Cre­ate and share short videos eas­ily

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hay­ley Tsukayama

If a pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words, then an an­i­mated GIF has to be worth close to a mil­lion. An­i­mated GIFs, for the unini­ti­ated, are short videos of­ten with hu­mor­ous cap­tions (or at­tempts at ones). They’ve be­come yet an­other lan­guage of the Web. Face­book be­came the lat­est plat­form to sup­port them. But for many, the process of mak­ing GIFs is a bit of amys­tery.

GifLab aims to make it as sim­ple as shoot­ing a video on your phone. You can record a clip within the app, or pull a video from your gallery. From there, just trim the shot, add a fil­ter, write a cap­tion and share eas­ily over iMes­sage or any so­cial me­dia sites you have en­abled.

The app isn’t fancy, but it’s fun and easy to use. If users want more fonts and fil­ters, they can buy them. But you don’t need those ex­tras— even with the free ver­sion, you’ll be ready the next time you want to cap­ture a funny mo­ment. Free for iOS de­vices.

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