Author name: Luc Beaudoin

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

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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Curio a Cognitive Tool for Researchers and Creatives

Curio is a very versatile cognitive tool developed by Zengobi Inc. It enables you to aggregate a large variety of information in one place, so that you can load it into your ‘consciousness’ (or working memory). This blog post shows you how Curio and Hook can be used together to research and create productively. Overview

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New Screencast on Linking Items Together by Dragging and Dropping them onto Hook’s Menu Bar Icon

The easiest way to initially learn how to use Hook is probably by using its menu bar icon. To link items together, just drag and drop them onto Hook’s menu bar icon: either in one fell swoop (for mesh linking), or one item followed by one or more items. Works with files, web browser addresses,

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