Search less and focus more.

Instantly retrieve relevant information on your Mac or the web.

Use links like never before.

Friction-free knowledge work

The insidious friction in working on any project is searching for supporting digital resources such as documents, notes, outlines, data files, tasks, emails, and figures. By enabling you to link information, Hookmark enables you to access relevant information with just one click. Without the distraction of searching, you can work smoothly and effectively.

Ubiquitous ‘Copy Link’!

Instantly create and use links to all kinds of information: files, emails, tasks and much more! Paste links in your notes, task lists, or anywhere else where you will need them! Use them to instantly return to the information you need, wherever it is.

To copy a link to the current item in the foreground app, just invoke Hookmark’s contextual window (⌃H or with menu bar icon) and use the Copy Link command (⌘C). Works with any link-friendly app!

Instantly take bidirectionally linked notes!

Without Hookmark, your notes are disconnected from what they are about. The solution: invoke Hookmark’s Hook to New (⌘N) command in a source (web page, PDF, file, etc.): Hookmark instantly creates, names and stores a new note in the app of your choice, with a 2-way link (“a hook”) between the note and the source! Result: you can navigate swiftly from the source to the note and vice-versa. Whether you’re using Obsidian, OmniOutliner, Apple Notes or another linkable app, you’ll be able to instantly find the right note.

Automatic Smart-Bookmarking

Find anything you’ve linked

Other bookmarking apps have 2 major limitations: they can only bookmark web pages; you need to remember to manually add the bookmark. We at CogSci Apps discovered the clearest signal of information relevance: that you copied a link to it!

So, Hookmark automatically bookmarks the links you copy. Not just to web pages, but important items from all your favorite apps: emails, tasks, presentations, spreadsheets, etc. Type ⌘B in Hookmark to see your links. Learn more

Deep PDF Links

Link to specific locations in PDFs—Adaptive and shareable!

Select text in a link-friendly PDF app; use Hookmark’s “Copy Link” (⌘C). Paste the aptly-named link in your notes, todo list, doc-review comments, tasks lists, even in emails. With Hookmark’s “Copy Quote” command, copy the link AND the selection in one go. Clicking on the link will (a) open the PDF, and (b) auto-scroll to that specific location in the file! Share these links with others: they can open the shared files on their Macs. Magic!

Hookmark delivers what researchers, lawyers & others have needed since the dawn of PDF! Learn more

Not knowing how to locally link files and other documents is like not knowing how to organize them in folders!

Hookmark makes linking like child play.

Read what other customers say about Hookmark!

In TestFlight: Hookmark for iPhone/iPad!

Brett Terpstra

Coder (Marked 2, nvALT, SearchLinks, nvUltra etc.), author, web developer.

“[Hookmark] connects parts of my workflow that I’ve long-believed would never be connectable.”

William Gallagher

58 keys

“It isn’t just fine, it’s just brilliant! The speed, it is tremendous. More than the measurable speed. It’s the way it feels because I’m not stopping to think let’s go to Mail, find the email, read this. I’m just thinking: I need this, I’m there. And I’m back again. And that is worth getting and worth practicing.”

David Sparks


“[Hookmark] is the link-everything app for your Mac. It creates links to files, email, and other digital bits, letting you easily “hook” things together. It’s increasingly becoming part of my contextual computing workflow.”

Get more out of your favorite apps

Know your bookmarks are private

Hookmark stores your bookmarks on your Mac. You can sync your data across devices with iCloud or a folder of your choice. Either way, your data are not sent to our servers. Learn more.

Be nicer to your peers: share Hookmark links

It’s a hassle to receive an email asking you to edit a file, only to have to dig around the Finder, iCloud, Dropbox, or a Git folder to find the file. With one Hookmark command (⌘C), you can instantly create a shareable link that your recipients can click which reveals the specified file on their Mac! You can even send them a link that opens a PDF they have on their Mac and automatically scrolls to the specific location in that PDF! Hookmark Basic is free; it can open links they receive, as long as they already have access to the file.

Hookmark connects information in and between great apps such as Obsidian, Bookends, Zotero, DEVONthink, Craft, OmniOutliner Pro, Bike, Curio, Marked2, TextMate, Scrivener, Tinderbox, GoodTask, Nisus Writer, Nitro PDF, Skim, Sketch, Bike, OmniGraffle, HoudahSpot, LibreOffice, MailMate, Airmail, Apple Mail, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, BBEdit, Things and many more. Hookmark links your research and development! Learn more.

Enjoy Hookmark’s adaptive links to files

macOS file:// links are very hard to construct; they break when you move the file; and you can’t share them. In contrast, Hookmark file links are easy to construct; they still work when you move the file; and they’re shareable! Just select a file in Finder (or open it), invoke Hookmark (⌃H) and choose Copy Link (⌘C). You’ll get a hook://file/ link. It’s as adaptive as a Finder alias; but it’s a link. Learn more.

Get more out of your other bookmarking software too

Hookmark Pro can automatically bookmark to Instapaper, GoodLinks and Pinboard. You don’t have to remember to add bookmarks to them. Learn more.

Instantly get Markdown links — to nearly anything

If you use Markdown, you’ll love Hookmark. Hookmark lets you instantly create Markdown links to the current file, web page, and more, that you can paste anywhere. Even create Hookmark files which are like aliases and webloc files, but instead contain a plaintext URL or markdown link. Learn more.

Hookmark comes with a 30-day Pro trial, after which it reverts to Hookmark Basic. Find out more.

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