The Hat is a simple-to-use software application which generates a list of items placed in a random order. These can be either numbers or text.
The interface of the program is based on a standard window where you can add individual names or number to the list, paste names from the Clipboard, as well as import names from a text file.
So, you can draw names from 'the hat' and specify the number of names to draw at the same time. The results may be saved to a plain text document, printed, or copied to the Clipboard.
Plus, you can reset the list and start over, mute the sound effects, shuffle the items in the name list, edit existing names, reverse the selected first and last names, as well as remove an item from the list.
From the 'Preferences' screen, you can configure settings when it comes to the shuffling mode (e.g. shake window, Flash colors, play sound), drawing names (e.g. container, disable initial or extra animation), font size, and startup (e.g. automatically load the last list).
The straightforward application runs on a moderate-to-high amount of CPU and system memory, and is pretty responsive to commands. We have not come across any issues during our tests; The Hat did not cause the operating system to freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. Thanks to its intuitive layout, first-time users may seamlessly figure out how to use this app.