Hookmark for iPhone and iPad

Hookmark is coming to iPhone and iPad.

In December 2021, we started the Hookmark for iPad and iPhone public beta, which of course uses Apple’s TestFlight software. While the testing and refinements of our mobile product have been taking place, our Mac software evolved considerably; and we rebranded it as Hookmark for Mac.

We expect to release Hookmark for iPhone and iPad in 2023.

This software will enable you to:

  • See all the links you create on your Mac except (at first) for hook://file/ links (due to Apple’s sandboxing requirements), though we expect to provide an option for that later in 2023.
  • Open most links you created in Hookmark for Mac as long as the corresponding app is there. For example, if in Hookmark for Mac you created a bookmark to an item in DEVONthink, OmniFocus or Drafts, you will be able to open them on your iPhone or iPad if those apps are installed.
  • Even open the links you created to Apple Notes and emails (assuming the email app is link-friendly (exposing the RFC-5322 compliant email ID). You’ll need to install on the iPhone or iPad the shortcuts we provide (or compatible ones) for this to work.

We will soon begin accepting new beta testers. Apple imposes a limit on the number of beta testers we can have, and we need to keep the number manageable.

Our current plan is to make Hookmark for iPhone and iPad free. Although we reserve the right to charge for some mobile-specific Hookmark features in the future, we do expect to continue to enable users to sync and utilize the content they create on their Mac to their mobile devices for free. In the future, we will explain why we chose this pricing model.