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Picker Wheel - Decide the Choice by Spinning Wheel

This is a random Picker Wheel, a very handy online random spinner decision tool that can spin the wheel and pick a choice from a bunch of inputs.

In some situations, our brain just can't make a decision, so why not let the random Picker Wheel making the small decision.

This wheel picker will give you the fairest result by using the advanced algorithm behind it.

Let's dive right into the details of the Picker Wheel.

1. How to Use Picker Wheel

Picker Wheel can be used as a random choice or random name picker.

For the random name Picker Wheel, it is often used as a prize wheel where a winner's name will be selected after spinning the wheel.

For a more general random choice picker application, you can insert whatever inputs which you wish to let the random Picker Wheel to decide for you.

Picker Wheel is very easy to use. Below are the few steps for using the Picker Wheel to pick a random choice.

  1. User inserts the input.

    • User can insert the inputs one by one by clicking the + button or return key from your device. Insert single input
    • User can use the list tool which can directly insert a list of inputs by clicking this icon. Insert list of inputs
  2. Lists of inputs are inserted and displayed. You can change the input's value, or hide an input or delete an input at here. List of inputs
  3. User clicks the Spin button from the Picker Wheel to start spinning the wheel. Spin the wheel
  4. Picker Wheel will announce the choice selected on a dialog when done.
  5. User chooses one of the action modes towards the choice selected. Result selected and list of modes

2. Types of Modes

There are 3 modes that the users can choose for different scenarios.

2.1. Normal Mode

It is a one-off random decision picking mode. Picker Wheel will announce the result selected when the user clicks the done button. The result selected will not have any side effect.

Use Case 1

This can be used as a random name picker for contest. It will choose 1 winner among the list of candidates’ names from a contest.

2.2. Elimination Mode

It picks a random name alternately by eliminating the inputs one by one. The result will be temporarily removed from the wheel in the next round.

Use Case 2

This random name Picker Wheel can be used in a classroom when the teacher can call the students out to solve some questions one by one without repeating the same name.

Elimination mode

Eliminated result

2.3. Accumulation Mode

It is a random decision accumulation mode. The count of each input selected is accumulated and carried forward to the next spin.

Use Case 3

This can be used to choose a meal to eat. Instead of spinning only 1 time and make the decision of what food to eat (User might get less convinced with 1 time result), this mode accumulates each of the choices’ count after several spins, to further convince you to make a decision.

Accumulation mode

Accumulated result

3. Other Features

  • The data inserted are stored in your browser cache. This means that the inputs will still be available next time when you use the app.
  • Can install as a desktop app.
  • Can install as a smartphone app.
  • The Picker Wheel site, desktop app, smartphone app, they all can work offline.
  • Can easily share this random Picker Wheel to friends and family.
  • By clicking More button - User can shuffle the inputs, enable back all the inputs, reset all the inputs' count & remove all the inputs. List of extra features

4. How to Save as an App in Your Device?

4.1. Desktop App

Open the Picker Wheel using Chrome. Just click the + button on the browser’s search bar and click install.

Desktop add button

It is now installed in your desktop or laptop. You can access it anytime without remember the URL and going through the browser.

Picker Wheel app

4.2. Smartphone App

Open the Picker Wheel site using Safari (iOS) or Chrome (Android). Click the share button (iOS) or Settings button (Android) and click Add to Home Screen selection.

iOS install app
Install Picker Wheel on iOS device

Android install app
Install Picker Wheel on Android device

It is now installed on your device.

5. How to Share the App?

Click the share button from the Picker Wheel site. You can copy the link’s address or click the copy button to share the Picker Wheel to other people.

Share button

You can also share it directly through Facebook or Twitter.

By enabling "include your current inputs", all your current inputs will be shared through your link as well. To share without your current inputs, just untick the option.

Share Picker Wheel

Let's Spin the Wheel Now - Happy Spinning!