Apple iMovie for Mac

Apple iMovie for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 158 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0.3
File Size:
1.01GB
Date Added:
June 03, 2003
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.1/10.2/10.3
Total Downloads:
436,081
Downloads Last Week:
601
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Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher
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    • All Versions:

      3.0

      out of 158 votes

      • 5 star: 44
      • 4 star: 28
      • 3 star: 17
      • 2 star: 22
      • 1 star: 47
    • Current Version:

      4.8

      out of 8 votes

      • 5 star: 6
      • 4 star: 2
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 0
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    • 1 stars

      "DO NOT BUY DO NOT UPGRADE BACK UP iMovie 9 if u have it"

      August 03, 2014   |   By slj2002

      Version: Apple iMovie 10.0.4

      Pros

      NONE except for trailers

      Cons

      VERY counter inituitive, cluttered, no way to use without a Ph.D, useless, VERY disappointed...

      Summary

      If u have iMovie version 9 KEEP it. Back it up if you want to download iMovie 11. The version 11 is GREAT for the trailers...but that is it...so I have both versions. I use iMovie 09 for movie making and 11 ONLY for the trailers. now Apple is charging $14.99 for a very useless piece of c**p. I guess they want u to buy the $299 Final Cut Pro but have ticked off many long time users of Mac. DO NOT BUY and ONLY upgrade if you have a previous version backed up somewhere.

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    • 1 stars

      "Don't upgrade."

      November 27, 2013   |   By myboyatc

      Version: Apple iMovie 10.0.1

      Pros

      It was free

      Cons

      • Missing tools
      • Downgraded capabilities
      • Downgraded customization abilities
      • Downgraded looks
      • More complicated
      • Less linear than the original
      • More cluttered
      • Less intuitive
      • Less user friendly
      • Nearly impossible to more clips
      • Nearly impossible to made sound changes
      • Nearly impossible to customize fonts and titles

      Summary

      I know this isn't FCP. Not by a long shot. But 10.0.1 sucks. There's no way to put it nicely. I've never used an Apple product that I've hated so much as this. At least with the old iMovie I knew the limitations existed. With this new iteration of iMovie, things that were possible in the old version are gone! Want to move a clip? fat chance without first having to select the whole clip. No simple drag and drop. This is a total piece of crap, and if I could downgrade I would. I would sooner pay Apple to destroy this software than use it after this experience. I turned the semi-professional tool into a thing of child's play that no one should have to suffer through. The ONLY positive thing about the upgrade was that it was free. I hope Apple sees this and realizes they have failed us. PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE, if you value your sanity, DO NOT UPGRADE.

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    • 1 stars

      "A real headache"

      February 27, 2013   |   By apcreative

      Version: Apple iMovie '11 9.0.8

      Pros

      The program is fairly simple and has a lot of good features for beginners

      Cons

      The Apple forums are riddled with complaints about changes that don't save. I've had to recreate a project five times because the autosave function works only sporadically. Many of the type style and text changes revert to earlier versions after restarting the computer. Timing shifts, as well. Basically, you can't count on anything to stick. Also, your ability to customize design and type treatments is very limited in this program.

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    • 1 stars

      "Don't waste your time!"

      March 25, 2012   |   By grandmothersapron

      Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.4

      Pros

      Well, I am looking, but have not found any!

      Cons

      Too difficult to edit, select, organize image/video clips. Controls are non-intuitive. File format limitations, especially if the files are on digital storage other than a camera. Limited and messy audio editing tools and functions. Tutorials and support are completely insufficient, suggesting Apple developers did not consider this application worth discussion.

      Summary

      I wouldn't pay a penny for this software. The selection tool alone is cause to declare this application a complete waste of time and energy. Unless you get pleasure from frustration, don't bother.

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    • 1 stars

      "A real waste of time"

      September 04, 2011   |   By hdrasin

      Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.4

      Pros

      When it works, which is not often, it's easy and intuitive to use.

      Cons

      Changes the timing of transitions and photos-and will not reset No matter what you try you can't reset them to what you want. I have wasted many hours trying to get this program to do the simple things that it is supposed to.

      Summary

      Search the Internet, you will find many people with complaints that this program simply doesn't work as advertised. It can be a real time waster. If you must use it, back up your work frequently and when it crashes, be prepared to go back and start from that point all over again.

      Updated on Sep 4, 2011

      Actually, using backup copies doesn't help once the program is corrupted. The backup copies, that used to work fine, become unusable. Someone had suggested NEVER adding transitions until all of your photos are in place. Since my project is practically completed, it's not possible for me to do that and I assume I would need to start from scratch. Since the whole edited process is unusable at this point, I fear I will need to find a different program to use rather than wasting time here, again. Hopefully Apple will pay some attention to this and fix the bug that causes the program to be corrupted when there is an interaction between the use of transitions and inserted photos.

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    • 4 stars

      "A great starting movie maker"

      April 26, 2011   |   By JLovett15

      Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

      Pros

      Great for pros and new people

      Cons

      SOme cameras do not work with it.

      Summary

      A great video editing thing for everyone

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    • 5 stars

      "Simply: amazing!"

      April 09, 2011   |   By maluen

      Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

      Pros

      Very simple to use, really intuitive interface

      Cons

      Handling of the photos requires improvement

      Summary

      Highly recommended

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    • 3 stars

      "Like I've said before a few times, I don't use this prg"

      March 10, 2011   |   By lathangt

      Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

      Pros

      I don't use this program, I would need to upgrade my Apple

      Cons

      Haven't used this program, was downloaded in error. I would need to upgrade my Apple to use it, but you keep asking for a review - why?, I believe I've asked you to stop asking for a review!

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    • 4 stars

      "Simple to use"

      February 12, 2011   |   By samnaomi1

      Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

      Pros

      I am making a movie of old 8mm cine films which I had digitised. It is perfect for my purpose.

      Cons

      Titles could be a little easier to place.

      Summary

      Highly recommended. An excellent application, very simple to use.

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    • 1 stars

      "Cnet wasn't smart enough t"

      February 03, 2011   |   By bbqsmoke

      Version: Apple iMovie 9.0.2

      Pros

      Cnet didn't determine that I have the wrong version to uodate.

      Cons

      Cnet didn't determine that I have the wrong version to uodate.

      Summary

      Cnet didn't determine that I have the wrong version to uodate.

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