What are the best YouTube intro makers?

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    #1Tube Arsenal

    Tube Arsenal

    Tube Arsenal offers video templates you can use for YouTube and more. Choose your favorite from a variety of designs by different artists and quickly create awesome looking videos.


    Varies by template

    Randy Ramos
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "If you're looking for intros to use on your YouTube videos, I cannot recommend Tube Arsenal enough! It doesn't require additional software or tools to grab an intro. While it does cost money, they are really cheap. It's definitely worth a look over!"
  2. 32



    Renderforest is an online and free animation, slideshow, and video maker with many different templates for creating videos and animations, from intros to promotional content and more.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Aanya Jindal
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "As a video newbie this is a must have tool. Very user friendly and there are so many different uses for what is provided I can do an entire video using this system"
  3. 29

    #3Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark lets you create impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos its free graphic design app.

    Online Tools

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Virginia Hernandez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "For a free app, this one is one of the best. Well, it *is* Adobe, so they know what they're doing. Would recommend since its especially great that its phone compatible!"
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    RendrFX lets you create motion graphics videos with your content, videos, logos, images, and graphic. You can also choose from their stock media assets and select a ready-to-go professionally made video template.


    $42- Varies by plan

    Debra Porter
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This is nice software if you need to make a video and dont really know how. It is easy to used, and the video turns out nice. "
  2. 23



    Moovly allows you to build animated content using a wide range of objects. Just drag and drop your selected objects, select an animation, add sound, and adjust the timing. You can adapt the content whenever you need it.


    $24.92- Free trial available

    Henry Little
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Moovly makes creating Youtube intros quick and easy. Every time that I've used their service, I've had my intros created in less than 10 minutes. The animations are all very fluid and high-quality. When I have my completed work, I feel like a true YouTube professional, knowing that I am on the same level of presentation as top-tier channels. "
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    Explee is an online solution that helps you create animated videos very quickly. With Explee, users can also animate any picture they upload and bring it to life.


    $7- $99

    Jeremy Mason
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I enjoy the idea of animating videos. This is typically not an easy process but with Explee it is. Much more simple and user friendly here."
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    Biteable is a DIY video maker that doesn't require any knowledge on video or animation. Just choose a background and add scenes, characters, sounds and text, or just select one of its video templates and customize it.

    Free- Varies by plan

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    MakeWebVideo is an online animation video maker for creating promotional business videos, such as explainer videos, corporate videos, and intros.

    Free- one-time payment for 1 Full HD video

    Jeffrey Evans
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I am in charge of a Chili Cookoff and needed to make a video about the instructions. I am not creative and didn't know what to do. Problem solved! I used MakeWebVideo and in less than an hour had a great, professional video that was well-received by the contestants. Thanks!!!"
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    Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It is primarily aimed at the GNU/Linux platform but also works on BSD, MacOS, and Windows. It is based on the MLT Framework KDE and QT. It has multi track editing with a timeline, it also comes with tools for creating, moving, editing video, audio, image and text clips.


    Windows, Mac


    Carl Kim
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Kdenlive mostly worked well in helping me solve my problems with making YouTube intros, but it is not for everyone. It has a lot of functions but is not always the absolute easiest to use. I would recommend it to power users or to those who want something customized and know how to make it, but those intimidated by complex movie-making software might feel overwhelmed - if you've only used built-in Windows tools and other free solutions, you might not fully be able to take advantage of everything offered."
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    Shotcut is an open-source video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. The software supports many video, audio, and image formats thanks to FFmepg and screen capture, webcam, and audio capture. It has a timeline for non-lineal edition for editing multiple tracks and compose. 


    Mac, Windows, Linux


    Joan Parker
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Shotcut has a lot of features that make videos look professional. Its free so you should check it out."
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    #11VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad by NCH Software is a basic video editing program designed to be intuitive that has many of the tools and features. It also supports different video formats such as avi, wmv, mpv, divx, and many more.


    Windows, Mac


    Larry Hopkins
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "As a creator of videos, I needed a simple editing software to give some production value to my content. VideoPad Video Editor has helped me on so many levels. I have used it for various editing projects, but I love the selection of Intro application and framework."
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    Lightworks is a video editing software to be used for creating and enhancing videos for film and broadcast. Supporting various video formats, this program is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Roy Bell
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Lightworks has help improve the qulaty of my videos and so if you are in need get this one."
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    VivaVideo is a free video editing app where you can easily create professional-looking video stories within a few taps, such as montage, memes, collage, loop clips and duet videos. The app is available on Android and iOS devices.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carolyn Barrett
    Written on June 14, 2017
    "This is a great video editing software that is user friendly and innovative. It can be used from amateurs to professionals to get superior video editing results. Whether it is a music video or animated movie, this software will give you professional quality results. "
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    #14Hitfilm Express

    Hitfilm Express

    HitFilm is a free motion graphics and video editing software that enables users to color grade, edit videos, and compose, all on the same software. It also has advanced tracking and 3D modeling tools.


    Windows, Mac


    Harry Parker
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I had never done this before and this was a very easy program to learn from. I was able to use the tools easily and learn how to make my own film. It is great for a beginner or even a teenager who wants to learn. I sent the link to my 14 year old nephew and he is having the time of his life."
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    VideoShow is one of the most powerful movie editor and slideshow intro maker apps in the whole world, where you can share no crop videos among YouTube, Instagram, Facebook-WhatsApp, Google+, Vine, Snapchat, Facebook, Line, and many more.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lori Richardson
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I think VideoShow Video Editor is definitely one of the best free video editing software and slideshow maker available currently. It is not as easy to learn as more basic video editing software but it is its rich features which make it so useful and popular. I think it is worthwhile to take the time to learn how to properly use this software because it is so powerful, you can do so much with it. VideoShow Video Editor is also 100% free. You can't beat that."
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    Filmora is a simply elegant video editing software geared toward beginner, novice, and casual users. Anyone can learn to use this software, regardless of their skill level, and the end results look and sound fantastic.


    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Christina Pan
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "This software looks like a great investment if you are a regular youtuber. If you are a more casual user there is a free trial option. There are several other free to use programs that you might consider if you do not wish to make a purchase here. "
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    #17Video Animation Inc.

    Video Animation Inc.

    Video Animation Inc. is a company focusing on providing video animation and video editing services. The corporation is composed of designers, innovators, developers, and animators skilled in their own fields.


    Other Platform

    Ahmed Al Qahtani
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I will recommend this platform because they're amazing perfect in their work having professional video maker, editor, & they're working from USA, Los Angeles to all around the world in cheap rates."
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    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.

    Mac, Windows


    Bobby Smith
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I had a fun time making an intro with Blender. Blender made my YouTube videos have a very flashy intro."
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    Placeit is an easy to use and flexible online platform where users can create complex designs. It also offers a large collection of assets from templates and mockups to meet all your needs. 

    Online Tools


    Daniel Nieto
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "super easy to use and lots of templates"


Best What are the best YouTube intro makers
1Tube ArsenalWebsites 35 Paid
2RenderforestOnline Tools 32 Free
3Adobe SparkOnline Tools 29 Paid
4RendrFXWebsites 28 Paid
5MoovlyWebsites 23 Paid
6ExpleeWebsites 23 Paid
7BiteableWebsites 20 Free
8MakeWebVideoWebsites 20 Free
9KdenliveSoftware 16 Free
10ShotcutSoftware 15 Free

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