StoryWave Video Editor (iOS Version 2.3.1)

Synopsis of the App: StoryWave is a feature-rich video editor that lets users easily develop videos in minutes.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple only

RDN Score: 5/5

Pros

  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive design.
  • StoryWave walks you through choosing a theme, including free, classic, dreamy, vintage, funky, colorful themes.
  • Use the quick editor to select music, theme and text or enter the full editor to trim and fully customize the video with multiple effects, colors, music and text layers.
  • Drag to resize, move reposition and rotate the text with ease.
  • Easily select the format and duration of each video.
  • Edit and mix any combination of videos and photos with different music, effects and animated text.
  • Add glitch, mirror and blur effects and a variety of filters, plus easily control the basics including contrast, exposure and brightness.
  • Select from a large library of music options including hip-hop, pop, trap, EDM, World Music and other genres.
  • Use the app’s presets for a quick update.
  • Includes video tutorials covering theme basics, editing and how to customize text.
  • Upgrade to the pro app to remove the watermark and access unlimited layers for the different effects, music and text.
  • Includes a free three-day pro trial. Lifetime access is less expensive than many full-service video editing applications.

Cons

  • Must pay for some themes and upgrade to remove the watermark.
  • Some of the effects and filters are over the top and not useful for professional-looking videos.

Bottom Line: Ideal for those with limited time and experience editing video, StoryWave has everything you need to create a good-looking video in minutes. It’s intuitive and easy to use, great for food bloggers, DIY-ers and those creating “talking head” style videos.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.