Here’s our round up of the best video editors for Android right now in 2021. We’re gonna take a look at the leading options
after all of our in depth testing and finish with a reveal of my top pick for best video editing app for Android.
latest options we are going to take a look at the best video editors that are available on Android right now in 2021 including the pros and cons of each, before revealing our choice for which app takes the top spot.
Now there are so many options when it comes to video editing apps on Android. You’ve got things like Adobe Premiere Rush, Alight Motion, Cute CUT, FilmoraGo, Funimate, InShot, KineMaster, Movavi Clips, PowerDirector, Quick, VivaVideo, VLLO or Vllo, WeVideo, VideoShow, and YouCut. So yeah, there’s a lot of options out there but don’t worry we’ve narrowed this down to a shortlist of four apps, which we’re gonna be covering off in this video. Now there’s actually two apps that I wanna give a really quick mention to because they are still really solid video editing apps, even though they haven’t made our shortlist this time around. They are Alight Motion and Powerdirector.
Powerdirector is one that’s actually taken out this title in one of these videos previously, as best video editing app on Android. So it’s not to say that either one of them aren’t great apps and you couldn’t get great results using them, it’s just to say that looking at the overall package and what you can do with them. Overall they haven’t measured up for what’s on offer out there right now. But I’ll also say that if you are looking beyond just video editing, and you’re looking at motion graphics and animations, then Alight Motion could be a solid option for you because its focus isn’t just on video editing, but also on animation and motion graphics and those sorts of things as well, which most apps here aren’t. So now for our shortlist in no particular order, we’ve got Adobe Premiere Rush, Inshot, Kinemaster, and Vllo or Vllo, or V L L O. I’ve looked around, no one knows how to say this correctly, so we’ll just call it Vllo. Now I’m gonna give you a quick little overview of each of these apps before we get to our top pick to help you decide which one is the best one for you. So the first one then is Adobe Premiere Rush.
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe Premiere Rush is really the baby brother of the professional video editing software on Mac and PC Adobe Premiere Pro. And while it is a cut down version it really packs a punch in the amount of features and control that you get in this app.
It’s also the only app that will work cross platform and cross device, meaning that you can start and edit in Premiere Rush on your I Phone, you can open it up on your Android device, or your Mac and PC and make changes and it’s just synchronized across all of them. So this makes your workflow so easy for you to start something on your phone or on an I Pad or Tablet, and then finish it off on your desktop computer. Personally I love how fast it is to edit in, and how intuitive it is to quickly find everything that you need, without needing to get bogged down in menus upon menus to go and find everything. I also love how fast and easy it is to reformat your videos, meaning that if you start with a 16 : 9 or a wide screen video, and you wanna quickly change it to something to fit an Instagram story in portrait. With the click of a button you can change and you can reformat your video to that, and it’s actually gonna do a great job at lining up all your titles and those sorts of things as well. Its also got amazing control over things like the audio, there’re some really powerful audio features in there that not only make it really easy to get your volume levels right, there’s an auto mode that does all of it for you if you want, but you can also dial in and control everything manually, which is awesome. As for the downsides this is something that’s not gonna work on every Android device, there is a list of recommended devices or supported devices, to work with this app so you’re obviously gonna need to have one of those. And the other thing that’s worth knowing at the time of recording this video there is still no ability to reverse a clip or play it backwards. Which does seem a little strange given that. It is something that a lot of people use when they’re editing their videos. And it’s also pretty rare to not have that feature, in a video editing application, or software. Now in regards to pricing there is a free version of this app but you only get to export three videos, so you really gonna be looking at the paid version which starts at $9.99 per month. The other option you’ve got, is to bundle up with either Adobe Premiere Pro, or the rest of the Adobe suite. If you’ve already got Premiere, or you’re paying for the Adobe Master suite, then you’ve already got access to Adobe Rush without any additional expense.
Inshot is hands down the easiest video editing app to use, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t pack a punch. It doesn’t have, all the advanced features and control like Adobe Premiere Rush, or like some of the other apps that we’re about to mention but, it is super powerful for allowing you to create your videos fast, and easily, and still having them look really good. Now just like in Adobe Premiere Rush if you do want to reformat your videos from widescreen to portrait for Instagram stories or square, Inshot makes that surprisingly easy as well. And there’s also a surprisingly huge amount of customization and control, over the effects and things that you can apply to your edit as well. And one of the stand out features for me was having the ability in such a simple app, to be able to apply an effect to multiple clips in your timeline or in your edit, without needing to manually set everything for each individual clip.
Kinemaster is probably the most professional video editing app on Android right now. You’ve got a huge amount of control, and tools and features and things that you would normally only find in desktop video editing programs. Things like, Advanced Key Framing, things like Audio Ducking, Equalizers, advanced editing tools like Ripple edit, to let you edit your footage down much faster. I also like that they’ve added some simple stuff like video layouts or presets for your video layouts.
Now this is an app that’s totally taken me by surprise, I really didn’t have high expectations for this one I downloaded it, installed it, but, it’s awesome. Once again it’s got a super simple interface so it’s really easy to use and to get up to speed editing in there, but it’s also got some really cool advanced features in there as well, that are gonna make your editing much much easier.