Tags Preferences Tab

You can configure Hook to apply tags to items it links, as follows:

1. Apply Hook Finder tags to files when linking them [checkbox]

If you check this, then whenever you link a file to something, Hook will apply a Finder tag to them. This will allow you to find the file later using Spotlight with the keyword-value pair “tag:Hook” in Spotlight. This does not apply to objects (e.g., even though Mail stores messages as Files, Hook doesn’t apply Finder tags to them, because they wouldn’t necessarily persist.)

2. Apply ‘from:Hook’ Pinboard tags to webpages when touching them with Hook [checkbox]

If you have a valid Pinboard account configured in Hook Services tab, and this checkbox is enabled, then whenever Hook interacts with this webpage, Hook will attempt to ensure the corresponding Pinboard bookmark has a from:Hook tag .

That way you can search for webpages on Pinboard that have been Hooked.


  • this does not retroactively apply to previously hooked web pages. It is only applied to web pages that you interact with after the Pinboard account has been setup and when this is enabled, as you interact with web pages.
  • this only applies to web pages, not to local URLs like OmniFocus:/// or craft:/// URLs.

Apply “from:Hook” tag to GoodLinks bookmarks touched by Hook

This too does what it says.

Help Contents

Help > Preferences Window :

  1. General tab
  2. Notes tab
  3. Scripts tab
  4. Shortcuts tab
  5. Favorite Apps tab
  6. Sync tab
  7. Tags tab,
  8. Services tab and
  9. Update tab