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Top 10 Best Short Mobile Movie iOS Apps

Giulia Baita one of our editors to our popular Mobile Movies column has compiled a list of the Top 10 Best Short Mobile Movie apps for iOS. We hope you enjoy this and would love to know your thoughts too. Do you have a favourite mobile movie app? Tell us what it is and why, we want to know more. Many thanks to Giulia for putting this together. (Foreword by Joanne Carter)


Cinamatic made by Hipstamatic has many small clips that turns into wonderful short movie pictorial. You can easily share on YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Vine or Facebook. Record videos from 3 to 60 seconds. Use the various filters and periodically Hipstamatic adds new packages. Easy to use, it uses the format-style square Hipstamatic. If you upgrade to the PRO version (in-app purchase $1.99/£1.49) you can add soundtracks and also again Advanced Image Controls, Clip Merging and Segment Rearranging.

Cinamatic supports iPhone 4 and higher, but runs best on iPhone 5 or better (it has also been optimized for 64 bit iPhone 5s and the new iPhone 6).

Click here to download for free


Created by popular app developers, Pixite. Fragment allows you to apply 52 special shapes to the image you’re wokring on. Use tools contrast, brightness, blur, etc. Choose different colors to apply and eventually the image can easily be shared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   Tangent also developed by Pixite is a similar application. They are suitable for those who love the geometric shapes on the image or within a movie. The images are then stored on the device with the highest resolution.

Fragment retails for $1.99/£1.49/download


Matter allows you to add items to their three-dimensional images in order to enrich their artistic photographs. You can choose from four packages of additional elements. You can change the shadows on objects and then run them at different speeds or make them pulsate. Putting together different figures moving it can make your digital movie very interesting.

Matter retails for $1.99/£1.49 – download here


This application allows you to combine videos that can move independently of each other. The different films are divided by a frame that can be modified at will. The videos are inside of panels which have different shapes and positions.

Diptic retails for $0.99/£0.79 – download here

Living Planet / Rollworld

They have the same effect, make a circular image and rotate it. Living Planet has two modes, while Rollworld  has several possibilities to work on the circumference, the inclination, aperture, angle, etc. Interesting applications for editing a video.

Living Planet is free – download here

Rollworld is free – download here

Painted Camera

This application is very similar to Glaze. It produces a painterly effect on pictures or videos and it realizes this work from the native camera directly, without post production. The filters are the same as Glaze and they may be very suitable for movie art. Videos can be shared on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, etc. from the same application.

Painted Camera retails for $1.99/£1.49 – download here

Ghost Lens

Just open the application we are introduced on a screen with many panels where to put our videos. Inside we can add stickers that represent ghosts. This application is fun and it can help to work on the images and suggest new ideas.

Ghost Lens is Free/download here

Ghost Lens Pro retails for $1.99/£1.49 – download here


You can add filters, effects, music, personalized, trim the video and choose your favorite scenes, add special effects such as “stop motion”. They are nice some animated effects, or you play your video on the contrary, record your voice and put it in the video. It’s an interesting application to work on a video.

VideoShop retails for $1.99/£1.49 – download here


This application is easy to use, has many effects and filters to edit videos. Sounds and music are taken from the music library of the iTunes program. This allows the user to realize of the passages between the segments with a dozen different ways.

iMovie retails for $5.99/£3.99 – download here

Giulia Baita. Italian iPhonographer. She lives in a beautiful island in the Mediterranean called "Sardinia". Passionate about painting and drawing, she obtained a degree in History of Contemporary Art. Studies and supports examination of the History of Cinema at the 'University of Cagliari'. She is a professor of Italian and History and whilst in high school continued to cultivate her passion for the Art. For several years she has been and continues to be in love with Mobile Photography and Mobile Art. Some of her photos have been shown in international exhibitions and she is currently highly interested in the Mobile Movies.