PopKey adds instant access to GIFs on iOS 8 keyboards

PopKey replaces your iOS 8 keyboard with a GIF control panel



GIFs are one of the finest gifts God has given the internet. I can’t get enough of them. And once iOS 8 drops it’s going to be easier than ever to have non-stop reaction GIF conversations with friends.

PopKey is a third party keyboard that will replace those useless letters on your keyboard with your favorite GIFs.

You can search for GIFs by keyword and paste them into messages without ever having to leave your conversation. The app will come with access to thousands of GIFs, but you can also upload your own if you want. And now that iOS 8 automatically deletes old messages, you don’t have to worry about them hogging your storage.

Here’s a closer look at the keyboard in action:

“An animated gif is worth a thousand words,” explains PopKey creator Adrian Salamunovic to Cult of Mac. “Why type a sentence? Sentences don’t have emotion or personality….animated GIFs do. I predict emojis will stop being cool really soon. This is the new emoji. We’re gong to change the way people communicate.”

iOS 8 will be released to the public on September 17th. No word on when PopKey will be available, but you can sign up for notification on the developers’ website.