Ripl is a free iPhone app to create animated posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It offers dozens of pre-designed animated layouts which you can customize to make visually appealing animated posts in no time. You can select up to 4 photos from you camera roll, Flickr account, or capture using the built-in camera and add them to the animated posts. It even allows you to add primary text overlay, secondary text overlay, and destination link for redirecting when clicked by anyone.
Apart from that, you can add text, customize the added text, font, color, and even add predefined music (limited in free version) to the animated posts. Unlike other GIF maker apps for iPhone such as Tumblr App, Mo, GifJif, and GIFYme, this one doesn’t create a GIF and instead makes a slideshow of your photos and adds an aminated effect to the post. Once you’re done creating an animated post, you can share it directly via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Note: In order to use some additional features like unlimited animated layouts, remove the watermark, dozens of predefined music tracks, schedule posts, and save animated posts to camera roll, you need to upgrade to the PRO version of Ripl.
How to Create Animated Posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on iPhone:
Step 1: As soon as you open up the app, it will ask you to sign in using your Facebook credentials or you can simply skip this step. After that, the “Create a Post” screen will appear with options like Add photos, Add primary text Overlay, Add Secondary Text Overlay, and Add Destination Link as shown below.
Step 2: First, tap the “Add Photos” option and select up to 4 photos either from your Flickr account, camera roll, and it even allows you to capture new photos using the app’s built-in camera. When you’re done selecting photos, you can add text overlay which is an optional option. Now, another great thing you can do is add any destination link to the post such that whenever anyone clicks on your post, will be redirected to the entered URL.
Step 3: After that, tap the “Arrow” icon at the top to proceed and open up the customizer. At the top of the customizer, you’ll see all the pre-designed animated layouts and the customization options at the bottom. You can select any of the pre-designed animated layouts for your post with just a tap. The animated effect will be added as per the selected layout and your added photos will be played as a slideshow in the post. If you’ve added text overlays, then you’ll see options like Font Style and Color at the bottom to customize the text.
Step 4: Let’s say you didn’t add any text overlay, then the customization options will be different at the bottom. You’ll see an option to enable text, change font, and color of the text. When you enable the Text option, you can tap on the demo text and edit it as you want.
Step 5: No matter, you’ve added text overlays or not, there will always be an option to add music tracks to the posts. Simply click on the “Music” option and select the track for your post. In the free version of Ripl, the number of the music track is limited and also doesn’t have any option to import your own. If you don’t want to add music, then select the option “No Music” from the list.
Step 6: When you’re done selecting a layout and customizing all the elements, tap the “Arrow” icon at the top to proceed and share your animated post either on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Additionally, you can also keep track of the posts and their performance on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For this go to the main screen of the app and tap on the “Dots” icon at the top-right corner as shown below.
My Final Verdict:
Ripl is a pretty useful and interesting app for iPhone using which you can create stunning animated posts in no time for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can use various pre-designed animated layouts, add text, customize text, etc. to make your posts more impressive. Give it a try.