Using Hookmark on Multiple Macs

This page describes how to use Hookmark on multiple Macs.

Hookmark Automatic Sync

You can automatically sync your Hookmark links in any Finder folder, including cloud synced folders. This means that Hookmark writes your links to a folder and reads links from that folder. You can use any underlying sync technology to ensure the contents of that folder are synced between Macs (e.g., Dropbox or iCloud). In this way you can ensure that two or more Macs all have the same links.

Because two Macs do not necessarily have the same files and folders, however, the number of bookmarks you see when you Search for Hookmark bookmarks may differ between Macs.

Syncing is controlled by the Sync Tab of Hookmark’s Preferences page, as described there.

Manually Syncing Your Hookmark Links

If you want to sync data on multiple Macs without using Hookmark’s Sync feature, then you can manually transfer data from Hookmark’s Library folder (~/Library/Application Support/com.cogsciapps.hook) between Macs. You can use Migration Assistant; or you can zip and unzip Hookmark’s Library folder.

  1. Make sure that the destination Mac is running a version of Hookmark that is the same or newer than the source Mac.
  2. Before copying Hookmark Library files from the source machine, you should exit Hookmark on the source Mac.
  3. Before copying Hookmark Library files to the destination Mac, you should exit Hookmark on the destination Mac.

You might also want to copy other Hookmark-related files, as described on Hookmark’s backup and restore help page.