Popular Drag and Drop Mac App 'Yoink' Now Available for iOS

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Eternal Storms today released Yoink for iOS, a new mobile version of the popular drag-and-drop Mac app. On iOS 11, Yoink acts like a convenient shelf for users to drag in files and other content, do something else (switch apps, tabs, and so on) and then easily access those items again by dragging them out of Yoink.

    Yoink works best as a Slide-Over or Side-by-Side app that can be used to drop items into temporarily. Almost anything that can be dragged in iOS 11 is accepted by Yoink. It's also possible to paste clipboard contents into the app shelf, while a share extension allows users to send items directly to Yoink from any app.

    Yoink attempts to create a rich preview for every item users add, so that, at a glance, easy identification is possible (for example, web link items show part of the website and map locations show a preview using Apple Maps). A detailed preview, by tapping onto the item, is possible for most items.


    Note that while Yoink also works on iPhone, it does not support drag and drop, as iOS 11's drag and drop functionality is not available on the device. The clipboard and sharing functionality works just like on iPad, however.

    Yoink is available on the App Store for $2.99 in a limited time deal (regular price $4.99). The app is localized in English, German, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese, with
    more languages will follow. To celebrate the release of Yoink for iOS, the Mac version of Yoink has also been reduced for a limited time ($4.99, usually $6.99).

    Article Link: Popular Drag and Drop Mac App 'Yoink' Now Available for iOS
  2. d0minick macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2011
    I will pick this up in iOS. Yoink, along with Magnet, and Itsycal are some things I feel that should just be baked in to Mac.
  3. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I do like the idea of having your clipboard act as a stack or queue instead of a box that can only hold one thing at a time...

    I think vim has a clipboard that acts that way, but that's just one program...
  4. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    I'm still baffled that my 5.5" phone apparently doesn't have enough space to show a second small app on the screen, yet I was able to get by with my 3.5" iPhone all those years earlier on.

    Glassed Silver:mac
  5. ILikeAllOS macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2011
    Tampa Bay
    I didn't even know this existed on the Mac.
    I'll be picking it up for both Mac and iOS now, thanks MR! :)
  6. AxiomaticRubric macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2010
    On Mars, Praising the Omnissiah
    Shhhhhhh! Don't give Apple any ideas. You don't want this app to get Sherlocked, do you? :(
  7. Dave-Z macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Didn't know this app existed. Seems pretty amazing.

    I agree with some others: this kind of thing is the stuff Apple should be adding to their operating systems instead of tweaking the UI a bit here and there.
  8. Deemr macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2014
    Using this App on my Mac since years. Could not live without.

    This App is far to cheap.
  9. scottishwildcat macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    I dunno. MacOS has historically been pretty good at doing solid, basic implementations of most things, and leaving the fancier versions to third parties. And right now, what we have in macOS is a solid, basic clipboard.
  10. Dave-Z macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012

    I actually agree with you completely about Apple's approach (historically). However, what I would like is for that to change. Instead of introducing features like pretty drop shadows and transparency on windows, put something like this in the operating system.
  11. Labyrintho macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2017
    Nice app--just bought it for iPhone and iPad.

    I hope someday Yoink syncs between devices. Even nicer then. :)
  12. B3yondL macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2015
    Yes I do...is that bad? :oops::D:(
  13. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Being able to send a screenshot to it with the new iOS 11 markup popup thing is pretty cool.
  14. ignatius345 macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2015
    Yoink is something I miss terribly when it's not on a Mac I'm using. It makes full-screen apps SO much more useful, and just provides a great little collection point for files and snippets in general.

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