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Have you ever needed to pick random names out of a hat? Pick your random numbers for the lottery? Out of the Hat is designed to do just that.


Create groups of names, numbers or any other collections. You can create as many different groups as you like.


For each group you can create items, names or numbers.


Choose a group to be entered into the hat. In order to pick an item either shake your iOS device or tap once on the screen. Your unique name or number will be pulled from the hat. Each time you pick a new item will be picked from the group until all items have been picked.

The hat can be reset by selecting the same group again or selecting another group.

"Teachers are finding Out of the Hat useful for fairly selecting students to answer questions."

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

New return to hat function.
General fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

can u improve ,

Needs improvements

The app is okay. It needs some improvements. You should be able to type the name once and go back in and add the same name multiple times without having to retype the name. Also, it need to give a total of each name as well as a total of all the names.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking time to send your feedback. It is very much appreciated.

Your requests shall be added to the Ooth request list. I will see what can be added in the near future.

hugger10 ,


This app has a easy interface which makes it easy to use. I've used this app to draw names for Christmas gift giving and for the dinner dish selection. I would love to see future updates where you can customize the hat, have more fonts as well as ink colors in order to coordinate with your theme or the season in which you are using it for.

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for your kind words and feedback. We shall take your suggestions on board and add them to the Out of the Hat wish list.

KenMantei ,

Awesome randomizer

I use this app to decide which of my 200+ books I should read next. I have had no problems with having too many options in the hat. My only complaint is that I wish the character limit was larger for the individual selections. Some book titles are longer than I have space for.


Antony Kancidrowski
6.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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  • Family Sharing

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

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