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 hook://email/<message-id>.

Currently supported apps are:

  • Apple Mail,
  • MailMate,
  • Airmail,
  • Outlook email (which does not however support RFC-compliant email IDs), and
  • Postbox

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 ink 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://email links.

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).

Future apps

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 😊.