5 Best Applications for Making YouTube Videos

Desktop video editing application

If you're a video content creator, you're probably already familiar with YouTube. It's one of the largest video hosting platforms with billions of users. Prominent vloggers using this platform are making huge money from their YouTube channels. Today, we're going to look at some of the handpicked applications one can use to easily create videos for his YouTube channels. Almost all of these applications are built specifically for this purpose. Therefore, you get all the presets for all the popular video formats used on YouTube. Instead of using a generic video editing application, try one of these solutions.

Desktop video editing application

All of these applications are thoroughly tested on a Windows machine. So, if you're using a Mac, there may be some minor differences between the features and behavior of the applications.

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Before you use one of these YouTube video creation applications, I may emphasize the need for a computer with decent hardware configuration to get the best experience. So, let's get started!

1. Kapwing YouTube Editor

Kapwing YouTube Editor

Kapwing is a popular name among video content creators with millions of users. It's one of the bests in the business. You can use it right within your favorite web browser. It's easy to use and works flawlessly. Let's quickly weigh some of its prominent features and options available for its users.


  • Minimal and clutter-free interface.
  • Direct upload and sharing on YouTube.
  • No installation is required. Works directly in the web browser.
  • Generous free version for new users.


  • Exports are limited to 1080p resolution.

If you're looking to upload 2K or 4K resolution videos, you should probably look for an alternative. Other than that, this is one of the most powerful and flexible YouTube video editors—available for vloggers.

2. Flixier

Flixier YouTube video maker

Flixier is another promising YouTube video editor with tons of features. This one too works directly within a web browser. It's lightweight and does not hog your system resources. You can get started with it without creating an account. Let's quickly analyze some of its features and editing options.


  • Export up to 4K Ultra HD resolution.
  • Up to 100GB of cloud storage for your videos.
  • No installation is required. Works directly within your favorite web browser.
  • Publish directly to YouTube from within the application.
  • Real-time collaboration with team members.


  • The business plan is not that cheap.

If you're looking to create high-resolution 4K videos, this application is your best bet. With tons of transition effects, you can create YouTube videos within minutes. Do give it a try—once.

3. Biteable

Biteable video editing application

Biteable can be your next favorite YouTube video creation application. It's used by some of the biggest brands on the internet. It has an excellent collection of tutorials for newbies. I liked its collection of premade templates. Take a look at some of its features and options available for content creators.


  • Unlimited video storage space
  • No installation is required. Works flawlessly in a web browser.
  • Advanced video analytics.
  • Excellent customer support
  • Feature-rich editing interface.


  • A bit pricey.

They also have a plan for teams that gives you additional features to make professional-grade YouTube videos within minutes. You also get a dedicated account manager with the team plan. Do try it once!

4. Animoto

Animoto YouTube video maker tool

Animoto is my personal favorite for two different reasons. It fits my budget and it works both in the browser as well as on mobile through an app for iOS devices. Hopefully, they'll soon make an Android version too. Following are some of its pros and cons you may want to ponder upon.


  • Affordable plans.
  • Both a web browser app and an iOS app are available.
  • Clutter-free and blazing-fast interface.
  • Tons of premade templates.
  • Integrated one-click social sharing.


  • Only up to 1080p resolution exports are available. No 2K or 4K exports.

Its professional plus plan gives you reselling license to sell custom videos to businesses. It also comes with a video consultation with an expert to get more out of your investment in their top-tier plan.

5. Camtasia

Camtasia video editing application

Although Camtasia is the last one on this list, it's no less than any other application mentioned above. It's an all-in-one solution for video editing which includes YouTube video making too. Its tutorial collection is big and is very useful for beginners. Let's see some of its features available for its users.


  • Full-fledged desktop application.
  • Includes advanced screen recorder too.
  • Integrated direct upload facility for various social media platforms.
  • A large collection of premade templates.
  • One-time purchase for a perpetual license.


  • Features and editing options can be overwhelming for newbies.

If you do not want to pay for a YouTube editor every month, this is the best option. It's hugely popular among graphic designers too as they often use it for making different types of multimedia content.