5 Of The Best Free Video Editing Apps

By Amit Chowdhry ● May 18, 2023

There are several free video editing apps available on the market today. Each of these apps has its own strengths and weaknesses so be sure to read the descriptions below to determine which one would be best for you. Whatever app you select, you can be sure to create amazing videos that will impress your friends and family with a bit of practice. These video editing apps can be used for helping put together your unique YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn videos. Research has shown that professional-grade videos can be more engaging than photos and can inspire customer purchases for products.

Note: You may have to deal with certain drawbacks with some of the video editing apps like watermarks or branded intros. And there may be limitations in terms of export formats.

Here are 5 of the best free video apps for you to consider downloading:

x.) DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is a popular video editing app that has been used for editing professional films, ads, music videos, etc. It is especially popular for remote collaboration through a cloud-based workflow system. Plus DaVinci Resolve combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production all in one software tool. 

x.) HitFilm

HitFilm has an intuitive user interface that enables users to trim/copy/slice/sync videos. The free version of the app has watermarks on the videos. So I would recommend that you test it out and make sure that you enjoy the software before purchasing it.

x.) iMovie

iMovie is a popular free video editing app that syncs well across macOS and iOS devices. The app is especially popular for its simple-to-use interface and users can take advantage of pre-set filters, transitions, and titles. Plus the app also has editing tools to cut/trim, make color corrections, edit background noises, and stabilize shaky footage.

x.) Lightworks

Lightworks – which launched about 30 years ago – is a free video editing app that features a simple and intuitive interface. The features include social media export, format support (supports common types of media files), compatibility with Windows/Mac/Linux, and the ability to import any frame rate file. The timeline time savers include proxy workflows, instant autosave, background processing, and storyboard pins.

Plus there are video tutorials, useful keyboard shortcuts, and cutting tools designed for getting through large volumes of footage. There are also impressive color correction options and built-in video effects.

x.) OpenShot

OpenShot is a popular video editing app for Mac, Windows, or Linux. Some of the features include trim/slice; animation/keyframes; video effects; unlimited tracks; audio waveforms; 3D animations; title editors; slow motion/time effects; and 70+ language support. It is 100% free and it is open-source for continuous improvements.