About Matthias Gansrigler

Indie #Mac and #iOS software developer, responsible for the apps Yoink, ScreenFloat, Transloader, Glimpses, flickery and more.

Yoink v3.5.3 for Mac now available

Yoink for Mac Icon

What’s new in Yoink v3.5.3?

  • Continuity Camera is now supported by Yoink and lets you save photos or documents from your iPhone or iPad right to Yoink (requires macOS Mojave 10.14 and iOS 12)
  • Keep the FN key on your keyboard pressed to temporarily toggle the “file lock”, or temporarily disable Yoink altogether during drags
  • The keyboard shortcut (by default, F5) now has three functions: Press once to toggle Yoink, press-and-hold to recall previously removed files, double-press to add your clipboard’s contents
  • Yoink’s position on your screen can now be more easily and natively changed, by dragging the window itself

Aside from these new features, version 3.5.3 also makes a couple of performance and stability improvements:

  • Reduces CPU (and power) usage when checking for drags
  • No longer checks for drags in most games
  • Improved compatibility with Panic, Inc.’s Transmit, Apple, Inc.’s Remote Desktop and DevonThink

Here’s Continuity Camera in action:

Using the FN key on your keyboard:

and repositioning Yoink:

Usage Tips

On this website, I collect useful tips to get the most out of Yoink for Mac – I’ve added a couple of new tips to it! Tips are also available for the iOS version of the app here.

Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle

New on the Mac App Store are bundles.
Yoink is part of the “Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle”, where you get Yoink, ScreenFloat and Transloader at about 25% off!
You can check it out here (bundles require macOS Mojave 10.14 – though apps purchased in a bundle on macOS Mojave are available on earlier versions of macOS for free re-download).

Yoink Overview

Yoink running on MacBook Pro

What is Yoink?

Yoink offers a temporary place for file- and app-content drags to free your mouse so you can more easily and quickly navigate to the actual destination of your drag.
This is especially helpful when it comes to moving and copying files between different windows, spaces or (fullscreen-) apps.

How does Yoink fit into my workflow?

Yoink stays in the background most of the time, waiting for you to drag something. The app fades in at the edge of your screen when you start a drag, like a file in Finder, or app-content like an image from a website, or text from a document.
Drag your files to Yoink, and your mouse is free for you to navigate more easily and comfortably. Yoink will hold on to the files you drag to it until you drag them out again.

The app can be customized in a number of ways.
You can set up where it should appear (at either side of your screen, top, center or bottom; or at the mouse cursor), when it should appear (when a drag starts, or when a drag reaches the edge of your screen) and what apps it should (or should not) appear in.
If a file drag contains multiple files, a Stack is created so you can drag them out together again easily. Stacks can also be split up if you’d like to drag out one specific file in that drag.
Quick Look is available for all files you add to Yoink, as icon previews for quick identification and as full previews for a detailed look.
A keyboard shortcut lets you hide Yoink if you currently don’t need it, and show it again when you do.

Pricing and Availability

Yoink for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for the price of $7.99 / £7.99 / €8,99, with a free, 15-day trial available on its website.
** To celebrate Yoink for iPad and iPhone being featured on the App Store, Yoink for Mac is ~22% off for a limited time **

Yoink is also part of the “Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle” – together with ScreenFloat and Transloader at ~25% off on the Mac App Store (requires macOS Mojave 10.14 – though apps purchased with a bundle on macOS Mojave are available on earlier versions of macOS for free re-download).

It requires at least macOS Lion 10.10, macOS High Sierra 10.14 or newer is recommended.
The app is localized in English, German, French, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil).

Yoink is also available for iPad and iPhone, exclusively available on the App Store for the price of $5.99 / £5.99 / €6,99.
** To celebrate Yoink for iPad and iPhone being featured on the App Store, Yoink for iOS is ~35% off for a limited time **

Links

Yoink for Mac – Website
Yoink for Mac – Mac App Store
Yoink for Mac – Usage Tips
Yoink for Mac – Press Kit
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Basic Functionality)
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Today Widget)
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Share)

Yoink for iPad and iPhone – Website
Yoink for iPad and iPhone – App Store
Eternal Storms Software – Website
Eternal Storms Software – Blog
Eternal Storms Software – Twitter
Eternal Storms Software – YouTube
Eternal Storms Software – Facebook
Eternal Storms Software – Instagram

 

I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing what you think about this update. I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

If you have any feedback or questions, please don’t hesitate to write me!

 

 

With warm regards,
– Matt

Yoink for iOS Featured on the App Store

Screenshot of Yoink being featured on the App Store for iPhone and iPad

I’m very happy to report that Yoink for iPad and iPhone is currently featured on the App Store! I have to say, I’m quite filled with joy about that.

To mark the occasion, I’m spontaneously holding a sale of both Yoink for iPad and iPhone, and Yoink for Mac for a limited time.

Yoink for iPad and iPhone on Sale

Yoink for iOS is about 35% off right now, dropping from $5.99 to $3.99.
You can purchase it here, and learn more about it here.

Yoink for Mac on Sale

Yoink for Mac is about 22% off right now, dropping from $7.99 to $5.99.
You can purchase it here, learn more about it here, or directly download a free, 15-day trial here.

In closing, I’d like to thank you all for your continued feedback on the app, making it better with every mail, tweet and review you send. I appreciate it immensely.

With warm regards,
– Matt

Show and Tell: Disk Sensei by Oskar Groth

About Oskar

Oskar is an independent Mac developer who is committed to enhancing the Mac experience.
Since founding Cindori, he has designed, developed and released several popular apps such as Trim Enabler, Disk Sensei and VR Desktop.

About Disk Sensei

Disk Sensei helps you monitor and analyze your Mac’s drives, enhance your Mac’s performance and clean your system safely and efficiently.

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What Oskar particularly likes in Disk Sensei:

Liked by Oskar

“Disk Sensei is all about optimizing your Mac performance, so I knew I wanted a way to let users find and delete large old files.
After settling on the idea to build a sunburst chart to visualize the file system hierarchy, I struggled for a long time to build something that was responsive, performant and beautiful.
Eventually, I turned to an unconventional solution: I built a component using D3, a JavaScript visualization library, and integrated it in Disk Sensei using a web view.
The end result was a beautiful sunburst chart with slick animations, at the cost of only a few hundred lines of Obj-C.”

and particularly dislikes:

Disliked by Oskar 1

Disliked by Oskar 2

“Disk Sensei offers features that are related to both hardware and software. In some cases, this means that the user must select the storage drive for which he wants to display data or perform actions on.
For example, the Health feature, which displays diagnostic data and predicts the remaining lifetime of your hard drive or SSD.

To avoid having to select a storage drive over and over when switching between features in the app, I opted for a global option and put a drive selection button right in the menu bar of the application window.
This made it very easy to toggle between drives from any view in the app. But it also created several problems:
It broke the conventions of the menu by having the button look like it’s supposed to behave like a menu option.
It created even further confusion by being accessible while using features that wasn’t related to the currently selected drive. As if that wasn’t enough, the button was just too small to fit the full drive name, creating cryptic titles such as “APPLE”.
All in all, this was a poor solution.”

Thank you, Oskar, for sharing 🙂

About the “Show and Tell” Blog Series

Show and Tell presents developers’ and designers’ most and least favorite elements of UI/UX in an app they helped create or design.
If you’d like to share, submissions are open! Submit your app here!
Thank you 🙂