Yoink Adds Clipboard History and Widget

A few years ago we had an explosion of “shelf” apps, that let you hold on to a file or a bit of text for use elsewhere. One of my favorites is Yoink and it just continues to get updates.

This week, we got a new version of Yoink that adds clipboard history to the mix. We recently talked about clipboard apps on Mac Power Users and Yoink now definitely belongs on the list of contenders. Yoink’s clipboard history can hold just about anything: text, files, images, and URL links. On the flip side, Yoink ignores items from your Mac’s keychain and all of the more popular third-party password managers, including 1Password, LastPass, and a bunch more. Yoink’s developer explains the new clipboard feature in detail on the Yoink Blog.

There’s also a new widget that allows you to copy previously copied items and they’ve added some Shortcuts support.

It’s a nice update. Moreover, it demonstrates that the Yoink developer is in it for the long haul. If you haven’t tried a shelf app, Yoink is an excellent option. You can find it in the Mac App Store or on Setapp.


You may have heard before how I don’t like to drag-and-drop. I think there’s too much room for error when you’re moving around important files and you have to get it just right. That’s one of the reasons I really dig Yoink. Yoink has vastly simplified and improved drag-and-drop on the Mac by offering a sort of “shelf” for what you want to move or copy. Put your files on the shelf. Yoink holds it until you need it, and then, without having to deal with a whole keep-your-finger-on-the-mouse-and-do-not-let-go situation, you can navigate to the destination of your files and move them more easily out of Yoink and get your files go where they’re supposed to go. 

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary on the Mac App Store, Yoink has lowered its price for a limited time to $4.99. It is hard for me to believe that I’ve been using this app for years but, alas, I have. In its 10 years, Yoink’s became even more powerful function-wise with even more things you can do with it. It’s also available for iPad and iPhone so you can even transfer files between all the devices you’re running Yoink on. Get things where they need be with Yoink.