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$3.49 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.

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What’s New

Version 2020.12

The time has finally come to deal with iOS 14, so I've done the work to make sure that GIFwrapped properly supports it. Don't get too excited: for now, it's literally a matter of "was it showing an error? GUESS I HAVE TO SUPPORT THAT", so if you were hoping with all your heart for some kind of widget or something: prepare to be very disappointed.

While we’re on the topic of disappointment, let me unload a little more bad news on y’all: support for iOS 11 and 12 is going away in the very near future. In fact, I fully expect this to be the last release to support them, unless something major breaks.

Now… as far as this release is concerned:

- I added support for iOS 14’s limited Photos permission, so if you choose it, it should correctly show results based on what you specifically select, because that’s how the limited permission works.

- The method for pulling frames from video while converting to GIF stopped working as of iOS 14; not because it's deprecated or anything, just because that sort of nonsense happens (what is life without DRAMA). Good news is that I've had a secondary option waiting in the wings, which might even be slightly faster (but is less… battle-tested), and I've activated it so that things can keep on trucking.

- I was still seeing some crashes when image metadata was being updated, so I reworked some things to reduce the possibility for errors to occur, which should make the whole thing more stable… again. I call this method the stab-about-in-the-dark-until-you-hit-something form of debugging.

- I’ve noticed for a while—particularly after an iOS update—that downloads from iCloud could sometimes just get stuck, and no amount of resetting or force quitting would sort things out. So I did what any sane person would, and created a custom console app to run on my iPad so that I could get some insight into what was happening, and finally managed to sort it out.

- The paging feature available to Premium subscribers had a small flaw: as you paged through, GIFs wouldn't always stop animating as they went off screen, which means higher-than-expected CPU and memory use. I adjusted the way pages are loaded, only ever allowing GIFs to play when they're actually on screen, because otherwise, what's even the point?

- There I was doing some spring refactoring (as you do), when I discovered that the save/sort button wasn't being updated as one might expect, meaning that the button for saving a search (a Premium feature) likely wouldn't show up when a search went through, and if it did somehow appear, it likely wouldn't leave. I hooked it up correctly, and now it should do the thing you'd actually expect it to do.

- The fact that GIFs have a configurable number of loops (i.e. that it's not always infinite) is easy to miss, and as such, it's a bit of information that has been missing from the info screen for far too long. Since I need to pull that information out anyway (for the new and hopefully improved GIF playback), I figured it was high time I actually made it visible. No need to thank me or anything.

- I've not run into a lot of cases where images could be discovered but not downloaded… however, in cases where the server was producing HTTP errors for an image download, the response would often be entirely misinterpreted. So I wrote an error message for every HTTP status code that exists. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

- When updating my remote configuration setup a release or two back, I managed to accidentally hardcode the wrong file as the source, which isn't exactly ideal. Wired in the right variable, and now it's like I actually know what I'm doing. WHODATHUNKIT

As always, you can send an email to or a tweet to @gifwrapped if you’re runing into problems, or if you’d just like to share your thoughts. My ears and heart and DMs are open to hear from you.

Until next time, remember: this too shall pass.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Sam Jones MD ,

Fellow Gif nerds - this is the one!

So easy to use, fantastic search function, heaps of awesome features. There’s nothing not to love!

Bails3003 ,

Keeps crashing whenever I attempt to view a gif

Really enjoy this app as it is a pain to save gifs but recently whenever I put a link in and then try to view a gif, the app crashes. I would really appreciate it if you could get it fixed please.

KimmiB1992 ,

Gifs not saving

The app was working fine since I installed it but now I can’t seem to save gifs at all. I just get a message saying unable to save at this time. I try again a day or 2 later and it still won’t save


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Daniel Farrelly
42.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Unrestricted Web Access
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