ByteDance (owners of TikTok) required a name for their free, all-in-one video editing app. Lexicon’s challenge: navigate the extremely crowded app marketplace to create something ownable, relevant, and approachable.
CapCut helps to tell the app’s story: easily capture and cut clips to make incredible shareable videos. The compound name is crisp and punchy, using only short, hard consonants (just like TikTok). CapCut has become one of the most popular apps on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. As of May 2021, CapCut has been downloaded more than 250 million times around the world.