Yoink simplifies and improves drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps, by providing a temporary "shelf" for your files and app-content.
It frees up your mouse, enabling you to navigate more comfortably to the destination of your files.

When you start dragging files in Finder or content from an application, Yoink fades in at the edge of your screen, allowing you to drag to it.
While Yoink is holding on to your files for you, you can more easily and comfortably navigate to the destination of your files, without having to keep the mouse button clicked the entire time.

Overview of Yoink's main features:
- A "shelf" at the edge of your screen for files and app-content you'd like to move or copy, which behaves like Finder (regarding moving and copying)
- Yoink follows you everywhere - windows, spaces and (fullscreen-) apps
- Icons are created using QuickLook, allowing easy identification
- Multiple files dragged to Yoink at once are condensed into a Stack, making it easy to drag them out together
- System Services, the Quick Action and Share extensions allow storing files in Yoink without having to use drag and drop
- Handoff to transfer files between all the Macs, iPads and iPhones you're using Yoink on
- Clipboard History, which lets you store previously copied content in Yoink, or copy again
- Highly customizable - you decide where, when and if Yoink appears
- "Share" to and from Yoink

For further information and usage tips for getting the most out of Yoink, please visit its website.

Here's what customers say about Yoink:
"Essential. One of the few apps I use all the time." - Kraznoff, US App Store
"Simple, elegant, perfect. This is a fantastic app. It works flawlessly". - Benwiggy, UK App Store
"Handiest utility I ever purchased." - Nrgwise, US App Store

Here's what members of the press say about Yoink:
"Yoink is a terrific utility" - John Gruber,
"Yoink is a fantastic way to enhance drag'n'drop. Highly recommended." - Federico Viticci,
"Yoink is an awesome drag and drop utility for the Mac and is instrumental to me when working with full screen apps." - Jeff Benjamin, iDownloadBlog
"I absolutely love this little utility, it's one of the few I've come across that has had staying powers on my Macs." - James Dempsey, The Graphic Mac

Some features may require a more recent version of macOS, or the separately available Yoink app for iOS:
Handoff from Mac to Mac requires macOS El Capitan 10.11 or newer on both Macs
Handoff to/from iPad or iPhone requires separately available Yoink app for iOS
Quick Action and Continuity Camera requires macOS Mojave 10.14

If you have any feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to write me by mail at, or on twitter at @YoinkApp or @eternalstorms.
Thank you.

What’s New

Version 3.5.12

Yoink for Mac is now compatible with macOS Big Sur, and runs natively on Macs with Apple Silicon.

Version 3.5.12 fixes a bug on macOS 10.14 and earlier, where items weren't remembered over relaunches of the app.
Versions 3.5.11 and 3.5.10 fix minor issues when dragging from, the Dock, and Safari's downloads popover, as well as a bug where Yoink's list could randomly appear cut off.

Improvements in Yoink v3.5.9:
- Improves renaming of files (right-click a file and select Rename / Move...)
- In a file's contextual menu, the full filename is now shown at the top
- File-status checking has been improved
- Improves compatibility with Apple Remote Desktop, Screen Sharing, Chrome
- Slightly improves the "Moved-to-trash" popover's UI
- Improves the Splash screen for smaller screens / resolutions
- Improves keyboard navigation in Yoink: lock/unlock selected files (l), split up selected stacks (s)
- Improves support for not-yet-loaded files dragged from iCloud Drive
- Improves support for screenshots dragged from macOS' screenshot floating window
- Improves compatibility with some URLs that could not be processed correctly
- Improves Yoink's center position if the menu bar is set to automatically hide
- The "File in Trash" popover now closes automatically when the file is deleted
- Handoff's progress text is now monospaced

Bug fixes in Yoink v3.5.9:
- Fixes a bug where Yoink would steal keyboard focus unpredictably and unnecessarily, and - mostly - annoyingly!
- Fixes a bug where right-clicking a bundle / package file would not allow for "Open with..."
- Fixes a bug where sometimes Yoink's keyboard shortcut would stop working
- The (optional) fetching of favicons is running in its own XPC service again on macOS Catalina and newer
- Fixes a bug where Quick Look icon previews were smaller / lower resolution than expected
- Fixes a regression where Quick Look previews would be cut off on smaller screens
- Fixes the popover's behavior when more than one file in Yoink is moved to the trash
- Fixes an issue where Yoink would sometimes not work correctly when handling large amounts of files
- Fixes a bug where Yoink would mistakenly appear when customizing toolbars
- Fixes a bug that caused Yoink to beep when cancelling the installation of its PDF Service
- Fixes a rare crash when adding files to Yoink
- Updates the Acknowledgements file

If you're enjoying 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
Thank you kindly,
- Matthias Gansrigler

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

ronaldwww ,

Top Programm auf Mac & iOS und toller Support!

Ich freue mich sehr über Programme, die stetig weiterentwickelt werden – und dazu gehört Yoink auf jeden Fall! Es wird mit jeder Version besser und die Integration zwischen Mac und iOS ist sehr gelungen.

Heute hatte ich eine Frage zum Clipboard-Widget und schrieb eine E-Mail an die Support-Adresse. Innerhalb von Minuten (!) war das Problem erledigt und ich zufrieden 🙂

the real mf ,

tolles kleines utility

Dieses Programm ist wirklich das, was man sich unter einer "Zwischenablage" vorstellt: vielseitig, groß (es passt beliebig viel hinein), nicht im Weg, überall verfügbar). Eine tolle Idee, gut umgesetzt - funktioniert seit Jahren stabil, wird schnell auf neue OS-Versionen angepasst, läuft auch über mehrere Spaces hinweg. Ich weiß wirklich nicht, was man da besser machen könnte. Kompliment!

Profiamateurfilmer ,

Wow, einfach nur super!

[update] Auch nach längerem Nutzen bin ich nach wie vor begeistert von diesem kleinen hilfreichen Tool. Es hat sich als sehr hilfreich erwiesen und wird dank regelmäßigen Updates immer besser. Das ist überhaupt das Beste an dem Programm: die schnelle und gute Update-Handhabung! Danke sehr!

Ich weiß nicht, was ich sagen soll: Das kleine Tool funktioniert einfach. Nach kurzer Eingewöhnung (im Sinne von dass man bei einer Anwendungsmöglichkeit auch daran denkt, Yoink zu benutzen) will man Yoink nicht mehr missen. Ich kann es aufrichtig nur jedem Empfehlen!


Matthias Gansrigler
25.4 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese

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8,99 €


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