Top 11 Apps Like Tiktok Everyone Should Check Out

Updated on December 7, 2019
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What Apps Are Like Tiktok?

In the age of social media, a lot of memorable apps have come and gone. Some have stuck around, while the others ended up lost in oblivion. One of the most famous apps in existence today is TikTok, previously known as Musically. This app has taken the online world by storm, with thousands of users joining the trend every day.

TikTok is essentially a video editing and social media app that lets you shoot and share your videos with the world. You can add background music, dialogues, beauty filters, and a lot more to make it as engaging as possible. Most users use this app to showcase their talent in singing, dancing, acting, and comedy.

For better or worse, it is here to stay and entertain us daily. However, if you are looking for an alternative, I have got your back. Take a look at some of the best video editing/social media apps like TikTok.

Apps Like Tiktok

  1. Lomotif
  2. Cheez
  3. Vigo Video
  4. LIKE
  5. KWAI
  7. Firework
  8. Dubsmash
  9. Music Video Show
  10. Triller
  11. Video Star

1. Lomotif

Lomotif was initially launched for iOS only, but the app eventually made its way to Android. Its functioning is similar to TikTok - you can add and edit videos with tools like trim, slow motion, zoom in, zoom out, and more. Background music and effects can also be added to further enhance its quality. To truly hit the mark, use the plethora of beauty filters, stickers, and emojis to attract a fan base. Showcasing your talent on this app will gain you followers and allow you to make friends. You can also collaborate with other friends to create videos with a wider reach.

Another interesting feature of Lomotif is the Birthday and New Year. Creating a video on these occasions boosts your profile and increases your social media presence.

2. Cheez

Another app similar to TikTok, Cheez operates in an almost identical fashion. Edit your videos within the app, add background score, peppy filters and more to engage with your user base. Unlike TikTok, however, Cheez focuses on vlogging aspects as well, not just dancing, singing, and comedy. The app also has a reward system, where the users earn a prize on getting a certain number of followers or if their posts go viral. If you simply like to watch the talented folks on this platform rather than participate, you will still get rewarded!

Cheez also allows you to challenge other users to ‘battles’ where you can test your talents against each other. Don’t forget to try out Dance-off while you’re at it. It’ss an in-app game meant to further engage the users.

3. Vigo Video

TikTok might be the undisputed king for the time being, but it certainly is getting some stiff competition from Vigo Video. This mobile video editing app functions a lot like Snapchat and Vine, where users can share videos that are only 15 seconds long and showcase a variety of talents such as dancing, singing, comedy, beauty, cooking, and more. Since the time frame is so short, it challenges the videomakers to showcase their best stuff.

The filters are endless, including beauty filters that even out skin tone, remove blemishes, and make you look much more attractive. The best feature of Vigo, however, is the monetary aspect. You can earn some serious money if you have enough followers and your video gets a lot of likes, shares, and comments. So, what are you waiting for? Download the app and get minting!


LIKE is another standard video editing app that’slowly gaining popularity. It functions like TikTok and lets you lipsync to music and dialogues, creating short, witty and funny videos.

You can also stitch several videos to make one long clip. Add filters and stickers to make the video more appealing and amass more followers. Add further effects like slow motion or speed up your video according to your taste.

The only issue you might face being a LIKE user is that you can’t go live if you’re a new user. There is a leveling system in place for that. Barring this minor nuisance, everything else works just fine.


The word Kwai means cute in Japanese and is a popular and culturally relevant word there. Just like the word, KWAI is an adorable social media app that allows its users to shoot short, cute videos where one can lip-sync to their favorite songs, movie dialogues, and so much more. Most popular videos on KWAI are generally in the category of beauty blogging, funny videos, dancing, prank videos, lipsyncs, and magic illusions. This app also has a reward system. The more followers you amass, the better the prizes will be.

In order to make the users more interactive, the app frequently hosts challenges and fun contests. You can also stay up to date with the latest viral trends by following this app. Another interesting attribute of KWAI is the ‘stories’ feature. Yes, just like Instagram and Snapchat, you can share stories here, which stay up for up to 48 hours instead of the standard 24 hour time span. Make inspiring videos, build a following, and make new friends with KWAI. It’s available on both iOS and Android platforms.

