Yoink is an app for Mac, iPad and iPhone that speeds up your daily workflow by simplifying and improving drag and drop.
It accepts almost anything you can drag and stores it for you for later use, like a shelf to temporarily “hold something” for you.
Yoink for Mac Update + SALE (25% off!)
Yoink v3.4.2, available now on the Mac App Store, is a minor maintenance update recommended to everyone using the app.
The update brings improved compatibility with Firefox, Sketch and upcoming versions of Safari, as well as more reliable fetching of favicons (in, where possible, higher resolution) for URLs saved in Yoink.
As I’m sponsoring this week’s AppStories Podcast Episode, Yoink for Mac is – for the entirety of the week – on sale, about 25% off its regular price!
Among the more than 30 changes, improvements, bug fixes and new features in this update, version 1.1.1 brings:
– Live monitoring of your clipboard when used in Side-by-Side or Slide-Over mode
– Yoink’s Today Widget now offers a way to access all of Yoink’s items, instead of only the 3 most recent ones
– Improvements for item previews
– Downloads now show their progress in percent
– Improved reliability of all of Yoink’s extensions (the keyboard, Today Widget, Action/Share extension and File Provider)
– Fixed many (more or less rare) crashes in Yoink and its extensions
I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of Yoink v1.1 for iPad and iPhone.
It’s currently being featured on the App Store under “New Apps We Love”.
What’s Yoink for iOS 11?
Yoink strives to improve and simplify drag and drop and speed up your workflow.
It accepts almost anything you can drag, copy or share on your iPad and stores it for later use. This way, your fingers are free for more important things.
It’s a storage place for anything you might need later – an image from a website, a text snippet from a document, a URL, etc.
Here’s a quick YouTube video of how it works (check your sound, there’s some music) :
And a second one (with music, again) :
What’s New in Yoink v1.1?
Aside from numerous improvements and bug fixes, like an improved keyboard extension, the ability to create stacks by dragging items onto one another, smarter Spotlight indexing and a new take on the Share extension (it doesn’t need confirmation anymore for adding items), there are a lot of new features:
When you open Yoink and have something new on your clipboard, Yoink will automatically offer to store it for you.
(You can configure this so Yoink doesn’t ask at all, and anything new gets automatically stored when you launch the app).
When you use Yoink’s Action extension to send something from another app to Yoink, the extension automatically detects if it’s a URL you are saving.
If that’s the case, you have the option of downloading the file the URL points to instead of saving the link to the URL in Yoink.
An optional notification can inform you about finished or failed downloads.
From the Today Widget, you can quickly copy the most recent items stored in Yoink to your clipboard, and save content from your clipboard in Yoink.
Quicker Sharing, Copying
Instead of having to tap Edit any time you’d like to share an item from Yoink with another app, each item and stack in Yoink now has a button that lets you quickly access those options.
Better iPhone Awareness
Quick Actions (via 3D Touch on the Home screen) for quickly adding your clipboard contents from your home screen, or to start a download.
Peek and Pop for items and stacks in Yoink
Full iPhone X support
You can now communicate with Yoink from other apps using Yoink’s URL scheme.
For more information, please visit the Yoink for iOS Usage Tips website and read Tip #6 🙂
Finally. After being rejected by Apple for the initial version of Yoink (over and over again), the file provider extension has now been approved and is part of the Yoink experience on your iOS device.
Any app that uses the documents browser can now access items stored in Yoink.
Pricing and Availability
Yoink for iOS is available on the App Store right now, a little longer for the introductory price of $2.99 (€3,49). An iPad or iPhone with iOS 11 is required.