Yoink - Improved Drag and Drop 17+
Your Files and Snippet Shelf
Use Yoink's Clipboard Monitor to save anything you copy while the app is in the background.
Use Picture-in-Picture to display videos, images, PDFs, websites and more!
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:
- Clipboard Monitor:
Yoink's clipboard monitor saves everything you copy or cut, even when Yoink itself is in the background.
Use the Picture-in-Picture overlay to select what type of data Yoink should save, as well as to pause or stop it at any time.
- Picture-in-Picture for more than just videos:
Among others, Yoink can show pictures, PDFs, eMails and even websites in the Picture-in-Picture overlay, and lets you scroll through pages of documents right there.
- 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
Yoink v2.4.2 brings the following improvements:
- When renaming a file, the current filename is displayed as a starting point
- Fixes a bug where Yoink could end up in an infinite loop when put into the background with Picture-in-Picture running, potentially causing battery drain
Ratings and Reviews
Best in its class
Let me start by saying no other app comes close to the feature set offered by yoink. The value per dollar is very high. That being said, my number one complaint about this app is how slowly it propagates new data through the iCloud sync and the keyboard add-on, and its native files app integration; for some reason, the keyboard and the files app will not update with new data until I make the primary app for Infocus on my screen. It doesn’t seem to be able to sync itself in the background. Furthermore, when it does sync, it is very slow so that it cannot be relied upon as part of a way to be to see workflow it’s much slower than AirDrop or universal clipboard when that works, if you think you could somehow fix these slow downs and break in the user flow, it would be the ultimate cross-device universal clipboard monitor an application with no competition whatsoever if they could fix those speed sinking issues.
Unintuitive, and lacks basic features
Whatever this app does, it doesn’t do it very well. First of all, the search feature within the app usually doesn’t work, so it’s difficult to find what you’re looking for, and to organize things into stacks. A lot of the time, probably most of the time, it doesn’t pick up words that I search. Secondly, this app messes up my phone’s keyboard. Yoink’s keyboard add-on is terrible. It has no search feature, so it’s useless because there’s no way I can find a link that I need if I am unable to search for it. Anybody who has accumulated more than a few links will quickly notice this issue when they cannot search for any of their links through the keyboard add-on. The only thing they can do is scroll through everything manually to try to find a specific link, which is usually impossible if you have accumulated many links. Not only is the keyboard add-on useless due to the absence of a search feature, but it gets in the way too. I keep accidentally selecting it when I’m typing on my phone, and I have to keep exiting it so I can continue typing a text message normally. I have had Yoink for years and waited that hopefully there would be an update to fix these issues, but this hasn’t been the case. It’s still the same clunky app, which lacks basic features. I’ve lost hope that this app can ever become useful, so I think I’m just going to delete it and give up.
Picture-in-picture for docs and pics
Yoink has always pushed the boundaries of what is possible in iOS’s sandboxed environment, but the new picture-in-picture functionality takes this to the next level. Yoink now let’s you put documents or pictures in picture-in-picture mode, making them viewable from other apps without having to switch back and forth between apps. This is a game-changer for iOS and something that has never been possible before—almost like having a slide-over mode on iPhone. They are also now able to use picture-in-picture mode to continuously monitor the clipboard and capture everything you copy—useful if you know you’ll need to capture a bunch of things to paste later. Still one of the most useful Mac and iOS utilities. Highly recommend.
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- Matthias Gansrigler
- 13 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
English, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2017-2022 Eternal Storms Software, Matthias Gansrigler
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.