Most of us probably have a strange relationship to Internet memes, those photos that everyone uses to make their own version of a particular joke. While we can be fond of some of the funnier Internet memes that make their way through our Facebook and Twitter feeds — not to mention the Reddit forums — we’re probably annoyed by the majority of them. Unfortunately, the people who have the time on their hands to create Internet memes just aren’t as funny as we want them to be.
But now, thanks to Meme Generator, you can stop being annoyed and start getting some skin in the game.
Meme Generator, a free app from Memecrunch, gives you easy access to the most popular images for Internet memes (or upload your own), a simple way to add the text of your hilarious punchlines, and built in sharing via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit.
How it works
Using the app is simple. The app is broken into three panes. The first is where you choose from a list of photo albums — all photos, popular photos, newest photos, custom photos, and saved photos; the second is where you choose the photo you want to use; and the final pane is where you do the dirty work of actually adding text to the photo to create your meme. When you add the text, you have options for all-caps, font size, and alignment.
Once you’ve got your Internet meme looking just the way you want it, you can save it to the Saved Photos album, save it to your desktop, print it, or share it on the social-networking sites.
It’s dead simple to use. You might even call it idiot proof, if the idiots who make Internet memes weren’t the target market for this thing.
The Use Case
I’m guessing that, like me, most of you haven’t actually created and shared your own Internet meme, so you’re wondering why you’d actually want this thing.
I was thinking the same thing. Until I downloaded it, and realized that, with a few quick clicks, I could send insults to my brothers.
That’s the way to use Meme Generator. Yeah, sure, you can use it as intended: create a Meme and share it on Facebook or Reddit or whatever. But most of us would probably be too embarassed to do that.
But making fun of your brothers? Sharing it privately over email or in a private Facebook group?
If you’re looking for a somewhat trendy but also very geeky way to air your opinions or publicize your infantile sense of humor — and really, who among us isn’t looking for that — then Meme Generator is perfect for you.
It’s free. It’s easy to use. It’s pre-loaded with all the latest Internet memes. And it’s got one-click sharing.
It may be a specialized app, but for what it’s meant to do, it does well.