Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks

Hook Can Help You Navigate Your Social Media Posts

Social media use cases for Hook abound. Here’s one Smile Software published a blog post written by CogSci Apps co-founder, Luc P. Beaudoin: Creating Deep Links With Hook: A Worked Example – PDFpen Luc shared that link in a brief LinkedIn blog post. Those posts refer to a web page containing “extras” (a .zip file): …

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Deep PDF Links Take You Right Where You Need to Focus

2021-05-08 Update: Hook now also provides deep linking for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. See linkable apps. However, Hook aside, we recommend PDFpenPro and Skim for reading in depth (“delving”). PDFs are used to capture some of the most important, and best, information we all work with. If you’re a knowledge worker, an attorney, an …

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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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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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How to Turn a TaskPaper File into a Project Information Hub

TaskPaper, the plain-text ToDo app for Mac, reminds of me of Hook. It’s extremely nimble, easy to use, and yet amazingly powerful. Because its format is conventional plain text, you can also easily work with TaskPaper files using your favorite editors. But I love PlainText; so > 99% of the time, I use that app …

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