Just like drawing names from a hat to determine a random order for a group of people or to choose individual random names or pairs. Just input a list of names either manually or by importing from a text file, then let the program randomly re-order the entire list automatically or pick any number of random names individually or even pairs of names, complete with cool animation and optional sound effects. Great for selecting winners of raffles or sweepstakes or for parents or teachers to decide a random, arbitrary order for kids to do things such as play video games or use the computer. The pairs feature is also useful for teachers to assign partners for doing projects, games, etc.
# Simple, easy-to-use interface.
# Add any amount of names you wish.
# Import names from a text file.
# Export names to a text file for later use.
# Optional special effects while shuffling names.
# Pick individual names one at a time or pairs of names.
# Cool animation. Actually shows names coming out of a hat when picking individual names or pairs.
# Fairly settle arguments between kids about "who goes first", etc.
# Print or save results to a file for future reference.
# Optionally saves name list between sessions.
# Absolutely free
# Great for Parents!
Just like pulling names from a hat to determine a random order for a group of people, The Hat generates a random order from a list of any number of names. This can prove very handy for parents or teachers who need to assign a random order in which to allow any size group of kids to do anything such as play video games or use the computer.
Just enter any names you wish into the program or import a list of names from a text file and click the "Shuffle" button. The list of names is rearranged rapidly and repeatedly in random order until the "Stop" button is clicked. At that time the list is displayed in a new random order and can even be printed for future reference or just so noone forgets the order that was determined.
The list of names can be optionally saved in the current order to be automatically added to the list the next time the program is started or exported to a text file for later use.
The Hat can also optionally display cool special effects while shuffling names making it fun to use for kids and grownups alike.
# Great for raffles and sweepstakes!
The Hat also allows you to pick individual names one at a time. This is done using cool animation which actually shows the names coming out of a hat, complete with an optional drumroll sound effect. This is perfect for picking winners of raffles, sweepstakes, and other contests.
# Great for teachers to assign partners!
Also featured is the ability to pick random pairs of names in the same way you pick individual names. This is useful for teachers to assign students to partnerships to do projects, play games, etc.
Best of all, The Hat is completely free to download and use as long as you like with no restrictions!