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10 best video editor apps for Android

You won't find experiences like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro, but you do still have options.

Published onApril 7, 2024

Adobe Premiere Rush best video editing apps for Android
Joe Hindy / Android Authority

In the era of digital storytelling, the demand for versatile and user-friendly video editing apps on Android has surged. From casual vloggers to aspiring filmmakers, these apps have become essential tools for unleashing creativity on the go. In this article, we’ll explore a curated selection of Android video editing apps that empower users with intuitive interfaces, powerful features, and the flexibility to transform ordinary footage into captivating visual narratives. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, there’s an app waiting to elevate your video editing game.

This article was updated and checked for accuracy in April 2024. It was initially published in 2016.

The best video editor apps on Android

ActionDirector Video Editor

Price: Free

ActionDirector is one of the most popular video editing apps on PC. It’s also available on Android. It does the basics. You can import clips, edit them, and render the video. You can also add your music, trim and cut video, add text, employ slow motion, and more. It’s one of the few video editor apps supporting 4K video. You’ll have to check to see if your device supports it. These features make it one of the best video editing apps out there. 

Adobe Premiere Rush

Price: Free /In-app purchases ($4.99 – $34.99 per item)

Adobe Premiere Rush screenshot 2021

Adobe Premiere Rush is one of two above-average Adobe video editor apps. The other is Adobe Premiere Clip, closer to a standard mobile video editor. Adobe Premiere Rush is one of the newer video editor apps on the list, and it’s pretty good. It has many must-have features, including cloud syncing and advanced editing tools. The app still needs some user interface work and bug fixes, but it has much potential. Plus, it’s included in the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, so it’s worth a shot if you have used that service already.


Price: Free with in-app purchases

CapCut screenshot 2023

CapCut is a simple and effective video editor. It’s aimed mainly at TikTok creators, but you can also use it for Reels and YouTube Shorts. It specializes in short-form video. You can use an exhaustive supply of filters and templates. They are used to emulate existing trends, and some of the filters are just fun. You get more traditional video editing features like keyframe editing, slow motion support, the picture-in-picture function, and more. The best part is that the app didn’t bother us to pay for anything while we tested it. There are in-app purchases, according to Google Play, but we didn’t find them during our testing.


Price: Free

FilmoraGo is a video editor app by Wondershare. It’s easily one of the best video editor apps. This video editor packs a wallop. You can do the basics like trim, cut, render, etc. It also includes the ability to play in reverse, do square videos (1:1) for Instagram, and 16:9 videos for YouTube specifically. It also supports slow motion, transitions, music, overlays, and more. In-app purchases add to the power. However, most of the features are, in fact, free.

Funimate Video Editor

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Funimate screenshot 2022

Funimate is a surprisingly popular but not overly powerful video editor app. It is an excellent app for making music videos or simple videos out of the stuff you already have on your device. You can play with 15 video filters, and the creation process is relatively painless. This isn’t something you’d want to use on a serious video. It has things like video effects. However, it’s better for short social media posts rather than video production. You can download it for free to try it out yourself.

GoPro Quik

Price: Free/In-app purchases ($1.99 – $99.99 per item)

GoPro Quik screenshot 2023

GoPro Quik is from a newer generation of video editor apps. It’s halfway decent if you need something simple. You can add up to 50 photos and video clips to the app, which analyzes them and spits out a short video. Quik contains about two dozen video styles; you can reorder and customize your video before exporting it. It’s not nearly as powerful as Adobe Premiere Clip or PowerDirector, but not everyone needs something that intense. It’s free to download.


Price: Free / $3.99 per month / $17.99 per year / $39.99 once

InShot is a simple video editor with a heavy focus on filters, trimming, and shorter videos. It has a reasonably simple timeline editor with multiple video and audio channels. You also get essential tools like cropping, a selection of music, and other small things like fading in and out. Its toolset, sticker packs, speed controls, and other features make it great for YouTube, TikTok, and similar platforms. We also quite like how it has a single price tag alongside its subscription if you want to go that route.


Price: Free /Subscription ($9.99/month or $49.99/year)

KineMaster is one of the most powerful video editor apps and one of the first. You can do the basics as most of these other video editors can. However, this one includes multiple video, image, and effect layers. There are audio filters, chroma-key (for your green screen fans), various video effects, transitions, and more. It’s not as powerful as a full desktop editor. However, this gets closer to the desktop editor than most competitors. We recommend this for video production (at least for stuff like YouTube). You can use it for free in trial mode for a while. However, you’ll need the $9.99 monthly subscription to get everything forever.


Price: Free /Subscription ($6.99/month or $34.99/year)

PowerDirector is one of the most comprehensive video editor apps on this list. It comes with many features, including quick editing tools, various effects, and other tools, and it even comes with things like a collage maker and slow-motion support. The interface is relatively easy to work with and utilizes the classic timeline editor method. It should be more familiar to those who edit videos often. It’s free to download and use, but you’ll need the premium version to get all the features. This is a for-real video editor, especially for larger screens like Chromebooks or tablets.


Price: Free /Subscription ($35.99/year)

VivaVideo is one of the top-rated video editing apps. It works incredibly well for short clips for social media. The app uses a storyboard style of editing where you load clips, edit and trim them as needed, and then move on to the next segment. It includes over 200 video filters, various other effects, text input, and fast and slow-motion support. VivaVideo has a free version with a watermark and a time limit for any video. You can remove these restrictions by buying the pro version.

If we missed any of the best video editor apps for Android, please let us know in the comments.