The easy and fun way to do your name drawings for gift exchanges. Participants may be selected from contacts or entered manually. Participants may be selected to notify by email or text. The text option even works with wifi only devices (iPad or iPod Touch) because it uses the various carriers email to SMS gateways for sending. Notification messages may be customized. The person running the app does not need to see the names drawn.
You may group your participants so that they will not draw a name of someone in the same group. This is often used for spouses. The app also maintains exchange history and will prevent participants from drawing the same name as the previous drawing.
Each participant may be designated as "Gives and receives a gift in shared exchange", "Gives and receives in shared exchange, also may give to receive only participant(s)", "Does not receive gift, may give to receive only participant(s)", or "Does not give gift, receive only. For example, child". The results can be printed to an Airprint printer for each participant without email, or who want a printed copy. History display shows the name drawn and gift given for each person for previous drawings.
There is no advertising. Your data is on your device and backed up when you perform iTunes/iCloud backup. Compatible with PC Gift Exchange files. You may email your *.gx files from PC to yourself and open on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Multiple exchanges may be created and saved. For example, an exchange file can be used for your direct family. A separate file may be used for an exchange for your spouse’s family. Optional gift suggestions may be included in notification emails. The organizer may add any suggestions received and the option will appear to notify the person who has that name.
Added iOS 13 context menus to simplify operation. Touch and hold an exchange name to show a context menu to rename the exchange or share the exchange. When the exchange participant list is showing touch and hold a participant name to send or print a notification for that person.
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Meh, meh. Clunky Ap. Not easy to use. Too many steps to set up
I liked the lite version for my families gift exchange but I've added a new person so had to upgrade to get eight participants. It's clunky and needs to know more information but doesn't say why. It didn't transfer the info from the lite version. I just wanted it to remember the names everyone got last year but nope. I was hoping the texting would make it easier for some but it sends it as an email and needs the carrier. My carrier isn't even an option. Something that should be so simple is a royal pain. I would have been happy if I could add more people to the lite version. This was definitely not worth the $2.99.
Developer Response ,
You may select native mode in the options screen for the sending to use the iOS send screen just like the Lite version does. When using native sending mode you will not have to enter the carrier. However, it will popup the iOS send screen for each message being sent.
Great for Christmas names
The new update is great! We have used it for several years. The grouping to keep people from getting their SO name and history limit to keep people from getting the same name as last year is very good.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.