Vine’s meteoric rise to the number five free app in the App Store (and the top free social networking app) probably has a lot to do with hype from its new parent company, Twitter. It may have also gotten a bump, as it were, from the proliferation of porn videos app users shot over the weekend.
But Vine is not the first app to provide a quick way to make entertaining video clips. Nor, based on our tests, is it the best. That honor goes to Cinemagram.
Both services offer simple ways to turn videos into entertaining looping clips, but Cinemagram, which launched about a year ago, offers more features and has successfully solved its inappropriate content problem.