps.

3. Quik

Quik comes with 23 beautiful themes which can transform your home captured videos into something which look professionally shot and edited. You can even choose your own music to give your videos a more personal touch. Quick is really good at what it does and if quick, social media-ready videos are what you are looking for, you should definitely take a look at Quik.

Supported Formats:

Video: MP4, 3GP, MOV, and more

Audio: MP3, M4A, MP4, MOV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV

Photo: JPEG, JPG, PNG, and more

Install: Free

4. Adobe Premiere Rush

While Adobe has had a video editing app, Adobe Premiere Clip, on Android and iOS for quite some time now, it’s a pretty basic app. However, Adobe launched its truly powerful, professional video editing app on Android and iOS last year called Adobe Premiere Rush. Adobe Premiere Rush is available for Windows, macOS as well and it brings a lot of features but I think the biggest and the most important feature here is support for multi-track timeline, you can have four video and three audio tracks at once for a truly pro editing approach.

Premiere Rush also has features like a built-in camera for more control, more than 100 free motion graphics templates, music templates, and more. Plus, if you are wondering, you can use Premiere Rush to edit the audio too. You get features like sound balancing, auto-ducking, and noise cancellation.

Adobe Premiere Rush

When it comes to the performance, Adobe Premiere Rush is a video editing app I have used on multiple devices and while it has worked fine on most high end phones and iPhones, it does get a bit stuttery on low end devices. Also, the app isn’t compatible with every single Android device.

Apart from that, another thing to note here is that it requires a Creative Cloud account and the free version of the app is limited to 3 exports. So yes, Adobe Premiere Rush isn’t exactly a perfect solution when it comes to video editing on phones but ya, with its features, it’s definitely something you should try and see how it goes.

Supported Formats:

Video: Any video format that is natively supported by Android

Audio: MP3, M4A, MP4, MOV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV

Photo: JPEG, JPG, PNG, and more

Install: Free, paid plan for unlimited exports starts at $9.99/month or any Creative Cloud plan

5. FilmoraGo Video Editor

Wondershare Filmora is a popular desktop video editing program and FilmoraGo is the company’s offering for mobile devices. FilmoraGo is pretty easy to use and offers quite a bit of control. While it doesn’t support multi-track editing like KineMaster, it does work in landscape mode which makes the whole editing process much easier. One of the unique features of this app is that not only it allows you to use media stored on your phone’s local memory but it also allows you to import media from your social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

5. FilmoraGo Video Editor

As I said, the app offers good control. You can trim and cut videos, add effects and music and apply transitions. When it comes to music, FlimoraGo offers a healthy selection of copyright free music, however, you can use your own music if you want to. The app can export videos in both 1:1 (for Instagram) and 16:9 ratios. Overall, I had fun using this video editor and recommend that you check it out.

Supported Formats:

Video: Any video format that is natively supported by Android

Audio: MP3, MP4, and more

Photo: JPEG, PNG, JPG, and more

Install: Free

6. Timbre

Timbre is an easy to use and simple video editing app which brings a small set of features. This is not a full-blown video app rather an app which lets you perform certain actions quite easily and quickly. The main features of the app include video and audio cutter, converter, joiner, splitter, and more. The app even allows you to extract audio from your video files which can come in really handy if you want to consume spoken media hands-free. Finally, you can also create GIFs from videos which is a nifty feature to have. As I said, Timbre is not a full video editing app, however, for people who only need the above-mentioned functions along with some basic video editing features, it’s one of the best apps they can find on the Play Store.

7. Timbre

Supported Formats:

Video: MP4, AVI, FLAC, M4A, and more

Audio: MP3, WAV, M4A, AAC, WMA, WV, and more

Install: Free, in-app purchases

7. VivaVideo

VivaVideo is a free and powerful video editor for Android which brings a ton of cool features. The USP of this app is its storyboard editing mode which allows you to easily merge multiple video clips and photos, apply filters, split clips, and more. The app also comes with speed control allowing you to speed up or slow down video clip without a loss in video quality. VivaVideo also brings customizable camera interface which you can use to record unique videos. There’s also a community where you can share your videos and find inspirations from the videos created by other members of the community. Finally, you can also share your videos directly to various social media and video publishing sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, and more.

8. VivaVideo

Supported Formats:

Video: Any video format that is natively supported by Android

Audio: MP3, MP4, and more

Photo: JPEG, PNG, JPG, and more

Install: Free, $3.99

8. VLLO

VLLO is an easy to use video editing app that’s aimed at editing vlogs but having tried it out, I can tell you that it should work with most types of videos. When you first import videos and audio files to create a project, VLLO asks you the aspect ratio you want, which is great, because I wanted to edit the video in an 18:9 aspect ratio but you know what, there are a lot of options, be it 1:1, 16:9, and more. Once you have added your files, you get a ton of tools here. You can split, crop, zoom videos, change speed, add filters, and more. You can even add background music from VLLO’s free library or add a track you already have, add a sound effect like a laugh or a cheer or a ding, or even do a voice over i the app.

