Tik-Tok Video Editing Apps

You already know about TikTok, the super-popular social media platform that lets you create and share short videos, maybe with a little song and dance, and lip-syncing.

How do they create those fun videos? While TikTok’s built-in video editing tools are quite robust, sometimes to make your videos really pop, you need something more.

Never fear. In this article, we’re going to show you how to use TikTok’s built-in video editing tools, but we’re not going to stop there. You’ll also find our picks for the best TikTok video editing apps so you can choose the apps you need to ramp up your production value.

1. Movavi

Movavi Video Editor is the go-to mobile editing app for TikTok creators seeking to enhance their content. With its user-friendly interface, creators can effortlessly transition from mobile to desktop editing, enjoying increased precision and control, advanced editing features, extensive effects library, and professional-grade tools.

Key TikTok editing features include per-frame trimming for seamless transitions, refined greenscreen effects with the chromakey color picker tool, and an extensive suite of text-based tools for crafting accessible closed captions. Moreover, Movavi offers exclusive transitions, stickers, and advanced pan effects, allowing creators to truly make their videos stand out.

Free version allows you to: cut & merge clips, speed up/slow down videos, add transitions, stickers, and music. In-App Purchases from $1.99 to $12.99.

Platform: iOS, Android

2. CapCut

CapCut is a new TikTok video editing app from Bytedance (the company that gave us TikTok in the first place). It’s a free, all-in-one video editing app that helps you create amazing videos.

Viamaker has amassed over 5.88 million reviews on Google Play within a brief period of availability. These reviews have been rated an average of 3.0 stars.

While the app is missing out on coveted features like green screen, it’s clear that Bytedance brought out the big guns with this TikTok video editing app.

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

3. BeeCut

BeeCut is a free, all-in-one TikTok video editing app designed for beginners. You can enhance your TikTok videos with filters, cropping, cutting, rotating, transitions, a picture-in-picture effect, and more.

BeeCut has a simple, easy to use interface and you can have a unique and stunning video in just a few clicks. It supports five aspect ratios including portrait (9:16), widescreen (16:9), square (1:1), TaoBao (3:4), and standard (4:3).

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

4. Zoomerang

Zoomerang is a simple TikTok video editing app that’s perfect for beginners. It includes one-button step-by-step in-app tutorials. This means you can watch popular TikTok videos and learn how to create those videos for yourself.

This app also includes video editing tools like effects, filters, music, and more.

A pro subscription will get you an ad-free experience and access to additional effects and video editing features.

Zoomerang has a free limited plan. In-app purchases from $4.99-$29.99 per item.

Platform: iOS, Android

5. InShot

InShot is a free HD video editor and video maker with great features like trim/cut video, blur background, music, effects, and more. InShot is one of the best choices for video editing and processing footage to share across social media.

You can choose from a range of audio and visual effects or even import your own music.

InShot doesn’t have a built-in library of royalty-free songs, which is important if you don’t have the rights to a song you want to use in your video. Plus, all videos created with the free version are watermarked.

Free version; in-app pricing is $$3.99-$34.99 per item.

Platform: iOS, Android

6. Funimate

Funimate is TikTok video editing app that offers a range of visual effects, lets users choose from multiple transitions, and makes it easy to share videos to TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.

Funimate offers daily challenges that can help boost your TikTok channel and get you recognized by the app’s music video community.

Free version with watermark; in-app pricing is $2.99–$59.99 per item.

Platform: iOS, Android

7. Lomotif

Lomotif is the app for you if you want to add music to your TikTok videos. Lomotif includes an enormous music library from contemporary hits to oldies. While you can’t select a particular part of a song, your music choices are close to limitless.

You can use Lomotif to add music, create video or photo collages/montages, and share to social media easily.

Lomotif is free, but you’ll have to pay $4.99 to remove watermarks.

Platform: iOS, Android

8. Magisto

Magisto is a video creation and editing app by Vimeo. With Magisto, it’s easy to record any type of video you’d like just by choosing an editing style you like and adding your videos and photos. Then, Magisto’s AI will create a movie for you.

The app also has a music library or you can upload your own, making it easy to add music to your videos. You can also add effects and titles and even upload videos from your photo app and Google Drive account.

Magisto is a free app; paid plans start at $20/month (when paid annually).

Platform: iOS, Android


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best app to use to edit TikTok videos?

CapCut is developed by the creators of TikTok, it is expected to be the most TikTok-friendly app. Additionally, TikTok's built-in editor is the most convenient option available for users.

How long are TikTok videos?

TikTok videos were limited to 15 seconds initially but now can be up to 10 minutes long due to demand for longer videos.

Is it better to edit TikTok on phone or computer?

While TikTok is a platform created for mobile devices, the best TikTok videos are usually edited on a Mac or PC before they're published to the app.


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