Many consider Viddy to be the “Instagram of video-sharing.” With 16 million users already on tap (including Mark Zuckerberg’s dog) and plenty of funding, perhaps it has a good shot. Already popular on iOS, we’re still awaiting its release on Android. But until Viddy comes around, here are a few alternatives for Android, ripe for video-sharing, discovery, and even one for video filters.
The official Vimeo Android app has the best of the video-sharing network, ready-made for mobile users. You can upload, manage and view clips from your handset and checkout recommended videos from Vimeo’s curated channels. You can set shared clips to private or public, download videos to your device’s camera roll, pause and resume uploads and organize clips by Groups, Channels and Albums. Better yet, share clips across the social web including Facebook and Twitter.
Cisco may have canned the Flip mobile video camera, but sharing lives on through the FlipShare Android app. With FlipShare you can upload videos and post them to Facebook, YouTube or Twitter. Watch all your friends’ clips from the app, leaving comments along the way. There’s private and public sharing with groups and shareable links, plus search filters to locate and organize videos in the Flip network.
VidTrim Pro ($2.83)
When it comes to editing, VidTrim is a great choice for Android users. The app trims videos, grabs frames and compresses clips to make them ripe for sharing directly from your phone. Edited videos can be saved as new clips, renamed and uploaded to YouTube. With the pro version you’ll get additional features like the frame grabber, which gives you the ability to extract and save frames as images, and a transcoder for resizing and compressing clips. And of course, the pro version comes without ads.
Socialcam is all about sharing, with support for email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Posterous, Tumblr and even cloud storage service Dropbox. With this Android app you can record, upload and share clips directly from your handset. Add tags to make clips more searchable, and view clips your friends have uploaded. There are quite a few perks that come with Socialcam, including unlimited video length and storage, the ability to upload video while you’re recording, offline recording for later uploads and tagging friends. You’ll get a notification when someone tags you in a clip so you’ll never miss a beat with Socialcam.
DailyMotion Video Stream (Free)
All about video discovery, DailyMotion brings video search to your Android smartophone with millions of clips from the web. You can create your own “channels” by picking the users you want to follow, making for a personalized dashboard. You can also stream hours of video content with playlists and channels, and browse countless clips with related recommendations and keyword search. See a clip you like? Add it to your favorites and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
VideoCam illusion Pro ($2.99)
One thing Viddy is known for is its filters, but it’s not the only mobile app that lets you add effects to your video content. Videocam Illusion lets you record video with effects in real-time, including filters, for unique and creative clips. You can even change effects while you’re recording and save combinations of your favorite video effects for later use. The pro version comes with 24 filters including sepia, black & white, Chicago-style and comic art. There’s also a dozen or so effects to blur, glow, twirl and pixelate your videos. With five recording speeds and another dozen masks, VideoCam also lets you upload videos to YouTube, Dropbox and more.