Vlogging is one of the most popular professions nowadays and a lot of new tech and resources have been introduced to make this profession more innovative, interesting and easy. 

So if you are new to this world or even if you’ve been in this field for a long time, and are looking to make content for your viewers that is unique and engaging, you have come to the right place! 

Below you will find the top 5 apps that would make your vlogs more interesting and interactive and that, my friends, would help you kickstart your new journey to success.

Along with just content script, a lot of things go into the making of a vlog and you must know it isn’t as easy as it seems to be. To make your work easy and quick, I have done the research and I have tested out some vlogging apps that are mind-blowing; Check them out below,

Best Vlogging Apps For iOS & Android:

  1. InShot
  2. iMovie
  3. FilmoraGo
  4. Quik
  5. Adobe Premier Rush

Don’t worry if you don’t have a powerful PC or expensive software, because these few apps are easily downloadable on your smartphones and will make your life 10x easier. You’ll be able to edit your clips in creative ways and shoot them in different modes, and if that’s what you’re looking for then you should read ahead because there’s a lot in store for you.

1- InShot

InShot is one of the most popular apps for editing in the vlogging world. It is a free app with in-store purchases for more features, easily found on the App store (iOS) or the Play Store (Android).

This is literally one of the best video editing app for beginners with clear navigations and simple-to-use tools. It also does not eat up much of your phone’s memory so even if you don’t own a cheeky Samsung Z flip or the latest iPhone, it won’t be much of an issue; the app will run smoothly with very minimal lags (in the case of Android) and your phone will still have space left for the more important stuff.

What it does?

Like all vloggers, if you also shoot smaller clips at different times of the day or even on different days, then you can easily merge all those smaller clips into one complete vlog. It also lets you add a number of additional layouts, background sound clips, filters, and effects.

One more feature that appeals to users is its ability to export the final clips directly to social media platforms without any hassle. Adding to that, all of its features are very simple and quick to use which makes it very user-friendly and perfect for beginners.

Summary of features:

  • Video Trimmer/Splitter
  • Video Merger
  • Sound effects and recorder
  • Filters and effects for videos
  • Speed control
  • Slideshow maker
  • Video converter
  • Text and stickers
  • Flip/Rotate video option
  • Video ratio and background
  • Video cropper

FOR

  • Simple interface
  • Compatible with 4K resolution
  • Numerous filters and effects
  • Video trimmer
  • Free + in-app purchases

AGAINST

  • No motion tracking

Personal Experience:

In my opinion, InShot is a great application to use for casual vlogs; it has effects and filters that are helpful in making the vlogs funny and to some extent, relatable to the viewers. It is best suited for beginners.

2- iMovie

iMovie is an app that is solely made for Apple users and is only available on iOS (Apple’s AppStore). Despite that, it is widely used for its amazing features by vloggers all over the world. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it is hands down the best app for iPhone vloggers to edit their videos because the interface is so user-friendly that even the newbies can use it to compile remarkable vlogs.

What it does?

iMovie is an editing app that aids users in making amends to their videos. It is fast, smooth, and very easy to use. You can use it for adding voiceovers/narrations to your clips, color grading, and media organization. 

One of its amazing features is that it supports 4K video resolution so I was able to shoot video clips on the go and I was able to edit them right there too.

You can find some cool filters in this app, including X-ray and Dual-tone filters. There are more filters and effects too and built-in themes and templates that you can use for casual viewing vlogs. 

If you know how to make use of your iPhone’s capabilities properly, you will have no issue using this app for your vlogs, as you can easily transfer your finished clips or saved clips to the iTunes library and then access them later on.

You can also directly export them to other social media platforms which saves you a lot of time. iMovie can also be linked to iTunes and GarageBand from where we have a variety of music clips to select from for our background music. And to be honest, I love this part very much.

Summary of features:

  • Crop/Rotate video clips
  • HD and 4K support
  • Automated video editing
  • Video color settings
  • Real-time titling
  • Stabilization
  • Timeline
  • Audio/Video editing
  • Simultaneous projects
  • Built-in themes
  • Clip browser
  • Effects and transitions
  • Link to iTunes and GarageBand
  • Direct export

FOR

  • User-friendly
  • 4K video resolution support
  • Free + in-app purchases
  • Custom elements
  • Easy sharing of videos
  • Built-in effects and transitions + themes

AGAINST

  • No motion tracking
  • Not very advanced; basic tools

Personal Experience:

It was fun using this app to edit my videos; it has some outstanding features and this app is certainly the perfect choice for entry-level vloggers. However, I felt like it does not have features that an advanced vlogger would require, for example, it lacks motion tracking, clip merger, and some other options that I would be looking forward to. Other than that, iMovie is my favorite app to edit my vlogs.

3- FilmoraGo

FilmoraGo is yet another video editing app that is widely used by vloggers all over the world. It is compatible with both, iPhones and Android phones.

You can find this app for free however, there are in-app purchases to get you access to advanced tools and features. I would say it is wise to invest in the advanced features because it gives your vlog a whole new look and your viewers a whole new perspective.

What it does?

You can use FilmoraGo for quick editing; including trimming, cutting, and merging. These are some essential features that a vlogger needs and FilmoraGo provide them. It also has built-in transitions and themes that you can use to make your vlogs more engaging and fun to watch. If you want to add a comedic element to a scene, you can use the slow-motion feature that comes within the app.

Above these basic features, one thing that I absolutely loved about FilmoraGo is that it allows you to make optimized videos for different platforms, for instance, if you want to upload your video to Instagram, you can use the 1:1 frame and the 16:9 optimizations for YouTube videos.

