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.

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 2.0.2

The quest to stabilise v2 continues with a bunch of additional tweaks and changes to alleviate various crashes, failures to launch, and straight up freezing. I know these problems have continued to affect many of you, even after I patched a number of problems, so thank you all for being patient while I worked on sorting these new ones out.

- The iCloud on-boarding was being unnecessarily displayed if the Library's metadata hadn't been loaded in time to determine if it was necessary. To resolve this, I've forced it to wait for the metadata to be ready, and otherwise added a flag so if you see it once, you'll never see it again.

- Opening images from was a little weird under certain circumstances. I made a small change that should ensure we correctly handle any downloading that needs to happen in the background, so the app doesn't get stage fright and freeze up before displaying the image.

- When searching (by actually hitting the Search key), the queries were often being run twice: once to grab the result prior to displaying them, and then again, upon actually displaying them. This was caused by the status of the first query being cleared out when dropping the items into the UI, so stopping that from happening quickly sorted things out.

- Search wasn't always showing useful errors… like if GIFwrapped doesn't have permission to access Photos, or if there's no internet. This didn't make sense to me, so I tracked down the underlying problems and fixed them, resulting in an overall much improved search experience for all!

- The Library's messages about having no results were at best unnecessary, and at worst confusing as all get out. I've stopped it from displaying when there's more important content (like actual results), and tweaked the copy to better indicate how one uses the new universal search bar.

- While working on other issues, I stumbled upon a small piece of code that could potentially cause big lockups, due to reading files from the main thread (definitely a no-no). Under the best possible circumstances, it should only ever have caused a little stuttering when scrolling, but that sort of thing has a tendency to balloon out… so I fixed it.

As always, I do try to be available if you run into problems while using GIFwrapped, so just toss an email at, or hit me up @gifwrapped on Twitter. I'm here to help!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 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.

Developer Response ,

I'm really sorry, none of this was supposed to happen. There are definitely issues with the app right now, and that's going to make it hard to resolve your missing images problem. There's an update on the way to resolve them, it should be out very, very soon.

There's a solid chance that you'll find your GIFs in the iTunes File Sharing folder, accessible from GIFwrapped's import menu. In the meantime, you might also be able to access them through just browse to the GIFwrapped folder in "On My iPhone".

Feel free to toss me an email (, and I'll do what I can to help you directly.

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! 🙏

L'Varr Wyatt ,

Great app, but lacking in some areas

Let me start by saying I really love this app, however, there are some issues.
1. The feature that lets me save gifs from twitter by sharing them directly to GIFwrapped only works about half the time. I usually have to end up manually doing it by copying the share link and opening the GIFwrapped app itself.
2. After the recent update this month, I can no longer send gifs in iMessage via the iMessage app. It simply refuses to load any gifs. While I can still share them from the app, this is inconvenient.

Other than these two issues the app is great and enjoyable. Hopefully they will be fixed soon so I can rate this app higher.


Daniel Farrelly
36 MB

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



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2019 Daniel Farrelly
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  3. All the Things $9.99


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