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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,
"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 in Version 3.2.1

Thank you for using Yoink and the great feedback you've been giving me.
Please consider leaving a review - it would mean a lot to 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.
I'm also providing a newsletter, which you can sign-up to at
Thank you kindly,
- Matt

Improvements in Yoink v3.2.1:
- Yoink can now properly QuickLook web files, emails, Microsoft Word documents and more
- Minor improvement in the user experience of Yoink's preferences
- "Reduce Motion" setting now also affects switching preference panes
- Fixed a couple of strings in German

Bugfixes in Yoink v3.2.1:
- Fixed several bugs concerning alias files
- Fixed a delay when physically click-dragging a file out of Yoink using a Force Touch-capable trackpad
- Fixed a crash that occurred when stepping back in the splash screen
- Fixed a bug where more devices were queried regarding Force Touch-capability than necessary
- Fixed a bug where, after querying for Force Touch-capability, devices weren't released and cleaned up properly


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Customer Reviews

This is SO helpful to my “just need somewhere to put this for a minute” style of working

I’ve been using Yoink for a while. At first I didn’t bother to read much about it, and it just stayed on the launchpad (Mac), unopened and unused. IT IS INDISPENSABLE now. I move files around all day. Yoink is brilliantly simple and works so well. I used to struggle with “holding” a file or folder until I set up a new one, or when I got interrupted, etc. I’d lost my train of thought, got interrupted, whatever. Yoink is great at just “holding that last thought” for me. That’s how I use it anyway. Big bunch of stuff and trouble hovering and waiting or just pure indecision on my part. This app is awesome. Thanks for your work and keeping it updated!

Very useful app - one of my must have utilities

Yoink is one of those utilities that makes you wonder “Why didn’t Apple do this?” No more resizing open windows so the source and target are both on screen or copy and pasting; simply drag the item to Yoink’s landing pad and it’s stored until you are ready to drop it in a new location. I find it expecially useful for attaching files to email - find files, drag to landing, go into mail and drag to the message.

Great app! Can’t believe this isnt a built in function...

This is a great app from a good developer who consistently provides (free) updates. When I first transitioned to Macs about 6 years ago, the click and drag functions bewildered me compared to Windows, one of the few things I had trouble with. This app helped ease the transition, and has become an indispensible part of the OSX experience for me, used every single day. Keep up the good work!

Yoink - Simplify and Improve Drag and Drop on your Mac
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  • $6.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Size: 9.6 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor

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