So, not much is new on the Mac, right? Well, yes. And no. The state of the art for personal computers seems to be moving forward like a glacier, so what better way to improve how you use your Mac than with something tried and true. You know, like drag and drop.
That Pesky Fullscreen
Recent versions of OS X have a nifty new feature called fullscreen mode. It’s the ultimate distraction free function that works on most Mac apps. The whole screen gets covered in the open app of your choice.
Good, right? Not so fast. What if you want to drag and drop something from one Mac app to another Mac app. Try that in fullscreen mode. I’ve got a little time. I can wait. See the problem? Fullscreen is nice until you want to do something with two apps at the same time.
Now you can. Enter Yoink, a Mac utility that brings drag and drop out of the 20th century. It’s still drag and drop, but you can do it anywhere.
See? Easy peasy. Drag a file or files from wherever to the pop out Yoink shelf and that’s where they stay until you want them in a different app. It’s the perfect complement to using multiple apps in fullscreen mode.
Oink doesn’t really care which app you’re using at the moment.
This is a much cooler way to use drag and drop because you’re not limited to the Finder. Yoink lets you drag and drop before you need to drop. Drag a file or files to the Yoink Stack. Then, when you’re using the app where you may need the files, they’re available to drag and drop again.
Yoink lets you view the files with QuickLook Preview so they can be fully identified before being dropped again. For new MacBook and MacBook Pro models with Force Touch, the workflow is even faster using the trackpad. Yoink is the one reason I’m using fullscreen mode more than ever. Added to Default Folder, and you never have to see multiple app windows on the same screen again.
Yoink gets plenty of five star reviews from Mac users who value their time and have an efficient workflow.