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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 3.2

Secret Santa support has been added just in time for the holidays.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

namepict ,

Can I delete names from current lists?

The support function for this app is not working, it directs to a blank website. I would really like to delete names from the lists once i’ve used them, and can’t figure out how to do so. If there is any help available I”d appreciate it!

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 :-)

a1n2d3y7 ,

Takes too long to shuffle names again

A complete waste of $0.99. The interface reminds me of iOS 4. No joke. But what's worse is that when I'm tutoring a group of kids & I want to shuffle their names in random order (so each can take a question), it works fine... despite all the tapping I have to do to get there). But when I want to do a second round, I have to tap a total of six times just to shuffle their names again. Might I add that there's a plethora of unnecessary taps & that the options (animations) are relatively slow.

A complete waste of money & time!


Thomas Peters
8.7 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Thomas Peters


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