Yoink - Improved Drag and Drop

Yoink - Improved Drag and Drop

By Matthias Gansrigler

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2017-10-12
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 4.65 MB
  • Developer: Matthias Gansrigler
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings


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: - Action 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. - Files Integration Access Yoink's files from any app that supports iOS 11's document browser



  • A few quibbles

    By Spoinlar
    Update: The keyboard is still incapable of “typing” into a text entry field, so this app is still useless for me. Original Review: Overall, a decent clipboard manager. It needs a few refinements before it will fit my use-case, however. So that potential buyers (and the developer) know where I’m coming from, my use-case is as follows: I receive emails with client information which I need to track, which I do using a database app (Ninox). I need to copy multiple pieces of information (usually 12+, all short snippets of text like names, city, etc.) from the email in order to enter them into the database. Since the database app doesn’t support slide-over / side-by-side / drag & drop yet, I need to be able to use the custom keyboard to enter the copied data into the requisite fields. Suggestions for improvements: • A “clear all” button to quickly clear everything currently stored. I need to clear the clippings every time I use this workflow, so that I don’t intermingle client info by mistake, and 12+ taps to do that is clunky when it could be done in one or two. • The ability to pick up things from the system clipboard automatically, in addition to drag/drop. It is impossible to select a 2-letter state abbreviation and then drag & drop it into Yoink (or anything else) - I’ve tried nultiple times, & it just doesn’t work. You inevitably just tap the selection handles, not the content. Since the “copy” option comes up automatically when selecting text, this would streamline the operation. • Display of more items at a time in the keyboard. The “buttons” are inordinately large if the only things stored are the length of a zip code. A preference setting to adjust this would be really nice. • The ability to tap a “button” on the keyboard and have it paste or type the contents where the insertion point is, instead of having to drag/drop everything. Not all apps support drag/drop (my primary destination app is a prime example here), and for those that don’t, this app becomes completely useless because you can’t get the data out of it and into where it needs to go. So, to sum up: Overall, it’s a nice app, and it does what it claims to do. It just doesn’t work for my use-case right now.
  • A terrific app that’s missing one vital feature

    By Kadrey
    This app is a terrific addition to my workflow, and I’d rate it four and a half stars if I could. The only thing that would make it better would be cloud sync. Other than that, it is a useful and uncomplicated tool that does as advertised. 👍
  • A excellent useful App

    By paulpmcmahon
    It's exciting to see such a great update to an App that was off to a good start with potential for the future that you can see. Ability to create folders is a bit of a wish and a bit of eye candy but based on the quick reply to a URL scheme question I suspect the developer is going to be active. It's darn close to being a clipboard also that's it was great to see the developer really know his own app and have an idea what people want that more integration was added. Finally I would say the 2.99 is close to if not already a bargain. Thanks for the URL schemes.
  • Nice, but no inter-device copying.

    By NoGoodNick
    Its a nice product, though the keyboard is a bit awkward, but I was hoping it would offer inter-devicecopying.
  • Pretty, pretty cooooool...

    By DannyCoo
    ...Diese App, I Love the ability with the stacks and also the extra keyboard, it works very fast and easy, I needed a bit to figure the Stack option out, but I finally did. I am really looking forward for the next updates. Dankeschön, gut gemacht Matthias, weiter so! :)
  • Very cool

    By navamske
    I really like this app, but I would like to see three features added: -- the ability to directly edit a text clipping -- the ability to convert a Rich Text clipping to a plain text clipping -- the ability to concatenate multiple text clippings into one, or to select multiple clippings at the same time
  • Clipboard text support

    By joe73354
    1. Please improve the text copy paste feature. Like Heapo and paste+. 2. Please add today widget to quickly access. 3. Please add text input box in the input method UI so that we can type stuff into yoink. 4. What’s the URL scheme for this app? 5. Sync with Mac and Windows(hopefully) apps via Dropbox 6. Add option to never delete items
  • UI design :|

    By HamidRezaMT
    I don’t like the user interface of the app. It looks aged and non-native to iOS 11 design. Please checkout dropped app which is vary similar to yoink. As a mac user I’ll prefer yoink to its competitors but the design is the key problem.
  • Great app

    By cdsf.kfds;jad
    Worthy new sibling to Mac app. Looking forward to addition iCloud sync. Recommend to anyone.
  • Keyboard isn’t good

    By Brian Doherty
    This app adds a custom keyboard to your iPad, which lets you drag things off the shelf from there. Seems like a good idea, but in practice I just found it annoying. The keyboard appearance is amateurish, and the layout differs from the standard keyboard, messing up your typing habits. The band above the keyboard, holding shelf items, takes up valuable screen space. A waste of $2.99, unfortunately. There are other similar apps out there that let you try before you buy.