Stop Motion & Assemble is a mishmash of tools designed to help you create stop motion or other types of video on your iPhone. The result at first looks like a misfire, if only because of the sheer volume of options on screen and the lack of organization or instruction in how to use them, but if you take the time to dig through options, Stop Motion & Assemble can be a useful tool.
When you open the app for the first time, you'll find a range of options onscreen, from adding new pictures to setting your timeline and more. Few of them are labeled and there are no clear options anywhere -- creating a messy interface that is, at times, frustrating. The process of setting everything up can be time consuming, but once you do you'll find a lot of things to help you create short videos, from organizing your photos to taking videos and more and they all drop into a timeline you can reorganize and render with a few, quick taps. The app never feels like more than a free video editing tool, but it still manages to work better than expected once you get through the jumbled interface.
If you want to create short, no-frills slideshows or need a tool to help in stop motion photography on your phone, this free app will get the job done. There are better options out there, especially in terms of layout, but this one is surprisingly deep once you get the hang of it.