Hook for macOS

Links your digital stuff

You know that using a web link is faster than searching. Hook brings links to your Mac and beyond! Whether you need to retrieve a file, an email, webpage, or an app’s object: instantly link and access it with Hook.

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Hook info to stay in flow.

Hook works with the selected item of the foreground app. You can get a link to the current item, “hook” (link) it to another, open an item you’ve already hooked to it, share it, reveal it in Finder, and more!

Universal '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.

Hook to Copied Link

Instantly access linked items

After you’ve copied a link, you can hook it to another item. Next time you invoke Hook on this item, you will see all the links you’ve hooked to it (and vice-versa). Instead of searching, simply use the link to get to the item you need. Get instant satisfaction.

With one command, simultaneously create, name, hook, store and documents in your favorite apps using the `Hook to New` command. Check out Hook’s many other features.

Why we invented Hook

A message from the CEO

Every day, I work with numerous files, emails, web pages, and tasks across multiple apps and projects. I needed a better, faster way to retrieve those things. Using a launcher helped me access ad hoc information. But I also needed to quickly retrieve information relevant to my current focus. I realized that most work on a Mac revolves around webs of related resources.

So we created Hook. It enables users to instantly connect and retrieve related information from their favorite linkable apps.

Hook supplies the missing links.

Hook is a contextual information retrieval tool for macOS.

Hook lets you use your favorite apps together, bringing up relevant resources when you need them.

Hook complements your search tools (including launchers)

Hook complements your search apps (such as Spotlight and launchers). Search apps are great for initially accessing information (we love them!). But they do require thinking up a search query, typing, looking at search results, and selecting the results. That can interrupt flow (flushing the brain’s precious “working memory”).

When you start or resume a project, use a search tool or Finder to access a key document in the project. And then navigate items you’ve linked to them. Or ensure that your ‘todo’ lists are linked to your key project files. Either way, using links is quicker and easier than searching; and it keeps you focused on your work.

Stay in the zone when writing

Nobody wants to rummage around for documents when they’re on a roll. Stay focused on your writing by letting Hook recall your outline, reference material, notes, images, contact information and more right when you need it. Learn more.

Become a note-taking ninja

Never wonder again about what a specific note is referring to. Use Hook to link notes with supporting data like websites, PDFs, email and nearly any kind of document you can think of. Learn more.

Instantly access any type of project information

Instead of trying to remember to save different files to specific folders and sub-folders, let Hook bring your most important work together. Whether it’s a todo list, email, Dropbox file, photograph, web page or note, Hook makes sure you’ll never lose track of it. Learn more.

Connect anything… to anything!

Hook doesn’t just work with built-in apps, it connects a raft of great apps on macOS such as BBEdit, Sublime Text, TextMate, nvUltra, Marked2, Nisus Writer, PDFPen, Skim, Sketch, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, DEVONthink, EagleFiler, Keep It (by Reinvented Software), HoudahSpot, Path Finder, Trickster, LibreOffice, MaiMate, Airmail, Apple Mail, iThoughts X, Tinderbox, TaskPaper, Things, OmniFocus, and many more. Hook links your digital life! Learn more.

Be nicer to your network: share Hook links

It’s a hassle to receive an email asking you to edit a file, only to have to dig around iCloud or Dropbox to find the right one. With Hook you can share a link that reveals the right file on the recipient’s Mac. You can even send a link to an email you’ve sent them before that opens it on their Mac. It’s like magic, and they’ll love you for it. Learn more.

More from Markdown

If you love Markdown, you’ll love Hook. Hook lets you instantly create Markdown links to the current file, web page, and more, that you can paste anywhere. Learn more

People Are Talking About Hook

“How have I not heard about @HookProductvT before today?! Incredible Mac App that lets you make bidirectional links between any files on your system (or web pages). Basically Roam for OS. Totally a missing piece I’ve been looking for. Highly recommend.” Conor White-Sullivan: Founder Roam Research.

“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’m a big fan of links and Hook allows me to link the things I couldn’t easily link before.” Benny Kjær Nielsen. MailMate developer.

Hook is used by profs, researchers, developers, lawyers, Mac app enthusiasts, and others who value their time and cognitive productivity.

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