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By Matthias Gansrigler

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Yoink simplifies drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps.

When you start dragging a file 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 drop and resume the drag from Yoink's window.

For a demo version and further information, please visit Yoink's website.

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

Yoink has been featured in the Mac App Store's 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Staff Favorites' sections.

What's New in Version 2.5.2

This update fixes the following nasty bugs:
- Fixed a bug with color palettes
- Fixed a bug where some applications (e.g. CleanMyMac, calibre) would not recognize drags from Yoink)
- Fixed a bug where Yoink would fade in/out inappropriately
- Fixed a bug where items appeared greyed out when they shouldn't have been

Thank you for using Yoink.
If you have a minute, please consider leaving a review on the Mac App Store - you would make my day.
Thank you :)
- Matt


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Customer Reviews

Good for more than just temporary storage

When I drag and drop a graphic from Safari onto Excel I get a url, not a pasted image. If I drag it to Yoink first, then to Excel, it magically becomes the pasted image I wanted.

This kind of thing works for a variety of applications in which I want to drag and drop a link or file or image and the destination app just doesn’t handle it properly. Using the Yoink dock as an intermediate fixes many of these kinds of issues.

I’ve tried alternatives like contextual menu items for moving files around but Yoink is the easiest to use. I has definitely paid for itself in increased productivity.

Great alternative to DragonDrop

It’s a mystery of the universe that you cannot ‘cut’ files in Finder, but I guess it saves a lot of problems in terms of lost data for new users.

I’ve been using DragonDrop for this, which works similar to Yoink, but doesn’t have the feature of being able to drag multiple sets of files at a time (you can drag multiple files but only one set at a time). This is a very cool feature I know I will use a lot. DragonDrop has a quickview icon, which is nice but I never use in practice. DragonDrop only appears when I ‘shake’ the files I’m holding, which sounds awkward butYoink appearing whenever I pick up a file might be a little obnoxious over time.

I can already predict I am going to want to be able to drag files to different ‘bins’ in Yoink - rather than queuing them all in the same bin. Feature request!

At any rate, every user should have Yoink or DragonDrop, because they are indispensible power tools.

Never imagined how useful!

When I got this app, I never imagined in a million years just how USEFUL this ‘little’ app would be! I really realized this when I was having an issue with my trackpad … in order to do process of elimation (re: apps vs. hardware), I needed to close all the apps I always had open in the background to see if any of them were the cause of the problem. It was then when I realized just how much I used/depended on Yoink…and had taken it for granted. Thank you for creating such a practical, useful, & 'always at work for you’ app! Thanks!! :-)

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2014
  • Version: 2.5.2
  • Size: 1.5 MB
  • Languages: English, German
  • Seller: Matthias Gansrigler

Compatibility: OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor

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