Using Hook with Fantastical
Hook enables you to link Fantastical dates to and from anything that is also linkable.
Copy Link, Copy Markdown Link and Hook to Copied Link
When you use Hook’s
Copy Link and
Copy Markdown Link in the context of Fantastical, you get a native Fantastical link whose URL is
Here’s an example Markdown URL to a Fantastical date:
You can of course paste your links to Fantastical events anywhere, such as your task lists, notes, reminders, etc. You can use these links on all your synced devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad and Windows) even if Hook is not installed on them.
Important meetings are typically related to your projects, contacts and other information on your Mac. So you need to be able to quickly navigate between that information, without searching. Use Hook to connect your calendar entries to:
- Project information (e.g., in Merlin Project, OmniFocus or Things)
- Meeting agenda
- Past meeting minutes
- contact information of the person you’re meeting with
- Zoom, Google or other video session information
- other pertinent information
There are countless ways in which linking your calendar entries can be helpful.
Search for Fantastical bookmarks in Hook
Whenever you copy links in Hook, Hook creates a bookmark for you. So you can quickly find your Fantastical bookmarks in Hook as follows:
- invoke Hook’s contextual window (
- enter search mode (with ⌘F or a click)
"x-fantastical"and hit the return key
Your Fantastical bookmarks will show up in the search results.
You can use the wildcard character (
*) in step 3 to shorten your search string, such as
See Hook’s help page on searching for more information.
With Hook’s search, within a few key strokes you can find the relevant meeting you are looking for. Unlike other search tools, Hook is optimized to only show you information to which you have copied links. That turns out to be an excellent signal of relevance that leaves out noisy information.
Hook to New > Fantastical
Hook to new is currently not supported for Fantastical.
Fantastical is discussed and illustrated elsewhere on this website. To find out more:
- Click on the search icon in the top right corner of the website and search for “Fantastical” there, or
- Search for “Fantastical” on the Hook Productivity Forum
There is also some help about Fantastical
- in the free Fantastical Field Guide | MacSparky Field Guides, and
- on the Learn OmniFocus site, such as Using OmniFocus with Fantastical 2 for Mac – Learn OmniFocus.