While it's hard to imagine there being a real competitor to YouTube's dominance of the Web video market, Vimeo has quietly made quite a name for itself in the past few years. With billions of videos and a robust sharing platform that has been used by businesses and thought leaders alike, Vimeo is one of the top video sharing sites on the Internet and the mobile app for iPhone and iPad is a perfect representation of why.
When you first open Vimeo, you'll see what makes it so different. This is a site about creating great content, not necessarily consuming it (though both are prominent). You can record video directly from the Vimeo app, and while you'll eventually need to register or log in to upload that content, you can start without doing so. The recording functions are limited to the built-in tools on the iPhone or iPad, but there is an editing function that allows you to edit multiple clips together, add music tracks, create titles, and add filters to your videos--all very powerful tools that go above and beyond the basic functions of the Camera app. Finally you can upload your videos to Vimeo and share them with your viewers.
Vimeo may not have the reach or the search prominence of YouTube, but with the power and features available in its recording and editing functions, and the careful integration of these features into the mobile platform, it is a very good video service. If you are looking for a replacement for YouTube or you have a Vimeo account and want to take your video creation on the go with you, download the Vimeo app today.