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, DaringFireball.net
"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.
Bug fixes in Yoink v3.5.1:
- Crash on macOS Sierra and earlier
- Issues with preferences on macOS High Sierra and earlier
- Issues with the new Today Widget on macOS Sierra and earlier
- An issue with ignored apps
My apologies for the inconvenience
New Features in Yoink v3.5:
Handoff items between Macs, iPads and iPhones (separate iOS app required, available on the App Store)
- Clipboard History Today Widget
Yoink can track your clipboard history in its new Today Widget, so you can re-copy something you need, or send it straight to Yoink
- macOS Mojave Quick Action
Install an optional Quick Action so you can add files to Yoink right from Finder's file previews
- macOS Mojave Dark Mode
Yoink supports Dark mode - and light mode
Improvements in Yoink v3.5:
- Share Extension
The share extension now supports files other than just web urls
Bug fixes in Yoink v3.5:
- Fixes a rare crash when sharing files
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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Should you experience issues with Yoink or have any feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you kindly,
Ratings and Reviews
one word: convenience!
I came to know about Yoink through the many “essential apps for mac” type articles. It looked nifty, but did I really need it was my initial thought.
Although I have been familiar with macOS and have recommended and help other people purchase and use Macs, I myself was a Windows user till a couple of years back. After switching, just the multitouch trackpad on macbooks made it much much easier to drag and drop things. So the value of Yoink was not really as apparant to me.
That is untill I used it. Its a no brainer. The softare equivalent of “can you hold this please, while I sort this other thing out”.
These kind of apps are what makes me love macOS and its developer community so much.
Should be Part of OSX!
It’s an incredibly handy little tool, and something that honestly should be bought by Apple and integrated into OSX, it’s that useful and intuitive. The newest version includes an optional clipboard history tool, which you can only turn on by turning on the sidebar widget, which is awkward if you just want to use the top file menu. Other issue with the clipboard feature is that it only pastes into Yoink and then you have to drag whatever it is out of Yoink, when usually all you want is for the saved clipboard item to go active so you can paste it somewhere. But still, this is a great no-brainer addition to OSX, the clipboard feature just isn’t very smooth.
Thank you for your feedback on Yoink.
You can access the clipboard history through Yoink's menubar icon, which you can activate in its preferences.
With warm regards,
Great app, wonderful developer
This small application saves me an enormous amount of time. I use it many times every day to quickly and conveniently move files between folders, add attachments to email messages, collect images to be dropped into documents I am writing, and more. It is especially useful if you work on a laptop, with limited screen real estate. The included Alfred workflow makes this application even more useful. I contacted the developer to inquire about a minor addition to the Alfred workflow, and within 24 hours he provided an updated file that implemented my request. Simply amazing customer support! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
- Matthias Gansrigler
- 12.5 MB
- OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011-2018, Eternal Storms Software
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.