With the slightly controversial Vine, video sharing went mainstream. A Twitter product, the iOS-only app allowed users to share small videos to other users and public as well. As good as the product was, it was not available to Android users.
Many Androiders have been looking for some decent video-sharing apps for the platform, and have been slightly disappointed in the past. Thankfully though, recently, there have been some new apps in the Google Play Store that let you share videos with your friends and even with the public as well.
With a clean interface, Klip is a free application that allows you to shoot video clips and store them online. Once you shoot the video, it gets added to your Klip library. From there, you can preview the video and share it with your friends. One of the best features of this app is that it allows you to upload unlimited amount of videos to your online Klip account. You can either use the front or back camera to shoot your video and then upload it online.
When it comes to the social aspect of the application, Klip lets you search and discover videos uploaded by other users too. You can view them, comment on them, and like them. One of the coolest features I really like was the one that allows you to post big smileys along with your comment. Despite being social, Klip also focuses on privacy. You can set Klip to block viewers from viewing and commenting on your videos and profile.
Mobli is a free application that capture your favorite moments through videos and photos, and share them to the world. With a strong focus on the social aspect, Mobli not only lets you share videos, but also allows you to connect with other people who are using the social network. You can browse and comment on other people's shared videos and photos and also view what's trending around the world. The application also provides filters so that you can browse specific videos and photos without having to go through a bunch of unwanted ones.
Live Video Share (Flixwagon)
This free application lets you broadcast live video to your friends and interact with them via social networks. Unlike other video-sharing apps where you shoot the video, save it, and then share it with your friends, Flixwagon lets you share the video in real-time. This gives you the experience of broadcasting a particular event live via television. Furthermore, the application also provides geo-location features so that you can browse other interesting places and mark your recorded events on a map.
Qik lets you do video chats, video mail, and video sharing for free. Once installed, you'll be able to stream live videos via Facebook, Twitter, and more. You can also make live video calls with any of your mobile contacts. If they are unreachable via Qik, you can also send them an SMS. Coming to the video-sharing part, videos are instantly uploaded to the cloud. The cloud storage space however is limited to 25 videos. If you want more storage, then uploading to a premium account gives you unlimited space and storage.
Magisto is much like Instagram for videos. Once you shoot a video, Magisto turns it into an edited movie and lets you share it with your friends for free. All you have to do is shoot the video from your Android phone, upload it to Magisto, and choose a soundtrack for the movie. One of the best features of this app is that it automatically edits the video for you. That is, it analyzes the footage, splices it, applies the necessary filters and gives it back to you. You can then share this video with your friends and your family.
Written by: Abhishek, a regular TechSource contributor and a long-time FOSS advocate.