Search Less. Focus more.

😫: You repeatedly search for information scattered across different apps and folders.

😌: Hookmark puts links to task-relevant information at your fingertips, regardless of where it’s stored.

👉: Stop struggling. Stay focused with Hookmark’s contextual links.

Hookmark is AppleInsider’s Favorite new Mac app of 2022!

Hookmark supplies the missing links.

Hookmark’s Context-Sensitive Window

Hookmark works with the selected item of the foreground app. You can copy a link to the item, bookmark it, share it, link it to something else, access linked items, and more. Hookmark keeps you in “the zone”.

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!

“Hook” to new “notes”!

The Hook to New > … command creates a new object (note, task, file, etc.) in the app of your choice. This hooks the new item to the source item: i.e. it creates a two-way link enabling you to navigate back & forth between the original item and the new ‘note’. Re-invoke Hookmark on either item to navigate to the other. This command also also names, stores, tags, and bookmarks the new item. It’s a super power!

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 ⌘F 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

Coming in 2023: Hookmark for iPhone/iPad!

“Hook 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.” David Sparks (MacSparky)

“Thank you for Hook, which I love, I’ve been looking forever for an app that does what Hook does!” A.C.

“There isn’t one practice area where lawyers couldn’t benefit enormously by using Hook.” (Anonymous)

“Hook connects parts of my workflow that I’ve long-believed would never be connectable.” Brett Terpstra: Coder (Marked 2, nvALT, SearchLinks, nvUltra, etc.), author, web developer.

I absolutely love your work, the flexibility of workflow thanks to these features is insane 😊 (@piotr)

“I am loving, but loving Hook. For someone with a “difficult” memory like myself, it is an essential tool multiplying my productivity… and relieving so much stress!” (Anonymous)

Hookmark is loved ❤️ by authors, researchers, developers, lawyers, Mac app enthusiasts, and others who value their time and cognitive productivity.

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Enjoy interoperability

We at CogSci Apps are seasoned devs with roots in UNIX who champion interoperability and have built Hookmark for eternal use. Our co-founders launched a linking-interoperability movement involving 22 other devs and thought leaders: The Manifesto for Ubiquitous Linking! You can sign it too. Hookmark obeys macOS guidelines and applicable standards. It is plaintext friendly. Pro users can inspect and edit integration scripts. You can export/import Hookmark data. Hookmark has an API so you can access all your links and execute core functions with automation. Learn more.

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.

Stay in the zone when creating

Nobody wants to rummage around for documents when they’re on a roll. Stay focused on your writing by letting Hookmark recall your outline, reference material, notes, images, contact information and more right when you need it. Once you’ve “hooked” information to your draft, invoke Hookmark’s context window from your draft to see the hooked items; or vice versa. Hooks are like items pinned to your draft that you see when you invoke Hookmark on the draft (or on whatever else you have hooked stuff to). Learn more.

Be nicer to your network: 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.

Instantly retrieve any type of project information

Instead of trying to remember to save different files to specific folders and sub-folders, let Hookmark bring your most important work together. For instance, your todo list can contain links to specific files and emails to work on! Learn more.

Hookmark connects a raft of great apps on macOS such as DEVONthink, Merlin Project, OmniFocus, RStudio, Craft, Sublime Text, OmniOutliner Pro, Curio, nvUltra, Marked2, TextMate, Scrivener, Tinderbox, Bookends, GoodTask, Nisus Writer, PDFPen Pro, Skim, Obsidian, BibDesk, Sketch, OmniGraffle, EagleFiler, Keep It (by Reinvented Software), Things, HoudahSpot, Trickster, LibreOffice, MaiMate, Airmail, Apple Mail,TaskPaper, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, BBEdit, and many more 😊. Hookmark links your research and development! Learn more.

Enjoy Hookmark’s adaptive links to files

macOS file:// links are hard to get; they break when you move the file; and you can’t share them☹️. Hookmark file links are much better. Select a file in Finder (or open it), invoke Hookmark (⌃H) and Copy Link (⌘C). You’ll get a hook://file/ link. You can move or rename the file without breaking the link. It’s like a Finder alias; but it’s (a) a link; (b) more versatile; and (c) shareable. 😊 Learn more.

Share links to emails too! While an email is open or selected (in Apple Mail, etc.), invoke Hookmark, and Copy Link (⌘C) creates a link to that email; send it to others, and when they click that link, Hookmark opens the email on their Mac.

As long as the recipient has the shared file or email, and the free version of Hookmark: it’s like magic, and they’ll love you for respecting their time. Who knows, maybe they’ll return the favor? 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 to anything (x-devonthink-item://, OmniFocus://, whatever you want!) Learn more.

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

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Hookmark is AppleInsider's Favorite "new" Mac app of 2022!! Renamed in 2022 with lots of updates.