Santulator helps you run your Secret Santa draw simply and flexibly. See the download page for details on how to download and run the program. You can follow Santulator on Twitter at @vocabhunterapp.

The system is Open Source Software, published under the Apache Licence, Version 2.0. You can find the source code on GitHub here.

Adam Carroll is the principal author of Santulator.

Technical Articles

  • Using the Java Packager with JDK 11 - Santulator has native installable bundles for Mac, Linux and Windows. This article explains how this was achieved.
  • Open Source & Secret Santa with Santulator - In this post on the King Tech Blog I give some of the details on how Santulator works behind the scenes including how JavaFX CSS is used to create the festive colour scheme in the user interface.

Acknowledgements and Thanks

Santulator wouldn’t be possible without the amazing work of others on some great Open Source software. The following is a list of a few of those projects: