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 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 from your Photo Library. I mean, if all else fails, you can always save images to your Photo library. But to give them the opportunity to fully shine, import them using the Photos tab, so you can be enthralled by their animations for hours!
• 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! There's a lot of sad people out there, you know.
• Preview GIFs in standard or retina quality. It all depends on whether you like pixels or not.

Support requests and questions can be sent to, talk to @gifwrapped on Twitter, or write a review here on the App Store. Or you can send a note attached to your trained chicken. Can you train chickens? I figure someone probably has.

What's New

Version 1.6.5

Hi there, and welcome back to another episode of "GIFwrapped Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements: Have Things Been Fixed? Have They Fixed The Things I Specifically Have Issues With??? Let's Find Out!" with your host… me!

Last time, we fixed a bunch of issues and made performance improvements, but I know what you're wondering. You're thinking, "Have more things been fixed? Have they fixed the things I specifically have issues with?"

Well… let's find out!

- Fixing one issue in the preview screen uncovered a crasher (though not soon enough for me to ship), caused by an observer sticking around after the image metadata it was watching was gone. It might sound complicated, but it was just a matter of enforcing an order to events, so now the screen can be dismissed just fine.

- Added an extra layer to the Dropbox warning system to suppress the alert when the app isn't actually in the foreground. I think this might have finally stopped it from showing up unnecessarily, it's kinda hard to tell. Keep an eye on it, and if it even so much as twitches… beat the dang thing with a stick.

- Updated the text for an alert that I added several versions back, but had never actually wrote proper copy for. I'm not super sure it'll even get shown at any point (it's a pretty obscure problem), but the fact that I've finally fixed it should alleviate those stress dreams I know y'all were having.

- There was apparently some kind of outlined consume happening within the code, causing crashes left, right and centre. If you have no idea what an "outlined consume" is, that's OK. Neither do I! I really just kinda stabbed around in the dark until I felt like I hit something. Which means there's either no more bug, or a really angry, partially-stabbed bear hanging out in here. PLEASE LET IT BE THE FIRST ONE

- If the library had to remove all its items—which doesn't happen often—the instructions given to the UI could end up being wrong, causing it to get out of sync with the actual data and everything would go slowly downhill from there. I solved it though, so it's pretty much a non-issue now ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- On occasion, an image might not have a thumbnail available, and if the planets align on the night of the solstice, when a full moon is visible from the well of Ashur… it could cause the thumbnail not to load at all. I've added a fallback so it goes for the actual download just in case, and the world is safe once more.

- If dimensions for an image weren't available (like if it hadn't been downloaded yet), the value it used to determine the size of the preview would be capital-B banana pants, and the app would crash as a result. This shouldn't be a problem anymore, as it now checks for invalid values/fruit-like pants and just sticks with the default when necessary.


- The clipboard bookmark in the Search tab could quite easily find itself with a value that didn't match the label if multiple attempts at using the clipboard occurred. Somehow, it took me a while for me to actually see this in action, but everything's been sorted out, and should work as expected now.

- When using the save options found in the info panel, the app could bypass any check to ensure that it as valid, and end up crashing because things were all weird. I tracked down the underlying error and sorted it out, so no more of that crazy behaviour.

If you're having problems with anything, I'm more than happy to take your emails and tweets and do things with them! Mostly this means replying with helpful guidance, but occasionally might involve eating said emails and tweets for nourishment. Either way, follow @GIFwrapped on Twitter, or send an email off to, and I'll be here… hungry and waiting.

Mostly hungry.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

54 Ratings

54 Ratings

I paid full price for crashes.

Anthony V. Ardizzone

When this app works, it’s great. Easy access to all of my gifs for sharing on social media. But when the app crashes, only a reboot of my phone will fix it and this is unacceptable.

Also (and this is a personal opinion), Dropbox sync is garbage. I have never had a good experience with Dropbox sync. iCloud sync has always worked better for me. I bought this app as it was highly recommended for this sort of thing and it is great when it works. But when it crashes (which happens every couple of days or so), having to reboot my phone every time to fix it is unacceptable.

Developer Response

I'm not sure why you're needing to reboot your phone; that's a serious issue! I'll take another look at my crash logs to try and figure out the issue you're having… please feel free to email me any details you can (even just some details about your library might be helpful), and I'll be glad to help out!

I like it

~(0_0~) ZombieGhost

I really like using this app as a dedicated gif library/search tool rather than trying to use a keyboard gif. I am having a strange problem where search results do not load any gifs when I am connected to my WiFi network. I think this issue definitely has something to do with my network, as I had just set up a new system and had not had a problem with gifwrapped on WiFi before. (It is a Linksys Velop setup.)

Developer Response

GIFwrapped uses the same networking stuff used by many other apps on iOS, so I honestly have no idea why or how this would happen… or even if there's anything I can do differently to resolve it. Best I can do is give my code another once over and make sure there's nothing blocking the requests.

Great When It Works


The app used to work great for me till a few months ago. Then I started to use it more by saving images to Dropbox on a PC but they never sync in the app. This isn't able to handle a large library of Gifs. It constantly loads images and often crashes. I have tried to clear cache and data in-app and restart my device but it doesn't help. Hope this is able to be fixed soon.

Developer Response

I had no idea this was happening; I'm so sorry! If you could toss me an email with as many details as you know, and maybe a copy of the metadata found in Settings > Storage > Library > Export Metadata, it'd be super helpful. I'd really like to get this sorted out for you!


Daniel Farrelly
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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