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My main professional goal is to help smart people become more effective information processors. More generally, I help them become more effective people by way of their technology-enabled information processing. This is the purpose of cognitive productivity. An essential aspect of cognitive productivity is being able to rapidly re-access helpful information.

How Could You More Efficiently Access Your Contacts? Enter Daylite and Hook

Last year I blogged about Using Hook & OmniOutliner as a Contact Management System. I wrote: So, we’ve included in Hook’s ‘built-in templates’ folder a folder called Contact info & meetings – OmniOutliner which turns OmniOutliner into one of the world’s most versatile and user friendly contact management systems. (We also have a plain text …

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Hook turns 3!

On July 10, 2019 Hook 1.0 emerged from public beta and officially launched. Hook has remained true to our original vision, as quoted in the original press release on PRMac: “Deep work requires quickly accessing documents from your Mac. Unfortunately, filing and searching are distracting, slow and effortful,” shares Luc Beaudoin, a cognitive scientist and …

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ThoughtAsylum: Hook automation with Obsidian, Keyboard Maestro and Obsidian

Bloggers and Youtubers have produced a lot of content about Hook. Lately Stephen Millard @sylumer tweeted about a few of his posts about using Hook with Apple Shortcuts, Keyboard Maestro and Obsidian I have more than a few automations 🤓😉, and I do like to try and document them as much as possible in @obsdmd. …

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Great Timing! Instantly Navigate Between Your Time-tracking Projects and DEVONthink, Scrivener, Daylite and Other Information

Time is our most precious resource. To ensure we are using our time wisely, we need to monitor how we spend it. Unfortunately, the human mind quickly forgets what it was doing. We can easily overestimate or underestimate the amount of time we spend doing certain things. So it’s essential to use technology to track …

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CogSci Apps is Growing!

We at CogSci Apps are very grateful to our customers for using Hook to improve their cognitive productivity! We seek a Growth Manager for the digital marketing of Hook productivity software. To quote from the job ad: