A new Yoink app update brings clipboard history back to the Mac

Yoink On Macbook Pro
Yoink On Macbook Pro (Image credit: Eternal Storms Software)

What you need to know

  • Popular shelf app Yoink has been updated to include new features and fixes.
  • The clipboard history is back and there's a new widget, too.

Popular shelf app Yoink has a new update out that includes fixes and improvements that include the return of clipboard history.

The new update brings the release number all the way to version 3.6.5 — there's already been a 3.6.6 update, too! — and while there is a hefty list of improvements and bug fixes the main improvement is probably the return of the clipboard history and a brand new widget that allows people to re-copy previously copied items.

You'll need macOS 11 Big Sur or later for this new clipboard history to work, however. Here's how the App Store description describes things in the release notes:

New Features:

  • Clipboard History is back on macOS 11 Big Sur and newer
    • A brand new widget that lets you re-copy previously copied items (click on the item in the widget)
    • Send a copied item to the Yoink shelf (option(⌥)-click it in the widget)
    • Pin copied items so they don't disappear (shift(⇧)-click onto the item in the widget)
    • Reveal an item in Yoink's new clipboard browser (command(⌘)-click it in the widget)

A new clipboard history browser and Siri Shortcut for bringing back previously removed files have also been added in this release.

If you already have Yoink installed you can download the update now. If not, you can download it from the App Store for $8.99 now. Yoink is also part of the SetApp subscription service, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.