The easy and fun way to do your name drawings for gift exchanges. Participants may be selected from contacts or entered manually. After the drawing is completed the app will notify the participants of their names 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.
Participants may be grouped 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.
Ratings and Reviews
Great for Christmas names
I like that it can even send text message notifications from my wifi only iPad. One thing to remember is it does this using the various cell carriers email to SMS gateways. You have to select the carrier such as Verizon so it can send to the correct email address.
Meh, meh. Clunky Ap. Not easy to use. Too many steps to set up
A little buggy but it got the job done
The app crashed several times when establishing groups.
Also, I needed to know the cellular service for each exchange member before it would send texts
Also, I sent duplicate texts because it wasn't clear that a text was auto delivered upon finalizing the exchange
As stated though, it got the job done and didn't select members from the same group.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.