Yoink 2.0 for iOS Brings iCloud Sync, Handoff Support, Siri Shortcuts, and More

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Eternal Storms Software today released Yoink 2.0 for iOS and Yoink 3.5 for Mac, two major upgrades to the popular drag and drop-improving "shelf" app.

For those unfamiliar, 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.


Version 2.0 of Yoink for iOS brings iCloud sync support, so items stored in Yoink are available across iOS devices logged into the same Apple account. Each device has its own "shelf" in iCloud, so all items are grouped for easy discoverability.

The different shelves are accessible through both the Yoink app and also in its extensions, users can access all items via the Today Widget, the keyboard, the file provider, and Spotlight search.

Yoink 2.0 for iOS also brings support for Handoff across iPhones, iPads and Macs, so items selected on one device can be handed off to another and those files are transferred right away.

Elsewhere, Yoink now also includes support for Siri Shortcuts. Using Siri, users can store clipboard contents or download the link to the clipboard in Yoink, without having to switch to or activate Yoink itself.

Items can also be copied from Yoink using Siri (the most recently added image, PDF, text or link, for example), while Yoink can be opened using the virtual assistant to show a specified, synced device's items.

In addition, Yoink for iOS has expanded support for keyboard commands, an optional Dark Mode interface, and optional smaller icons for showing more items stored in the Yoink "shelf" at once.

Meanwhile over on Yoink for Mac, the new version 3.5 update adds Handoff support between Macs and iOS devices, a clipboard history Today Widget that keeps track of your clipboard's contents, and full compatibility with macOS Mojave (including Dark Mode) as well as a Finder Quick Action.

Yoink for iPad and iPhone is available on the App Store for the introductory price of $3.99. After the introductory week has passed, the price will change to $5.99.

Yoink for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for the introductory price of $4.99. After the introductory week has passed, the price will change to $7.99. A free, 15-day trial is also available on the website – the app requires at least OS X Lion 10.7.3, although macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later is recommended.

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27 months ago

I fail to recognize the difference between this app vs the Files app? It appears Files already does what this app does. Could someone enlighten me?

It's meant for you to save something temporarily, use it, and then have it automatically go away.
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27 months ago

I fail to recognize the difference between this app vs the Files app? It appears Files already does what this app does. Could someone enlighten me?

Not sure about the iOS version, but the Mac version is basically a little temporary "shelf" that appears on the edge of your screen and lets you put any file or draggable object there. The shelf stays put while you switch apps -- and persists between multiple desktops, full-screen apps, etc -- and then you can drag things back out of it to wherever you're dragging them to. Once things are dragged out, the shelf disappears. I find it indispensible for multiple desktops.

Actually, this video explains it better than I can: https://eternalstorms.at/yoink/mac/
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27 months ago
I fail to recognize the difference between this app vs the Files app? It appears Files already does what this app does. Could someone enlighten me?
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27 months ago
It’s sort of like the feature that was in Pathfinder 10-12 years ago, except accessible throughout OSX? That’s pretty cool.
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