Buy Hook – Education Store

Welcome academics !

Hook is used and loved by a growing number of academics. In fact, its lead designer is an adj. professor of Cognitive Science and Education at Simon Fraser University.

We understand that most students are on a tight budget, and not all academics have a research grant. So, we are pleased to offer Hook software licenses at an academic discount to full-time students, faculty and staff members of accredited, degree granting, universities — as long as they are for your own use.

Buy Hook Pro at an Educational (40%) discount

Buy Hook Pro now!

Buy Hook Essentials at an Academic (40%) discount

Buy Hook Essentials now!

Email address to enter during checkout

When you go through the educational checkout process above, you will be asked to enter an email address. This must be the email address you use at your university. For example, if you are at University of British Columbia then use your email address. Non-academic email addresses (such as gmail, iCloud, and fastmail) will not be accepted for educational purchases.

For customer support regarding academic licenses and discounts, please also use your academic email address.

If your university is not yet in CogSci Apps Corp.’s university database

FYI: All .edu , German universities,,,,,,,,,,, and universities have already been added to our database.

In order to be eligible for an educational discount, your university’s domain name (e.g., must already be in CogSci Apps’ database of universities. If you enter an email address that is from a university whose domain name has not yet been registered with CogSci Apps Corp., please email <> from your university email address and request that your institution be registered with CogSci Apps. Please include the following information in that email message:

  1. Your name:
  2. The name of your educational institution:
  3. The name of your academic faculty, program or department:
  4. The Province/State, and city of your university:
  5. Country of your university:
  6. Type of institution: (must be a degree granting post-secondary university):
  7. Your affiliation to the university (Examples: Student, Graduate Student, Professor):
  8. Web site address of your faculty, program or department at that university. (This domain must match the domain of the email address from which you email us. For example, if the university is, please email us from a email address).

Your email will serve as your statement to CogSci Apps Corp., developer of Hook, regarding the eligibility of yourself and your institution. Our Privacy Policy is at CogSci Apps.

CogSci Apps may then add your university to its database, and email you to try the academic purchase again.

Terms of the license and features

The only difference between non-academic and academic licenses is the cost! An educational license to our apps provides you with all the same awesome features that you’d have access to with a regular license. The terms of Hook’s licenses, which are indicated on Hook’s main Buy page, apply to the purchase of an educational license.

In correspondence from CogSci Apps, your education purchases will thus be referred to as “Hook Essentials” or “Hook Pro”.

If you have questions regarding licenses or purchasing options, please email <> and we’ll be happy to help.

Try before you buy

A four-week trial period is available to let you fully evaluate Hook Pro before you commit to a purchase. Hook can be downloaded from Hook’s download page.

Other exclusions

We’re sorry, but we cannot offer educational discounts to resellers or non-profit organizations. If you’re not a student, faculty, or staff member of an accredited, degree granting, educational institution, please use our non-education store to make your purchase.

Hook’s Education discounts cannot be combined with other promotions unless specifically noted in such a promotion. (Typically not combined.)

Academic discounts are not currently available for upgrading from Hook Essentials to Hook Pro.

Thank you academics !

We are delighted you are joining the growing number of academic Hook users.

Hook and mySleepButton are CogSci Apps® inventions based on our R&D in cognitive science.

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