Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks

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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Use Hook with Time Tracking, Billing and Accounting Software

One of the many benefits of Hook is that it complements your time-tracking and billing systems. It enables you to include links to documents (and other items) that make your time sheets and invoices more meaningful to your clients, bookkeepers, and yourself. As I’ve long maintained on the CogZest blog, time-tracking is important for productivity. …

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On Backing up and Restoring Hook Data, and Using Hook with Multiple Macs

We’ve just released new documentation about backing up, restoring and migrating Hook data: How to Backup and Restore Hook Data – Hook, and Using Hook on Multiple Macs – Hook. Regarding the second document: Hook does not yet provide a syncing mechanism. However, there are ways to use Hook on multiple machines for technology enthusiasts. …

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Learning Hook Is Like Switching from Touch ID to Face ID iPhones

Welcome to the Hook Productivity blog! There’s a little dance that you learn to get around iPhones that lack a Home button. Similarly, when you learn to use Hook, you learn a new “dance” to navigate around resources—i.e., content on your Mac, in the cloud, in a VCS (version control system, like Git), or on …

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