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Yoink Alternatives

Yoink is described as 'simplifies drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Yoink for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Unclutter. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Gladys App or Dragthing. Other great apps like Yoink are Dropzone, HyperDock, FilePane and Shelfit.

Yoink alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be Clipboard Managers or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Yoink.
This page was last updated Feb 9, 2022
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  • Mac
  • iPhone
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Yoink simplifies drag and drop between windows, apps, spaces and fullscreen apps.

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  1. Unclutter is a new handy place on your desktop for storing notes, files and pasteboard clips.

  2. Dropzone

    • Mac

    Dropzone is a productivity app for the Mac that makes it faster and easier to move and copy files, launch applications, upload to many different services, and more.



  3. HyperDock

    • Mac

    HyperDock adds Windows 7 like features and more to Mac OS X.

    Discontinued

    The last version (1.7) is from January 2017, but it's still available to download.

  4. Gladys

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple Messages

    Gladys keeps a shelf that holds things which you want to set aside, such as links, text snippets, map locations, contacts, images, photos, emails and messages (even if the application that the information came from is removed)

  5. Dragthing

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.

    Discontinued

    Notice on https://www.dragthing.com/ of discontinuation as of 2019.



  6. FilePane

    • Mac

    A nice app to deal with Finder files on OSX with drag and drop feature.

  7. Shelfit

    • Windows

    Worry less about juggling multiple windows or deciding where you want to store things. With Shelfit you can quickly open up a shelf, drag files in, and then when you're ready just drag them back out.

  8. Dropshelf

    • Mac

    Dropshelf is a place to put things. Drag anything to the edge of the screen, and a shelf slides out. Drop files, text clippings and links — whatever you want to keep handy.

  9. DropPoint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Make drag-and-drop easier using DropPoint. Drag content without having to open side-by-side windows - GitHub - GameGodS3/DropPoint: Make drag-and-drop easier using DropPoint. Drag content without having to open side-by-side windows

  10. DragQueen

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Dropzone for dragging and dropping files and text clippings.

    Discontinued

    hasnt been updated in three years, does not work properly

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