15 Video-Making Apps – To Make the Best Home Movies - Raindance

People have been making home movies ever since the first-ever camera was invented. Home movies are amateur videos recorded at home without proper equipment, human resources, or a dedicated studio. Some home movies are made using cameras like DSLR or cyber-shots, while others are made using a smartphone. To make these videos better, and attractive people use various video-editing apps.

Here is a list of the top 15 video-making and editing apps that you can use at home.

1) Dubsmash

Dubsmash is an Android and iOS app, created by Jonas Drüppel. It was a massive hit in 2015, and every other user had Dubsmash on their smartphone to record fun videos with friends and family.


  • Lip syncing along with dialogues, quotes, songs.
  • Color filters
  • Text animations
  • Upload your own recordings
  • Share videos after saving them on your phone
  • Language Support: English, Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Malayalam, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Vietnamese

2) Adobe Premiere Clip

Adobe Premiere Clip is a free video-editing app for Android and iOS users, that was launched by Adobe in the early 2010s. The app offers innovative features that can turn basic videos into professional movies.


  • Shoot, edit and share videos online
  • Video effects and filters
  • Auto-ducking
  • Voiceovers
  • Pro-quality video editor for making professional videos
  • Syncs videos to the cloud automatically
  • Language Support: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

3) PocketVideo


PocketVideo is a powerful video editing and shooting app for iPhone users created by the Pocket Supernova, Inc. The app is only under 100 MBs and offers the English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai language.


  • Edit videos that are up to 10 minutes long
  • Video overlaying, picture-in-picture and green screen overlays
  • Animated doodle tool to create in-app animations
  • Commercial free music library
  • Filters, GIFs, stickers, and PNGs
  • Render HD videos
  • Language Support: English

4) VHS Camcorder

VHS Camcorder is an app for Android and iOS users launched by Rarevision. It allows users to make realistic videos using effects and filters.


  • Exciting video effects and filters
  • Create VHS-style retro videos
  • Language Support: English

5) Mobcrush

Mobcrush is another Android and iOS users that allows them to watch live streams of gamers when they play a game. Users can also broadcast their own gameplay to their friends and fans.


  • Livestreaming
  • Free of charge
  • Go live to get paid easily
  • Free tools to increase audience
  • Language Support: English

6) Boomerang from Instagram

Boomerang from Instagram is an Android and iOS user-friendly mobile app that makes video making fun. The videos are captured as mini video clips that loop back and forth.


  • Mini videos using front and rear camera
  • No sign up or account needed to record
  • Click once and record
  • Share the video from the app to Instagram and Facebook.
  • Language Support: English

7) FilmoraGo

FilmoraGo is a high-end video making an app that is available on Android and iOS. The app has no watermarks and is free of charge on both stores.


  • Import photos and videos
  • Preview all your clips
  • Add music from the app’s free library
  • All-in-one editor for videos
  • Language Support: English

8) Hyperlapse From Instagram

Hyperlapse from Instagram is an innovative app for Android and iOS platforms that allows users to make time-lapse videos. The app polishes the videos without the need for professional equipment.


  • Record handheld videos
  • Automatic stabilization smooths the video for viewing
  • The hyperlapse speed can go up to 12 times
  • Share videos straight from the app to Instagram and Facebook
  • Language Support: English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

9) Digislate

Digislate is a free of charge app that is a substitute for MovieSlate. The app outshines other apps because it offers excellent effects to shoot videos in dim light. The app is available on Android and iOS stores with an average rating of 4.1 stars.


  • Fullscreen, unmatched clapper board
  • Syncs your music from your music player that can be added to videos
  • Triple clap option allows to clap the slate three times in noisy environments
  • Language Support: English

10) Magistro

Magistro is a simple and user-friendly app for Android and iOS users. The app is one of the best in both stores that won the ‘Consumer Reports’ #1 Video Editing app 2017.’


  • Create professional, marketing videos for social media
  • Collage maker for videos
  • Import videos and photos from your gallery
  • Choose music from Magistro’s library for your videos
  • One tap share to multiple social media platforms
  • Language Support: English, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian

11) VivaVideo

VivaVideo is another popular video editing app available for Android and iOS users. It’s a free editing app that offers multiple features to users.


  • Add text to your videos
  • Multiple effects and filters
  • Allows users to add music easily
  • Offers a free blur effect
  • Export videos in 720p, 1080p, 4k and, Full HD
  • Language Support: English, Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

12) Videorama

Videorama is exclusively an iOS app that was created by the App Business Ventures LLC. The app was available on the app store in 2017 and is under 200 MBs.


  • Turn images into slideshows
  • Reverse or speed up videos
  • Add animated or create animated text on videos
  • Special effects and filters
  • Music, sound effects, and voiceovers
  • Offers cinematic effects and overlays
  • Language Support: English, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

13) TikTok

TikTok is a world-renowned app for Android and iOS users that was created by TikTok Inc. The app is just under 100 MBs with millions of fans and followers across the globe.


  • Lip syncing, and voice over
  • Sign up to make videos or follow other video makers
  • Import TikTok videos to upload on social media platforms
  • Add your preferred music, sound effects or audio to the videos
  • An extensive collection of filters, effects, and AR objects
  • Watch as many videos as you like
  • Language Support: English

14) Quilk

Quilk is another video-editing app for Android and iOS users across the globe. The app was launched by GoPro and is under 100 MBs. It has an average rating of 4.7 stars.


  • Add media from your personal gallery
  • Choose your favorite theme from a list of 23 options
  • Customize your video
  • Add soundtracks
  • Share and save
  • Language Support: English

15) iMovie

iMovie is an exclusive app for iOS users that’s an official product of Apple Inc. The app takes up about 700 MBs of space and is available for free.


  • Record Hollywood style movies
  • Choose from an extensive list of themes
  • Transfer your projects to multiple Apple devices.
  • Share, save, and send videos anywhere, using any app.
  • Language Support: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Simplified Chinese

Pick Your Favorite Video-Editing App!

There are many options available for Android and iOS users, which makes it hard to pick the best one out there. However, the easiest way to choose your favorite app is the one that’s free of charge, easy to use, and has a high rating on the app store! Good luck, and keep making those incredible movies!



Olivia Marie is a digital marketing expert at Cubix, who loves to write content on the latest topics, including Blockchain, B2B business models, application development and much more. She is a keen writer and an active tech enthusiast. Connect with her on Twitter.