Yoink simplifies and improves drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps.
The app has been repeatedly featured by on the Mac App Store in numerous categories and was recommended by John Gruber of DaringFireball and Federico Viticci of MacStories.

When you start dragging files in Finder or content from an application, Yoink fades in a tiny window at the edge of your screen so you can drag to it.
This frees up your mouse so you can comfortably navigate to the destination of the files and resume the drag from Yoink's window more comfortably.

For a quick video introduction, further information and tips and tricks for getting the most out of Yoink, please visit its website.

Here's what customers say about Yoink:
"Essential. One of the few apps I use all the time." - Kraznoff, US App Store
"Simple, elegant, perfect. This is a fantastic app. It works flawlessly". - Benwiggy, UK App Store
"Handiest utility I ever purchased." - Nrgwise, US App Store

Here's what the press says about Yoink:
"Yoink is a terrific utility for macOS" - John Gruber,
"Yoink is a fantastic way to enhance drag'n'drop. Highly recommended." - Federico Viticci,
"Yoink is an awesome drag and drop utility for the Mac and is instrumental to me when working with full screen apps." - Jeff Benjamin, iDownloadBlog
"Yoink makes drag and drop easier." - Dan Frakes, Macworld
"Yoink really makes the whole drag and drop process much less stressful." - Whitson Gordon,
"I absolutely love this little utility, it's one of the few I've come across that has had staying powers on my Macs." - James Dempsey, The Graphic Mac

If you have any feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to write me by mail at, or on twitter at @YoinkApp or @eternalstorms.
Thank you.

What's New

Version 3.4.2

- Where available, higher resolution favicons are loaded for webloc files

- Fixed a bug with an upcoming Safari version, where dragging URLs from the address bar didn't work
- Fixed a crash regarding Sketch layers; they work again now, but can not be persisted over restarts of Yoink. A little Sketch-app-icon indicates whether an item dragged from Sketch contains layer data
- Works around a Firefox issue, where DuckDuckGo image search-drags didn't work correctly

Thank you for using Yoink and the great feedback you've been giving me.
You're cordially invited to visit my blog ( or to follow me on twitter (@YoinkApp & @eternalstorms) if you'd like to follow the development process of my apps or get tips and tricks on how to get the most out of them.
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Thank you kindly,
- Matt

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

No longer trust Yoink


Thought this app might be a good idea and come in handy...until I restarted my computer one day and found that all Yoinked documents apperaed as "err" and I couldn't find a way to bring them back or where (if anywhere) they were stored to retreive them. Had to rely on my Apple Time Machine to go back several weeks to get them back. Sorry, either it works perfectly or the circle of trust is broken. So I will say, for me at least, it didn't work well enough.

Yoink and PopClip


Excellent tool with the essential features. And now integrated in PopClip. That makes work easy!!

Best simple utility I’ve found


I don’t write a lot of reviews but Yoink has moved me to do it. I’m not sure how I stumbled across this app, but I’m really glad I did. Its simple, unobtrusive and works. If you want a utility that helps you drag, drop and organise, you can’t go past it. In fact, I can’t imagine my mac without it, as it seems like such an intuitive thing to have. You click, put it in yoink, go to where you want to drop the file and get it out of yoink. You can use it singly, or for multilple files to multiple places. Has saved me time, but most importantly, frustration. Thanks Yoink. Top stuff.


Matthias Gansrigler
12.2 MB
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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