Picker Wheel – Spin the Wheel to Decide a Random Choice

Picker Wheel - Spin the Wheel to Decide a Random Choice

Quick Tool Links: Team Picker Wheel, Yes No Picker Wheel, Number Picker Wheel, Letter Picker Wheel, Country Picker Wheel, Date Picker Wheel, Image Picker Wheel

1. What Is Picker Wheel?

A stylish wheel spinner with various functions & customization. Just enter inputs, spin the wheel and get your random result.

In some situations, our brain just can’t make a decision, so why not let the wheel spinner making the small decision.

By just inserting your inputs and spinning wheel, you will immediately get a random result.

The wheel spinner will give you the fairest result by using the advanced algorithm behind it.

People often use the tool for raffles, teachings, remote events, and many other places.

Sections below explain the deep-dive of the Picker Wheel features.

2. How to Use This Spinner?

Picker Wheel is a fast and easy random picker in only 3 main steps. Insert inputs, spin the wheel, and get the result. It has many features which make decision-solving fun.

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

  1. Insert text or image inputs. You can mix both of them.

    • Insert the text input one by one by clicking the + button or return key from your device.

    • Insert the image input by clicking the image input button.

    • Use the view/import inputs tool which can directly add a list of text inputs. You can import by uploading an .csv excel file. All your existing inputs are also displayed and allowed for copy-paste.

  2. Lists of inputs are displayed. You can still change the input’s value, or hide an input or delete an input.

  3. Click the Spin button from the random wheel to start spinning the wheel. Spin the wheel

  4. Picker Wheel announces the choice selected where its pointer finally is pointing at after the wheel spin.

  5. Choose one of the action modes for the choice selected.

  6. There are other functions you may consider to use e.g. shuffle the inputs. Click the more button to see them.

Those are the basic simple steps for using the wheel spinner. Please continue to read on as there are still many great features behind you may use.

3. Wheel Customization?

There are many customization or configuration that you can apply to the wheel to suit your needs.

You can do it at the Tool Settings section (below the wheel section). This is where the Tool Settings is located: (Click it then it will expand) Random name picker tool settings location

These are the settings you can configure:

  • Spinning duration (lvl1 to lv10).
  • Spinning speed (1s to 30s).
  • Enable manual stop button.
  • Fix the initial angle.
  • Mystery spin (replace inputs on wheels with “?”)
  • Disable confetti.
  • Mute sound.
  • Customize starting, spinning, and ending sounds.
  • Change the wheel colors with several themes provided.
  • Change the background color of the whole section.
  • Customize wheel colors and background color with your own colors. (Premium Users)
  • Adding your own logo or banner. (Premium Users)

4. File Storage – How to Save/Open/Delete File?

This is only applicable for logged-in users. It is free to sign up for an account. Click the menu button (top right of the page) and sign up.

For non-logged-in users, by default, the inputs with the latest status will be saved automatically in your browser’s storage. So, you can still access the same data the next time when you visit again at the same browser. *please take note the data might be lost if you clear the browser’s history or when your browser’s memory is overloaded.

For logged-in users, you have more benefits for the file storage.

  • You can save more than 1 file. (Free Users – 15 Files available, Premium Users – Unlimited)
  • You can access it with any device.
  • Feeling peace of mind without worrying the data loss.

There are two types of data you can save into the files which are “List” type and “Share” type.

List type – this is the private data that only you can open and edit.

Share type – this is the public data that everyone can open with the share link but only you have the edit permission.

4.1. List Type – How to Save?

  1. Once you have done preparing your data. Click the “File” button. Choose “Save List to File..”. File button

  2. Choose a file to save then assign it with a name. You may also replace the same type of old file. It will save your data with their latest statuses. You may tick “Include current settings” to include your current tool settings e.g. tool colors. List file save

**There are only three tools: Picker Wheel, Team Picker Wheel and Image Picker Wheel can save “List” file.

4.2. Share Type – How to Save?

  1. After created your share link, you can click the option to “Save Link to File”.

  2. Choose a file to save then name the file. Or replace the same type of old file.

**There are only two tools: Picker Wheel and Image Picker Wheel can save “Share” file.

4.3. List and Share Types: How to Open/Delete File?

  1. Click the File button. Choose either “Open File..”, “Delete Saved File..”

  2. For open: Choose a file to open. You can open and edit your “List” type and “Share” type of file from here.

  3. For delete: Choose a file to delete. You can delete “List” type and “Share” type of file from here.

5. Enable Title Section

By using the title, your audiences know what the purpose of your spin wheel is.

You can open or close the title section by clicking the More Button from the Inputs section. Open or close title section

And write down the name.

