Yoink - Simplify and Improve Drag and Drop on your Mac
By Matthias Gansrigler
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Yoink simplifies and improves drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps.
Featured on the Mac App Store in the categories 'Invaluable Utilities', 'Get Stuff Done', 'Staff Favorites', 'New and Noteworthy' and 'New Year, New You'
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 video, 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 fantastic way to enhance drag'n'drop. Highly recommended." - Federico Viticci, MacStories.net
"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, lifehacker.com
"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 email@example.com, or on twitter at @YoinkApp or @eternalstorms.
What's New in Version 3.2
Thank you for using Yoink and the great feedback you've been giving me.
Please consider leaving a little review - it would mean a lot to me.
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- Use Force Touch to:
Select all files in Yoink,
Show selected files in Finder,
QuickLook a file (or split up a Stack),
Pin the file in Yoink,
Optional Haptic Feedback when entering Yoink's window with files
See Yoink's Preferences to set it up the way you like it.
For a technical look at how Force Touch in Yoink works, please see these blog posts:
- Shows a warning when files in Yoink are moved to the Trash in Finder
- Reduce Motion setting
- "Show in Finder" now supports more than one file, reflects selected files and files in Stacks
- QuickLook Previews now remember their last position (i.e. the page in a PDF, or the playback position of a video)
- Text snippets dragged to Yoink can now contain images (thanks, Joseph O'L. for bringing this to my attention)
- Filepaths of files in Stacks or selected items can now be all copied to the clipboard
- Performance and Resource Management Improvements:
Dragging out items,
Clear All items,
Splitting up Stacks,
Opening the "Open With" menu,
less memory when watching for filename changes and deletions in Finder,
many minor ones
For a technical look at some of these improvements, please see this blog post:
- Yoink now reflects changes in the Finder's "Show all filename extensions" setting
- Mails dragged from Yoink work again with all applications. To create an event in Calendar from a mail message, keep the option-key pressed as you drag the mail out of Yoink
- When Yoink is shown on a different screen than the mouse cursor, the keyboard shortcut (by default, F5) summons Yoink to the screen of the cursor
- UI Improvements:
When a file is pinned to Yoink, the lock button whiggles when trying to remove it
When locking all files at once (by holding down the option key), all lock buttons show to indicate that all have been locked
Cleaned up contextual menu (instead of having another submenu, "Show in Finder" has a submenu for multiple files in a Stack)
Updated Lock button icon to make it easier to see if a file is pinned or not pinned
Uses proper font for Asian text, updated localizations
Buttons now don't animate from the side and the icon doesn't animate away when the mouse enters so we don't have a moving target (thanks for your input, walkie1984)
- Improved efficiency for QuickLook
- When a file is re-saved in Finder, Yoink updates its QuickLook icon preview
- When a snippet is added to Yoink, it has a proper filename instead of "Snippet"
- Better handling of text clippings from Finder
- "Combine multiple files into a Stack" now also works with files added from the Terminal.app
- Accepts drags from the Mac App Store on OS X El Capitan and newer
- The preferences window, About window and Splash Screen now all open on the screen the cursor is on
- When editing the list of ignored apps, each row can now be clicked anywhere to select/deselect, not only the checkbox
- Yoink's window is a little wider to allow for a little more text to be shown
- Instead of file paths, Yoink now writes fileReferenceURLs to the pasteboard (like the Finder does)
- Added newsletter signup to the About and Splash windows
Grants wizard powers
This slick little tool takes the mundane task of shifting files around and makes it absolutely painless. I owe my tidy desktop, organised directory structures, and a huge amount of saved time to it. Has always worked flawlessly, takes no time getting used to, and feels right at home with the Mac interface. I’ve used it for years and don’t know what I’d do without it.
Bonus points for all the times I’ve heard “Wow, that’s cool” from clients and coworkers watching as I work file system magic.
Great for full-screen apps
I love working with apps full screen, but the big downside of this is that drag and drop between apps becomes a pain, especially with the trackpad. Yoink solves this beautifully well.
Like an extra hand
This works marvellously, If you know what it feels like to wish you had an extra hand to hold things with this is just like that. Brilliant!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 27 April 2016
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 9.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese
- Seller: Matthias Gansrigler
- © 2016, Eternal Storms Software
Compatibility: OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor