Author name: Luc Beaudoin

Luc P. Beaudoin Co-founder, CogSci Apps Corp. My Cognitive Productivity books.

Hook Solves Your BIGGEST PDF PAIN-Point

A professional’s most important information is often in PDF format: legal documents, peer-reviewed journal articles, memos, and so much more. However, before Hook, there were four huge problems with PDFs that share one thing in common. they tended to get scattered on your Mac, which meant you needed to file them in order to find …

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Hook 2.1 supports Apple Notes and Obsidian; Hyperlinking manifesto coming soon

As you likely know, in November CogSci Apps released Hook 2.0 – 2.0.3. Hook has become a truly universal automatic, contextual bookmarking app. It has long been known that note-taking is an essential way to extend your memory and understanding. One of the major benefits of Hook is to enable you to create notes (in …

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Mac Power Users: Cognitive Productivity with macOS Interview

I (Luc) thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed by David Sparks and Stephen Hackett on Mac Power Users (Episode 560), which was published Nov. 1st. Our discussion revolved around Cognitive Productivity. We discussed challenges to our meta-effectiveness. And we talked about solutions, including Hook and other software and books. CogSci Apps also works at the intersection of …

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Tips and Apps for Mastering Knowledge: Back to School for Some Students and Professors

Some students and professors are heading “back to school”. With Covid, learning with technology has become more important than ever. So today, Smile published an original article of mine: Technology-Enhanced Learning: 6 Ways to Master New Info. Back-to-School with tech for Students by @LucCogZest. Triply relevant to Professors 😉 (since profs are students, researchers & …

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MPU Covers Hook, Many Great Linkable Apps and More

David Sparks (@MacSparky) and Stephen Hackett (@ismh) produced another entertaining and insightful episode of Mac Power Users (#549). They interviewed master Mac coder, Brett Terpstra (@ttscoff). In sum: three very productive people talked about software that supports their productivity and hobbies — including Hook! Episode 549: @ttscoff returns to the show to talk about the Touch …

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