CapCutfor iOS



CapCut: A convenient and free mobile video editor

CapCut by Bytedance is a free video editing application where you can add filters and overlays to enhance your content. While it doesn’t have as many tools as competitors like InShot Video Editor, Video Show, and Video Star, you’ll still have some fun functions to play with. For instance, you can reverse the footage or add some stickers. 

The app is easy to use, while you can save it in any format used by common video players. However, its performance is inhibited by the free system resources your phone or tablet has. Still, you’ll enjoy all the tools that are available to make your content stand out from the crowd.

How does CapCut work?

Working on CapCut is a breeze; a quick sign-up and the world of advanced media editing unfolds before you. CapCut doesn't just offer a platform; it's a treasure trove of creative possibilities. You're greeted with an array of features like stock videos, images, and audio tracks, complemented by a diverse range of text effects and automatic captioning.

What truly sets CapCut apart in the video editing landscape is its staggering array of video effects and transitions, each designed to foster unique creativity. However, the crown jewel of CapCut is its AI technology. Far surpassing the standard suite of editing tools, CapCut's AI functionalities are very cool. They enable users to effortlessly execute tasks that once seemed daunting or even impossible.

This AI prowess transforms complex editing processes into simple, quick actions, opening up a world of possibilities for various applications. From basic edits to intricate projects, CapCut's AI tools are not just about enhancing videos; they're about redefining what's achievable in digital storytelling. With CapCut, you're not just editing; you're starting on a journey of endless creative exploration, powered by some of the most advanced tools in the industry.

Reverse, split function, and speed control

There are three tools you’ll enjoy with CapCut that give it that edge as a video editor. Like TikTok, you can easily change the speed of how fast the content plays. The Split Function lets you choose where you want to cut the video to a specific frame. Finally, there’s a Reverse Function to play the video backwards.

Add some stickers and effects

If your video is slightly dull, you can put stickers at specific points in your video to make it stand out more or to advertise your brand. You can also add text, and other special effect features and filters you can take advantage of. 

Linking music to your content

Videos can be dull without a musical score in the background. If you want to make it more exciting, you can select from various free beats and songs to liven it up. It will enhance the mood and set the tone for your audience.

About AutoCut

While TikTok's editing capabilities are functional, they remain relatively basic. Users have the option to record up to three-minute videos or edit and combine existing videos and photos. However, the editing scope on TikTok is somewhat limited to reordering clips, adding filters, sounds, and text. For more complex edits, users often need to switch to advanced editing apps.

CapCut offers a simplified editing solution akin to TikTok’s style but with enhanced features. Its AutoCut feature streamlines the editing process by analyzing your camera roll media and suggesting various templates. These templates adjust music, pacing, and transitions, offering options like pop beats, disco grooves, or urban funk styles. CapCut stands out with its flexibility, allowing users to choose from different songs in its licensed library or incorporate their own recorded sounds, elevating the video editing experience beyond TikTok’s basic toolkit.

Exporting the video

When finalizing your video in CapCut, it's important to select the appropriate resolution and frame rate. The app offers options up to 4K quality and 60 frames per second, with an estimated file size provided for your convenience. Remember, storage capacity depends on your device.

CapCut facilitates direct video exports to social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, without requiring linked accounts. For TikTok enthusiasts, uploading directly to TikTok not only showcases your work in its community but also conveniently removes the CapCut watermark, a nod to ByteDance's ownership of both services. Should your video exceed TikTok's duration limits, some additional trimming in TikTok's app may be necessary.

Our take

CapCut elevates the video editing experience on iOS devices, transforming ordinary videos into captivating visual stories. Why settle for mundane footage when you can infuse your creations with a dynamic range of elements? From incorporating rhythmically engaging music to integrating visually arresting special effects and playful stickers, CapCut offers an array of tools to enhance your content. To add an extra layer of entertainment, experiment with playing your videos in reverse or slowing down the action to capture every detail. With CapCut, the possibilities are endless, allowing you to turn simple videos into extraordinary and memorable masterpieces.

Should I download it?

Yes, especially if you have fun editing videos. However, you’ll need to make sure your phone can handle the requirements for standard or high definition.


  • Video splitting function
  • Contains a music library
  • Add stickers and effects
  • Reverse your videos


  • Functions not as advanced as competitors
  • Phone’s hardware limits editing abilities

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