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Video editors are pretty commonplace today on Android, though few of them are exactly pretty. And even fewer are as straightforward to use as they should be. Enter WeVideo. WeVideo is actually a web-based video editing and cloud storage service, but they've expanded their reach with an app for Android, now on the Play Store in a limited beta.

You'll have to be using either a Galaxy S III, Note, Note II, Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus 4 in order to use it for the time being, though that's a prerequisite many of you likely meet.

The app's functionality is pretty basic, but it has most of the features you'd look for in a mobile video editor. You can trim a video, put a filter over it (with accompanying optional soundtrack), add a custom soundtrack, a still image scene (plus a mandatory title scene), and publish directly to YouTube or WeVideo's cloud storage service.

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You can sign in with your Google account (manually, ugh) to link up to WeVideo's servers, and from there associate your YouTube account with the app, as well. If I had to edit a mobile video, this would now probably be my go-to choice. It's simple, well laid-out, and quite attractive as apps go.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Clemens Schartmüller

    Someone wants to share the apk? :)

  • Robert McKenzie

    It's interesting .. a bit limited in features and needs some updating but it's interesting. First thing I noticed was that while playing back a video after editing my screen blank kicked in, so clearly they didn't use the "Don't turn off the screen since we're doing something" switch .. duh, kind of dumb. It also crashed my phone too .. Another bit of a fail is that when you publish you MUST publish to to WeVideo server with the option to publish to YouTube .. I don't want to publish to WeVideo .. no one has ever heard of it.

    • Mark Floisand

      Hi Robert, I'm from WeVideo - thanks for the feedback. It is beta so thanks for passing this on. Our publishing to WeVideo and optionally to YouTube is consistent with our Web app behavior, but we hear you....

  • Ruben Alvarez

    Works on the original Note running CM10.1. Maybe with any newer Samsung? Worth a shot.

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    • mauric

      It's not that holo actually... You should read the guidelines again sir. It doesn't even have a proper action bar...

  • toa95

    Working on my rooted Verizon Note 2.

  • Joo

    Does anybody now other video editing apps?
    I need an app that can edit and compress a video.
    Mainly for sharing purposes!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.b.streater Stephen B. Streater

      There are a handful around these days. If you are after a more advanced experience, my Clesh Android app is a pretty powerful cloud app. NB If you are a novice, you will probably benefit from watching the YouTube help videos or asking in the free chat rooms within the app for tips.

    • Ron Clemens

      I'm a big fan of Video Toolbox

  • hyperbolic

    Let us know when it's for all the devices :)

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    WUns well on Galaxy S2 i9100

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    15min export time? Srsly?

  • Andrew

    You say it can trim a video (I'd hope so, for a video editing app), but can it handle multiple video files all being cut together? I realise that's more desktop territory, but I've wanted to be able to do that on a phone for ages.

  • primalxconvoy

    The app is broken. When I opened it, all I got was a pc website screen. Also, the sign up screen via Google was in Japanese, as I'm in japan. However, this app is the only app has done this as other apps have managed to access the English sign in site.

    I've contacted the devs to delete my account immediately and will be looking for another video editing option for android.

  • akshay7394

    Just letting folks know;
    It's also showing my Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman as compatible.