The best video editing apps in May 2024

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The list in brief ↴
1. Best overall: Premiere Rush
2. Best for Go Pro: Quik
3. Best for pros: LumaFusion
4. Best free: Davinci Resolve
5. Best Android: KineMaster
6. Best beginner: FilmoraGo
7. For Final Cut: Final Cut for iPad
8. Free for iPhone: iMovie
9. Green screen: Filmmaker Pro
10. Best for social: Inshot
How to choose
How we test

The very best video editing apps allow you to edit on your phone or tablet, perfect for when you're on the go and don't have access to a computer. In almost all cases, they provide simpler editing capabilities than desktop software due to the smaller screen size and lower specs of mobile devices, but it can be surprising just how much you can do with some of these apps, and they can be a handy part of an editing workflow even for pros.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.