Yoink for iPad and iPhone lets you easily and quickly store items you drag, copy or share, 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 almost anything you can drag on your iPad, for example app-content like images from websites, text snippets, web urls, eMails and documents.

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

- Handoff
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

- Keyboard
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

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

Improvements in Yoink v2.0.1:
- When sharing a URL (say, from Safari) to Yoink with its Share extension, it no longer asks whether to download or not if it's an HTML website
- iCloud sync reliability improvements
- Easier access to Yoink's preferences, dark/light mode and iCloud reset - long-press onto Yoink in the navigation bar
- 3D-touching a URL to preview it now includes a "Delete" quick action
- Better support for iWork files, dragging to and from and others
- Performance improvements when loading icons
- Improved support for files with unknown file types
- Support for new iPads' screens

Bugfixes in Yoink v2.0.1
- Fixes a bug on iPad, where sometimes copied items would be added twice
- Fixes the appearance of the sync icon in extensions when there's actually no sync happening
- Handoff of items between synced devices has been improved (thank you, David, for your help on this)
- Fixes a rare bug where sometimes icons wouldn't load
- Fixes a bug where internet connectivity issues weren't handled correctly during iCloud operations
- Fixes an issue where extensions would hang in limbo if sync was running with no internet connectivity
- Fixes the keyboard's "Switch keyboard" and "Devices" buttons' positions
- The keyboard's 'shift' key now matches the system keyboard's
- The "addstring" URL scheme no longer ignores the title passed to it
- Adding to Yoink's File Provider on the first level now works again
- A sync bug when moving an item from one Stack to another
- A sync bug where a complete wipe of iCloud would not be correctly reflected on another device where Yoink was running at the same time and re-synced
- A bug where, when starting a drag, items would move around weirdly
- Deleting all items from a not-owning device wasn't correctly reflected on the owning device after a sync
- A bug where an initial sync wouldn't work correctly
- A sync-bug that occurred after wiping an already wiped Yoink-iCloud-container
- A bug where successful downloads would suddenly revert to "Loading failed"
- A crash that could occur when using Yoink's action extension
- A UI issue when creating previews for URLs
- A crash when dragging objects directly into a stack
- A rare crash when dropping objects into Yoink
- A crash in Yoink's Siri Shortcuts (copying from Yoink)
- A crash in Yoink's Today Widget when tapping an empty row

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
Thank you kindly,
Matthias Gansrigler

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

AJP* ,

One of my MUST HAVE apps

This is a terrifically useful app - I’ve tried a few of these and this is one I use all the time. Very very handy to have on your iPad for passing items fro one app to another. What would make it 5 Star would be the ability to connect it to a cloud account so that items could also be transferred from one DEVICE to another. Perhaps that will be coming in the future. I love it, one of my MUST HAVE apps.

Ro uk ,

not really useful for iphone

the yoink’s keyboard requires "full access" and I don’t want to take this risk. According to Apple, this “full access” allows the app to monitor everything we type, including passwords etc.

Without the keyboard, yoink is a mere place-holder similar to other apps (like Apple Notes) and lost its attractiveness.. I’d rather use the built-in Notes app for copy-patse. Yoink would require switching apps to copy-paste like the Notes anyway.

Update: I appreciate the feedback from Developer regarding the “full access”.
Still, even with “full access”, the app would need some more design to be useful.

In my opinion, the keyboard should allow us to paste directly from keyboard (rather than its current copy-mode only and forcing user to navigate and paste it again). I always lost my current clipboard if I wish to paste an item from the keyboard, because I would have to re-copy items from the keyboard first.

The app only * automatically * stores the clipboard when we switch and open the Yoink app (heck it does not mean automatically at all)

I have used Yoink on Mac and really like it. But on iphone, I found this app more painful than Apple Notes. I will wait for next versions before using this again.

Developer Response ,

Hello Ro meo,

Thank you for your feedback and concern regarding Yoink's keyboard.
While it is true that giving full access to a keyboard extension allows the keyboard to connect to the internet or observe anything you type, Yoink's keyboard requires full access solely for using the main app's stored items so it can use them in the keyboard, and it can use the clipboard so you can copy stuff from Yoink's keyboard.

Why Yoink needs full access:
- Accessing data stored in Yoink's main app (the raison-d'être for the keyboard)
- Being able to copy items to your clipboard from Yoink's keyboard

What Yoink does NOT do with full access:
- Observe or store anything you type (as a matter of fact, once you have an item in Yoink, Yoink's keyboard no longer shows ordinary keys, but the items you have stored, leaving you no option but to switch to another keyboard - like the standard system keyboard - for typing, and Yoink does *not* have access to anything typed there)
- Connect to the internet

Regarding switching apps: Yoink's Today Widget lets you quickly store stuff from your clipboard in Yoink.

I hope I could clear things up a little. Thank you.
- Matt,

JeL1010 ,

Built-in iOS Handoff and Airdrop makes this rarely used

I have an iPhone, Mac and iPad. I bought this as it seemed like a useful tool for cross device practicality. It didn’t live up to expectations.

The Mac app works great because it is there whenever I drag an item. Obviously an iOS device can’t action that. That is my first gripe; its very cumbersome compared to airdrop/handoff.

Second; in the app, I don’t want an iPhone workspace and an iPad workspace. I just want one iCloud workspace (that can also pick up files on my Mac).

Thirdly, with iOS handoff and airdrop technologies it makes this app massively underused. If I press copy anywhere on my iPhone and press paste on my iPad, it just works with handoff. Compare that to this app, where you have to purposely share, open that today widget, or open the app itself. Then if I saved on my iPhone, I have to open up my iPad open the app change the default workspace from iPad to iPhone just to see the contents.

I know a lot of my points here are actually iOS limitations, but just having one iCloud workspace would make this a lot more practical for me, especially if I could pick up the iPad and iPhone workspaces from my Mac.


Matthias Gansrigler
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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