Hook
Hook
1.4

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Hook

1.4
02 February 2020

Link and re-access information related to your current focus.

Overview

Searching and filing can take you out of "the zone". With Hook, instantly link and re-access information related to your current focus: be it a document, email, folder or almost anything else on your Mac or elsewhere.

Hook does not replace your favorite apps: it lets you use them together, linking their documents and objects. For example, with Hook you can link a document you are writing (or reading) to a Tinderbox object, a task an outline, a diagram, and feedback, in the compatible app of your choice. Hook lets you instantly navigate between them.

This keeps you focused on doing great work with the information you need, now.

What's new in Hook

Version 1.4:

This version of Hook introduces significant changes to Hook's database. In particular, you might not be able to return to a previous version of Hook, except from a backup of your pre 1.4 library folder. So if you think you might want to revert to Hook 1.3.3, please make backup Hook's database folder before proceeding with Hook 1.4. (We do not see any benefit in rolling back from 1.4, however.)

What's new in 1.4

This version of Hook (1.4) introduces, in public Beta, a frequently requested feature, Hook link syncing between Macs.

This version also includes several other enhancements, bug fixes and new or updated integration with your favorite apps.

Introduction of Sync Beta

You can configure link synchronization in Hook's Preferences window's new Sync tab. The Sync tab clearly marks the feature as beta. (Hook 1.4 itself is not beta.) Syncing is disabled by default. If you choose to turn on this feature, please be sure to backup your Hook library folder before proceeding. See How to Backup and Restore Hook Data.

In conjunction with sync services or media of your choice, this feature allows you to sync your Hook links between Macs. So if you link two items on one Mac, the links will be available on your other Macs. Delete a link on one Mac, and it will be deleted from your synced Macs.

For more information on Hook's syncing, please read Sync Tab in Hook's online documentation.

Other enhancements in Hook 1.4

Hook 1.4 sports the following additional enhancements.

  • While navigating the network of links presented in Hook's contextual window, links that you've previously traversed (in the current invocation of this window) will be presented in grey.
  • Hook now launches more rapidly.
  • You can now dismiss Hook's splash screen by clicking its (new) OK button.
  • Hook now works better with gmail and Roam's online note-taking service. The Hook window now presents only links from the specific Roam page.
  • "About Activating Your License" menu item is now hidden when the app is licensed.
  • In Hook's Preferences > Scripts tab, we have renamed "New Document" to "New Item". Also the description below the "Get Name" tab label has been modified slightly. The associated online help (accessible from the tab's (?) button) has been updated.
  • If a .hook file contains a link to another .hook file, Hook will ignore it.
Bug fixes in Hook 1.4

Hook 1.4 fixes the following issues that were present in Hook 1.3.3.

  • ⌘C now works even if the Preferences window is visible.
  • Typing { in Hook's contextual window now selects links starting with {.
  • If an email message in Mail.app had no subject, the link name would be empty; now in that case the link name is the message URL (like MailMate). That way users can paste the link in RTF and HTML documents.
  • "Reveal File in Finder" in nvUltra (which is in private beta) no longer causes Hook to crash.
  • Recent links to Drafts and DEVONthink 3 items created via Link to New had spurious characters, and Reveal File in Finder in DEVONthink 3 could crash Hook.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Hook to re-mount the Hook disk image, and thus to redisplay the license screen.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause (a) typing L in Hook's contextual window when there is a link starting with L to focus Hook on the first linked item whose name starts with "L" (if any);
  • As a consequence, this issue is also fixed: that ⇧⌘L ("Link to Copied address") could fail if there was an item starting with L.
  • Fixed some crashes.
New and updated integrations with your favorite apps in Hook 1.4

Hook 1.4 incorporates updates to Hook integration that were recently released through Hook's script update server: to Trickster, Voodoopad, Firefox Developer Edition, EagleFiler and DEVONthink 3.

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1 Hook Reviews

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Macott
21 December 2019

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A nice tool to create connections between different resources. When I read a pdf and find a related wikipedia article, I simply use Hook to hook them together. Next time I revisit the pdf I have all the related resources just a click away. The developers are very responsive and provide scripts to work more directly with applications that support scripting. Tinderbox, DEVONthink are supported so that individual items in their databases can be linked to with other resources (any files on my Mac, web pages). Hook does a better job following files around when they get moved or their name changed. Overall a very nice tool. It fills a hole that no other tool can plug.
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Version 1.3.3
Macott
21 December 2019
A nice tool to create connections between different resources. When I read a pdf and find a related wikipedia article, I simply use Hook to hook them together. Next time I revisit the pdf I have all the related resources just a click away. The developers are very responsive and provide scripts to work more directly with applications that support scripting. Tinderbox, DEVONthink are supported so that individual items in their databases can be linked to with other resources (any files on my Mac, web pages). Hook does a better job following files around when they get moved or their name changed. Overall a very nice tool. It fills a hole that no other tool can plug.
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Version 1.3.3