Have you ever needed to randomly pick names out of a hat and not have the necessary materials to do so? I've heard the scenario all too many times. You have the names, but what about a hat? There's not a fedora in sight. Your sleepless nights are about to end!

Introducing the "Names in a Hat" application - just the tool you need to pick random names out of a hat.

* Save multiple lists of names and teams.
* Tap to pull a name out of the hat.
* Standard Draw - quickly draw a random order.
* Team Draw - divide the names into teams.
* Secret Santa - randomly assign people as gift givers and gift receivers.
* Infinity Draw - continually draw from the same hat.
* History - view your recent drawings.
* Share your results in your favorite apps.

What’s New

Version 4.7

• We added auto-save functionality so the lists automatically save as you add and delete names from lists. Thank you to Drew S. for the suggestion.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Nezmat ,

Almost there!

A wonderful app! Always use it and it almost does everything I need it too. With two slight edits I will most definitely change this to a five star app! The two things I would really really appreciate in an update is 1. The ability of editing a name etc. without having to delete and re-enter the whole thing first and 2. The ability to shuffle the order around (I really need this as I keep items numerically and alphabetically) and when I have to delete things (as I am not able to edit them) I REALLY REALLY battle to search through the entire list first to see if there is a duplicate when a re-enter the correct name etc. You really can't have a duplicate on a randomizer - won't be fair ;-) great app though ;-) oh yes, and maybe a full size iPad version will be wonderful too :-)

druflyboy ,

Perfect app for my need highly recommend

I was having a two week long raffle and I had to input entries daily. I was having saving issues so I contacted the developer. I given suggestions to make sure I was saving correctly and then they took it one step further and wrote and pushed an update with auto save functionality. Very impressive response and assistance. Thank you Thank you.

Jack Faggins ,

The hat to end all hats

Say bye bye, berets. Farewell, fedora. Sayonara, safari hat. Names in a Hat will allow you to clear out your entire hat wardrobe, because this app does it all. Whatever your random draw needs, Names in a Hat offers a solution. I use this app regularly whether at work, with friends, or by myself. There is one problem... I don’t know what to do with all the space I gained when I threw out all my hats. C’est la vie. #YOLO


Thomas Peters
9.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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