Best Editing Apps for YouTube Videos

If you are making content with your mobile phone, we’ve done the homework for you.

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It is indeed the coming of age for the new generation of YouTube video editing apps.

Video creators now have the opportunity to create, edit and share video content straight from the horse’s mouth and the pocket’s smartphone.

Whether you are an iOS user or an Android customer, there are many apps to choose from.

Top 5 Best Editing Apps for YouTube Videos

Adobe Premiere Rush

Since Adobe Premiere has always been one of the top desktop editing software platforms, it’s no surprise that they developed an app designed especially for YouTube. Just like its father, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Rush has an intuitive interface, allowing you to edit up to four video tracks and three audio tracks. It offers tools such as speed adjustments, color corrections, customized titles, and a wide range of transition options. Adobe Premiere Rush is available on Android and iOS, and provides a pro video editor user experience. You can use it for free or get the paid version.

Filmmaker Pro

This app offers advanced features including 200+ fonts and text effects, speech into text captions, creative filters and effects, and the option to animate photos and videos. It is available on iOS and Android with both free or premium plan versions. Downside: you have to tackle the watermark issue if you choose the free version.

CyberLink PowerDirector

If you are already familiar with the desktop version of this app, you know that it covers more than the basic needs of a simple video. The app is ideal for beginners and advanced video editors alike. It allows you to add customized shape objects, ready-to-use titles with motion graphics elements, and green screen editing. Available on Android and recently on iOS too. Free and subscription-based plans.


“A simple yet powerful video-editing tool.” The Kinemaster combines a well-designed interface with a great user experience and a wide range of powerful features. You can easily create picture-in-picture videos due to the layers-based editing format. Good option if you want to edit longer videos. Kinmaster is available on Android and iOS and comes in a free or subscription-based plan.

Cons: The free version gets you a watermark. It still gets its fair share of bugs.


What VivaVideo offers is the option to shoot the video using the built-in camera feature of the application. In addition, the app comes with a fresh interface and various editing features. Very easy to use. Viva Video was initially one of the most used editing apps for Android to make vines. It provides intuitive templates, advanced layers, and cut-out filters and stickers. Free and subscription-based option.



iMovie is one of the most popular iOS video editing softwares. It comes incorporated in the Apple default operating system app bundle and offers simple basic editing options. It’s free and very easy to use.


With the rise of social media video content, Splice turns up the volume with cool special video effects and a fresh interface. It’s a powerful video app that delivers professional-like video-editing performance. The app lets you share directly to YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, Mail, and more.