Yoink

Yoink

The fastest way to drag and drop

Yoink is a drag-and-drop utility for Mac that moves files, apps, and anything that can be dragged to their destinations. It acts like a shelf where you can drop your files – one by one or in batch – and then send them to any place on your computer. Lightning fast.

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Rating: 4.5/5
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Latest Version: 3.5.5
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10+

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Yoink features

Custom size and position

It’s your shelf, so you can put it anywhere. In the Yoink menu, adjust the window size – from smallest to biggest. Next thing, pick the most optimal position for Yoink on your screen from among six options. You can also define conditions for when to show Yoink in Preferences > Behavior.

Finder-like behavior

Yoink is easy to get used to, because you don’t have to. Based on Finder’s flow in terms of moving and copying files, the tool instantly integrates with your workflow. As you do in Finder, use the command key to force-move items and the option key to force-copy.

Handy shortcuts

You can set Yoink to show whenever you start dragging or when you move items to the edge, so that you don’t have to launch the app every time. To quickly get back what you’ve removed from Yoink, use long-press. For the app to save the clipboard’s current contents – double-press. No digging around.

Handoff across devices

If you additionally install Yoink for iPhone and iPad, you can use the app to transfer texts, files, and whatnot across Apple devices. Make sure your Mac is Handoff-compatible and start the journey of cross-device drag and drop.

Stack items for convenience

Bring multiple items into Yoink and it will automatically turn them into stacks. Split stacks inside the app, reorganize, or transfer in batch – Yoink cuts away the unnecessary fuss, so that you could get more done with less efforts.

Clipboard history

Yoink can remember up to 20 items of anything you copy in the background. Activate Clipboard History Widget through the Notification Center and easily recall clipboard contents from the widget or Yoink itself with its contextual menu.

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