VLLO

VLLO also lets you add motions stickers, text, a picture in picture image or video, different transitions and more. There are a lot of options here and in my time with the app, it worked very well. Plus, what I really liked about the app is that it supports a plethora of output resolutions, be it 720p, 1080p, QHD or even 4K. All that is great, but most of the great features in VLLO are limited to the paid version, which also removes the ads, so I will suggest you to go ahead and buy it if you like it, but you can try most things out for free, so give it a try.

Supported Formats:

Video: Any video format that is natively supported by Android

Audio: MP3, MP4, and more

Photo: JPEG, PNG, JPG, and more

Install: Free, $3.99 for ad-free full version

9. YouCut

YouCut is a free and simple to use video editor which packs a big punch. The app allows you to easily import videos from your library and then edit them with various tools. You can easily add text, filters, emojis, music, and more. I love how easy it is to access YouCut’s tools and features as the app sports a clear and intuitive UI. YouCut also makes it very easy to cut and trim clips which is always a plus in my books. One of the USPs of YouCut is its brand new video speed adjustment feature which allows you to speed up or slow down videos without any loss of quality. YouCut is one of the best video editors on Android as far as free video editors are concerned and you should definitely give this one a try.

6. YouCut

Supported Formats:

Video: Worked with all the usual formats including MP4, MOV and more when I tested the app.

Audio: MP3, M4A, AAC, and more

Photo: JPEG, PNG, JPG, and more

Install: Free, in-app purchases

10. ActionDirector Video Editor

ActionDirector Video Editor is your one-stop solution for all your video recording and editing needs. Not only you can record and edit videos, but you can also apply effects and share with friends on different social media platforms, all from the same app. I also love how easily ActionDirector Video Editor can handle 4K clips. The prominent editing features of the app include slow motion and speed edits, repeat and rewind video effects, the ability to highlight key moments in your videos, and more.

10. ActionDirector Video Editor

That said, the app doesn’t support multi-track editing. Also, it only works in portrait mode which means you will have less real-estate while editing a video. If these are features that matter to you, you should look at other apps on this list. However, if you want a one-stop solution for quick video producing needs, look no further than ActionDirector.

Supported Formats:

Video: H.263 (.3GP, .MP4, .MKV), H.264 AVC (.3GP, .MP4, .MKV), MPEG-4 SP (.3GP, MP4, MKV), and VP8 (.MKV)

Audio: WAV, MP3, MP4, M4A, and AAC

Photo: JPEG, PNG, WebP, and BMP

Install: Free, $3.99

11. InShot

Next up on this list is InShot, which isn’t the most powerful video editing app for Android but it makes up by being one of the simplest apps out there. The app lets you do all the different edits, like trimming, splitting, cropping, zooming, flipping videos, fitting any video in any aspect ratio and you can even edit the speed and even turn usual videos into slow-mo videos or timelapses. Along with these video edits, it lets you add music, sound effects and even record voice overs right in the app. That’s not all, the app even lets you add text with various styles and fonts available, animated stickers and emoji, memes and custom images.

InShot

All that is great, but InShot also has some pro tools that I like. There is support for a multitrack timeline, different effects and transitions you can use in between videos, commercially free sound tracks, sound effects, export options up to 4K and more. Overall, InShot is a feature rich tool (also includes a video converter and photo editor) that’s also very simple to use, and while its free version has ads all around the place, I like the fact that you can at least watch some ads to use all the features for free. Having said that, if you want to remove all the ads, you can get InShot Pro.

Supported Formats:

Video: Any video format that is natively supported by Android

Audio: MP3, MP4, and more

Photo: JPEG, PNG, JPG, and more

Install: Free, InShot Pro at $25.99 or $2.99/month

12. VideoShow

VideoShow is a powerful video editor for your Android device which brings a bunch of unique features. For starters, it allows users to easily zoom and rotate videos allowing them to create their own transitions and effects. There are also more than 50 themes allowing you to turn your normal videos into a share-worthy product. Like other prominent video editing apps on this list, VideoShow brings a material store where you can find themes, effects, music, text styles, and more, and apply them to your videos. The app also supports square video export making it one of the best apps to create videos for Instagram. If none of the above apps felt right to you, you should give VideoShow a chance.

While the free version of the app is pretty feature rich in itself, it ads a watermark to exported videos, and limits them to 720p resolutions. However, you can get the pro version to remove watermarks, export 1080p videos, add support for 4K videos, and a lot more including exclusive effects.

9. VideoShow

Supported Formats:

Video: Any video format that is natively supported by Android

Audio: MP3, MP4, and more

Photo: JPEG, PNG, JPG, and more

Install: Free, $19.99

Best Android Video Editing Apps

That ends our article on the best video editing apps for Android on the Google Play Store. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy video editing app or a fully featured video editor with multi-track support, I’m pretty sure you’ll find a suitable app on this list. I have also included both free and paid options so you won’t have to worry about the price. Do check the list out and let us know which is your favorite Android video editor amongst them all. Also, if you know of another Android video editing software that you think should be on this list, let us know in the comments.

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