Yoink for iPad and iPhone lets you easily and quickly store items you drag, copy, share or download for later use.
This way, you can collect items in a central place without having to constantly move back and forth between your source- and destination applications.
The app accepts virtually any file type, for example app-content like images from websites, text snippets, web urls, eMails and documents - no matter if you drag, copy, share or download them.
Here's what users say about Yoink:
"The best shelf app on iOS" - Igloouk, UK App Store
"Most useful app in the iOS store. What a gem." - noway170, Austrian App Store
"A godsend. Get this. Now." - mr chairboy, US App Store
As a Slide-Over or Side-by-Side app on iPad, Yoink is always ready for you to drag something to it, no matter what app you're in. Just slide Yoink into view and conclude your drag operation.
On iPhone, use Yoink's Share extension, or copy-paste items into Yoink.
Items are stored in Yoink for later use, featuring rich previews for easy identification and full previews for most file types.
Drags containing multiple items are combined into a Stack.
Yoink comes with deep system integration:
- iCloud Sync
Synchronize Yoink's items across your devices using iCloud
Transfer files between iPhones, iPads and Macs (separate Mac Yoink app required) using Handoff
- Action/Share Extension
Almost any item you can share via the system-wide Share sheet, you can send directly to Yoink from there
Yoink has its own keyboard so that inserting items you've stored in Yoink is easy and quick, without having to launch Yoink.
- Spotlight Integration
Any item in Yoink can be found via Spotlight - and the search-results are draggable.
- Today Widget
Access Yoink's items and save the contents from your clipboard in Yoink from Notification Center
- Shortcuts / Siri Suggestions
Yoink offers you Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions so you can automate processes, like adding items from the clipboard to Yoink, or copying items from Yoink, as well as starting downloads in Yoink.
- Files Integration
Access Yoink's files from any app that supports iOS 11's document browser
Here's what the press says about Yoink:
"Yoink is the shelf app Apple should have made." - Federico Viticci, MacStories.net
"Yoink is a must-have app" - Jeff Benjamin; 9to5mac.com
"Indispensable for power users." - Craig Grannell; techradar.com
Version 2.1.1 fixes a bug in Yoink's "Add File" Siri Shortcut.
New Features in Yoink v2.1:
- Full support of iOS 13:
-- Supports Dark Mode
-- New and improved Siri Shortcuts
-- Uses the new, beautiful context menus and previews (press and hold an item in Yoink)
-- Uses the new Cards UI
-- Supports multitasking gestures for paste, copy, undo, redo and multiple selection
-- Makes use of the new Link Presentation framework for better weblink previews
-- Supports Low Data Mode: downloads ask for confirmation, website previews use less data
-- Uses QuickLook to create previews of all QuickLook-supported files, like Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents
-- Uses iOS 13's beautiful new SF Symbols
- A new UI for adding Siri Shortcuts (press and hold onto the title bar to access it)
- Undo, Redo
- New Files.app capabilities: search for, tag, favorite, delete and stack files right within Files.app
- New Info panel - shows each file's size and adds the ability to share a specific file type
Improvements in Yoink v2.1:
- Improved dragging to Yoink: either drop items directly onto others (creating a Stack), or hover a little while longer to drop it at that position
- When viewing a Stack, files can now be pasted directly into it
- Improved external keyboard support here and there
- The Clipboard popup now asks (for qualifying URLs) whether you'd like to store the link, or start a download
- Improved printing (you can now select and print multiple documents at once)
- Improved Welcome / What's New screen
- Improved handling of the public.file-url file type
- Improved support for csv files
- Improved support for script files
- Improved handling of apps.apple.com links
- Improved handling of iWork documents
- Improved handling of (flat) RTFD files
- Swipe left or right in the title bar to more quickly switch between synced devices
- Improved the Today widget's appearance
- Improved sharing of files
- On iPhone, items can now be copied from Yoink's keyboard by tapping them with two fingers
Bugfixes in Yoink v2.1:
- Fixes an issue where the clipboard popup sometimes would say "(null)" instead of the actual data type
- Fixes a stall in the keyboard extension
- Fixes a rare crash when loading previews of websites
- Fixes a crash when dropping an item onto the last item, if that item was a stack
- Fixes loading of icons upon relaunch if they hadn't finished loading by the time the app exited
- Fixes a crash that sometimes happened when reordering Yoink's items
- Fixes a bug where an item's icon would be created twice after launch
- Fixes the position of the Quick Drag Action tooltips
- Fixes an issue with Handoff, where a device would suddenly appear as synced, even though it isn't
- Fixes a bug where previews wouldn't load after a download finished
- Fixes a bug where the percentage of a download was falsely calculated
If you enjoy Yoink, please consider leaving a rating or a review of the app - it would mean a lot to me and help me out quite a bit. Thank you.
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Should you experience issues with Yoink or have any feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you kindly,
Ratings and Reviews
iCloud sync? Finally. A great “shelf” for any device
I have used this on my Mac for years. I great place to put things I will need later. It works that way on my iPhone and iPad and that is fine. I have always wanted syncing, however. With version 2.0 iCloud syncing is supposed to be a reality, at lease between IOS devices (mac coming soon). Anyway, it seems iCloud sync allows you to “see” and even “open” things on other devices. I have not been able to save items from other devices, although handoff does that. Handoff between devices and between devices and a Mac works great.
So this is not really a “sync” it just allows a window into other devices that are open and that have something in them. If a devices Yoink is empty it will not appear on the sync list.
I very much enjoy Yoink. The one feature I would like to see (I’ll admit I may be missing the point and need a different clipboard manager) is the ability to folder or tag items. It would be most handy when using the Yoink keyboard to be able to switch to a specific tag or folder and grab what is needed. At this point, I have over 60 items in Yoink and have to scroll around to find what I am looking for. I know where most of them are at this point but I know as it grows just a little more, it is going to become unwieldy. I write a ton on iPad and iPhone versus computer or even paper so I’ve come to use Yoink quite a bit. I don’t use my MacBook much at all anymore but I’ve purchased both the Mac and iOS versions and this is one of those apps that even after buying, I’d be happy to gave an in-app purchase for ‘tips’ that I would use once in a while as more versions/improvements/enhancements/functionality is introduced. I definitely support, supporting developers.
Useful information from the developer (NOT ME)
- From Yoink (iOS) to Yoink (Mac)
Launch Yoink on your iOS device. Either make a selection of the files you’d like to transfer or don’t select any files.
On the Mac, in the Dock, next to the Finder icon, you should see Yoink’s icon with a little iOS device on top of it. Click it.
Now the Handoff process will start
- From Yoink (Mac) to Yoink (iOS)
Select the files you’d like to transfer in Yoink on Mac
If your iOS device is an iPad, on the right side of your Dock, Yoink’s icon should appear with a little Mac icon on top of it. Tap it and the Handoff process will start.
If your iOS device is an iPhone X, swipe up from the very bottom to show the app switcher. There’s a black bar at the bottom saying something like “Yoink - from <Name of Mac>” - tap it.
If your iOS device is an iPhone with a home button, click the home button twice to show the app switcher. There’s a black bar at the bottom saying something like “Yoink - from <Name of Mac>” - tap it.
Please let me know if that worked for you.
- Matthias Gansrigler
- 18.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2017-2019 Eternal Storms Software, Matthias Gansrigler
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.