Mac Popular App ‘Yoink’ Gains Continuity Camera Support and New Shelf Actions

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One of the most popular drag-and-drop apps for Mac – Yoink, gained a major update yesterday. The app received several new features, including continuity camera support and new shelf actions.

Yoink’s main purpose is to simplify the action of dragging and dropping files and app-content on the macOS desktop by providing a temporary place for files. In this way, Mac users can easily copy files between different windows and navigate them to the intended destination.

The latest update takes Yoink to version 3.5.3, adding Continuity Camera support which allows users to save documents and photos from their iPhone or iPad straight in Yoink.

Also, now the position of Yoink on the monitor can be adjusted more easily. Before the update, users had to click the cog icon and select a location from the menu, and now users can just drag the Yoink shelf window itself.

Besides, in the latest update the “Save as” option has been added to the contextual menu and when users right-click a file, they are allowed to not only move or copy a file, but also rename it.

Also, when Yoink is the active app, users can use the keyboard to navigate the application.

In addition to the above-mentioned features, a couple of other useful modifiers have been added to the app, such as holding down the function key to keep a file in Yoink wile dragging it out, and holding the same key down to temporarily disable Yoink when dragging a file.

Now it is also possible to double-press the keyboard shortcut (F5) to quickly add clipboard contents to Yoink.

The other improvements include better drag recognition, intelligent ignoring of drags that occur when playing games, more efficient CPU usage, and better compatibility with Transmit, DevonThink, Apple’s Remote Desktop app, and bug fixes.

Currently, Mac users can buy Yoink for $5.99 (usually $7.99) from the App Store. There is also a free 15-day trial version of the app, which is available on the developer’s website.

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