Yoink for iPad and iPhone lets you easily and quickly store items you drag, copy or share, for later use.
This way, you can collect items in a central place without having to constantly move back and forth between your source- and destination applications.
The app accepts almost anything you can drag on your iPad, for example app-content like images from websites, text snippets, web urls, eMails and documents.
As a Slide-Over or Side-by-Side app on iPad, Yoink is always ready for you to drag something to it, no matter what app you're in. Just slide Yoink into view and conclude your drag operation.
On iPhone, use Yoink's Share extension, or copy-paste items into Yoink.
Items are stored in Yoink for later use, featuring rich previews for easy identification and full previews for most file types.
Drags containing multiple items are combined into a Stack.
Yoink comes with deep system integration:
- iCloud Sync
Synchronize Yoink's items across your devices using iCloud
Transfer files between iPhones, iPads and Macs (separate Mac Yoink app required) using Handoff
- Action/Share Extension
Almost any item you can share via the system-wide Share sheet, you can send directly to Yoink from there
Yoink has its own keyboard so that inserting items you've stored in Yoink is easy and quick, without having to launch Yoink.
- Spotlight Integration
Any item in Yoink can be found via Spotlight - and the search-results are draggable.
- Today Widget
Access Yoink's items and save the contents from your clipboard in Yoink from Notification Center
- Shortcuts / Siri Suggestions
Yoink offers you Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions so you can automate processes, like adding items from the clipboard to Yoink, or copying items from Yoink, as well as starting downloads in Yoink.
- Files Integration
Access Yoink's files from any app that supports iOS 11's document browser
New Features in Yoink v2.0:
- iCloud Synchronization
Synchronize Yoink's contents across all your iOS devices using iCloud (Mac support coming soon)
Deeply integrated into the app, synced items are also supported by Yoink's keyboard, Today Widget, Share/Action extension and File Provider
You have full control over what and how much gets synchronized, via Yoink's settings in Settings.app
Handoff Yoink's items between iPhone, iPad and Mac (separate Yoink Mac app required, available on the Mac App Store)
- Siri Shortcuts (requires iOS 12)
Start downloads or save your clipboard's contents in Yoink from Siri, without having to activate Yoink
- Keyboard Commands
Control Yoink almost completely from your optional external keyboard (iPhone and iPad)
- Text editing
Edit text you've saved in Yoink - right within Yoink
- Universal Links
Instead of using the in-app browser to preview links, Yoink can try to open links in their respective app (like youtube.com links in YouTube.app)
- In-App Search
Search Yoink's items - right from within Yoink
- Dark Mode
In Yoink's settings in Settings.app, you can change Yoink's UI from light to dark - and back
- Option for smaller Icons
To show more items at once, activate smaller icons in Yoink's settings
Improvements in Yoink v2.0:
- Today Widget Improvements
Shows the clipboard's contents
Shows 2 lines of content for each item stored in Yoink instead of 1
- Nicer download notifications
Copy finished downloads or retry failed ones right from the notification
- Quick Action Toolbar
When dragging something inside Yoink, the toolbar offers three quick-access options you can drag to: Copy, Share and Trash
- Improvements made to Yoink's Keyboard extension
On iPhone, text is inserted into the text area right away when selected instead of copied. On iPad, tap with two fingers for the same effect
The icons have been refined for the keyboard
Supports the dark keyboard UI
- Improved Spotlight Search support
More efficient and quicker indexing
For mails and websites, their contents are indexed to yield better search results
Search Continuation: Start a search in iOS' Spotlight search and continue it inside the app
- iPhone: Peek and pop has become more useful
- Improved Filtering
Options now show instantly, especially when more items are involved
Types of the same "main" type (like RTFD, plain text) are condensed into the main type (in this example, "text")
- Viewing items is less frustrating (doesn't ask for the specific type so much anymore)
- Better handling of cellular data usage permission
- The Clipboard bar now disappears correctly under certain circumstances
- The Clipboard bar and the Types popup now adjust their sizes to their contents
- Specific types can now be previewed from the Types popup
- Improved compatibility with iWork, Notes, Mail, Notability, Ulysses, iCab Mobile
- Improved icon creation
More reliable and less error-prone
Uses less memory and is slightly quicker
Supports RAW images now
- Downloads are now more reliable (active and in the background)
- Printing now works from Share sheets
Yoink v2.0 also includes many, many bug fixes (like fixed crashes and memory leaks) and minor improvements (like handling of drag and drop, sharing, Stacks and more).
If you enjoy Yoink, please consider leaving a rating or a review of the app - it would mean a lot to me and help me out quite a bit. Thank you.
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Thank you kindly,
Ratings and Reviews
Useful information from the developer (NOT ME)
- From Yoink (iOS) to Yoink (Mac)
Launch Yoink on your iOS device. Either make a selection of the files you’d like to transfer or don’t select any files.
On the Mac, in the Dock, next to the Finder icon, you should see Yoink’s icon with a little iOS device on top of it. Click it.
Now the Handoff process will start
- From Yoink (Mac) to Yoink (iOS)
Select the files you’d like to transfer in Yoink on Mac
If your iOS device is an iPad, on the right side of your Dock, Yoink’s icon should appear with a little Mac icon on top of it. Tap it and the Handoff process will start.
If your iOS device is an iPhone X, swipe up from the very bottom to show the app switcher. There’s a black bar at the bottom saying something like “Yoink - from <Name of Mac>” - tap it.
If your iOS device is an iPhone with a home button, click the home button twice to show the app switcher. There’s a black bar at the bottom saying something like “Yoink - from <Name of Mac>” - tap it.
Please let me know if that worked for you.
Update: still using Yoink on my iPhone, iPad Pro and iMac almost daily. Still an indispensable part of my workflow! Two things i’m wishing for in the future are iCloud sync and GIFv support so i can see the previews in Yoink.
Original review: I’ve been using Yoink on my Mac for what seems like forever. It’s an essential part of my workflow and I’m really excited to have it on my iPad Pro now! Using it as a slide-over app to drag and drop items to and from is almost exactly like the desktop experience and it’s invaluable for making me more productive on my iPad. One step closer to replacing a laptop!
EDIT: Thank you for your response, Matt! I’m looking forward to your future updates ☺️
Developer Response ,
thank you for your feedback on Yoink for iOS!
I'll definitely be refining the app and making it easier to share / copy / delete items is on top of my list ;)
Yoink for the win!
Since the first day it was released on iOS I loved Yoink!
It offered so many things I crucially needed from my app!
It did lack a few features, like iCloud syncing, like dark mode, like the ability to save a file to yoink directly in workflow which now became iOS 12’s shortcuts!
And then, the new update came!
iCloud syncing was here, and the amount of customizability it offered in settings, from the amount of files to sync, to the limit of the size of the files to sync, to the ability to pick if syncing could happen on WiFi or even cellular data and so many options!
Dark mode! TRUE BLACK! Lovely!
The yoink Keyboard!
The iOS 12 shortcuts support, which added a copy clipboard to yoink action along with many other useful shortcuts is the answer to all my prayers!
Devs, I don’t know if you will read this, because frankly by the update you released, you seem to be working day and night!
But still, I’m going to tell you:
HUGE THANK YOU!
You rock, awesome people!!!
- Matthias Gansrigler
- 13.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2017-2018 Eternal Storms Software, Matthias Gansrigler
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.