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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or on twitter at @YoinkApp or @eternalstorms.
Bug fixes and minor changes in Yoink v3.4.3:
- Fixes a rare crash when sharing items
- After trashing an item or adding a URL via the app's extension, it would a) retrieve previously removed files and b) the keyboard shortcut would always cause a) from then on.
- When changing screen resolutions, Yoink would not update its position correctly
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.
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.
"The app you never knew you needed until you can't live without it"
I love Eternal Storms software, and this app is no exception. Provides a much-needed missing function when working with lots of files scattered about in various places. It might seem like a small time saver, having to move, resize and mess around repositioning windows in Finder to organize files -- but multiply those wasted seconds over the course of days, weeks and years and it really adds up. The "Share" function is really useful as well. I see an iOS 11 version is right around the corner too, which I am looking forward to!
- Matthias Gansrigler
- 12.2 MB
- 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.