HeySpinner is a wheel spinner tool that helps you make decisions in a fun, random manner. Press the "Spin" button, and the wheel randomly selects a choice for you. Customize it with names, words, or any input of your choice. Best of all, HeySpinner is both free and user-friendly, allowing you to create as many wheels as you need.
You can use HeySpinner's picker wheel in countless ways. Looking for ideas? Here are some popular uses:
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To get started with your wheel, the first thing you need to do is add inputs. These can be anything from names, words, numbers, and more. To add an input, simply navigate to the "Edit wheel" section and enter your text. Press the button to add the input to your wheel. Alternatively, use your "Enter" key.
You can also customize the size of your input by adjusting the "Size" field. Keep in mind that the size is always relative to the other inputs you provide.
For instance, let's say you add three inputs to your wheel. Two inputs have a size of "1", and one input has a size of "2". In this case, the two inputs with size "1" would take up a quarter of the wheel each, while the input with size "2" would occupy half of the wheel. The larger the size you set, the greater the probability of it being selected when you spin the wheel.
After you have configured your picker wheel, it's time to put it to use and start spinning! Simply press the "Spin" button located in the center of the wheel or press on the wheel itself to initiate the spin. As the wheel spins, a random input is selected from the choices you have added.
Once the spin is complete, a modal displays the selected input, such as a name or number. You can either remove the selected option from the wheel by pressing the "Remove" button or spin the wheel again by pressing the "Spin Again" button. Note that no inputs are removed from the wheel by clicking "Spin Again." If you prefer to view the wheel instead, you can close the modal by clicking anywhere outside of it.
If you ever need to modify your wheel inputs, simply navigate to the "Edit wheel" section again. It allows you to make changes to the text of your segments and adjust their sizes. Additionally, you can show/hide a specific input by selecting/deselecting the checkmark next to the input, or remove it entirely by pressing on the "X" button.
You can manage the visibility of all your inputs with the "Show All/Hide All" feature. Located in the upper right corner of the wheel editor, you'll find a checkmark button that toggles the visibility of all wheel inputs.
When all inputs are visible, pressing this button will hide every input on your wheel. If all inputs are already hidden, the button does the opposite, displaying all inputs again.
Remember, this function does not delete your inputs - it merely changes their visibility on the wheel.
HeySpinner offers a full screen mode. This is particularly useful when presenting to an audience. You can activate it by pressing the "Full screen" button located in the header. This mode minimizes distractions by showcasing only the spinner wheel, optimized to fit your entire screen, ideal for presentations, raffles, or interactive activities.
Please note, the fullscreen mode's availability depends on your browser or device's capabilities. For instance, currently Safari on iOS iPhones does not support this feature. For detailed compatibility information, please check caniuse.com.
You have the flexibility to customize your picker wheel according to your preferences. To begin, simply press on the "Settings" button (which is identified by a cog icon) to access the wheel settings. From there, you can customize the following settings:
To copy and paste multiple inputs at once to your spinner wheel, use our "Copy & paste inputs" feature. It works with a variety of sources, such as Excel, Google Sheets, CSV files, and other text-based formats. This feature is particularly useful for activities like giveaways and classrooms. For example, teachers can quickly add a list of student names from their student names file to their spinner wheel using this.
We also made a video tutorial on how to use the "Copy & paste inputs" feature. You can watch it here.
To access the "Copy & paste inputs" window, go to the "Edit wheel" section and click on the "Copy & paste inputs" button in the upper right corner.
Once the window opens, open up the file that contains your inputs, such as a Google Sheets file. Select all of your inputs from the file. If there are multiple columns, select only the column that contains the inputs.
You can also select a second column with sizes of the inputs, but this is optional. After selecting the desired rows, you can copy them to your clipboard.
In the "Copy & paste inputs" window, paste the copied inputs into the text box. The inputs will automatically be shown in the preview section so you can see how they will appear on your spinner wheel.
When you're ready, press the "Add inputs" button. That's it! Your inputs will now be added to the wheel and you can start spinning.
Sharing your custom wheel with friends, family, coworkers, or followers is easy and convenient. To access this feature, ensure you are logged in to HeySpinner. Next, either save your current picker wheel or open a previously saved wheel.
To open the "Share Wheel" window, press the "Share Wheel" button in the menu. This brings up a new window where you can generate a link to your custom wheel by pressing the "Copy Link" button. The link is automatically copied to your clipboard.
With the link copied, you can now effortlessly share your picker wheel with anyone you choose! Simply paste the link in an email, send it via WhatsApp, or share it through your preferred platform.
First, ensure that you are logged in to your HeySpinner account. If you are creating a new wheel from scratch, click on the "New wheel" button. This isn't a necessary step if you wish to save a wheel you've already been working on.
Once you have configured your wheel to your satisfaction, press the "Save wheel" button. A pop-up window will appear asking you to provide a name for your wheel. After typing the name, press the button below to save your wheel. Done! Your wheel is now saved to your account, and you can access it from any device, anywhere you log in.
If you need to update a previously saved wheel, it's a breeze. Load your wheel, make the necessary changes, and press the "Save wheel" button again. Your wheel will be updated, not saved as a new one.
Please remember, if you aren't logged in, your wheel will only be saved locally in your browser. This means that if you revisit HeySpinner later, your wheel will load automatically, but only in the same browser on the same device where it was created. Clearing your browser data without saving your wheel to your account will result in losing your wheel.
When you're ready to use one of your saved wheels, simply press the "Load wheel" button. This opens a new window where you can see all your saved wheels. To load a particular wheel, find it in the list and press the corresponding "Load wheel" button.
If you need to delete a wheel, you'll see a "Delete wheel" button next to each wheel in your list. We want to avoid accidental deletions, so you'll be asked to confirm your decision if you choose to delete a wheel. This way, you won't lose any wheels by mistake.
You can easily create an account by visiting the registration page. Once registered you can login here. HeySpinner also supports signing in with your Google or Facebook account. With an account, you can save, load, and share your spinner wheels, along with other features. Edit your account settings on the user settings page.
We constantly improve the spinner wheel with new features and improvements. Keep up with the latest updates on our changelog page. If you have suggestions or feedback, feel free to reach out via our contact page. We always appreciate your input and messages!
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