GIFs are fun ways to express yourselves across a wide range of platforms. With our list of apps, not only can you share GIFs with friends or followers, you can also create your own GIFs. From beginners to seasoned GIF creators, this list has something for everyone. Add a little creativity and silliness to your Social Media, put a smile on the face of a loved one, or entertain your Social Media friends. Check out our best GIF apps for the iPhone and start creating or sharing GIFs today.
The best GIF apps for the iPhone
22 Nov 2017, by Rick Rockwell
This is one of the best GIF apps out there, which not only lets you create GIFs from your own photos and videos, but it also contains the ability to let users overlay music into their GIFs in line with the latest evolution of the humble GIF. There are more than 300 effects to choose from and there are also over 200 masks which can be implemented onto the photos and videos to make them come to life. The app has social media integration which allows users to share their creations with ease.
- Create GIFs from your own photos and videos
- Choose from over 300 effects
- Over 200 masks
- Overlay GIFs with background music
- Social media integration
Though this app allows users to import photos and videos from their camera roll to create GIFs, it is the best for recoding GIFs in real time, as it has an integrated camera dedicated just for that purpose. Additionally, the app also works with the Live Photos features included in the later versions of the iPhone. Filters can be added to GIFs along with effects such as 3Dee and VHS, and stickers, text, frames. When your masterpiece is complete, you can send it over via GIFs, or share on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and more.
- Create GIFs using the special GIF camera
- Burst mode GIFs
- Use camera roll and Live Photos to create GIFs
- Add filters and effects
- Social media integration
This app is a highly user-friendly GIF making app, which lets users create amazing GIFs using captured media such as photos, videos, Live Photos, burst photos, and more. Users can also throw in an animated PNG or other saved media to create the GIFs. Editing is easy and detailed, as users can pick out each frame, as well as calibrate the speed of their GIFs. Completed works can be saved in different formats for the user's convenience. Social media integration makes it very easy and straightforward to share.
- Create amazing GIFs using captured or other saved media
- Edit GIF frames to the last detail
- Calibrate the speed of your GIFs
- Social media integration
- Save GIFs in various formats
Whether you want to create new GIFs using your own camera, or import saved images and videos, or even create a GIF out of YouTube videos, this app will help you do it all. You can also animate text and create GIFs out of that using animation templates that are included in the app. Aside from social media integration, this app will also create a URL for your GIF which you can use wherever you like. This is a free, ad-supported app which leaves no trace of watermarks on the GIFs you create. Ads can be removed using an IAP of $1.99.
- Free app
- No watermarks
- Create GIFs out of YouTube videos
- Create URL for GIFs
- Create GIFs using text only
Select each picture of your GIF, edit videos, edit other GIFs, and create the perfect GIF down to the last detail with the ImgPlay app. Various media files can be imported from different sources and captions can also be inserted to give context. The direction of the GIF can also be controlled along with speed and loop counts. These added features set the app apart from other GIF apps which have limited editing capabilities.
- Add captions to your GIFs
- Select the number of times the GIF loops
- Reverse the direction of the GIF
- Edit the speed
- Share via social media networks
This GIF-making app lets you create GIFs out of your own photos that you have already clicked before, or capture new ones. It comes packed with filters that will ensure you have a fun end result which you can share with all your friends. The app allows capturing of new GIFs in regular as well as square modes which make it suitable for Instagram. Each of the captured media files can be created into a GIF or to a 10-second video.
- Create GIFs out of saved photos
- Click new pictures
- Apply one of many filters
- Capture GIFs in square mode
- Create 10 second videos
Whether you want to create GIFs out of live photos, or want to stitch together Live Photos to create a video, this app has got you covered. Specializing in using Live Photos, users can make GIFs, reverse and speed up the GIFs, add text, stickers, emojis, filters, and more. Sharing is easy with social media integration. If you have an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus or above, this is a great free app to have handy. Limited stickers and fonts are available in the free version, and new ones can be unlocked via IAPs costing $3.99 to $4.99.
- Use Live Photos to create GIFs
- Stitch together Live Photos to create videos
- Reverse and speed up your GIFs
- Add text, stickers, emojis, and more
- Free and lightweight app
Here's another app that specializes in helping users create GIFs as well as videos out of Live Photos featured in the iPhone 6S and above. There are some awesome editing features on this app including but not limited to controlling the play speed, reverse play, trimming, and more. It has full 3D touch support to help with the editing process. Users can also resize their GIF size. Have a frame from a video that you want to capture? This can be done with a single click. All GIFs are free of cost, but they come with a watermark. But this can be removed with a Premium IAP that costs $2.99.
- Create Live Photo GIFS and videos
- 3D touch support
- Various editing features
- Free GIF iPhone app
- Remove watermark via IAP
Want to find the perfect GIF for the right moment? This app provides its users with a vast and varied library of animated GIFs as well as stickers at their fingertips. Whether it's pop culture GIFs from GoT or sport GIFs or one of the infamous Drake GIFs, this app has got it all. Users can choose to have auto-play on or off in the preview mode so that they do not accidentally use up mobile data when browsing GIFs without wifi. The app has plenty of reaction GIFs too, and iMessage integration that allows you to import GIFs from within the iMessage app.
- Free library of GIFs and animated stickers
- Pop culture GIFs and more
- Toggle autoplay on or off
- Reaction GIFs
- Import GIFs into iMessage
Create high-quality GIFs using photos, videos, burst photos, as well as Live Photos using the GIF Toaster app. True to its name, it will help you create the perfect GIF in a couple of minutes. Furthermore, it also helps users create cute and cool collages with just a few taps. This is a free app which only takes up 34.3 MB of space and can be used across various iOS devices.
- Create GIFs using photos, videos, and more
- Create collages using various photos
- Free iPhone GIF app
- Universal; can be used across devices
- Lightweight and easy to use