GIF Maker for Windows

CloudApp is an easy to use GIF maker for Windows that will allow you to capture anything on your screen and instantly save it to the cloud. Once your GIF is stored in your personal and secure CloudApp library, you can share it with friends, colleagues, and customers via email, Slack chat, Trello Card, and more. It's the perfect communication tool for busy professionals!
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The CloudApp GIF maker for Windows is quick and easy to download. Access the app from GetCloudApp above or from the Microsoft Windows Store for PC to start making one-of-a-kind GIFs and other visual content pieces today.
Downloading the CloudApp snipping tool is quick and easy. Simply download the app from GetCloudApp, access it from the Mac Store or if you have a PC, from the Microsoft Windows Store. To get started, you should first register for an account, download the app, then install it on your machine and start snipping.

The Best-In-Class GIF Maker For Windows


GIFs have exploded in popularity over the last few years. Whether you're surfing the internet or scrolling through social media, you're bound to see a GIF or two (or three, or four…) It makes sense. GIFs are a fantastic way to convey information quickly, while clarifying complex processes and workflows for all who view them.

Even the professional community has embraced the GIF. Marketers, sales associates, customer service reps, and more use them on a regular basis to quickly communicate with colleagues and create personalized messages for their company's audience.

If you've ever thought about communicating via GIFs, you'll want to find a GIF creation tool that's both powerful and easy to use. CloudApp is the GIF maker for Windows you need!

You can use the CloudApp GIF maker for Windows to speed up internal conversations, better connect with your customer base, and greatly minimize misinterpretations. Keep reading to learn more about CloudApp and how it can turn you into a communication rockstar.

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What's CloudApp?

CloudApp is a best-in-class visual communication tool that brings screen and webcam recording, GIF creation, and image annotation features to the cloud. Thousands of companies, including Adobe, Salesforce, and Uber, regularly use our tool to boost productivity and reduce costly miscommunications that plague most organizations.

Imagine how much time you'll save when you can record yourself speaking your mind rather than typing out long, easily misunderstood emails. CloudApp allows users to take complete control of their conversations through the power of visuals.

What's A GIF?

A GIF is a collection of images that have been strung together to create a soundless video that's easily shared via email, posted to social media, or embedded on a website. If you've spent even five minutes perusing the internet, you've probably seen a GIF.

GIFs have been used for entertainment purposes for years. But recently, the professional community has embraced this content type as well. Why? Because they allow professionals in a wide variety of industries to communicate quickly and clearly.

For example, GIFs are often used by:

  • Software Engineers: Looking for a quick way to capture and report on software bugs? Use CloudApp to record it, annotate your GIF to ensure clarity, and then distribute it to its specific pull request via Slack, Jira, or Github.
  • Marketing Professionals: CloudApp's simple GIF making features can be used to better plan, draft, and revise your company's most important marketing initiatives. Forget about lengthy emails that take a long time to write and are easily misunderstood. Send a GIF to your colleagues and boost productivity by 300%.
  • Sales Associates: One of the best ways to close a deal is to show your prospects what your product or software can do, rather than just telling them about it. Quickly create a GIF that highlights your offering's key selling points and send it off.
  • Product Managers: Product creation teams often have to collaborate with marketing, sales, and customer success teams to ensure the products they create hit the mark. CloudApp's GIF maker for Windows makes it easy to quickly capture product features and send them to colleagues for feedback.
  • Customer Support Reps: Without customers, your company wouldn't exist. So doesn't it make sense to treat these folks with the utmost care and respect? Send personalized GIFs to your customers when they ask questions. That way you can ensure clarity and improve the customer experience.

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The Benefits of GIFs

Using GIFs to communicate with colleagues and customers has numerous benefits. For example, you'll be able to increase the speed at which you communicate, the clarity of your messages, and the amount of fun you have communicating at work.

Let's dive into each of these benefits individually:

  • Speed: Creating a GIF with CloudApp is much quicker than typing out long emails to explain complicated processes or workflows. Just hit the record button, capture your content, and send the resulting GIF to your intended recipients.
  • Clarity: GIFs are super handy for content creators, but they also make the lives of their recipients easier, too, by allowing them to gain clarity. Written messages are easy to misunderstand. GIFs literally show recipients what the content creator is thinking.
  • Fun: Finally, GIFs make communication with colleagues and customers much more enjoyable because they're quick to create and easily understood. Boost both employee and customer experiences by sending GIFs instead of long-winded emails.

GIFs can be a fantastic way to communicate with your audience. But how do you actually create them? That's where the CloudApp GIF maker for Windows comes in...

How to Make GIFs With CloudApp

The CloudApp GIF maker for Windows is the easiest way to create GIFs and other visual content pieces. Feeling skeptical? Take a quick look at this tutorial and see for yourself.

To create a GIF with CloudApp, you just have to:

  1. Download CloudApp to your Windows PC. Then make your way to your computer's Quick Launch Icon Tray and click the CloudApp icon. A pop-up menu will appear.
  2. Select "GIF" from the list of content types at the top of the pop-up menu. Next, choose the area of your screen that you want to record. Or click once to capture the entire screen for your GIF. A menu with recording options will appear.
  3. Once inside the recording options menu, you'll be able to adjust the amount of screen you want to capture, enable webcam recording, and start and stop your GIF. When you're ready to begin recording, click the green "Start" button.
  4. To stop recording, click the red "Finish" button. Your GIF will automatically save to your private CloudApp library. Click the CloudApp icon again in your PC's Menu Bar to access the GIF you've made. If you decide your GIF needs to be edited, or want to send or delete it, hover over it with your mouse and select the desired option.

There you have it! Creating GIFs with CloudApp couldn't be easier. This means you can focus on creating great content, not learning how to use our software.

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CloudApp Integrates With Your Favorite Tools

The average employee uses at least eight different apps to accomplish their work on a daily basis. So while CloudApp is the best available GIF maker for Windows and chock-full of powerful features, it's not the only app you'll use in your job.

That's why we made sure to offer seamless integration options between CloudApp and the most popular business tools on the planet. Easily connect CloudApp to:

  • Slack: Send the content you create with CloudApp to your team in a Slack chat.
  • Zendesk: Answer customer questions with personalized GIFs made in CloudApp. Then attach them to Zendesk support tickets and delight your audience.
  • Trello: Become a project management superhero by creating GIFs with CloudApp and attaching them to Trello cards. That way your team is always in the know.
  • Google Docs: Google Docs is a great tool to use when collaborating on important documents. Make it even better by quickly dropping CloudApp Gifs into it.
  • Zapier: If you don't see the integration option you're looking for, don't worry. CloudApp connects seamlessly with Zapier, which will allow you to pair our solution with thousands of others in a variety of different software categories.

For more information on the many CloudApp integration possibilities, visit the CloudApp integration page on our website.

Get Started With CloudApp Today!

CloudApp's suite of productivity-boosting tools — including its best-in-class GIF maker for Windows — will help you harness the power of visual communication for your company. The best part? You won't even have to pay to access our tool's amazing features.

Sign up for a free CloudApp account today and immediately start creating screen and webcam recordings, educational GIFs, and annotated screenshots.

If you ever decide you need more functionality, you can always upgrade to our Pro plan, which will give you access to features like unlimited video recording, enhanced editing, customized sharing options, Call-to-Action buttons, and Do-Not-Disturb mode. Pro plans start at just $9 a month when paid annually.


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