There are four different modes of the Hook productivity app:
- Trial (free; full-featured temporary trial period with Pro features temporarily enabled),
- Lite (free; mode kicks in after Trial expires),
- Essentials, and
The different modes are described below.
|–||Buy Now!||Buy Now!||–|
|Hook items together||✓||✓||✓||•|
|See and use unlimited number of links||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Copy links||✓||✓(and Copy All Links)||✓||to emails only|
|Copy Markdown links||✓||✓||•||•|
|Hook (link) to new items||✓||✓||✓||•|
|Hook multiple items via menu bar icon||✓||✓||•||•|
|Make Hook files||✓||✓||•||•|
|Reveal files in Finder||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Hide status bar||✓||✓||✓||•|
|Automation and Edit integration scripts||✓||✓||•||•|
|Generate search links||✓||✓||•||•|
|Maximum number of Macs on which can use Hook||N/A||3||2||N/A|
|Software update period (explained below)||one month||for 12 months||for 12 months||see below|
|Use indefinitely||30 days||✓||✓||✓|
|Priority Email Support||•||✓||•||•|
macOS 10.12.6 and newer official releases. Disabling SIP may cause problems with software including Hook.
Software Updates included for one year with Essentials or Pro, subsequent updates require an Updates License
When you buy Hook (Essentials or Pro), you can use Hook for as long as you want. However, we cannot provide free updates for life. So, each paid license of Hook gives you the right to updates that are released within 12 months of the activation of your Hook license URL key. If you install a version of Hook that was released after your Updates period has ended, Hook will ask you to downgrade to an older version or purchase an Updates License to get another year of updates.
Updates Licenses (renewals)
Before or after your initial 12-month license expires, you can buy an Updates License. An Updates License gives you access to all the software updates to Hook that will be released during the next year.
As noted above, even if you don’t purchase an Updates License, you can continue to use your licensed copies of Hook (but you will not be able to get new updated versions until you purchase an Updates License).
Lite mode (free, automatically kicks in after Trial expires)
When the Hook trial expires, Hook downgrades automatically to Hook Lite. In Lite mode, users can generate shareable email links (
hook://email), but not links to other types of items (such as files or tasks). Lite mode users can use (click on and activate) as many links as they like. They can use links they previously created and any links received from others. However, most other features are disabled in Hook Lite. Please refer to the table above.
Upgrading from Essentials to Pro
After applying an Essentials license, you can upgrade from Essentials to Pro. Activating your Upgrade license extends your Updates license for another 12 months. Upgrade from Hook Essentials to Pro for $14.99!
Hook Essentials and Hook Pro are available at a discount to full-time students, faculty and staff members of accredited — as long as they are for your own use. Qualifying customers may use our Educational Store.
- The duration and features of the Trial mode may be varied unilaterally by CogSci Apps Corp.
- Prices above are listed in American dollars (though we are a Canadian company). We reserve the right to update our prices.
- Additional software- and license-terms are in the disk image containing Hook, available from Hook’s download page.
- Transactions are processed by Paddle.com which is the Merchant of Record for these purchases.
Languages: English. Hook currently will not work with certain apps when the macOS display language is not English. Some German and French apps are also supported. See this page for more details. Hook will later support other languages.