Social media plays a generous role in our daily lives, and some of us have even made a living out of it. And in 2019, it is pretty obvious that anyone could be a social media influencer if you’ve got the right content, brand aesthetic and at least 1000 followers/subscribers. Having said that, anything that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye would easily garner lots of attention. So, of course, the first step would be creating content that does not look like it was straight up shot with the front camera of your smartphone –even if it was. But don’t fret for we have listed down some of the greatest video editing apps on phones that would give a exciting twist to your YouTube videos and Instagram stories.

1. iMovie

editing videos on iMovie
Image Credit: iMovie

We’re going back to the basics with this one. iMovie is Apple’s in-house, versatile editing app, which unfortunately means that it’s not available for Android users. This easy-to-use app has got multiple functionalities, from trimming videos to adding music, text, as well as effects. In addition to that, you could also alter the speed of any parts of your video, whether you’d like it to go fast, or slow-mo.

Price: Free

Availability: iOS only


editing images on VSCO
Image Credit: VSCO

VSCO is one of the most famous and essential editing apps especially if you’re a beginner. It is extremely easy to navigate, and offers quite a range of free filters as well as pay-per-filter options for photo editing. However, if you’re looking to edit videos then you’ll have to subscribe for their VSCO X membership, but at only $19.99 per year, you definitely get a lot more than you bargained for.

Price: $19.99, per year.

Availability: iOS and Android

3. Magisto

editing videos on magisto filters
Image Credit: Magisto

Not only is Magisto a great editing tool for beginners, but it also boasts multiple functionalities. Magisto’s wide variety of filter options, is one of its greatest advantages, for each and every one of it is guaranteed to make your video all the more exciting. The app also automatically applies basic editing techniques to enhance your video even further. If you’re not into the music album offered in the app, then feel free to add in your own songs from your music library.

Price: Magisto Premium RM 29.90, per month, Magisto Professional RM 119.90, per month.

Availability: iOS and Android

4. Quik by GoPro

editing videos on Quik GoPro
Image Credit: Quik by GoPro

If you already own a GoPro, then this should definitely be one of your top mobile editing apps, and if you don’t, then that’s fine too because Quik allows you to edit videos right off your camera roll. This app is hands down one of our favorites for editing, due to the fact that it automatically finds the most exciting parts of your video and trims it accordingly. On top of that, you also have the option to add music, effects, subtitles, and personalized text to your videos.

Price: Free

Availability: iOS and Android

5. Wondershare FilmoraGo

editing videos on-the-go with filmorago
Image Credit: Wondershare FilmoraGo

Wondershare FilmoraGo is a favorite among many social media influencers, and here’s why. The app offers a quick, and effective video editing on the go, with stunning results. Just like almost every other editing app, this one too allows you to trim your video, resize it as well as add in music, voiceover and even subtitles. However, while FilmoraGo is free to use, it does include a watermark on its videos, which can only be removed by upgrading to the paid version.

Price: Free, with in-app upgrades.

Availability: iOS and Android

6. InShot

editing videos on InShot app
Image Credit: InShot

Since we strongly believe in saving the best for the last, here’s InShot, the much loved and sought after editing app. There are so many reasons why we love this video editor, but mainly because of its simplicity in cropping and resizing videos to fit almost any dimension, including YouTube videos and Instagram stories. The app offers a pretty unique range of free filters and effects, however, if you’re looking to purchase any extra filters or effects, it only costs RM7.90 for an entire pack. On the other hand, if you don’t mind a financial commitment, then you could upgrade to InShot Pro instead, for a monthly rate of RM14.90.

Price: Free, with in-app purchases.

Availability: iOS and Android 

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