11 Free Apps to Edit Videos on Android


If you want to show your friends your holiday videos, they will rarely want to see a collection of 40 video clips and a duration of 3.5 hours. In this case, your best allies are the Apps to edit videos right from your phonewhich you can complement with others to add special effects.

In this article, we select 11 video editors for Android that you can use for freealthough it is common that some features are limited to paying the Pro version. The best part is that you don’t have to invest a lot of time or effort as some of them do the video editing almost automatically.


We probably start the list with the app that makes video editing the easiest, Magisto. Its main advantage is that the app does almost all of the work for youSo all you have to do is provide the video clips and wait.

The free version has certain limitations – you can’t export the resulting video, for example – but you can rate “the magic”. Basically you add the clips, You choose the theme and the soundtrack and wait for the result.

Magisto: video and slideshow maker and editor

Magisto: video and slideshow maker and editor

  • Developer: Magisto
  • Download it at: google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Video players and editors

live video

live video

With over 100 million downloads, VivaVideo is one of the most popular video editors on Google Play. The free version has several limitations and the app has been filled with too many additions over time, but it’s still a good option with interesting editing options.

Without paying, you have to be careful to avoid paid features, but in return you have the option of a language changer Adjust a clip’s speed and transitionsReady-to-use music and effects.

VivaVideo: photo, video and video editor

VivaVideo: photo, video and video editor



FilmoraGo is a video editing application that you must use with your phone in landscape mode. It has a somewhat peculiar interface, However, once you get used to using it, you should start moving faster than in other similar applications.

As a video editor, it is reminiscent of PC editors and allows for some advanced features not available on the competition, such as: Add voiceover, set transitions between clips or add text and subtitles.

FilmoraGo - Video Editor

FilmoraGo – Video Editor

InShot video editor


InShot’s video editor is reminiscent of Viva Video, but with a simpler interface and without trying to get you to checkout with every click (there’s also a Pro version that costs €29.99 for a one-time payment or €3.09 per month).

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As a video editor, it has all the basic options and more, including filters, music, different types of backgrounds for videos that don’t take up the entire screen, and overlays Text and various stickers ready to use.

Music Video and Photo Editor - InShot

Music Video and Photo Editor – InShot

video show


VideoShow has a lot in common with Viva Video. First off, it also surpasses the 100 million downloads mark on Google Play and also has a paid version worth €41.99 for lifetime, or €22.99 per year. Known for his ready-to-use themesadd transitions, filters and music automatically.

It allows you to add music, sound effects and voiceover to a video and enhance them Filters, effects, transitions and stickers. The Spanish translation is a bit quirky – not to say bad – so you might want to use it in English.

Video editor: cut videos

Video editor: cut videos

kine master

cinema star

A more traditional option is KineMaster, a video editor that acts more like the video editors of your life, with its timeline and horizontal interface. Although there is a paid version, you can use it without checking out against certain limitations.

With it you can create different layers, add voice, audio and video easily and choose between them a good selection of varied transitionsextensible from its own store, accessible from the application itself.

KineMaster - Video Editor

KineMaster – Video Editor

Video library

Video library

If the above options are too exotic for you, Videoshop is a slightly simpler editor. The free version has certain restrictionsbut it allows you to make simple edits easily and quickly.

Editing options include add music and audio effects, trim video clips, add text and choose from the four available transitions to move from one clip to another. Voice-over, reverse, rotate, and tilt tools are reserved for the paid version.

Video shop - video editor

Video Shop – Video Editor



Quik is Go Pro’s official video editing app. It’s basically a must-have if you have one of their action cameras, though works just as well with videos from your phone you have saved in your gallery.

As a video editor, you can use it at two speeds: semi-automatic or manually. In this last case, you have the possibility to adjust the order of the clips and the speed, choose between different types of cuts and add texts.

Quik - GoPro Video Editor for photos and clips

Quik – GoPro Video Editor for photos and clips

  • Developer: GoPro
  • Download it at: google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Video players and editors



CyberLink PowerDirector is another video editing heavyweight. His app for Android exceeds 50 million downloads and that’s how it works similar to a traditional video editor for PC, with multiple tracks in the timeline.

You’ll need a phone with a big enough screen to take advantage of it, but in return you can change the speed of a clip, add music and sound effects, filter and choose between them a wide range of transitions.

PowerDirector video editor

PowerDirector video editor

You cut

you cut

Finally, we have YouCut, which, despite what the name might suggest, does a lot more than just cut videos. It’s really about that a complete video editor that has little if anything to envy to InShot Video Editor from the same developers.

With it you can join, crop, Add effects, text and emojis, choose effects, add music and record your voiceover. The free version has certain limitations that are removed for a one-time payment of €9.99 or €3.99 per year.

YouCut - Professional Video Editor

YouCut – Professional Video Editor

  • Developer: InShot Inc.
  • Download it at: google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Video players and editors



CapCut is the video editing app from the makers of TikTok. it is a complete application focuses on vertical video editing that offers so many possibilities that it seems incredible that it is a mobile video editing app.

CapCut is ideal for editing videos and in the resolution you want, even 4K HDR, to be able to adjust almost all the basic parameters of the video, such as brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, temperature, with one huge library of transitions and effects and lyrics.

CapCut - video editor

CapCut – Video Editor


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