LICEcap is an easy to use application that can help you to record your desktop activity as GIF files and to save them for later use.
While recording the GIFs through LICEcap, you can rotate the frame, so your GIF can be easily adapted to your needs. You can insert customized text message in your GIF. Throttling of CPU can also be enabled because of the availability of a maximum recording frame rate.
Additionally, to facilitate the creation of the GIF file, it allows the use of hotkey to pause and start recording your gifs. Furthermore, mouse clicking recording is also possible through this application. You can even know the time elapsed during the recording so that you can adjust your gif accordingly.
LICEcap can allow you to make GIFs easily. Editing and formatting them are also possible through this tiny app.