Menu Bar Window

The two main ways in which you interact with Hookmark are (a) with the Hookmark window, and (b) with the menu bar window. This document describes the Hookmark menu bar window.

Watch how easy it is to “hook” items together by dragging and dropping them onto Hookmark’s menu bar icon:

To link items from certain apps (like Finder) together, you can drag and drop them onto Hookmark’s menu bar icon.

Depending on your preferences, when you select or open an item that is hooked to something, a badge might appear on Hookmark’s menu bar icon showing you the number of items the currently selected (or open) item is hooked to. If you don’t see a badge, that’s because Hookmark knows the item is not hooked to anything. Click here for more information.

When you click on the Hookmark menu bar icon, a window appears. (Hookmark can also be configured to show the menu bar window on single-clicking the menu bar icon.)

This window has three main components:

  • A title bar, which has three helpful buttons.
  • A drop zone. You can link items together by dragging and dropping them in one or two drops.
  • A status bar.

Title Bar

The title bar of that window has three icons.

  • A Hookmark icon, on the left. When you click or tap on this icon, the Hookmark window appears.
  • A Hookmark folder icon. When you click or tap on this icon, the Hookmark folder opens. This folder contains three folders (more folders will be added as new functionality is added to Hookmark):
    • a notes folder (the folder where notes are created via the “Hook to New” command)
    • a templates folder (the folder for Hookmark templates)
    • a Hookmark files folder (the folder where Hookmark files are created by default)
  • A Gear Menu icon. Clicking on this icon reveals the Hookmark menu.

Drop Zone

Status Bar

The menu bar window’s status bar provides useful status messages, tips and widgets. The content changes depending on the state of the app.

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