ScreenFloat v1.5.16 on macOS 10.15 Catalina

ScreenFloat's Mac App Icon

Since I’m having trouble with the macOS Catalina-compatible ScreenFloat v1.5.17 update getting through review, I thought it’d be best to publish a quick note about how to make sure ScreenFloat works for you on macOS Catalina. Otherwise, you’ll probably end up with screenshots of your Desktop, instead of the actual windows you’re trying to take a screenshot of.

  1. Quit ScreenFloat if it’s running
  2. In Terminal.app (in /Applications/Utilities/), type the following, followed by enter/return:
    tccutil reset All at.EternalStorms.ScreenFloat-appstore

    This resets all of ScreenFloat’s permissions on your Mac (the only one it uses is the Screen Recording one). If you’re using the demo, replace ‘-appstore’ with ‘-demo’.
    At this point, a restart of your Mac might be necessary.

  3. Launch ScreenFloat and take a screenshot.
  4. If a dialog appears asking for screen recording permissions, click on Open System Preferences and select ScreenFloat in the list that appears
    If the dialog doesn’t appear, launch System Preferences, select Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Screen Recording and select ScreenFloat there.
  5. Restart ScreenFloat

Now ScreenFloat will be able to create screenshots again.

For a short video on how to grant ScreenFloat screen recording permissions, please visit the new home of this blog. Thank you.

My apologies for the inconvenience. I’m hoping to have the update for it out soon, but currently, I’m at the App Store App Review’s mercy.

Yoink for Mac v3.5.5 now available

Yoink for Mac Icon

What’s new in Yoink v3.5.5?

This is a maintenance update, recommended for all users of the app, improving overall stability, performance and providing bug fixes.
Here’s a complete rundown of what’s changed:

Improvements in Yoink v3.5.5:
– Text items can now be copied in plain text by holding down the shift key in the Clipboard History Today Widget and Yoink’s contextual menu
– Improves handling of volumes being mounted and unmounted
– Improves reliability of the Share extension
– Yoink now respects the order in which you selected files in Yoink when dragging out
– The “Move to…” dialog always originates in the selected file’s folder, making it easier and more straight-forward to rename a right-clicked file
– Yoink no longer tries to mount network volumes
– Improves handling of URLs / links
– Improves compatibility with CleanMyMac 3
– Improves compatibility with macOS Mojave’s Photos.app
– Improves compatibility with Curio
– Reduces the app’s file size

Bug fixes in Yoink v3.5.5:
– Fixes a bug where the contextual menu’s “Move to…” or “Copy to…” wouldn’t work
– Fixes a bug that occurred when sharing files to Yoink (when sharing files to Yoink one after another, if they had the same file name, the previously shared file would be overwritten)
– Fixes a bug that caused Yoink’s menu bar icon on macOS High Sierra and earlier not to be drawn correctly when clicked on
– Fixes a rare crash when setting up Yoink’s table
– Fixes a crash when displaying the “File moved to trash” popover
– Fixes a crash in the share extension
– Fixes a potential crash when using Handoff
– Fixes an issue that caused Yoink to consume a lot of CPU
– Fixes an issue where tooltips were displayed when they shouldn’t appear

Usage Tips

On this website, I collect useful tips to get the most out of Yoink for Mac – I’ve added a couple of new tips to it! Tips are also available for the iOS version of the app here.

Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle

New on the Mac App Store are bundles.
Yoink is part of the “Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle”, where you get Yoink, ScreenFloat and Transloader at about 25% off!
You can check it out here (bundles require macOS Mojave 10.14 – though apps purchased in a bundle on macOS Mojave are available on earlier versions of macOS for free re-download).

Yoink Overview

Yoink running on MacBook Pro

What is Yoink?

Yoink offers a temporary place for file- and app-content drags to free your mouse so you can more easily and quickly navigate to the actual destination of your drag.
This is especially helpful when it comes to moving and copying files between different windows, spaces or (fullscreen-) apps.

How does Yoink fit into my workflow?

Yoink stays in the background most of the time, waiting for you to drag something. The app fades in at the edge of your screen when you start a drag, like a file in Finder, or app-content like an image from a website, or text from a document.
Drag your files to Yoink, and your mouse is free for you to navigate more easily and comfortably. Yoink will hold on to the files you drag to it until you drag them out again.

The app can be customized in a number of ways.
You can set up where it should appear (at either side of your screen, top, center or bottom; or at the mouse cursor), when it should appear (when a drag starts, or when a drag reaches the edge of your screen) and what apps it should (or should not) appear in.
If a file drag contains multiple files, a Stack is created so you can drag them out together again easily. Stacks can also be split up if you’d like to drag out one specific file in that drag.
Quick Look is available for all files you add to Yoink, as icon previews for quick identification and as full previews for a detailed look.
A keyboard shortcut lets you hide Yoink if you currently don’t need it, and show it again when you do.

Pricing and Availability

Yoink for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for the price of $7.99 / £7.99 / €8,99, with a free, 15-day trial available on its website.
You can purchase Yoink as part of the “Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle”, together with ScreenFloat and Transloader at ~25% off on the Mac App Store (requires macOS Mojave 10.14 – though apps purchased with a bundle on macOS Mojave are available on earlier versions of macOS for free re-download).

Yoink is also available through Setapp – “The frontier platform that packs 150+ Mac apps into just one. A personally curated membership for $9.99/mo.”