Moreover, FilmoraGo gives you access to a built-in library where you can save draft clips and videos for later use and also gives you the option to export your clips directly to social media platforms. Other professional grade features include; color correction, picture-in-picture effect animations and the ability to preview the amendments.

Summary of features:

  • Clip preview in real-time
  • Import photos/videos
  • Add music from FilmoraGo’s library
  • Import music from your own device
  • Stylish themes
  • Optimization modes
  • Reverse play
  • Texts and titles
  • Overlays, filters, effects, transitions that are built-in
  • Trim by duration
  • Duplicate
  • Save and share
  • International language support

FOR

  • Video quality can be enhanced
  • Professional tools
  • Built-in effects and transitions
  • User-friendly interface
  • Real-time preview

AGAINST

  • Additional charges for advanced features/themes
  • Watermarkings

Personal Experience:

When I personally experienced it, I was very impressed by the extremely user-friendly interface it has. Not for a moment did I feel lost or confused as to where am I supposed to look for a specific tool. It was all just there and my experience was very comfortable not gonna lie.

4- Quik

Quik is another video editing app and it is quite powerful as compared to other video editing apps in the market nowadays. It is absolutely free of cost and is compatible with both operating systems; iOS and Android.

Considering its vast variety of features and tools, it would be safe to say that this is the best app for professional vloggers out there as it compatible with all GoPro cameras as well.

What it does?

From trimming, cutting, merging to adding music, themes and transitions Quik can do it all. It is a one-stop shop for all the essential tools needed to make the perfect vlog. It has a vast library of themes and templates which helps you give your vlog a purpose and direction and engages viewers in your content more.

This app is designed in a way that makes it compatible with all GoPro cameras which is a plus if the main device you use for your vlogs is a GoPro camera. You can easily edit your videos then and there making the whole process hassle-free.

You can add up to 75 photos and videos at once and merge them together or edit them. Furthermore, you can choose from 23 given themes that allow you to get a pre-set transition model and graphics suited to your purpose. It also allows you to adjust fonts, colors, and graphics as per your desire. In short, this app lets you fully customize your video and turn it into a masterpiece.

Summary of features:

  • Trim, rotate, photos/videos
  • Choice of soundtracks
  • 23 themes
  • Transitions and graphics according to your requirements
  • Supports MP3, M4A, MP4, MOV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF and WAV
  • Duration settings
  • Slow-motion
  • Stickers
  • Easy sharing
  • Saves drafts separately

FOR

  • Compatible with GoPro models
  • Hassle-free export to social media platforms
  • Constant updates
  • Absolutely free
  • Cloud storage

AGAINST

  • Additional cost for extra features
  • 360 videos not supported

Personal Experience:

When I was experimenting with my new GoPro, I was very impressed how it took me so less time to edit my vlogs right there from the Quik app. It gives you a real benefit of editing your videos on the go, which is honestly amazing because who has a lot of time to spend on the editing of one video, right? This camera is a total yes for professional vloggers and beginners can also use this app for their work but they might find it a bit difficult to navigate through all the options and find the right tools to make their videos more aesthetic.  

5- Adobe Premiere Rush

Adobe Premiere Rush is a paid app that is very popular among vloggers. It is a powerful application with tons of options and tools that allows you to create descriptive, outstanding vlogs. Adobe Premiere Rush can be used on iOS devices as well as on Android devices.

It is a paid app, its subscription packages start at $9.99 per month which is a pretty decent price tag given its extensive portfolio of editing tools and features.

What it does?

This densely packed app features an easy-to-use interface, customizable titles, color enhancements, and much more. You will find a summary of all the features within the next subheading.

Adobe Premiere Rush has the ability to sync your clips with your Creative Cloud account so you can easily access your stash anywhere anytime, which gives you an edge as you can edit your videos on the go! 

It also features an automatic video compilation that merges your images and video clips into one complete film with just a few clicks. With this app, you can do your work quicker and more easily.

Vloggers tend to use this app to directly export their vlogs to their social media accounts so that’s another plus point.

Summary of features:

  • Trim, cut, rotate, and crop videos
  • Can overlay graphics over pictures
  • Customizable titles
  • A vast library of texts and fonts
  • Updates videos anytime, anywhere
  • Synchronization with Creative Cloud
  • Templates and themes
  • Built-in filters
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Multiple layering options

FOR

  • User-friendly
  • Links to Creative Cloud
  • Auto video creation
  • Can edit on the go
  • Social media optimization
  • Gives you a free trial

AGAINST

  • Paid subscription required
  • Small library of transition effects

Personal Experience:

When I first experienced the Adobe Premiere Rush app, it did not feel like I was editing my video using my phone. It had all the essential tools and it was so simple to use. 

It is perfect for beginners and for long-time vloggers too. As far as it’s worth investing in, I don’t think beginners should straight away subscribe. Go with the free trial first and see if this suits your way and if yes, then you should get it because this is the best vlogging app ever!

This brings us to the conclusion that for iOS users, iMovie is the best app they can use for vlogging purposes and InShot is the best free app that Android users should opt for in accordance with their vlogging nature.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

1- Is it possible to make Vlogs with a smartphone?

Yes, it is possible as the tech industry is advancing and creating more apps to make the experience easy for accessible for everyone. Download some apps and make sure you have a phone with a good camera and you’ll be good to go!

2- Are vlogging apps free?

Yes, you can find some free vlogging apps on the Google PlayStore and on the Apple App Store. A few examples are; iMovie, InShot, FilmoraGo.

3- What are the most popular vlogging apps?

The most popular vlogging apps nowadays are Quik and FilmoraGo. These are free and stores some amazing features.

Brett J.

I'm an enthusiastic American solo traveler. Since childhood, I had a great interest and passion for filmmaking; that's why I chose media sciences as a career and started Vlogging as a full-time profession.

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