Putting a little math into the new-word-a-day equation would mean I have another 5,000 words at my disposal. English has perhaps more than half-a-million words, but the average person has command of barely 10,000 (if that).
Well, to carry on that lofty goal here’s my new word for the day, just for you, dear Mac user.
Yikes! What does Yoink mean? Well, this odd sounding word is the name of a new way to drag and drop on your Mac. The Yoink app creates a little pop out shelf on the side of the Mac’s screen so you can drag and drop a file there and leave it there– until you find a place to drop it.
Think of Yoink as a visual way to drag and hold, the drag and drop files.
See the little shelf on the left side of the Mac’s screen in the image above? That’s what Yoink does. Drag a file– document, photo, image, whatever– onto the shelf. You can even drag it directly from an open app.
The file sits in the Yoink shelf until you find exactly where you want to drop it. Then, once you found the folder in the Finder or another app, drag the file off the Yoink shelf to wherever it needs to go.
Yoink doesn’t cost much but for Mac users who drag files around it can be quite helpful and it’s actually easier than using the Finder in OS X Mavericks with multiple tabs in Column view.