Decision wheel Guide

Updated on 2024-05-27 (first published on 2024-03-12)


Utilizing a random decision-making approach, such as a decision wheel, ensures that all options are given equal consideration, promoting fairness and inclusivity within the team.

Random decision making can be particularly effective in situations where there’s deadlock or indecision, swiftly moving things forward. It can also prove useful in risk-taking scenarios, bringing a degree of calculated unpredictability that might lead to significant breakthroughs.

Most importantly, it can bring an element of fun and excitement to the decision-making process, fostering a positive team atmosphere and enhancing engagement.

Use Cases

  • Decide the next person to host a meeting
  • Choose a restaurant for a team lunch
  • Select a topic for a team-building activity
  • Select the next driver in a mob programming session

Key Features

  • Tick off items. It’s possible to mark items as completed, which will make sure they are not selected again.
  • Load lists from files. You can use a comma or new line separated text file as input, and also save your lists for reuse or share them with others.
  • Offline mode. As many other tools on, the timebox tracker works offline so you can use it in any environment.

How to Use

  • Add choices to the wheel. You can add up to 20 choices.
  • Decide if you want to throw confetti 🎉 when the wheel stops, and if you want to play a sound 🔊.
  • Spin the wheel by clicking the “Decide” button or by pressing  space.

Tips and Tricks

The list items and configuration is stored in the URL so you can easily bookmark lists for reuse. For example:

Keyboard Commands

  • space to spin the wheel.