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 2021.1

Oh, hi there! It feels like it’s been a while. Has it been a while? I may have gotten a little caught up with all the wild new things I’m able to do by dropping support for iOS 11 and 12, but I think we’ve all made it through in one piece. Except that one person over there who appears to be… uh, three pieces? Awkward.

- As of this release, support for iOS 11 and 12 has been dropped, and the plan is to move to iOS 14 only in a few months time. This is a necessary move for GIFwrapped to keep improving and expanding into the future, as it means that I can utilise more system features and… don't have to keep old, busted code around. Who's ready for some new hotness?

- I wanted to try out a new bookmarks sidebar for the (eventually) upcoming macOS app, and found myself liking the concept enough that I figured I'd leave it in for iPads running iOS 14 as well. It also gave me the opportunity to upgrade the bookmarks system under-the-hood, so it means improvements for everyone (even on iOS 13)! You get improvements, and YOU get improvements! Hooray!

- The GIF preview screen also got an overhaul, with everything from improvements to the (Premium) paging feature, to GIF display itself. As a bonus, Premium subscribers now get a scrub bar that allows direct manipulation of the GIF playback… it’s almost like being able to control TIME ITSELF! Almost.

- iOS 14 brought with it warnings letting you know when the clipboard is accessed. In GIFwrapped, they were constantly being triggered by the presence of a couple of buttons used to make pasting from the clipboard a bunch easier, but I was able to refactor them to allow them to detect when they were necessary without actually touching the clipboard contents, so no more warnings… unless you enable the clipboard preview in settings.

- If one wanted to get GIFs from a Tumblr blog, one totally could… but it wasn't exactly the best experience. You'd be limited to posts on the first page, and you'd often end up with duplicates caused by different sizes of images being embedded in the page. So I wrote a proper engine to handle Tumblr blogs. Just pop in the URL, and off you go.

- I swapped out the underlying library used to create zip files within GIFwrapped (for a handful of uninteresting reasons). It’s not a perfect improvement, as the new code is slower than the old code, but everything is working smoothly, and the plans I have for this stuff can now be implemented, so I'm calling it a win.

- Downloading GIFs from Twitter was sometimes blocked by an error indicating that the image was empty, i.e. no pixels. Under the hood, variable frame rates were causing the actual number of frames to be different to what I was calculating, and iOS didn't like that. By going through the frames ahead of time, I'm now able to both get the correct number of frames and also calculate the correct duration for each, so the video converts as expected.

- As it turns out, if a search engine somehow returned duplicate results (i.e. the same GIF, but more than once), GIFwrapped would break down sobbing and crying on the floor, not knowing what to do. I let it know that it's OK to just ditch any duplicates, so this shouldn't happen any more.

- Ever since I introduced forever-dark-like-my-soul mode to make popups and modals fit better with GIFwrapped's colour scheme, the little text field for naming new folders had black text on a very dark grey background. I fixed it, but let's all just pretend it was like that for, uh… stealth reasons, OK?

Thanks for using GIFwrapped! If you discover any bugs (the software kind), and would like to see them sorted (again, the software kind… I’m not killing spiders for you), toss an email to, or tweet @gifwrapped. I’m listening, and I’ll do my best to help where I can.

Until next time, remember: you are valid, and you are loved.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 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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Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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