If you’re looking for a Tiktok alternative, KWAI will not disappoint you.


FUNIMATE is another run of the mill social media app like TikTok. Lipsyncing to songs, dramatic dialogues, and funny jokes is the norm here - something Tiktok users will already be familiar with. Add slow motion, emojis, texts, and more to make it more appealing to the masses. Loop videos are another common trend on FUNIMATE, not unlike Instagram. Collaborations with other users get you more followers and a better online presence. To make things more interesting, participate in challenges, contests, and special events to stand out.

FUNIMATE is still relatively new in the market, so it’s yet to become saturated with too many people. In case it becomes mainstream, having a big following could further catapult your social media fame.

7. Firework

If you want to escape herd mentality and want to do something unique, Firework is the place for you. Its functions are similar to TikTok, but the focus is more on the quality of the videos than the number of followers. So, with just the right clip and content, you can become a sensation. Trim, edit, crop, add background score, and more with the help of the amazing in-app editing tool. Lipsyncing to music and all that jazz is still popular here, but done with better taste.

It is crucial to follow the latest viral trends when making videos on Firework. If you play your cards just right, you could win cash prizes. There are weekly video challenges with a mighty reward, further encouraging users to interact with the app regularly. So if you have a unique skill and you can grasp the pulse of the audience, Firework is the app for you.

8. Dubsmash

This list would be incomplete without Dubsmash, the true creator of video editing based social media platform. In fact, TikTok is the offspring of Dubsmash, so it would be blasphemy to not include it here. It started off as a fun app where users can lipsync to famous movie and TV dialogues, the success of which mushroomed into TikTok and all the other apps you see on this list. Over 100 million downloads stand testimony to its popularity.

Keeping with the current times, Dubsmash has added music variants, filters, emojis, and text overlays to make it more attractive to the current userbase. The newsfeed is divided into two sections, letting you access the current viral trends and see what your friends are up to. Sometimes, returning to basics is the best thing one can do. So, if you’ve grown bored of using TikTok, give Dubsmash a chance.

9. Music Video Show

Music Video Show, also known as Video Show, is another app that is gaining popularity in the online community. Not only can you shoot and edit videos, but you can do it all under a minute. With thousands of inbuilt music options to choose from, you’ll always have something fun and intriguing to experiment with. You can also check out millions of interesting viral videos posted by various users here.

Agreed, it is not as fancy as TikTok or the other apps on this list, but it does its job. Where Music Video Show gains points is simplicity. With its smooth interface, it’s easy to shoot videos and add scores to the same. If you are new to this field and just looking to dabble at the moment, this app is perfect for you.

10. Triller

Does auto-editing at the click of a button sound appealing to you? Well, Triller does just that. This amazing video editing app and social media platform automatically edit your videos using its unique algorithm. Now you don’t have to worry about lighting, filters, or adding the right soundtrack; Triller has got it all taken care of. After all, its moniker is, “You do you, Triller does the rest.”

Famous celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber, and Rita Ora use this app regularly to post their videos on major social media platforms like Instagram or Snapchat. Simply showcase your talent and you will get your video on a plate. It is this super easy and user-friendly interface that gives Triller such a good name in the online community.

However, this app is still in its infancies. You can’t amass an impressive following on this app, but can you use it as a wonderful accessory to other major platforms.

11. Video Star

Have you ever wanted to star in a famous music video? Well, now your dreams can come true. Video Star is a one-of-a-kind video editing app that lets you create fun, awesome music videos. With an inbuilt library of famous songs, you can perform to these tracks and share them with the world in an instant. Want to do something quirky and play the whole video in reverse? No problem. Want slow-motion, freeze frame or other interesting effects? Video Star has got you covered. With incredible features like cloning, green screen, and a whole lot more, you can make your music video as dazzling as you want.

With pretty amazing reviews and completely satisfied customers, Video Star cements its place as one of the best alternatives to Tiktok. However, the app supports only music videos and not vlogging or other forms of video format. Currently available on both iOS and Android, it is free to use but contains in-app purchases.

That’s about it, for now. Apps like Tiktok come with its pros and cons, but it’s clearly a part of the internet subculture now. So, what do you think of these apps? Have you used any of them before? Do you think some other deserves to be on this list? Please let me know in the comments.


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