TikTok is one of the fastest growing social networks today, with some of the best video content you will see on the internet. These five websites and apps just make it better than ever.
For the uninitiated, TikTok is a social network like the old Vine, and similar to Instagram or Snapchat. It only supports videos, with a maximum limit of 15 seconds. You can combine multiple videos into one longer Story.
Now, TikTok is only available as a mobile app for Android and iOS. We’ve seen this before with Instagram and other social networks, where the web client was launched years later. And until then, you get third-party developers making unofficial versions like this.
TikTokforWeb doesn’t allow you to log in with your own account, so it’s a generic web viewer for random TikTok Videos. You can search for accounts or hashtags that you already know. You can also select your country to see the current top TikTok posts in your area.
The TikTok web viewer also lets you watch TikTok Live channels, where users stream live to the masses. There is also a TikTok TV option, where you can watch a continuous stream of TikTok videos with other users on the channel.
TikTokforWeb also includes a mini app that you can use to download TikTok videos.
Video Downloader for Social Media (Android): Easiest way to Download TikTok Videos
If you’re looking to download TikTok videos to your drive, maybe make a reaction video or make it part of your own clip, check out the Weird Video Downloader for Social Media by Avalon Inc. It is one of the most highly rated among thousands of other apps in the Play Store.
The app’s claim to fame is that it removes the TikTok watermark from videos, making it easier for you to use.
Just copy and paste the referensi and the app will do the rest. You can even download just the sound from the video to use it as a ringtone. The handy video manager tab lets you decide what to do with all the files you’ve saved.
For iOS Users:
Unfortunately, it is only available for Android users and now there is no good iPhone app. For now, you can use web-based applications such as TikTok Video Downloader.
It doesn’t remove the watermark, but you can save MP4 videos to your phone or computer. TikTok videos can also be downloaded via the TikTok Lite app if you use one.
TikTok Lite (Android): Best for Lurkers and Casual TikTok Users
If you use TikTok to check videos instead of creating your own, the main app is overkill. It’s packed with features you won’t use, and it drains your battery. Instead, get the official TikTok Lite app.
Like other storage lite apps for Android, TikTok Lite is smaller in size. It also focuses on making sure it uses less data than the main app, which is especially important for anyone on a mobile network and not Wi-Fi. Heck, it even lets you download and save some videos to watch them offline.
TikTok Lite is best for passive users because you don’t even need to log in. Download the app and you can use it without a TikTok account, thus protecting your privacy less.
TikTok Lite doesn’t let users upload videos, but now there’s an update. When you tap the upload button, it prompts you to download the 10MB “Video” feature before you can use it. However, it’s a stripped-down version of the main uploader, so we still wouldn’t recommend it for serious TikTok users.
Vizmato (Android, iOS): Best Video Editor for TikTok
Vizmato is the best video editor for TikTok today. Even the free version is packed with enough features for you to make great videos, and the paid pro version ($11.99/year) just adds to the fun.
It covers the basics of everything you need to make videos. Here’s a brief description of the best features available in the free version of Vizmato:
- Split any video, trim videos, or combine multiple videos to make one video.
- Select multiple photos and turn them into a slideshow video, complete with background music.
- Add some sound effects.
- Record video through the app itself, add live music and filters.
- Add popular filters to any video, and video effects like ripples, shakes, transitions, etc.
The free version has some limitations on the use of filters, effects, songs and video time limits. It also adds a visual watermark at the end, but you can always trim it in the TikTok app before you post your video.
However, if you like free apps and want to avoid them all, just buy the Pro version. It’s worthy of serious video makers.
You can easily think of a hashtag based on the video you create. For example, if you recorded a funny video of your puppy, you would tag it with #dog.
So type the word “dog” into Hashtags for TikTok to instantly generate a box of 15-20 hashtags. Tap “copy” and paste it into your new TikTok video or as a first comment.
Think about it: Hashtags for TikTok is the only generator of its kind at the moment but it doesn’t say where it gets the data for these hashtag recommendations.
There are many similar apps for Instagram, and this app even recommends keywords based on hashtags for Instagram. Make it what you want…
Best TikTok Tips and Tricks