Collect your GIFs. Share them. Love them! If you're a GIF connoisseur, then you need an app that's as serious about them as you are. That's where GIFwrapped comes in.

• Use iCloud or Dropbox to add new GIFs and sync your collection. Keep your GIFs on multiple devices and have a backup in the cloud. The digital cloud. No one keeps GIFs in real clouds anymore, everything gets too wet.
• Use the bundled Messages app to share GIFs from your Library with your friends in seconds. No muss, no fuss.
• Drag and drop GIFs en mass to and from GIFwrapped. Drag them all! Drag them good!
• Find new GIFs using Giphy powered search! Just bang in a phrase like "cat" or "lumpy space princess" and be prepared for pure awesome to rain down on you from the heavens.
• Import GIFs, Bursts, and Live Photos from your Photo Library. Save them back to Photos, too, if that's your jam.
• Use an extension to quickly save images to your library! It's not sexy or anything, but it is super easy and probably fun by someone's standards!
• Preview GIFs in standard or retina quality. It all depends on whether you like pixels or not.

Upgrade your GIF game even further by subscribing to GIFwrapped Premium for US$4.99 per year (may vary from country to country), which unlocks awesome features, removes ads, and supports an independent creator.

• Turn off ads. I hate 'em as much as your do, but a guy's gotta eat.
• Bookmark searches for easy access the next time you want them. These things are important for those GIF standoffs your's somehow always getting into.
• Reuse, and recycle, your search history as a list of bookmarks, so revisiting the past doesn't need to involve time travel… or memory.
• Additional information about images within the Into panel, including number of frames, duration, and more. That way you can know your GIFs inside and out.
• Turn off the embedded watermark in Bursts and Live Photos. I mean, liking GIFwrapped is one thing, but to plaster the logo over GIFs of your pets? Probably a bit much.

If you choose to subscribe to GIFwrapped Premium, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and the subscription will automatically renew within 24 hours of the end of the current period. You can manage this in Account Settings. Cancel your subscription at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to let it lapse.

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What’s New

Version 2021.4

Over the past few months, I’ve been zoning in on GIFwrapped for macOS; slowly getting it ready for release, and making it as good as it possibly can be. Because it shares a large portion of its codebase with the iOS version, however, there’s a whole pile of small improvements to the iOS app that I’ve made over the past few months.

Like seriously, this release of GIFwrapped almost feels like a whole new app. Almost.

- GIFwrapped’s in-app settings have been getting a bit crusty of late, as apart from the occasional addition or removal, they haven’t had any love… and it was quite honestly a big ol’ mess. I’ve attempted to rectify this by taking everything and shuffling it around into more appropriate spaces, rebuilding the whole mess from the ground up, and basically just treating it like it’s important. Funny how that makes things a lot better.

- A few of the list style screens got a small overhaul; like the GIF info panel and the list of files in the File Sharing folder. This effort seems to have made it all feel a little nicer, but that could just be my confirmation bias talking. Either way, it finally allowed me to rip out one of the oldest pieces of code in GIFwrapped: so long StaticTables, and thanks for all the fish.

- It’s only been 18 months or so since that game about relocating to an island and paying into an untrustworthy raccoon’s pyramid scheme came out, so what better time to introduce an icon inspired by the most obvious counterpart from the game? In true fashion, you’ll have to spend a few bells on getting Premium to enjoy this icon.

- The interactive swipe gesture for dismissing the preview screen could cause the screen to snap to the first GIF in its collection anytime one got cold feet and tried to cancel out; a particularly annoying bug for those Premium subscribers who have paging enabled. It’s fixed now, so let’s just chalk this up to more of those classic past-Jelly misadventures.

- The GIF renaming screen’s bottom bar didn’t connect to the bottom of the screen, which looked a little weird on iPhones with safe area insets. This was due to a straight-up amateur move involving an unruly layout constraint, and has now been taken care of.

- Despite my best efforts, issues causing GIFwrapped to freeze up can be incredibly tricky to track down; partly because GIFwrapped is so complex, and partly because I’m barely competent at the best of times. Nevertheless, I spent a bunch of time deciphering a handful of potential causes, tracking them down, and finally making good on clearing out what I could find and understand.

- Every now and then I discover that all the objects that make up the preview screen aren’t being released properly when you exit, which causes them to stockpile in the background. This can get costly pretty quickly, and it’s not generally something you want. Anyway, it happened again, so I figured it out and resolved it… for now.

- I went digging into the code for the cells within the main grid view and discovered a treasure trove of little bugs and behavioural oddities. After spending some time looking through it and tweaking things, I think I got it working just a little bit more nicely. MINOR IMPROVEMENTS FTW

Thanks again for using GIFwrapped. I’m hard at work making things better and getting a macOS release ready to go, but if you need to get in touch, toss an email to, or reach out to @gifwrapped on Twitter. I’ll do what I can to help.

Until next time, kids.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
319 Ratings

319 Ratings

ApOfBeAnEx ,

Recent update a disaster!

Original at bottom. The latest update brought back all my GIFs, thank goodness, most of them 4 times. So I did have to spend a significant amount of time deleting the duplicates. However, its functionality seems to have been restored and the developer had been pretty responsive. I'll add more stars after future updates go smoothly.

Original 1-star:
I used to love this app but the recent update had failed on every level. The first time I opened it I elected to turn on iCloud synch and ALL MY GIFS were gone. I closed all my apps, turned my phone off and on and now I can't get passed the "Synch to iCloud" screen. Very, very worried that I have lost everything.

ChazwickB ,

Great idea and execution; Responsive and kind developer

This app such a fun, wonderful idea that I didn’t know I needed. GIFs remain one of the most enjoyable forms of digital self-expression, and GIFwrapped makes it easier than ever. The few bugs I experienced at the recent new version’s launch were quickly addressed. It’s important to understand that software development isn’t necessarily easy, and changing one thing can easily introduce bugs that would have been impossible to anticipate sometimes. If you haven’t done your part as a user of the app and contacted the developer for support and to report the issues you experienced, then it is unfair to leave a negative review based on those bugs. Give them a chance. And I can tell from my experience so far with this app, that they will do their best to resolve the issue and probably kindly inform you what went wrong too. I’m impressed with the support and service. That is to say nothing of the excellent panel design that is becoming an important player on iPhone apps, and the ability to access your library from the Files app. Yeah there are some bugs but if you reach out to the developer or even just read the release notes, it will be apparent that they are working hard to make this product the best it can be. Thanks for making this! 🙏

gpd21 ,


UPDATE - after I’ve lost my entire gif library twice, I can no longer say this is an app I’d recommend. The first time was due to a confirmed bug in the app. The second time was because the app added a toggle for iCloud access a number of versions before it could actually back up to iCloud. I enabled access and thought it was backing up there, but it was not. When I asked the developer why they’d request access to a person’s iCloud and not use it for backups or anything else clearly stated, I got no response. So that’s both sketchy AND the app has failed me twice at the one thing it’s supposed to do: store a collection of gifs.

Original review
Great app - there was a real need for this sort of thing when it first came out and this filled the void. Not over cluttered with unneeded functionality but has all the basics you'd want (store gifs, share sheets, import/sync functionality).


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