Yoink for Mac

and improve drag and drop on your Mac
and speed up your daily workflow.

Featured on the Mac App Store under “New Apps We Love”, “Get Things Done”, “Essential Time Savers”, “Get Productive”, “New Year, New You” and “Master the Menu Bar”.

Yoink simplifies and improves
drag and drop on your Mac

Yoink offers a temporary place for files and app-content you want to move or copy.

It appears at the edge of your screen when you start a drag so you can drop files in it.
Now your finger and mouse are free to navigate to the destination of your files, without having to keep the mouse button pressed the entire time.

It’s much easier this way to move files between different windows, spaces and (fullscreen-) apps.

“Yoink is one of the first five apps I install on all my Macs."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Silk Fox on the Mac App Store (US)

Drop everything.

Yoink accepts any file from Finder (or similar file system apps), and almost any app-content from apps (like text from text editors, images from websites, photos from Photos.app, etc).

Virtually anything you can drag, Yoink can hold for you.

There when you need it.

Yoink stays out of your way and doesn’t use up screen space when you don’t need it.

The app only appears when you’re dragging files.
Use its keyboard shortcut to manually hide or show it whenever you explicitly don’t or do need it.

Behaves like Finder.

When dragging files out of Yoink again, it behaves the same way as Finder.
Dragging a file to a new folder on the same volume, the file is moved.
Dragging a file to a different volume, the file is copied.
Just like in Finder, holding option (⌥) or command (⌘) on your keyboard modifies that behavior.

“Yoink is a terrific utility for MacOS."

John Gruber, DaringFireball.net

“Yoink is a fantastic way to enhance drag’n’drop.
Highly recommended."

Federico Viticci, MacStories.net

“There are few apps that I consider to be must-haves on OS X,
but Yoink is certainly one of them."

Jeff Benjamin, 9to5mac.com

Tight integration with macOS

Yoink is tightly integrated with macOS, so aside from drag and drop, Yoink can be used via system services, a Share extension, the Terminal, Automator workflows, HandoffContinuity Camera, and a clipboard history Today widget, to name a few.

To get the most out of Yoink, please visit the Usage Tips page.

The app uses macOS technologies like QuickLook to make identification of files comfortable (either via file icons, or the a full QuickLook preview), Force Touch (which enables different actions), macOS Mojave 10.14’s Quick Actions, and more.


Easily and quickly identify files via icon previews, or a full QuickLook Preview.

Handoff between Macs, iPads and iPhones

Transfer files between all the devices you’re running Yoink on.

Handoff to and from iOS devices requires separately available Yoink app for iPad and iPhone

Continuity Camera

Send photos or documents directly to Yoink from your iPhone or iPad.

requires macOS Mojave 10.14 or newer and an iPhone or iPad with iOS 12 or newer 

“Yoink is simple, easy to use and remarkably powerful."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - .MaqC. on the Mac App Store (France)

Clipboard History

Yoink can store up to 20 of the last items you copied in its Today widget.

Accessible from Notification Center or the Yoink app itself, you can either send previously copied items right to Yoink, or copy them to your clipboard again.

Popular password managers are excluded by default, and in Yoink’s preferences you can add apps to the “Ignored Apps” list, in which Yoink should never store copied items.

Highly customizable.

Change where and when Yoink should appear to make it fit your workflow perfectly.
Instead of having it appear at the edge of your screen, you can set it up to appear directly at your mouse cursor, making dragging to Yoink even easier.
Position Yoink at the left or right edge of your screen - top, center or bottom.

Less can be more.

Find yourself not using Yoink much in a particular app? 
Add it to the “Ignored apps” list, and Yoink will no longer automatically appear when you drag something in it.
Yoink will still be available via its keyboard shortcut.

One powerful shortcut.

Aside from letting you hide or show Yoink’s shelf, the keyboard shortcut lets you do more powerful things:
Moved a file out of Yoink you need again?
Long-press the keyboard shortcut to recall it.

Want to quickly store your clipboard’s contents in Yoink?
Double-press the keyboard shortcut.

Yoink for Mac

and improve drag and drop on your Mac
and speed up your daily workflow.

“This is an incredibly useful little utility. Highly recommended."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - j%nml on the Mac App Store (US)

macOS Mavericks 10.9 required - macOS Mojave 10.14 or newer recommended.

Available in English, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Italian, French, Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil).