This week MacSparky is sponsored by Yoink (Website) (for Mac) (for iOS). Dragging and dropping files from one place to another is a common task, but it’s not that easy.
You have to click on the file you want to move, drag it over the destination of your choice and drop it there. This can be done if you’re lucky enough to land in just the right spot and you have just the right windows open next to each other. You also have to do this while looking at your monitor, which means that every time you are dragging something around, you are distracted from what else might be happening in front of your eyes. Moving files shouldn’t feel like defusing a bomb.
Yoink allows users to easily drag & drop items, getting files exactly where they belong, and without you having to have everything set “just right” in advance. They have a version for Mac, iPhone, and iPad and I use it daily. Everybody needs a shelf. Make your technology shelf Yoink.
There are several reasons I chose Yoink over its competitors. First, I like the design. It looks nice but also gets out of the way when I’m not using it. Second, Yoink has been around a while and it has both stability and a rich set of features. If you need a shelf app that won’t let you down, get Yoink.
Yoink’s developer also has two other useful apps, ScreenFloat (a screenshot utility) and Transloader (a download utility). You can get a bundle with all three apps in the App Store.