Yoink for macOS

Yoink is a popular app to extend the drag and drop features of the Mac. Just drop any file to the app and reuse it later at a different point of your workflow. I helped the developer to refresh the overall look of the UI and app icon for the flat design style introduced with macOS Yosemite.

Q4 2014

Eternal Storms Software


Icon Design

Interface Design

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Back in 2014 Matthias Gansrigler – the developer – asked me to redesign the app icon of Yoink. After several iterations with a much more reduced glyph we ended up refreshing the style of the old icon. I wanted to keep the 3D look of the icon to hold on the characteristic look, but comprehended in a new and refreshing way.

The App

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After designing the icon Matthias asked me to help refreshing the interface as well. With the in 2014 newly introduced blurry backgrounds, the interface blends perfectly in the UI of macOS. When hovering one of the files dropped to Yoink, you can perform certain actions – for example split up a multiple-files-stack. The broom icon at the bottom let’s you empty the files list and hide the UI again.

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For the settings of the app I’ve created icons that fit into the system-defined-style of the “general” and “advanced” icons.