The title will also be displayed together when the result announces Title on the result

6. Enable Weight

By default, every input is distributed equally in portion size in a randomizer wheel.

However, you can change this behavior by enabling the weight.

You have one more weight field that can fill in for each of your inputs by enabling that. Weight field

All the weights assigned will be sum together and each input’s portion size is drawn based on its weight out of the total weights.

The weight feature can be enabled or disabled by clicking More Button from the Inputs section.

7. View All Results or Scores

To review all your result or see all the scores (accumulated by the counts), you can click the “Open All Results” button.

It will show you all the results that had let the wheel decide since the first wheel spin of your current visit. All results history

You can also see the summary of the scores from your current wheel input in descending order.

You can save results/score as image by clicking the download button. Image download button

8. Full Screen View

You can also enter or exit the full-screen view by clicking the full-screen button. (Available in a tablet and desktop device only)

By entering full-screen view, it will enlarge the wheel picker size and the inputs section will be hidden.

You can still see your results or scores from the “Open All Results” button.

9. Types of Action Modes

You can insert whatever inputs which you wish to let the spinner wheel decide for you. There are 3 modes that the users can choose to make the right choice.

9.1. Normal Mode

It is a one-off random decision picker mode. The randomizer wheel will announce the result selected when the user clicks the done button. The result selected will not have any side effect e.g. hidden.

Use Case 1

This can be used as a random name Picker Wheel in an event where its behavior is like a digital prize wheel. It will decide 1 winner among the list of candidates’ names from a contest after spinning the wheel. You can also use the wheel together with a countdown timer to carry out more interactive activities.

9.2. 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.

9.3. 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 decide a meal to eat. Instead of spinning the wheel for only 1 time and decide what food to eat (The user might get less convinced with a 1-time result), this mode accumulates each of the choices’ count after several spins to further convince you to make a decision.

Accumulated result

10. Share the Wheel Share the Joy

Do you know that you can share your random wheel with your existing inputs or customization with your friends and family or your audiences? See the steps below to learn how.

Click the share button from the Picker Wheel site (at the top right).

Choose “Allow people copy the wheel”? People who open your share link will be in “Share View”.

Choose what to be included in the share link. You may include your current inputs (statuses are not included) or the tool settings e.g. colors. Next, click the “Create Share Link” button.

Create share link

You will see a link is produced. You may copy the link’s address or click the copy button to share the Picker Wheel with other people.

You may also share it directly through Facebook or Twitter.

You can also save your share link to your file. So that you can edit/delete the share link after that.

11. Picker Wheel Family

Other than the main Picker Wheel, there are several specialized tools of Picker Wheel created as well.

  1. If you are looking for a tool to do a random grouping, please check out our Random Team Generator.

  2. Or, if you need a decision which is only about yes or no, please check out our Yes or No Wheel also.

  3. Or, if you specifically want to have random number output, you can also explore our Random Number Generator as well.

  4. Or, if you want to get a random letter output, we have the Random Letter Generator for you.

  5. We have the Random Country Generator available if you wish to acquire an output of a random country.

  6. We also have the Random Date Generator if you want to choose a random date output.

  7. Or, if you want an image-based Picker Wheel, we have created the Random Image Generator.

  8. Other than these on-site tools, we also make an embedded Picker Wheel that you can embed on your page. You may refer to embed tutorial page to learn how to do that.

12. Save as an App in Your Device

12.1. Desktop App

Open the Picker Wheel using Chrome. Click the Settings -> More Tools -> Create Shortcut…

Desktop create shortcut

Ensure you tick the “Open as window”, then click create.

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

12.2. 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
Install Picker Wheel on Android device

It is now installed on your device.

13. Premium Personalized Plan

Are you looking for

  • ad-free solution?
  • more file storage?
  • own colors customization?
  • own logo/banner placement?
  • support us?

You may consider to upgrade to the Personalized plan.

14. Features Summary

As a recap, these are the features available that Picker Wheel currently having. Feel free to explore. Please reach out to us here if you have questions or recommendations.

  • Can insert text or image inputs.
  • 3 kinds of action modes.
  • Various wheel customizations.
  • Mystery spin
  • Data is stored in the browser cache.
  • Data can also be saved in the online database.
  • Title section is available
  • Weight of inputs is available
  • Full-screen view is available.
  • Display all your results generated by the wheel spinner.
  • Can easily share your own custom random Picker Wheel with friends and family.
  • Generate cert.
  • The wheel can be embedded in your website or PowerPoint. See tutorial here.
  • Can install as a smartphone random picker app.
  • Can install as a desktop random picker app.
  • By clicking the More button – User can enable the title section, weight, shuffle the inputs, enable back all the inputs, reset all the inputs’ count & remove all the inputs.