Yoink 3.6.81 is a drag-and-drop utility that simplifies and improves drag and drops on your Mac and speeds up your daily workflow. Moving or copying files can be cumbersome – you have to keep the mouse button pressed for the drag while trying to navigate to the destination of your files. The app has been repeatedly featured on the Mac App Store in numerous categories and was recommended by John Gruber of DaringFireball and Federico Viticci of MacStories.
Every time you start dragging a file, Yoink fades in a tiny window on the left edge of your screen so you can drag files 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.
Overview of Yoink’s main features:
- A “shelf” at the edge of your screen for files and app-content you’d like to move or copy, which behaves like Finder (regarding moving and copying)
- Yoink follows you everywhere – windows, spaces and (fullscreen-) apps
- Icons are created using QuickLook, allowing easy identification
- Multiple files dragged to Yoink at once are condensed into a Stack, making it easy to drag them out together
- System Services, the Quick Action, and Share extensions allow storing files in Yoink without having to use drag and drop
- Handoff to transfer files between all the Macs, iPods and iPhones you’re using Yoink on
- Clipboard History, which lets you store previously copied content in Yoink, or copy again
- Highly customizable – you decide where, when and if Yoink appears
- “Share” to and from Yoink
Some features may require a more recent version of macOS or the separately available Yoink app for iOS:
- The handoff from Mac to Mac requires macOS El Capitan 10.11 or newer on both Macs
- Handoff to/from iPad or iPhone requires a separately available Yoink app for iOS
- Quick Action and Continuity Camera requires macOS Mojave 10.14