Animated GIFs have given rise to a new form of communication where ideas, thoughts, and feelings are expressed through short clips taken from movies, TV shows, web videos, memes, and other sources. Their brevity not only goes hand in hand with quick wit, but it also makes them enjoyable in small, infinitely repeatable doses. But for all their shortness, there’s something that many find lacking in GIFs: sound. The now defunct Vine offered pretty much that — GIFs with sound. But what if you want GIFs with sound that say exactly what you type? Well, that’s where the new Vidy app for iOS enters the picture.
Upload your own clips to Vidy. Vidy already has a large collection of “GIFs with sound” to make your conversations and social media posts more fun. But if you want to upload your own, you can do so by tapping the “+” button in the Vidy app and choosing to upload from camera roll or from link.
Use the Vidy app. With the Vidy app, simply browse the trending clips or do a search by tapping the category button or typing keywords or hashtags. Tap a clip to play it along with its synced captions. You can double-tap to favorite a clip and make it more accessible in the Favorites tab. You can also tap any of the icons below the clip to copy its link, save it to your device’s library, favorite it, or flag it for inappropriate content. Tap the Share button to share the link to the clip via text, email, or any supported social media app.
Use the Vidy keyboard extension. With autocorrect, swipe technology, and access to your favorite clips, the Vidy keyboard extension lets you search and share clips faster (albeit via copy and paste) using any messenger or social media app.
What is it about?
Technically, Vidy doesn’t feature GIFs with sound. The “GIFs with sound” that it has are practically short video clips with talking characters and captions that are synced to the spoken words or quotes to boot. Regardless of the actual format it uses, though, Vidy makes it easy to search and share images that talk as well as move, and even lets you upload your own at that.
For those who...
- like exchanging GIFs and videos with friends.
- enjoy trading inside jokes and clever remarks using images.
Not for those who...
- think GIFs or video clips as a form of communication are overrated.
- rarely chat with friends.
Why we love it
Apps like those from Giphy and Tenor are great at making hundreds and hundreds of animated GIFs easily searchable and shareable. But if what you want is an app for easily searching and sharing “GIFs with sound” that can express your emotions, jokes, witticisms, and ripostes — whether it’s a clip of your favorite actor saying “I love you” or a video of a cartoon character shouting “Leave me alone” — then Vidy is just the app for you.
App Store Description
A VIDY is a tiny talking video that you can text...
VIDYs are the fastest way to go viral with your words. They're like little highlights you can watch and share. Millions of people can text your VIDYs when they're chatting.
Make VIDYs by speaking. Find VIDYs by their spoken quote. Send VIDYs with the Keyboard.