Today’s Killer Startup: GIFwrapped
GIFwrapped is “the iOS app for collecting and sharing GIFs right from your iPhone or iPad.”
Why It’s A Killer Startup:
The past few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of GIFs, those fun little moving images that seem to be popping up everywhere. From articles in media conglomerates like Buzzfeed to Facebook, posts to private messages expressing in-jokes between friends, everyone is all about the GIF.
Giphy holds down the fort for most popular GIF-source but, honestly, Giphy can be hella slow when you just want something that perfectly expresses what words cannot. Its search function is also pretty clunky, and, if you live somewhere that doesn’t have great wifi (like I do), forget about it. It can take hours to enrich even one article, and finding a GIF just to express an emotion in chat barely seems worth it.
GIFwrapped, on the other hand, is quick and easy. You can search for specific GIFs or let it give you some random ones. On my first shot, GIFwrapped offered “bring it,” which pulled up a funny mix of images from the cheerleading movie Bring It On, a few sassy ladies, and this dude, from Glee.
Once you’ve found something you like, save it to the GIFwrapped library or send it via any of the major social networks or email. You can also save it to your phone’s library, if you prefer, or the app can go in find any GIFs you already have saved there and add them to your GIFwrapped library.
Now, GIFs in hand, you can do whatever you want with them! Much faster than Giphy and much easier to use, I’ll be turning to GIFwrapped from now on.
Want a better way to search for and find awesome #GIFs? @gifwrapped has you covered!