7GIF is a small portable tool for playing back and controlling animated GIFs.

At its simplest you can just drag and drop an animated GIF onto the program, and it will display and loop the full animation immediately.

Need more control? You can zoom in and out, or resize the window and animation to suit your needs. There's an option to control the speed of the animation. Or, if you prefer, you can step backwards and forwards, one frame at a time.

7GIF also includes useful options to print frames, and save one or all of an animation's frames as separate images.

A lengthy list of configuration options makes it easy to associate the program with GIF files, for instance, or set its window to stay on top of others, for easier access.

And all this power is presented in a simple and straightforward interface which looks as though it's a part of Windows itself, clean and clear, without any nag screens or adware, or even as much as a "Donate" button.

Version 1.2.2: 

•Fixed shortcuts not working for CTRL+W and CTRL+Z (to resize the animation);
•Fixed a bug which prevented opening a GIF file from Windows\File Explorer if 7GIF was already running;
•Fixed a bug which caused the slideshow to not work correctly if the playing GIF was manually changed or removed from the playlist;
•Fixed a bug which caused the playlist to not being updated correctly if the playing GIF was moved;
•Fixed a bug that caused the Next\Previous file buttons to be enabled when only one GIF was in the playlist;
•Fixed a bug of the installer which caused an error message to be shown if 7GIF was updated and then uninstalled;
•Added support for the "Application" key to show the main context menu;
•Added support for dragging & dropping of entire folders into 7GIF's playlist;
•Added support for quitting 7GIF by pressing the ESC key;
•Added support for starting a slideshow at the selected GIF in the playlist;
•Minor tweaks.

Verdict

They may be the most basic form of animation around, but animated GIFs are still fun and useful, and 7GIF is a great way to play them back