Favorite Apps Tab
If you have more than one linkable email client installed, the Favorite Apps tab in the Preferences window allows you to select which one to use with Hook. That setting determines which email app is opened when you click on Hook’s email links, which have the form
Currently supported apps are:
- Apple Mail,
- Outlook email (which does not however support RFC-compliant email IDs), and
See the linkable apps page because this list is growing fast. And that page has links to further information about links to those apps.
Hook email link handling is very flexible.
This setting does not prevent you from using
Copy Link or
Copy Markdown Link in other email apps. It just affects what app is used to open
Hook links to emails are not bound to any particular email app. You can switch the favorite email app setting any time.
What’s more, you can send
hook://email links to anyone who has Hook installed, and they can use whatever email app they choose. This works for any email app that automates fetching email by RFC-compliant email ID (Outlook does not).
Your recipients don’t need to pay for Hook to use the email links you send them: Hook Lite, which is free, supports opening
You may be wondering why we call this “Favorite Apps” if Hook only allows configuring emails. That’s because we foresee configuring the default app for other kinds of information resources 😊.