Pickster 4+

Picking made easy

Tom Soderling

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 62 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Pickster is a simple little app to help you pick names randomly from a collection - just like drawing names out of a hat, but with less paper... and hats.

New in version 2.5:
• New screen-shot friendly winner page! Now you can show everyone the result of the drawing with some fanfare, and without displaying everyone else's name in the list. Switch it on per list in the Settings page

Other Features:
• Easily increment the number of entries for each name just by tapping on it
• Chose how many unique names are picked
• Auto-alphabetize the names list, or do your own custom ordering
• Handy swipe actions to copy a list, and clear or delete an entry
• Choose from two drawing modes:
• Natural Drawing Mode (default). When a name is picked, remove one of its entries from the hat
• Original Drawing Mode. When a name is picked, its number of entries stays the same
• Multiple Lists - Enable this feature through a one time in-app purchase and you'll be able to create as many lists as you want
• Paste in text as a new list! Copy names to your phone's clipboard with commas, tabs, or newline characters separating each name. Tap the Add button, name the list, and tap the Paste button to import all the copied names into the list. Each name will receive 1 entry.
• Make copies of existing lists just by swiping to the left and tapping the Copy button
• Quick Add Widget makes entering names fast and easy. It automatically checks for duplicate names in the list as you type
• iPad support
• Still ad-free as always!

Need more help? Visit our How To guides at https://picksterapp.weebly.com/help.html

What’s New

Version 2.5.6

Fix for intermittent crash

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

mayonegg89 ,


Very useful. Just wish there was a way for someone to win twice in a drawing. I set someone to have 50 entries and everyone else to have just 1. The person with 50 never wins more than once.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback! Try using the new "Natural Drawing Mode" switch on the settings tab. This option will decrement the number of entries when a name is picked. This way you can be assured that eventually the person with 50 entries will be chosen more than once because they'll be the only person with entries left.

kayhag3 ,


I paid $2.99 to have the special feature that would allow me to enter a list and have it automatically separate the names for me. I was able to use it once. Since then, I have tried to use this few to re I paid for and it is not an option. I have clicked on “restore purchase” multiple times, only for it to tell me that my purchase has been restored and then not have the feature. Extremely frustrating and a waste of money.

Developer Response ,

Very sorry to hear of your frustrations! We've recently updated our website to include a help section on how to use the Paste in List feature, since the store listing didn't provide complete instructions. Take a look here: https://picksterapp.weebly.com/help.html
If the Paste button is disabled, that means you need to enter a name for your list in the textbox first. If it's still not working, please contact us using our help form and we'll do whatever we can to help: https://picksterapp.weebly.com/contact.html

Jeneef ,

No longer works

I used this for a couple years with no problem and then they changed the interface. I deleted my list of names and now it won’t let me create a new list, it says that’s a paid feature. I’d buy the app but I can’t get out of the create list feature, even when I delete the app, restart my phone and download it again, so I guess I’ll be finding a new app.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear things are not working. It's always free to have one list, and additional lists can be unlocked with a small in-app purchase. Please fill out the contact form on our website so we can get in touch and make this right. https://picksterapp.weebly.com/contact.html

App Privacy

The developer, Tom Soderling, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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