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Best Free Video Editing Apps For Beginners (Android and iOS)

Are you planning to become a content creator, and make some amazing videos? Well, it isn’t as easy as it sounds, there are various things you need to take care of. First of all, you need to pick a genre, shoot your content. But the most important magic trick which can either make or break any type of content is Editing, and you need a good editing tool for that. But, since our phones are quite powerful these days, wouldn’t it be great to edit on the go. Well, that’s what we are going to find out today. We list here the best free video editing apps for Android and iOS.

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2 Best Free Video Editing Apps

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1. iMovie (iOS)

If you are in the Apple ecosystem then, iMovie is the best fit for you to begin with. As Apple is well known to make things close to perfect, you get an added support for iPad and external display as well.


  • Green Screen Option
  • Trackpad/Mouse, and keyboard support
  • Flexibility to transfer projects between your iPhone, iPad
  • External Display support
  • 4k 60fps support


  • Not easy to use
  • Some features can be too overpowered for old devices
  • Apple Ecosystem feels like a trap (lack of freedom which is available in Android)

Download iMovie

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2. InShot (Android)

Another simple app for Android is InShot, where you get a preset canvas for various social media platforms. You can find some really good background music for your clips within the app itself (with the artist’s name) so it’s easy to give them credit.


  • Easy to use
  • Social media canvas presets
  • Inbuilt audio library
  • No watermark


  • Ads (requires a premium subscription)
  • No voice over support

Download InShot

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So these are the best free video editing apps for both Android and iOS, you can try out any of these to create amazing videos, and begin your Creator journey, But, if you want more editing options then you can try out apps like Power Director, Luma Fusion, etc.

But as we say a phone is a phone, and it can’t replace a computer, so in order to add the feather of a professional editor to your hat, you need to get full-fledged editing software for your computer.

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Gaurav Sharma

As an editor, Gaurav ensures the delivery of quality-rich, detailed, and accurate content tailored to the right audience. His three years of experience as a reviewer allow him to provide comprehensive evaluations of various consumer gadgets. On the video front, Gaurav serves as a video production manager for both long and short formats and anchors short videos at GadgetsToUse.