App of the Week – 7/1

In App of the Week, we will be downloading a new app each week, testing the ins and outs of it, briefing how it works and if it’s worth the download. Check out the app we found this week!

If you’re anything like myself you understand the power of the gif. They can any conversation 0 to 100 real quick especially when regular emojis aren’t conveying the emotions you’re really feeling. I found this new app called “GIF Keyboard” and it has all your gif needs. The app can be downloaded in the iTunes App Store and is usable on iPhone5 and newer models and iPads with iOS8 software.

How it works: Download the app from your application store, it’s free! Go to your Settings > General > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > find the gif keyboard and click on it and boom, there you have it. Now the fun can truly begin! Once the keyboard is added you can now go to your messages and click the globe icon then click the “ABC” icon and it will open the gif keyboard.

Once you’re in the gif keyboard you can search by keyword, emotion, name, television show, music, etc. and there will be several options of you’re favorite gifs.


You can also browse through trending categories to find recent gifs used. Some gifs even include sound or music which is even better when you are trying to throw some shade.

You can take the gifs and attach them to email, text message, Twitter, save them to your device or lots of other sharing options.

Overall I would give this app four stars for being so user-friendly, having a wide range of search options and including sound on some of them. The reason I only gave it a four star because sometimes the app has a glitch when it doesn’t recognize my internet connection and won’t allow me to select any gifs. Besides that it’s a fantastic app. Whether your pronounce gif or jif this app will enhance your next instant message.

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