Developer: Sandy Tanamas
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.1.5
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Personalizing a video is frequently not as straightforward as doing the same to a still image. Thereby, it’s pretty refreshing to come across SayVideo – an app that simplifies such a process and makes it very convenient to decorate a video with words or imagery that enhances what’s already there.

With options to take a new video directly from within the app or simply importing previous creations, SayVideo is quick on the uptake. A varied selection of packages is available, offering up different filters as well as different forms of imagery and decoration to apply to one’s footage.

Each theme does a good job of explaining what its ideal purpose is, such as offering romance themed options or more business like settings. In each case the available adjustments alter slightly depending on the needs of the theme, but most tend to lean towards text adjustments and a choice of animations to include as part of a decorative side attraction.

sayvideo3sayvideo8It’s easy to adjust and tinker with the settings, thanks to changes being instantly applied. A filters section further adds to what can be done, and while they’re frequently quite simple they’re still consistently useful. For those who wish to regularly apply the same bunch of settings, it’s convenient that there’s a way of ‘favoriting’ such changes.

Once a video has been completed, extensive sharing options open up encompassing Twitter, Facebook, and email, as well as YouTube and Tumblr. Much like the rest of the app, it’s straightforward in implementation and rarely requires much learning.

Being a free app, SayVideo offers up some in-app purchases that unlock new theme packages, as well as remove the advertising logo that is attached to video creations, but it’s reasonably done. There’s no urgent need for those enjoying the free build to pay up, but it’s a handy aside.

Remaining well-rounded, SayVideo is an ideal accompaniment for those keen to take more videos and do more original things with them.

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