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Names in a Hat

By Thomas Peters

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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.
* Shake to pull a name out of the hat (tap is also available).
* Auto select - quickly select a random order of names.
* Team select - divide the names into teams.
* History - view up to 25 recent drawings.
* Email results

* To delete existing names from a list, swipe on the name from left to right.

What's New in Version 2.1

* iPhone 5 Support

Note: to delete existing names or rows, swipe on the name from left to right.

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Customer Reviews

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 :-)

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!

perfect little surprise!

Didn't think such an app existed but it does - works great if you can't decide on which restaurant to go to, if you need to pull names for gift swapping...type in the names, tap the screen, and you've "pulled" one. Genius and so helpful!

Names in a Hat
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 5.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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