Stevens Creek Software



Handy Randy
The Handheld Random Number Generator for PalmOS

There are all sorts of uses for random numbers, ranging from the frivolous (playing games) to the serious (handing out prizes at events such as seminars or races) to the ultra-serious (performing business audits). Handy Randy is the ultimate random number software for the Palm, easy to use but with features galore. Here's what Handy Randy can do:

  • Generate and display random numbers in user-specifiable ranges (e.g., 1-1000).
  • Pull random names from your entire Palm Address Book or from any category in the Address Book
  • Up to six different, non-contiguous ranges can be specified (e.g., 1-200, 350-475) so that you don't waste time generating random numbers which aren't relevant to your problem.
  • Keeps track of all numbers drawn, and, as a user-specifiable option, prevents any number from being drawn more than once.
  • Lets you specify how many numbers are drawn with each tap, from 1 to 999.
  • Lets you cancel a draw in progress if it's taking too long (which can happen if you draw many numbers at once, especially when operating in the "no duplicates" mode).
  • Generates random numbers up to eight digits (that is, up to 99999999).
  • Optionally, sorts the numbers into numerical order, so you can easily see which numbers have been drawn.
  • Displays the entire list of numbers which have been drawn in a scrollable view.
  • And finally, in conjunction with PalmPrint software, lets you print the list of drawn numbers directly to supported printers.

Draw random numbers!

Draw random names too!


"Handy Randy has been stunningly useful for generating random numbers for my PhD dissertation."

—Jim Boggs, Seattle, WA


"Thank you very much great piece of software. I use it to draw my class's names for duties and presentations. That way no arguing."

—Ron Larson, Marshalltown, IA

More Information...

Want to learn more about Handy Randy?

We've tried to keep this page simple, but the complete manual for Handy Randy is part of the download when you download the software (see below). Even if you don't have a Palm, there are plenty of screen shots, so you can see everything the software can do, and how easy it is to use.

Want to try Handy Randy yourself?

You can download Handy Randy and put it through its paces without a Serial Number (password). The handheld software is fully functional without a serial number, but when you HotSync the data, only the first five items in any data you collect will be transferred to the desktop, and in addition, the software will expire in 14 days. This should allow you to fully evaluate what Handy Randy can do for you and your business. Download now.

Want to learn more about PalmOS handhelds?

Handy Randy runs on the Palm operating system, which is used on handheld devices made by Palm, Handspring, Sony, Symbol (some models), Kyocera, Samsung, and others. To learn more about the PalmOS and the wide variety of Palm Powered devices, visit the PalmSource website.

Who we are...

Handy Randy is brought to you by Stevens Creek Software. We have been developing and marketing software for Macintosh, Windows, DOS, and the Palm Computing platform since 1988. Stevens Creek Software is a leading developer of software for the Palm Computing platform.

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Single Licenses

You can license a single copy of Handy Randy for $14.95.

Most users download the software from our Web site and pay for the software online; for a small charge we can send you the software on a disk via regular mail instead. You can order online or by mail.

Order Form

Mail: Stevens Creek Software
P.O. Box 2126
Cupertino, CA 95015
We accept most credit cards (online ordering only). If you wish to order by mail, contact us via email so that we can calculate the total cost of the software plus shipping charges. Let us know if you also wish to receive the software on a mailed CD. Payment is by check or money order drawn from a U.S. affiliated bank in U.S. funds. Mail orders will take a considerably longer time than payment and delivery online.

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