What’s new under the Mac sun? The MacBook Air is still on life support. The MacBook Pro isn’t much of a professional machine and it’s priced the same as an entry level MacBook. The iMac is nice but the iMac Pro of the future looks nicer.
The state of the art for personal computers seems to be moving forward but not by leaps and bounds. What better way to improve how you use your Mac than with something tried and true. You know, like drag and drop.
For Fullscreen Mode
Recent versions of macOS have a nifty feature called fullscreen mode. It’s the ultimate distraction free function that works on most– but not all- Mac apps. The whole screen gets covered in the open app of your choice. Command-Tab to switch.
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 on the same screen at the same time.
Now you can. Enter Yoink, a Mac utility that brings drag and drop out of the 20th century and into the present. It’s still drag and drop, so you know how to use it, 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 better way to use drag and drop because you’re not limited to the Finder and there’s no requirement to exit Fullscreen Mode. 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.
The latest version lets users bring back the most recently removed files (right click, or keyboard shortcut pressed). It’s also easier to add those links from a browser, and users can send files from the Alfred utility to Yoink.
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.
As you would expect from a cleverly designed utility that enhances Mac usability, Yoink gets plenty of five star reviews from Mac users who value their time and have an efficient workflow.