Yoink for Mac requires at least macOS Lion 10.10, macOS High Sierra 10.14 or newer is recommended.
The app is localized in English, German, French, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil).

Yoink is also available for iPad and iPhone, exclusively available on the App Store for the price of $5.99 / £5.99 / €6,99.

Links

Yoink for Mac – Website
Yoink for Mac – Mac App Store
Yoink for Mac – Usage Tips
Yoink for Mac – Press Kit
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Basic Functionality)
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Today Widget)
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Share)

Yoink for iPad and iPhone – Website
Yoink for iPad and iPhone – App Store
Eternal Storms Software – Website
Eternal Storms Software – Blog
Eternal Storms Software – Twitter
Eternal Storms Software – YouTube
Eternal Storms Software – Facebook
Eternal Storms Software – Instagram

I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing what you think about this update. I hope you’ll enjoy it :)

If you have any feedback or questions, please don’t hesitate to write me!

With warm regards,
– Matt

 

Yoink v3.5.3 for Mac now available

Yoink for Mac Icon

What’s new in Yoink v3.5.3?

  • Continuity Camera is now supported by Yoink and lets you save photos or documents from your iPhone or iPad right to Yoink (requires macOS Mojave 10.14 and iOS 12)
  • Keep the FN key on your keyboard pressed to temporarily toggle the “file lock”, or temporarily disable Yoink altogether during drags
  • The keyboard shortcut (by default, F5) now has three functions: Press once to toggle Yoink, press-and-hold to recall previously removed files, double-press to add your clipboard’s contents
  • Yoink’s position on your screen can now be more easily and natively changed, by dragging the window itself

Aside from these new features, version 3.5.3 also makes a couple of performance and stability improvements:

  • Reduces CPU (and power) usage when checking for drags
  • No longer checks for drags in most games
  • Improved compatibility with Panic, Inc.’s Transmit, Apple, Inc.’s Remote Desktop and DevonThink

Here’s Continuity Camera in action:

Using the FN key on your keyboard:

and repositioning Yoink:

Usage Tips

On this website, I collect useful tips to get the most out of Yoink for Mac – I’ve added a couple of new tips to it! Tips are also available for the iOS version of the app here.

Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle

New on the Mac App Store are bundles.
Yoink is part of the “Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle”, where you get Yoink, ScreenFloat and Transloader at about 25% off!
You can check it out here (bundles require macOS Mojave 10.14 – though apps purchased in a bundle on macOS Mojave are available on earlier versions of macOS for free re-download).

Yoink Overview

Yoink running on MacBook Pro

What is Yoink?

Yoink offers a temporary place for file- and app-content drags to free your mouse so you can more easily and quickly navigate to the actual destination of your drag.
This is especially helpful when it comes to moving and copying files between different windows, spaces or (fullscreen-) apps.

How does Yoink fit into my workflow?

Yoink stays in the background most of the time, waiting for you to drag something. The app fades in at the edge of your screen when you start a drag, like a file in Finder, or app-content like an image from a website, or text from a document.
Drag your files to Yoink, and your mouse is free for you to navigate more easily and comfortably. Yoink will hold on to the files you drag to it until you drag them out again.

The app can be customized in a number of ways.
You can set up where it should appear (at either side of your screen, top, center or bottom; or at the mouse cursor), when it should appear (when a drag starts, or when a drag reaches the edge of your screen) and what apps it should (or should not) appear in.
If a file drag contains multiple files, a Stack is created so you can drag them out together again easily. Stacks can also be split up if you’d like to drag out one specific file in that drag.
Quick Look is available for all files you add to Yoink, as icon previews for quick identification and as full previews for a detailed look.
A keyboard shortcut lets you hide Yoink if you currently don’t need it, and show it again when you do.

Pricing and Availability

Yoink for Mac is available on the Mac App Store for the price of $7.99 / £7.99 / €8,99, with a free, 15-day trial available on its website.
** To celebrate Yoink for iPad and iPhone being featured on the App Store, Yoink for Mac is ~22% off for a limited time **

Yoink is also part of the “Eternal Storms Software Productivity Bundle” – together with ScreenFloat and Transloader at ~25% off on the Mac App Store (requires macOS Mojave 10.14 – though apps purchased with a bundle on macOS Mojave are available on earlier versions of macOS for free re-download).

It requires at least macOS Lion 10.10, macOS High Sierra 10.14 or newer is recommended.
The app is localized in English, German, French, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil).

Yoink is also available for iPad and iPhone, exclusively available on the App Store for the price of $5.99 / £5.99 / €6,99.
** To celebrate Yoink for iPad and iPhone being featured on the App Store, Yoink for iOS is ~35% off for a limited time **

Links

Yoink for Mac – Website
Yoink for Mac – Mac App Store
Yoink for Mac – Usage Tips
Yoink for Mac – Press Kit
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Basic Functionality)
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Today Widget)
Yoink for Mac – App Preview Video (Share)

Yoink for iPad and iPhone – Website
Yoink for iPad and iPhone – App Store
Eternal Storms Software – Website
Eternal Storms Software – Blog
Eternal Storms Software – Twitter
Eternal Storms Software – YouTube
Eternal Storms Software – Facebook
Eternal Storms Software – Instagram

 

I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing what you think about this update. I hope you’ll enjoy it :)

If you have any feedback or questions, please don’t hesitate to write me!

 

 

With warm regards,
– Matt