Best Video Editing Apps for TikTok

If you’re serious about making quality TikTok videos, you’re going to need some sort of editing tool. Whether simply stitching together multiple shots, or adding effects, titles and transitions, today’s tools make it simple for anyone to produce videos worth watching on TikTok.

The current best options for mobile devices are:

  • iMovie
  • FilmoraGo
  • Adobe Rush
  • inShot
  • CapCut
  • TikTok

This video editing tool is available for both iOS and macOS devices. It’s a great option for TikTok videos because it’s easy to use and is perfect for those with no prior editing skills. It also has a wide range of features such as green screens, voice overs and so much more as well as 14 trailer templates and 8 themes that you can choose from. Plus, it’s free!

Key features: 

  • Video stabilisation
  • Speed adjustments
  • Colour 
  • Easy to use 
  • Greenscreen 
  • Lowers background noise

Price: Free

Watch the video below by TechTeacherNate to learn how to edit on iMovie for beginners.

This video editing app is available for both iOS and Android devices. It’s a great option for TikTok videos because it has a wide range of features such as stickers as well as an audio library that has popular songs and sound effects. Also, it’s a breeze to use.

Key features:

  • Syncing of audio and video
  • Diverse range of visual and audio effects
  • Well-equipped music library

Price: Free. However, subscription will be required in order to remove the watermark. 

Watch the video below by iDeviceHelp to understand how to use FilmoraGo on your phone.

No professional skills required to use this app that is perfect for editing your videos that contains many features such as colour effects, various templates and so much more. Another key feature of the app is its ability to post directly to TikTok.

Key features: 

  • Tailored transitions
  • Pre-made Templates
  • Voiceover and audio ducking
  • Share directly to TikTok
  • Compatible with Adobe’s other professional video editing software

Price: from $4.99/mo

Check out the video below by Justin Brown where he explains how to use Adobe Rush.

4TikTok itself

TikTok has its own built-in video editing tool that you can use to edit your videos. It’s not as feature-rich as some of the other options on this list, but it’s still a great option if you’re just starting out with TikTok video editing. 

Key features:

  • Visual enhancements
  • Effects
  • High quality of video upload

Price: Free

Rachel Pedersen has a great tutorial on how to edit videos on TikTok that you should check out below.

This is an easy-to-use, but also more advanced option than editing video in TikTok itself. CapCut was created by the owners of TikTok, and videos edited with the app are  ‘edit with CapCut’. It’s not known whether these videos are in any way favoured by the algorithm. But that’s not the point really. The fact is that this is one of the best mobile video editing solutions out there, so definitely worth a try. 

Key features: 

  • Text and stickers
  • Audio library from songs to audio effects 
  • Voiceover
  • Effects and filters

Price: Free

Here’s a quick tutorial if you’re interested in having a go with CapCut.

This is another popular and easy-to-use app that boasts plenty of features but is essentially a simple timeline-based video editor. It also has a wide range of visual and audio effects as well as providing the ability to import your own sounds. 

Key features: 

  • Social media sharing options
  • Good audio and video syncing 
  • Multiple video combination 
  • Video effects

Price: Free

Another Collin Michael video but with inShot this time.

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