GIFs, the animated images you see every day on the internet, have become their own odd form of communication online. A quick sweep through the comments section of most websites will show you a sea of Beyonce eye rolls, Sponge Bob appropriation, and dancing penguins used to express emotions or ideas. The problem with using GIFs, especially on the go, is either finding the one you want or storing them for later use. Thankfully, there's now an app for that.
Gifit is a free and easy to use iOS app that allows you to search a massive online database of GIF animations from a stunning range of classifications. Here's just a sampling of the available GIF categories: Eye Roll, Yes, No, Laughing, Sad, Happy, Confused, Drunk, Dancing, Hair Flip, Yawn, Slow Clap, Awesome, Thank You. In total there are 48 categories to choose from, each with pages and pages of animated chaos for you to choose from.
Once you've found what you're looking for, the GIF is included in a recently-used folder in-app for your everyday use. GIF images can also be saved directly to your phone so you can send your significant other this adorable moment from My Girl whenever you want.
It would be easy to get lost in the app and never find the specific gif that you best feel describes your mood at a given moment if it wasn't for Gifit's powerful search features. You can search for specific GIFs by TV shows, celebrity names, kinds of animals, characters, or whatever other qualifications you can think of. Since none of the GIFs are stored directly on your phone unless you manually save them, the app itself can offer a massive image library without taking up much storage.
If you're on the move, this search feature comes in incredibly handy as navigating the app on a mobile connection can be slow, not to mention resource heavy. Remember you're basically loading pages and pages of moving, high quality images. In just a few minutes of us,e I was able to eat up 4MB of my cellular data plan. If you're a heavy texter, consider doing most of your browsing on a WiFi connection and then saving favorite images directly to your phone. In the long run, you may be able to save yourself from overages on your plan.
Gifit is an obvious choice for GIF fans on the go. Sometimes the only way to express yourself is with a scene from 30 Rock, and with Gifit you'll never be wanting for an image again. The app is currently free to download and there are no in-app purchases to get in your way. There's a small advertising bar at the top, but it never gets in the way of the experience. If GIFs are a part of your everyday life there's really only one response to Gifit. And that's,
Gifit can be downloaded from iTunes right here.